Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced an agreement to brand and manage 34 luxurious Residences by Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona housed in a 20-storey tower, with a prime location at the intersection of Passeig de Gràcia and Avinguda Diagonal.

The Residences are scheduled for completion in 2020. The project is a redevelopment of an existing office building. Says James Riley, group chief executive of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, “We are delighted to be introducing the first standalone Residences by Mandarin Oriental in Europe. We look forward to bringing the brand’s legendary hospitality to the owners of these prestigious private homes.”

The spacious apartments will be designed in a contemporary style and will provide panoramic views of the city’s landmarks. Owners will have access to a private, serviced lobby, a club lounge, a variety of meeting and entertaining spaces, fitness facilities and a luxury spa suite. A connecting footbridge will lead to an outdoor recreation deck and swimming pool. The building will also provide high-end dining options and private parking. As with all Mandarin Oriental Residences around the world, residents will benefit from a unique lifestyle offering the comforts of a private home combined with the legendary service of the Group.

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