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Hotel overview

LUXURY HAS NO LIMITS: A Modernist architectural jewel that rises up from its surroundings like a huge sentinel: the new Hotel ME Barcelona. The hotel is a new symbol for innovation and contemporary luxury in the city of Barcelona. ME Barcelona is the fourth hotel operated under the ME by Meliá brand, hotels with their very own special personality.

 

 

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Located in an impressive building measuring 120 metres in height, the ME Barcelona has a total of 34 floors, 29 above ground and another 5 below ground. The hotel has been designed by the French architect Dominique Perrault, famous worldwide for his avant-garde designs.

 

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Rooms

192 Supreme, 44 The Level, 16 Suites, 6 Grand Suites and 1 Sky Suite

Interactive 32" plasma TV

Wireless internet connection (WI-FI) free throuhout the hotel

Audio system for Tango X2 I-pod

Direct phone: in bathroom, writing desk and night-table

Pillow top mattress

2 Types of gel and/or feather pillows

Full-length mirror

Shiny white resin or wooden mirror

Bathrooms with panoramic views over Barcelona and the Mediterranean Sea

Iron and ironing board available in the room

Mini-bar (additional charge)

Safe

Individually controlled air-conditioning and heating

Writing desk to measure with Fax-Modem connection for Internet or WIFI (free)

Magnetic key card

Bathroom with rain shower or bathtub, bathrobe, amenities (Aveda brand), hair-dryer, magnifying mirror

Room completely soundproofed

Connecting rooms (on request)

i-Pod rental additional

Services and facilities

Special pet service

24-hours room service

Customised service through our "everything-is-possible" team

Laundry service

Personalised call / wake-up service

Room cleaning service twice a day

I-pod rental (extra charge)

Possibility of a baby-sitter

Special service for pets

Different musical atmospheres (live DJs)

Local attractions

Puerto Olímpico: 5 minutes by car

Torre Agbar: 5 minutes' walk

Shopping Center: 5 minutes' walk

Sagrada Familia: 5 minutes by car

Parque Gúell: 15 minutes by car

Restaurants and bars

Sky Food Bar & Lounge- relaxed, chic and modern venue. Fresh market cuisine

DOSCIELOS Restaurant & Lounge - the Torres brothers' design cuisine, with a charismatic ambience and a panoramic balcony

Angels & Kings Club - The New York Club Floor is an exclusive meeting point for people in the city

Leisure

Fitness Centre with natural light open 24 hours a day /7 days a week

Outdoor stainless steel urban swimming pool

Sun / chill out terrace on the 6th floor

YHI SPA, including sauna, Jacuzzi, pressure showers, hammam and 4 treatment rooms

Boutique

Different musical ambiences (live DJ)

Meeting rooms

ME Barcelona has meeting rooms for 14 to 225 persons, all equipped with the latest technology State-of-the-art audiovisual equipment

Business Center

Catering

Cell phone rental

Computer rental

Secretarial services

Fax and photocopy service, printers

Simultaneous interpretation services

Meeting rooms: 5 Studio, 3 Sky Ballroom and 1 Evolution room

 

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The Cooper Square Hotel is a new modern glass and steel tower in the Bowery section of New York City designed by Carlos Zapata Studio. While some liken the building’s image to a “shark’s fin” or to “Dubai on the Bowery”, Zapata says the inspiration for the building was literally a face starting small at the neck and widening upwards, with the intention of giving the building a very distinctive personality.

 

The 21-storey, 145-room hotel, dubbed “Downtown Luxury” by its owner/developer, has an open plan with a modern European feel. The main public spaces include a library with a bar and fireplace, an intimate screening room, and a destination restaurant, the first in New York for celebrated Los Angeles-based chef Govind Armstrong. The hotel’s interior organization and circulation plan is inspired by the small courtyards of the East village. There are several small intimate spaces on the back of the building and one can access the second floor bar without having to go into the lobby, forming a continuous loop between the many intimate spaces inside and outside the building.

 

Noted Italian designer Antonio Citterio designed the interiors and furnishings are by B & B Italia. The Italian design motif extends to the guest rooms where the beds are outfitted with 400-count Italian Anichini-brand linens and comforters and the baths are tiled with Italian glass mosaics.

 

Sharon McHugh

US Correspondent .

 

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This 240m high, 60-storey tower has 242 luxury hotel rooms and 104 serviced apartments and condominiums and a GSM of 62,791m2. This mix is orientated to maximise views of the water, and stacked so that balcony size and depth increase with height. This in combination with balcony sails and LED fixtures means the night-time appearance of the elevation can be programmed. The judges felt that this project was architecturally complete in the fullest sense. The relationship of parts to whole and building elements to overall appearance provides a convincing case that tall building design has continuing levels of sophistication latent in its future development. Taken as the relationship of parts to whole, an example of this is the way in which the upward sweep of the pattern on the elevations is informed by the module changes which are in turn the consequence of changing apartment size.

 

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