The “Dildo” In Barcelona To Become Grand Hyatt

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It was reported in Spanish press (read more here) that an investment group had bought the Agbar Tower in Barcelona, also known as the dildo building, for 150 million euros and that it will be converted to a Grand Hyatt after another 35 million investment by Hyatt.

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The iconic building opened in 2005 and has changed hands three times since that.

The building is currently mainly offices that are expected to be vacated in a year. The Grand Hyatt is now scheduled to open after renovations in 2014.

Conclusion

It would be a great for Hyatt to have a property in Barcelona. The chain used to have a Park Hyatt property (Villa Magna) in Madrid that I visited few times (on FFN’s). The hotel later dropped the Hyatt flag however.

I have not been close to this building, as it is in the district called 22 (bit far from the center). I have seen it, however, from my suite at the Ritz-Carlton hotel, as the building is very tall and has this very distinctive architecture.

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