Twenty-eight Barceló Hotel Group properties in Latin America earn coveted Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Awards

Barceló Hotel Group is proud to announce that 28 of its Latin American properties have been awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence this year. Since 2011, the Certificate of Excellence honors hospitality businesses that consistentlydeliver great service across the world. This designation is presented to approximately 10 percent of total businesses on TripAdvisor that have consistently achieved great reviews over the past year.

Occidental at Xcaret Destination







Every year, TripAdvisor singles out the very best hotels, restaurants, attractions, and vacation rentals with its Certificate of Excellence awards,” said Juan Perez, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Barceló Hotel Group Latin America. “Our Latin American properties have once again proven themselves to be at the top of the hospitality world, thanks to the impeccable service that our teams provide 365 days a year and we couldn’t be prouder.

Barceló Hotel Group TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019 award-recipients include:

Royal Hideaway Luxury Hotels & Resorts
• El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel
• Royal Hideaway Playacar

Barceló Hotels & Resorts
• Barceló Aruba
• Barceló Bávaro Beach
• Barceló Bávaro Palace (Premium Level)
• Barceló Guatemala City
• Barceló Huatulco
• Barceló Karmina
• Barceló Maya Beach
• Barceló Maya Caribe
• Barceló Maya Colonial
• Barceló Maya Tropical
• Barceló Maya Palace (Premium Level)
• Barceló México Reforma
• Barceló Puerto Vallarta
• Barceló San Jose
• Barceló San Salvador
• Barceló Santo Domingo
• Barceló Tambor

Occidental Hotels & Resorts
• Occidental at Xcaret Destination
• Occidental Costa Cancún
• Occidental Cozumel
• Occidental Cozumel (Royal Level)
• Occidental Cuernavaca
• Occidental Nuevo Vallarta
• Occidental Papagayo
• Occidental Tucancún

Allegro Hotels
• Allegro Playacar

Additionally, Vacaciones Barceló and Vacaciones Barceló Destination Services market all the Barceló Hotels & Resorts throughout Latin America, offering tourist packages and accommodations for visitors through travel agencies. Vacaciones Barceló passengers arrive at Barceló destinations on charter operations or with the support of airline companies such asCopa, Taca and Avianca, and are then assisted by Vacaciones Barceló staff to guarantee the best service during their trip. The main differentiators of Vacaciones Barceló are its flexibility to adapt to the specific needs of each client and emphasis on continuous quality control on the whole range of services offered.

To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must:

• Maintain an overall TripAdvisor rating of at least four out of five
• Have a minimum number of reviews
• Have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least twelve months. A business must be listed for the full 12-month qualifying period between April 1 to March 31 to be considered. Recipients are announced only once a year in late May.


Luxury all-inclusive resort specialist Barceló Hotel Group to operate first waterfront five-star resort in Al Marjan Island

Spanish Barceló Hotel Group today announced that it will operate a 500-room, five-star resort hotel in the third quarter of 2021 on Al Marjan Island, the flagship waterfront destination by Marjan, the master-developer of freehold properties in Ras Al Khaimah.






Eng. Abdullah Al Abdooli, CEO of Marjan, said: “The new hotel is another milestone in the evolution of Al Marjan Island and its broader contribution to the hotel and leisure offering in Ras Al Khaimah. Barceló Hotel Group is renowned for its superior quality of product and customer service and their latest addition in Ras Al Khaimah will further enhance Al Marjan Island’s hospitality offering.”

Raúl González, CEO of Barceló Hotel Group, added: “We are delighted to be operating the first waterfront hotel in our portfolio in Ras Al Khaimah, which represents our seventh venture in the UAE. Al Marjan Island is a special destination that is continuing to grow in popularity within the leisure market luxury, five-star space – a perfect addition to our existing hotel portfolio in the region and globally.”

As Spain’s second largest hotel chain and the 29th largest hotel group in the world, Barceló Hotel Group manages 252 hotels across Europe and the Mediterranean basin, the USA and Latin America and the Caribbean. Since its founding in Mallorca (Spain) in 1931, the Group, through its hotel and travel division, has evolved from a family-owned transportation company to one of the most important tourism groups in Spain with a workforce of more than 30,000 employees.

