W Barcelona

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W Barcelona Hotel
General information
LocationBarcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Completed1 September 2009
Cost> €260 million[1]
Height98.8 m (324 ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectRicardo Bofill

The W Barcelona Hotel, popularly known as the Hotel Vela (Sail Hotel) due to its shape, is a building designed by Ricardo Bofill is located in the Barceloneta district of Barcelona, in the expansion of the Port of Barcelona. The hotel is managed by Starwood Hotels and Resorts hotel chain and marketed under the brand W Hotels.

The building, designed by the architect Ricardo Bofill, stands in 7 hectares of land reclaimed from the sea surface in the construction of the new entrance to the harbour.[1] It is also known to resemble the Burj Al Arab of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The six-star hotel comprises 473 rooms, 67 suites, 400 employees, a bar located on the rooftop, a spa and fitness centre, indoor and outdoor pools, terraces, beaches, restaurants, rooms dance, and other facilities grouped under a platform of terraces.[1] The hotel provides also a restaurant lead by the Michelin-starred chef, Carles Abellán.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c La Vanguardia, 19/09/2011, "L’hotel W, a la venda per 200 milions"
  2. ^ "W Barcelona". CTBUH Skyscraper Center.
  3. ^ W Barcelona ***** - Splendia

Coordinates: 41°22′6.5″N 2°11′24.86″E / 41.368472°N 2.1902389°E / 41.368472; 2.1902389