The Hotel Arts is a 44-storey, 483 room luxury hotel on the seafront of Barcelona, in Spain. Contrary to popular belief, it was not built to service the 1992 Summer Olympics, though its construction was part of the big changes underwent by the city to prepare the Games. It remains one of the city’s leading hotels, listed as one of the Top 10 Celebrity Spotting Hotels in G A Y O T . com. It is operated by Ritz-Carlton.
Construction was finished in 1994 and it is an example of High-tech architecture.
It was designed by Colombian Architect Bruce Graham of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and is 154 metres tall.
The hotel underwent a complete renovation in 2006, installing new technology and upgrading the rooms and bathrooms into modern, luxurious spaces.
Hotel Arts is set on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, its pool is surrounded by gardens and offers guests the chance to sunbathe next to one of Barcelona’s most famous pieces of contemporary public art—a monumental golden fish sculpture by Frank Gehry, which was created for the ’92 Games.