The wide range of amenities at the five-star, all-inclusive resort will include a beachfront space, an extensive selection of exclusive F&B outlets including a themed restaurant and lobby lounge, meeting rooms, a pre-function space, swimming pools, and spas, among others. The hotel will add to appeal of Al Marjan Island and Ras Al Khaimah as one of the region’s leading tourism destinations.

Currently, Al Marjan Island has over 1,600 operational five-star hotel keys, including Rixos Hotels, Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Accor Hotels brands, and more than 2,000 residential units including Bab Al Bahar residential and Pacific by Select Group.

About Marjan:
Marjan is the master-developer of freehold property in Ras Al Khaimah, responsible for path-breaking developments aimed at positioning Ras Al Khaimah as one of the region’s preferred lifestyle and investment hubs.
Mandated with developing waterfront, urban and mountain destinations that will add to the competitiveness of the emirate, Marjan’s strategic master-planning approach is to leverage Ras Al Khaimah’s natural assets and lay the foundations of the emirate’s future expansions.

About Al Marjan Island:
Al Marjan Island, the flagship development of Marjan, has over 1,600 operational five-star hotel keys, including Rixos Hotels, Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Accor Hotels brands, and more than 2,000 residential units including Bab Al Bahar residential and Pacific by Select Group. Several upcoming master developments by Marjan are in planning stage and will be announced shortly.

About Barceló Hotel Group:
Barceló Hotel Group is the hotel division of the Barceló Group, which is the 2nd largest chain in Spain and the 29th in the world. It currently operates 252 leisure and city hotels with 4 and 5 stars, and over 55,000 rooms in 22 countries, all marketed under four brands: Royal Hideaway Luxury Hotels & Resorts, Barceló Hotels& Resorts, Occidental Hotels& Resorts y Allegro Hotels.

Introducing Barceló Maya Riviera and Barceló Maya Arena

Barceló Maya Grand Resort is already one of Riviera Maya’s greatest destinations, currently comprised of Barceló Maya Palace, Barceló Maya Beach, Barceló Maya Caribe, Barceló Maya Colonial and Barceló Maya Tropical. But in December 2019, the all-inclusive resort complex will become one of the largest ones in the Riviera Maya with the completion of Barceló Maya Riviera, its new exclusive adults-only, all-inclusive resort. Also, in May 2020, Barceló Maya Grand Resortis slated to unveil the largest convention center in the region, Barceló Maya Arena. A combined investment of $250 million-dollar has been allocated to this expansion project.

Barceló Maya Riviera







The new Barceló Maya Riviera resort will be a luxurious escape for adult guests, offering:
• 850 spacious guest rooms – more than half of them with ocean views
• Hot tubs in all guestroom balconies
• Double Beds or “Super King” options for all guestrooms
• 110 Swim Up Suites and Junior Suites
• Smart locks through smartphone app
• Five restaurants (four specialty restaurants and one buffet restaurant). The specialty restaurants will offer a diverse array of cuisine, including Mexican (with a “Tacoyaki” bar), French fine dining, Italian, and Japanese (including 10 Tepanyaki tables and one Robatayaki table for fireside cooking)
• Five bars
• Four pools

The new only adults hotel will have 850 rooms







Barceló Maya Grand Resort’s expansive convention center will make this resort destination the largest meetings and events venue – the perfect place for luxury conventions of all sizes. It will boast more than190,000square feet of customizable multi-purpose space for expos, conventions and events. For gala receptions with ocean views and fresh air, events planners will love the 3,400 square feet terrace. In the underground dining venue, attendees will enjoy exceptional food and ambiance. For wedding planners, the gazebo is of special note; it is located near the resort’s infinity swimming pool, boasting stunning ocean views and offering the chance for a truly spectacular ceremony.

Barceló Maya Riviera is set to reshape the region’s hotel and convention offerings,” said Stefania Ballotta, Director of Sales & Marketing at Barceló Maya Grand Resort. “We can’t wait to share this new property with our valued guests and event planners.”

Barceló Hotel Group and Sabre Hospitality Solutions join forces for a new distribution strategy

MADRID, Spain and SOUTHLAKE, Texas – March5, 2019 – Barceló Hotel Group, a leading tourism company in the Spanish market and one of the largest worldwide, has selected Sabre Hospitality Solutionsas distribution provider and business partner for its hotels globally.

