Gran Meliá’s Grand Entry into Barcelona with Torre Melina

Barcelona welcomes a new landmark to its skyline—Gran Meliá’s Torre Melina. This unveiling marks a significant milestone for Meliá Hotels International, as it introduces its prestigious Gran Meliá brand to Barcelona, enhancing the city’s luxury hospitality landscape.

Torre Melina emerges from the transformation of the iconic former Rey Juan Carlos I hotel, a structure originally designed by the esteemed architect Carlos Ferrater for the 1992 Olympic Games. The hotel, along with its expansive 25,000 square meter gardens, has been reimagined into a contemporary oasis in the heart of the city, adjacent to the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya.

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The hotel spans sixteen floors, housing 391 elegantly appointed rooms, including 61 suites that offer unmatched luxury and comfort. Highlighting its array of accommodations is the three-story RedLevel Royal Penthouse Suite, featuring a rooftop that affords 360-degree views of Barcelona, alongside the sophisticated One Bedroom RedLevel Presidential Suite positioned on the 14th floor.

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ASAH Studio has meticulously crafted the hotel’s interior, focusing on fluidity and light to create an inviting and sophisticated atmosphere. The lobby, doubling as an amphitheatre, sets the stage for a memorable stay.

Torre Melina is not just a haven for relaxation but also a culinary destination. The hotel boasts an impressive selection of dining options, including the signature Erre de Urrechu Barcelona, offering a fusion of craftsmanship and grilled cuisine. The Beso Pedrables, adjacent to the hotel’s pool, promises an experiential dining experience, while Chroma bar, conceptualized by the celebrated mixologist Erick Lorincz, is poised to become a city hotspot.

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Beyond gastronomy, the hotel offers a suite of luxury amenities, including three swimming pools, an artificial beach, and extensive spa and wellness facilities, catering to both leisure and business travellers.

With the opening of Torre Melina Gran Meliá, Meliá Hotels International reaffirms its commitment to delivering unparalleled experiences, blending architecture, gastronomy, art, and design. This venture is a testament to the brand’s vision of expanding its footprint in the world’s most significant travel destinations, offering modern expressions of Spanish culture and luxury.

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