Gran Hotel Almería

Gran Hotel Almería is a four-star hotel located in the Port of Almeria.[1] It was owned first by Vita Hoteliers, then by Banco Popular and finally by Banco Santander.[2]

Gran Hotel Almería
Gran Hotel Almería.jpg
Gran Hotel Almería in 2009
General information
LocationAlmeria
AddressNunmber 8 of Reina Regente Avenue (barrio de Nicolás Salmerón)
CoordinatesCoordinates: 36°50′04″N 2°27′49″W / 36.8344°N 2.4637°W / 36.8344; -2.4637
Opening6 December 1967
OwnerBanco Santander
ManagementAntonio Fernández
Design and construction
Architect(s)Fernando Cassinello
Website
ohtelsalmeria.es

The urban spatial structure was designed by Fernando Cassinello, and it was the first four-star hotel in Almeria.[3] From 2006 Antonio Fernández is the director.[4]

On 23 December 2014 it closed the first time along with Hotel Embajador to remodel the building. It was scheduled to reopen in the summer of 2015.[5] It was opened in October 2016 to film the British TV series Crossing the Border.[6] In July 2018 Ohtels was in charge of the hotel,[7] and finally it was opened in September 2018.[8]

The hotel was visited by some celebrities like filmmakers Sergio Leone, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Sofia Loren, Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Brigitte Bardot, Raquel Welch, David Carradine, Faye Dunaway, Catherine Deneuve, Charles Bronson and Burt Lancaster; politicians SSMM Juan Carlos I of Spain and Sofia of Greece, José María Aznar, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Felipe González, Adolfo Suárez and Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo; and musician Ringo Starr.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "H**** GRAN HOTEL ALMERIA ( céntrico )". Hoteles en Almería (in Spanish). Ferritours S.A. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  2. ^ León, Manuel (8 June 2017). "El Gran Hotel pasa a manos de Botín". La Voz de Almería (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 17 September 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Citymar Gran Hotel Almería". Spain Info (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  4. ^ "El eterno pilar del Gran Hotel Almería". Diario de Almería (in Spanish). Joly Digital. 7 November 2010. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  5. ^ Cabrera, Miguel (13 December 2014). "Gran Hotel Almería: ¿The End?". El Mundo (in Spanish). Unidad Editorial Información General S.L.U. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  6. ^ León, Manuel (18 October 2016). "El Gran Hotel reabre dos años después como hotel en guerra para una serie". La Voz de Almería (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Piden licencia para abrir de nuevo el Gran Hotel de Almería, cerrado hace cuatro años". Europa Press (in Spanish). 6 July 2018. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  8. ^ Gómez, Iván; Fenoy, Carmen (17 September 2018). "El Gran Hotel reabre con habitaciones dobles por 53 euros". Diario de Almería (in Spanish). Joly Digital. Retrieved 17 September 2018.

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