Under the landmark agreement, Barceló Hotel Group, part of the larger Barceló Group, will use Sabre SynXis Platform, including SynXis Central Reservations (CR), for their new distribution strategy. The group will benefit from the Sabre SynXis Platform’s advanced technology to update its operations and grow its footprint globally, while securing an effective, future-ready channel strategy that will help maximize revenue of both direct and indirect channels.

Sabre and Barceló Hotel Group will also work together to streamline the traditionally manual tour operations reservation process by introducing an industry-first automation process within SynXis Tour Manager. Announced in mid-2018, the solution connects hundreds of tour operators for distribution through the SynXis Platform, allowing hoteliers to manage their allotments, inventory and rates in real time for the leisure and tour operator segment.

Additionally, Sabre’s full range of digital and analytical services are among the solutions Barceló Hotel Group can use to identify opportunities for revenue and guest experience improvements, thanks to actionable insights.

Our objective is to continue to grow Barceló Hotel Group in Europe, Middle East and Africa as well as in the Americas, and Sabre’s innovative technology will help us achieve this,” said Raúl González, CEO of Barceló Hotel Group for Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Sabre invests significantly in its technology and is able to scale quickly to meet the needs of a growing business. It also demonstrates a deep understanding of local needs while having a global reach, making it the right partner for us.

With its SynXis Central Reservations, SynXis Booking Engine and SynXis Tour Manager solutions, Sabre will support Barceló Hotel Group’s growth by helping capture more bookings, leveraging the power of GDS and other third-party distribution channels via the Sabre travel marketplace, as well as through direct channels.

The fragmented nature of today’s hospitality industry creates a complex distribution landscape and presents unique challenges that hoteliers must overcome to maximize revenue,” said Richard Wiegmann, managing director and CCO for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Sabre Hospitality Solutions. “We look forward to collaborating with Barceló Hotel Group to develop and improve new functionalities that will help grow their revenue and bookings across every channel – from OTAs and tour operators to GDS and direct distribution –across all markets.”

Prior to confirming the agreement, Barceló Hotel Group requested an evaluation of potential providers by everis, a third-party NTT DATA company. After rigorous research regarding functionality, technology, strategic approach and cost,the everis tourism digital distribution team confirmed Sabre as the best qualified solution to meet current and future hospitality business needs while aligning with Barceló Hotel Group’s strategic plan and goals.

SynXis Central Reservations provides distribution of rates and inventory through online and offline distribution channels; connectivity to global distribution systems, online travel agents, website and mobile booking engines; and seamless integration of critical property, revenue management, loyalty and content systems, providing holistic views of hotel guests and revenue. It is powered by the SynXis Platform, an open-architecture platform that integrates critical hospitality systems to optimize distribution, operations, retailing and guest experience.

Sabre Hospitality Solutions currently has more than 40,000 properties leveraging its SynXis technology to power distribution, reservations, property management, retailing and guest experience solutions.

About Barceló Hotel Group:

Barceló Hotel Group is the hotel division of the Barceló Group, which is the 2nd largest chain in Spain and the 29th in the world. It currently operates 250 leisure and city hotels with 4 and 5 stars, and over 55,000 rooms in 22 countries, all marketed under four brands: Royal Hideaway Luxury Hotels & Resorts, Barceló Hotels& Resorts, Occidental Hotels& Resorts y Allegro Hotels.

About Sabre Corporation:

Sabre Corporation is the leading technology provider to the global travel industry. Sabre’s software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network and crew management. Sabre also operates a leading global travel marketplace, which processes more than US$120 billion of global travel spend annually by connecting travel buyers and suppliers. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre serves customers in more than 160 countries around the world.

Forbes Travel Guide recognizes Royal Hideaway Playacar as one of the best luxury hotels in the world

MIAMI –Royal Hideaway Playacar is honored to be included in Forbes Travel Guide’s 2019 Star Awards in the category of “Recommended Hotels.” The recognition further solidifies the property’s status as one of the very best adults-only and all-inclusive resorts in the Riviera Maya. Since 1958, this prestigious award hasshowcased the best luxury hotels in the world, which are analyzed and qualified under an extensive list of strict parameters within the Star Rating system.

