Hotel Arts

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Hotel Arts
Hotel Arts.jpg
Hotel Arts is located in Barcelona
Hotel Arts
Location in Barcelona
General information
Status Complete
Type Hotel
Location Carrer de la Marina, 19 Barcelona, Spain
Coordinates 41°23′12″N 2°11′46″E / 41.38667°N 2.19611°E / 41.38667; 2.19611Coordinates: 41°23′12″N 2°11′46″E / 41.38667°N 2.19611°E / 41.38667; 2.19611
Construction started 1992
Completed 1994
Owner Host Hotels & Resorts, ABP
Management Ritz-Carlton
Height
Roof 154 m (505 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 44
Design and construction
Architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

The Hotel Arts is a 44-storey, 483 room luxury hotel on the seafront of Barcelona, in Spain.

Contrary to popular belief, it was not built to service the 1992 Summer Olympics, though its construction was part of the big changes underwent by the city to prepare the Games. It is operated by Ritz-Carlton.

Construction was finished in 1994 and it is an example of High-tech architecture. It is 154 metres tall and was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill with Colombian Architect Bruce Graham as partner in charge. The design team was lead by Senior Architect Miguel Ruano, with Dr Agustí Obiol as local Architect of Record.

The hotel underwent a complete renovation in 2006, installing new technology and upgrading the rooms and bathrooms into modern, luxurious spaces.

Hotel Arts is set on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, its pool is surrounded by gardens and offers guests the chance to sunbathe next to one of Barcelona’s most famous pieces of contemporary public art—a monumental golden fish-like sculpture by Frank Gehry, which was created for the ’92 Games.

See also[edit]

  • Torre Mapfre, tied with Hotel Arts for the title of tallest building in Barcelona
  • Torre Agbar, third-tallest building in Barcelona

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