The 100-room hotel will boast an enviable locale in the destination’s famed Ciutat Vella district, close to the Cathedral of Barcelona and nearly adjacent to the iconic Santa Caterina Market.
The unique project will entail a complete transformation of an existing office building into a contemporary luxury-lifestyle hotel, to be undertaken by Office of Architecture in Barcelona. The casual yet timeless feel of the hotel is to be co-created by Ian Schrager and famed Spanish designer, Lázaro Rosa-Violán.
Three distinct restaurant experiences, along with an activated lobby space, club and rooftop bar area will be created.
“We are delighted to announce what will be our third EDITION Hotel in Europe, debuting in one of the most sophisticated and vibrant cities in the region,” says Dan Flannery, global managing director of EDITION. “EDITION continues to thrive following the recent and iconic openings of London, Miami Beach and New York City, and we couldn’t be more excited about the potential for the brand throughout Europe.”
Ian Schrager, chairman and chief executive officer of Ian Schrager Company, comments: “I am proud to further the global expansion of the brand with this incredibly exciting project in Barcelona. The city represents a great, cultural epi-center of Europe, making it an ideal location for the region’s newest EDITION.”
EDITION Hotels are now open in New York, London, Miami and Istanbul, with future hotels are planned for Sanya, China (2016), Bangkok (2017), Abu Dhabi (2017), Shanghai (2017), Times Square (2018), West Hollywood (2018), Reykjavik, Iceland (2018), Bali, Indonesia (2018) and Dubai (2019).