“We’re extremely proud to continue to be recognized by Forbes Travel Guide in their distinguished 2019 Star Awards,” said Yuridia Domínguez, Director of Sales & Marketing at Royal Hideaway Playacar. “The resort’s entire team deserves kudos for making Royal Hideaway Playacar an unforgettable place for an adults-only, all-inclusive vacation.”

According Forbes Travel Guide, some of Royal Hideaway Playacar’s most outstanding aspects include:

• A convenient oceanfront location alongside one of the Riviera Maya’s most beautiful beaches
• Alush garden area, which is full of canals and bridges that lend the spot a very romantic atmosphere
• The resort’s six swimming pools, many of which boast incredible views of the Caribbean Sea
• The elegantdesign of its villas and décor of its beautifully appointed rooms and suites
• The resort’s diverse gastronomic offerings which include six à-la-carte restaurants led by Michelin-Star Executive ChefAlejandro Sánchez
• Relaxing treatments offered at the property’s spa — the icing on the cake of an unforgettable vacation experience


Royal Hideaway Playacar







Royal Hideaway Playacaralso boasts the AAA-Four Diamond award distinction and is a member of Leading Hotels of The World. Resort guests can enjoy daily concierge service, making it easy to make dinner reservations, arrange for private transportation or additional activities. And there are plenty of activities to choose from.

During their stay, guests can try their hand at sailing or hop on a catamaran — one free daily rental is included for each guest. Basketball, ping pong, and two tennis courts are also available, and guests can borrow bikes and kayaks from the property as well. Thanks to the property’s scuba diving center, it is also possible to experience the thrills of scuba diving. Guests can get certified, attend classes and either rent or buy everything needed at the PADI 5-star shop.

Royal Hideaway Playacar is also well known for being one of the most luxurious resortsin all of Playa del Carmen.At the resort, guests will be able to indulge inupscale activities and attractions, including:

• High Tea: An elegant mid-afternoon break, Royal Hideaway’s High Tea service is prepared daily on a terrace with sweeping views of the surrounding landscape.Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine, a cup of gourmet coffee, or some delicious English tea paired with canapés, specialty sandwiches and handcrafted cakes.

• Royal Club Theater:Each night, the spacious Royal Club Theater hosts exceptional performances (live music, dance and beyond), not to mention an exquisite menu of authentic Mexican favorites during its popular “Mexico Show.”Get dressed up in your finest evening wear and enjoy an elevated date night.

• Chef’s Table:The resort’s unique Chef’s Table experience at Las Ventanas restaurant is particularly outstanding as it is the only one in the entire Yucatan Peninsula. This experience gives participants a chance to interact with charismatic Michelin-Star Executive Chef Sanchez while he prepares different courses for them explaining all techniques and ingredients in detail, as well as provide anecdotes about the creation of the dishes. The Chef’s Table consistsof a9 course meal with wine pairings, and is also available to book by visitors in the area.

• Allegria Bar:After dinner, guests will discover evening excitement at Allegria, including Spanish guitar concerts, karaoke, salsa dancing lessons and much more. And you’ll love Allegria’s cocktails. Forgoing the tropical clichés like daquiris and piña coladas, the offerings here lean more toward elegant libations, such as the refreshing Green Juniper (Tanqueray gin, Cointreau, cucumber juice, Perrier, basil-rosemary syrup, basil leaves and cucumber slices) and the complex Smoky Mexican Pepper (Don Julio Blanco tequila, mezcal, Agavero blue agave tequila, pineapple, coriander leaves and lime).

• Under The Stars Massage at the Retreat: Royal Hideaway Playacar’s world-class spa offers a signature Under the Stars massage that is indulgent and unforgettable. The private outdoor treatment takes place on a sleep-approved massage table next to a beautiful spa pool lighted only by candlelight and relaxing music.

Learn more about Royal Hideaway Playacar at


January 2019: Barceló Hotel Group has announced the first Royal Hideaway Hotel opening in the region, after the signing with owning company Seven Tides for the management contract of Dukes Dubai. The Palm property will undergo a rebrand this February to become Dukes Dubai, a Royal Hideaway hotel.

