Fairmont to Raise Flag in Barcelona


Fairmont Hotels & Resorts will manage the 432-room Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I in Barcelona, Spain.

Fairmont will assume management of the property and will officially rebrand the hotel Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I, Barcelona this fall.

As part of the agreement, the property will undergo an extensive renovation starting in 2015. The hotel will remain open throughout the revitalization period.

The impressive Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I, designed by renowned architect Carlos Ferrater, was the winner of the National Prize for Architecture in 1993. It was inaugurated by the King and Queen shortly before the Barcelona Olympic Games of 1992 and offers a wide breadth of amenities including the Polo Restaurant, Club Lounge and a lobby bar. It provides large banquet and meeting space of 2,500 square metres and includes a renowned fitness and spa with both indoor and outdoor pools, plus 13 treatment rooms.

The hotel also provides direct access to the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya, a world-class congress centre offering over 4,000 square metres of exhibition space and a 2,000 seat auditorium.

With a central location downtown, the hotel is situated on Barcelona’s main avenue, Avenida Diagonal, and offers panoramic views over the city and the sea.