Hotel Arts by night
|Location||Carrer de la Marina, 19 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain|
|Owner||Host Hotels & Resorts, ABP|
|Roof||154 m (505 ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Skidmore, Owings & Merrill|
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 led 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.
- 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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