by Michael J. Shapiro | January 22, 2014
The 276-room Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Center will open in Spain later this quarter, following a franchise agreement inked between owners Hotel Fira S.A.U. and InterContinental Hotels Group. An existing building will be converted to the hotel, Crowne Plaza's first in Barcelona. With nearly 33,000 square feet of meeting space, the property also will have the largest meeting facilities of any of the brand's European hotels. Additional amenities will include a wellness center, a fitness center and a VIP club lounge. The hotel will be about 100 yards from the Fira Barcelona Convention Center.