Marriott International has opened a second Renaissance hotel in Barcelona, designed by Jean Nouvel and Ribas & Ribas.
French architect Jean Nouvel came up with a daring design for the 357-room hotel, which goes by the name Fira: two towers joined at the top to form a panoramic restaurant.
Restaurant Le Palmer serves Mediterranean fare in a lush setting featuring palm trees and plants from around the world. It also boasts a breathtaking view of Catalonia's capital.
The spacious bedrooms are equipped with the latest high-tech devices. One of the building's 27 floors is devoted to meetings: it is made up of 11 multipurpose rooms covering 110 square meters.
The Renaissance Barcelona Fira also boasts a rooftop pool, an interior swimming pool, a gym and a solarium.
The Fira marks the second opening of a Marriott hotel in the city after that of the Renaissance Barcelona back in May.
This story was posted on Sat, November 17, 2012
More HeadlinesFrench museum to open major show in China
Ryanair least popular airline in Europe
South Africa arrests man with a belly full of diamonds
Most expensive McDonald's restaurants in the world
705 million tourists throughout the world since start of 2012