Hotel Arts

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Hotel Arts
Hotel Arts by night.JPG
Hotel Arts by night
Hotel Arts is located in Barcelona
Hotel Arts
Location in Barcelona
General information
LocationCarrer de la Marina, 19 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Coordinates41°23′12″N 2°11′46″E / 41.38667°N 2.19611°E / 41.38667; 2.19611Coordinates: 41°23′12″N 2°11′46″E / 41.38667°N 2.19611°E / 41.38667; 2.19611
Construction started1992
OwnerHost Hotels & Resorts, ABP
Roof154 m (505 ft)
Technical details
Floor count44
Design and construction
ArchitectSkidmore, Owings & Merrill

The Hotel Arts is a 44-storey, 483 room luxury hotel on the seafront of Barcelona, in Catalonia, Spain.

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.[1] It is 154 metres tall and was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill with Colombian Architect Bruce Graham as partner in charge.[2] 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.

See also[edit]

  • Torre Mapfre, tied with Hotel Arts for the title of tallest building in Barcelona
  • Torre Agbar, third-tallest building in Barcelona


  1. ^ Andrew Smith (15 March 2012). Events and Urban Regeneration: The Strategic Use of Events to Revitalise Cities. Routledge. pp. 289–. ISBN 978-1-136-48858-0.
  2. ^ Jules Brown; Rough Guides (1 May 2014). The Rough Guide to Barcelona. Rough Guides Limited. pp. 131–. ISBN 978-0-241-00782-2.

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