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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  • Tony

    The Villa Magna was in Madrid.

    • Brain fart on my part. Fixed. It was (likely still is but not under PH) very classy hotel.

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  • Chicago Rich

    Location, location, location. This property is not in a desirable area. Watch for a new owner in a few years, if Hyatt follows through.

    • I have friends living in Barcelona and been there several times. Have not been around this District 22.

  • Ric Garrido

    This location is convenient for walking to La Sagrada Familia, probably the most visited tourist site in Barcelona. And a major shopping mall and grocery store across the street is convenient.

    • I have been to Barcelona several times, last time in May during the F1, but yet to make it to La Sagrada, which the GH location is convenient.

    • JustSaying

      Any idea when this Hyatt is due to open?

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