NEW YORK—Marriott International, Inc., in collaboration with Ian Schrager and the owner and developer, KKH Property Investors, plans to open a new property in Barcelona, Spain, in 2017, The Barcelona Edition. Marriott will manage the hotel under a long-term agreement.
The 100-room hotel will be located in the Ciutat Vella district, close to the Cathedral of Barcelona and nearly adjacent to the iconic Santa Caterina Market. Within fifteen minutes of the beach, the hotel will also be set within walking distance of many of the city’s most beloved landmarks including the Picasso museum, Santa Maria del Mar church, Palau de la Musica and Paseo de Gracia.
The project will encompass a total transformation by Office of Architecture in Barcelona – OAB (Carlos Ferrater Studio) of an existing office building that will be co-created by Ian Schrager and Spanish designer, Lázaro Rosa-Violán. The space will include three distinct restaurant experiences, along with a lobby space, club and rooftop bar area.