Accor wants to launch its luxury Sofitel chain in Spain, starting with a first opening in Barcelona this October.
The Sofitel will come to life in the former Pullman Skipper Hotel, located on the seafront next to Barcelona's waterfront. The new property will have 225 rooms, including 25 suites.
It will also have nine corporate meeting spaces and exhibition areas to host 'emerging talent', as well as two swimming pools and several restaurants: Tendiez, Syrah Mediterrani, Blue, a terrace area and a cocktail bar.
The Sofitel Barcelona, which is already being advertised on social media with the hashtag La Vida Chic, will have as its main defining element a green vertical garden, which the asset presents as the embodiment of the combination of relaxation and the "joyful life of Barcelona".