Dukes Dubai, a Royal Hideaway Hotel








The signing was held in Dubai, United Arab Emirateson the 26th January, between Jaime Buxó, Chief Development Officer at Barceló Hotel Groupand Abdulla bin Sulayem, CEO of Seven Tides, and in the presence of Goulam Amarsy, CEO of Barceló Gulf, partner of Barceló Hotel Group in the GCC.

‘Royal Hideway’ is the group’s five-star brand, which boasts an international portfolio of exquisite properties, situated at the world’s most idyllic locations, offeringprivacy in luxury settings. The deluxe offering from the Spanish hospitality giant has become a firm favourite amongst global travellers.






Jaime Buxó, Chief Development Officer at Barceló Hotel Group comments: “The hotel is a stunning addition to Barcelo’s growing luxury portfolio. Guests will experience first-class service coupled with exceptional facilities and vibrant surroundingson the iconic Palm Jumeirah, all making for a truly memorable stay. The rebranding further demonstrates our ambitious growth plans in the Middle East market.

We’re delighted to work with Barceló Hotel Group says Abdulla Bin Sulayem, CEO of Seven Tides. “The hotel will be operated under the Group’s Royal Hideaway brand to maintain the quintessence and personality of the property, coupled with the high standards of services and hotel management know-how that Barceló Hotel Group is synonymous for.”






Dukes Dubai, a Royal Hideaway Hotel is located alongside the beautiful coast of the Arabian seas, featuresexquisite design and extraordinary amenities that are unique to the property. The exceptional combination of Barceló’s world-class brand, the extensive culinary and leisure activities at the resort, will provide upscale travelers, with the opportunity to experience the best from UAE’s leading tourist destination.

Delivering an upscale blend of cosmopolitan luxury twinned with tradition, the hotel comprises 279 guestrooms plus 287 fully furnished hotel apartments. The property offers contemporary leisure, conference and entertainment facilities including a stunning private beach, indoor pool, outdoor infinity pool and state-of-the-art gym as well as six distinctive dining experiences.

About Barceló Hotel Group:

Barceló Hotel Group is the hotel division of the Barceló Group, which is the 2nd largest chain in Spain and the 29th in the world. It currently operates 250 leisure and city hotels with 4 and 5 stars, and over 55,000 rooms in 22 countries, all marketed under four brands: Royal Hideaway Luxury Hotels & Resorts, Barceló Hotels& Resorts, Occidental Hotels& Resorts y Allegro Hotels.

About Seven Tides:

Based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, privately owned Seven Tides is an internationally oriented holding company established in 2004. Currently focusing on hospitality and real estate sectors, Seven Tides thinks progressively, works creatively, partners strategically and acts quickly. The result is a current portfolio of offerings from landmark hospitality acquisitions and commercial buildings to residential towers and multi-use complexes in the gateway cities of London and Dubai.


On 23 January, at the 39th edition of the FITUR, the Barceló Hotel Group revealed its results of their 2018 results, which included 13 new hotels, as well as announced its expansion plan for 2019.

2018: The Barceló Hotel Group becomes one of the leading groups in Spain and ranked amongst the Top 30 Internationally.

2018 saw the Spanish hotel group exceed its rate of growth in comparison to recent years. With an additional 13 new hotels and 2,519 rooms, the group now has a total of 249 hotels and 55,014 rooms across 22 countries. These figures now place the business as the third largest hotel group within Spain and 29th internationally. Notable news from 2018 includes the expansion into Portugal; becoming a prominent hotel group in Morocco and developing a presence in the Middle East, amongst others.

Barceló Imagine








New 2018 openings:

Occidental Vigo (Spain): 104 rooms
Royal Hideaway Corales Resort (Spain): 235 rooms
Barceló Imagine (Spain): 156 rooms
Barceló Ourense (Spain): 90 rooms
Allegro Palma Real (Cuba): 470 rooms
Occidental Pera Istanbul (Turkey): 61 rooms
Barceló Istanbul (Turkey): 270 rooms
Allegro Madeira (Portugal): 124 rooms
Occidental Lisboa (Portugal): 105 rooms
Barceló Tánger (Morocco): 138 rooms
Allegro Agadir (Morocco): 321 rooms
Barceló Anfa Casablanca (Morocco): 206 rooms
Occidental IMPZ Dubai (United Arab Emirates): 239 rooms

