Novum Hospitality: the first franchise hotel in Spain
The family-run Novum Hospitality is the first hotel in Spain to open the Holiday Inn Barcelona – Sant Cugat in the metropolitan area of Barcelona. The concession hotel was introduced as part of a multiple development agreement between IHG Hotel & Resorts and Novum Hospitality. The long-term agreement between the hotel groups covers a total of 20 hotel openings.
The Europa-Center real estate group was responsible for the development and investment of the project. After the niu Cobbles in Essen, the Holiday Inn is the second project that Novum Hospitality has realized with the Hamburg company.
David Etminan, CEO and owner of Novum Hospitality, is pleased with the continued European expansion: “The opening of our first hotel in Spain marks an important milestone for Novum Hospitality. The Europa-Center team has done a fantastic job developing, building and setting up this hotel. I am proud to open and operate this upscale, full-service hotel under the Holiday Inn brand.
Comfortable hotel in the metropolitan area of Barcelona
The newly built 4-star Al Madinah Hotel is designed to accommodate both business and leisure travelers. It contains 208 rooms with a modern design of the Holiday Inn brand. All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a desk. They are air conditioned and have a private bathroom with a shower. Two suites with direct access to the balcony complete the show.
In addition to the reception and conference rooms, there is also a fitness room in the hotel. Four charging stations for guests who drive electric cars have been installed in the hotel’s underground car park.
By uniting the reception, restaurant, bar, lounge and business center into one connected open space, the open lobby replaces the traditional hotel lobby in terms of functionality. In addition, the hotel has a rooftop terrace with views of Montserrat and its own restaurant offering varied and local dishes.
Marcus Mariner, General Manager
The new hotel is under the responsibility of Marcus Marin, 51, as general manager. The previously trained BA Hotel Manager held positions at The Gates Diagonal Barcelona and the H10 Punta Negra Resort hotel chain.
(November Hospitality / Refinement)
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