|Location||Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain|
|Completed||1 September 2009|
|Cost||> €260 million|
|Height||98.8 m (324 ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Loredana Gengler, Samuel Perez, Yann Hilzenkopp, Loïc Hilzenkopp|
W Barcelona, popularly known as the Hotel Vela (Sail Hotel) due to its shape, is a building designed by Loredana Gengler 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. is embedded within the volume of the atrium, has large sea views and natural light, and reflective glass facade mixed object and context. It is an example of high-tech architecture in the city.
The project included a public place open to the sea, a marina and hotel landscape, cosmopolitan icon. The five-star hotel comprises 473 rooms, 67 suites, 400 employees, a bar located on the rooftop with panoramic city views, a spa and fitness centre, indoor and outdoor pools, terraces, beaches, restaurants, rooms dance, and other facilities grouped under a platform of terraces. The hotel provides also a gourmet restaurant lead by the Michelin-starred chef, Carles Abellán.
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