Barceló Anfa Casablanca







Total: 13 hotels  and 2,519 romos in 6 countries

Jaime Buxó, Chief Development Officer at Barceló Hotel Group, comments that “following the financial crisis, the last three years (2016-2018) has seen us reactivate the expansion plan and we have added 35 new establishments and 6,971 rooms to our portfolio, thanks to our ability to negotiate with local groups and independent hotels. We offer flexible proposals and work with hotels and groups who offer great value hotels with unique personalities, while providing them with the highest possible long-term profitability.” Looking ahead, he concludes, “we have an exciting few years in the pipeline with the guaranteed expansion of more than 6,000 rooms. These will beincorporated by 2021 as well as the signing of 75 new projects as part of our new Strategic Plan (2019-2021).”

Historical Economic Results from 2017

Raúl González, CEO of EMEA of Barceló Hotel Group comments, “although the economic results of 2018 are yet to be finalised, they will be similar to the results achieved in 2017, which was a historic year for us. In 2018, we will achieve 3,000 million euros in sales with a consolidated net profit of 180 million euros “. In terms of regional activity, he adds, “Latin America improved slightly with 82% on average compared to 80% in 2017; while Spain and Europe remained the same with 73%. ” In RevPAR it was the opposite, “Spain and Europe closed with an average price of 101 euros per night compared to 100 euros in 2017; and in Latin America it was 151 dollars compared to 152 dollars in the previous year; in any case, very similar figures in both exercises.

Another factor to consider has been the fluctuating value of the US dollar. He adds that “in 2018 it was valued at 1,188 compared to 1,114 the previous year, so a weaker dollar ensued a similar net profit to that of the previous year of 180 million euros “. Finally, “the significant reduction in net financial debt that we have achieved, going from 330.7 million euros in 2017 to 79.2 million euros in 2018 should be highlighted. This will allow us to carry out an important plan of reforms and investments for an amount of 250 million euros in 2019. ”

A new cycle to be implemented by the Barceló Hotel Group

According to Raúl González, “interest in the Spanish tourism sector from international visitors is likely to decrease in 2019, due to the recovery of other competitive destinations in North Africa and Turkey.” He explains that although they are cautious “we maintain a positive outlook for 2019 as we believe that during the previous commercially successful years, we have carried out strategic investments, that will enable us to take advantage of the opportunities that will arise during this new phase. In our view, the Spanish hotel market will remain attractive for investors.

About Barceló Hotel Group

Third biggest hotel chain in Spain and the 29th biggest in the world. The Group currently operates 249 city and leisure 4 and 5-star hotels,and nearly 55,000 rooms distributed among 22 countries worldwide and marketed under 4 brand names: Royal Hideaway Luxury Hotels & Resorts, Barceló Hotels & Resorts, Occidental Hotels & Resorts and Allegro Hotels.


15 January 2019. If in 2018 the Barceló Hotel Group highlighted its focus on Morocco by adding three new hotels in Tangier, Agadir and Casablanca, it has kicked off 2019 with a new symbol of that commitment by investing €35 million to purchase the Barceló Palmeraie, a stunning 5-star resort with 252 rooms, located north of Marrakesh and adjacent to a famous 17-acre grove filled with olive and palm trees. The hotel group has also bought two pieces of land: one next to the resort for 120 additional rooms and the other only three kilometres from the city centre, where the Barceló Hotel Group plans to build a new 5-star hotel with 160 rooms.

Barceló Palmeraie







With this new project, the chain has expanded its offering in Morocco for a total of six hotels and 1,136 rooms located in some of the nation’s most important destinations such as Casablanca, Fez, Tangier, Agadir and now Marrakesh.

The Barceló Hotel Group’s current presence in Morocco:

Barceló Casablanca: 85 rooms
Barceló Fès Medina: 134 rooms
Barceló Tánger: 138 rooms
Allegro Agadir: 321 rooms
Barceló Anfa Casablanca 206 rooms
Barceló Palmeraie: 252 rooms
Total: 6 hotels and 1,136 rooms

Projects: The Barceló Palmeraie’s expansion with 120 new rooms and the construction of a new 5-star hotel with 160 rooms in Marrakesh.

