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by Michael J. Shapiro | May 02, 2012

The 211-room Renaissance Barcelona opened last week, just off the Paseo de Gracia in the Spanish city's famed architectural and shopping district. Formerly the Diplomatic Hotel, the property was completely renovated before rebranding as a Renaissance. The rooftop bar, La Terrassa, offers views of the city's skyline, while other on-site food-and-beverage options include the CRU Steak House and CUIT Bar and Lounge. The hotel has a 24-hour fitness center, a business center and seven meeting rooms.