Barceló Palmeraie, an exclusivo oasis in the Red City’s famous palm grove:

The area north of Marrakesh, in the heart of its renowned 17-hectare palm grove next to Palmeraie Golf course and only 11 kilometres from Marrakesh-Menara airport, is home to one of the most emblematic resorts in the region: Barceló Palmeraie. This spectacular 5-star establishment has 252 rooms and suites. It wins the hearts of visitors with its architecture inspired by ancient Moroccan palaces; the beauty of its impressive 140,000 square metres of gardens; two vast outdoor pools; and its refined culinary offering, which includes a select wine cellar, an elegant tea room and two exquisite restaurants, one specialised in Moroccan cuisine.







Barceló Palmeraie is a peaceful oasis that is perfect for family holidays thanks to the children’s facilities; for romantic getaways in which to enjoy the spacious rooms and fully-equipped wellness centre covering more than 500 square metres and featuring four treatment rooms, a hammam and a state-of-the-art gym; and for hosting all types of events in the resort’s 10 meeting rooms with space for up to 400 attendees.







Double room with breakfast included, starting at €85 a night

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London, November 2018:The Barceló Hotel Group is delighted to announce the opening of Barceló Anfa Casablanca in Morocco. This new five-star hotel is the groups second hotel in the city and fifth hotel in Morocco. It joins the existing hotels within the portfolio which include Barceló Fès Medina, Barceló Tánger, Allegro Agadir and Barceló Casablanca.

Barceló Anfa Casablanca








Located on Boulevard Anfa, in the heart of the economic hub of Casablanca, this 206 room hotel has an Art Deco design which reflects the splendour of the city through its warm colour scheme and geometric patterns. Designed with business and leisure guests in mind, the charming terrace and the outdoor swimming pool are the perfect places to relax and unwind after a morning spent exploring the city or a day spent in meetings. Guests will also love the 450 metre wellness centre which is fully equipped with a traditional hammam, steam room, gym and five treatment rooms.







When it comes to dining, guests can expect international cuisine with Moroccan, French and Mediterranean influence at Acajou restaurant, whilst lighter meals can be enjoyed at the outdoor Snack Bar, next to the swimming pool.

With seven multifunctional meeting rooms and a banquet room, which has a capacity to host up to 350 people, this state-of-the-art hotel is perfectly suited to accommodate events of all kinds.

Barceló Hotel Group’s Hotels in Morocco

Barceló Casablanca:  85 rooms
Barceló Fès Medina: 134 rooms
Barceló Tánger: 138 rooms
Allegro Agadir: 321 rooms
Barceló Anfa Casablanca: 206 rooms
Total: 5 Hotels and 884 rooms

Double room on a B&B basis from 163 euros.

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London, November 2018:Barceló Hotel Group is delighted to announce the opening of Barceló Istanbul today Monday 26 November. This latest addition will be the group’s third hotel in Turkey and it will sit alongside Occidental The Public and Occidental Pera Istanbul.

The modern and elegant five-star Barceló Istanbul is located in the Beyoglu district, next to the emblematic Taksim Square. With 270 spacious rooms and suites, a well-equipped fitness centre and MICE facilities, it is perfect for business and leisure guests alike.

Barceló Istanbul







The 1,500m2 wellness centre, on the eleventh floor, has two traditional Turkish hammams as well as a Roman hammam and sauna. The rooftop gym is the only one of its kind in the city. Here, guests can relax and unwind on the terrace which is home to two hydrotherapy baths. A range of beauty treatments and massages are also available.

The B-Heaven rooftop bar commands dramatic views of the city’s skyline and provides the perfect spot for exclusive parties and events. A programme of events will rotateon a monthly basis to attract guests and locals alike looking for something a little different.

For MICE guests, the hotel has four meeting rooms and an Executive Lounge with the capacity to host up to 600 people.








When it comes to dining, there are two restaurants and two bars, in addition to the Executive Lounge. Guests can expect a fusion of local cuisine paired with international gastronomical delights. The ‘B-LikEat’ healthy breakfast concept and ‘B-Locals’ concierge offering, whereby guests can be given tailor-made tours from locals, will also be availableat Barceló Istanbul.

Present of Barceló Hotel Group in Turkey

Occidental The Public: 52 rooms
Occidental Pera Istanbul: 60 rooms
Barceló Istanbul: 270 rooms
Total: 3 Hotels and 382 rooms

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