Hilton Worldwide has signed a franchise agreement with Layetana to open its second DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Spain.
The deal will see the conversion of the existing La Mola Hotel & Conference Center, just north of Barcelona, to the upscale DoubleTree by Hilton brand, with the renovated property set to open at the beginning of 2013. The news follows the announcement earlier this month of the brand’s launch into the Spanish market with the signing of its first hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Emporda.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide, said, that the DoubleTree brand “has experienced unprecedented growth in Europe with more than 55 hotels operating or in development across the region,” and noted that the hotel already has a solid reputation.
Good to know: The 186-guestroom DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Center La Mola will have the brand’s signature welcome with the popular warm chocolate chip cookie presented to every guest at check-in.
Designed with low environmental impact, upgraded energy-use and recycling systems and natural-lighting throughout, the hotel’s 4,500 square meters of meeting space also have state-of-the-art equipment. The facility has 26 meeting rooms with a combined capacity for more than 250 people, two ballrooms, two 54-seat auditoriums and a specialist video conferencing room. The property also features an adjoining 17th century Manor House which provides a nice venue for weddings, celebrations and corporate events.
Set at the foot of the Prelitoral Mountain range and inside the grounds of Sant Llorenc del Munt nature reserve, the hotel’s pastoral surrounds and the adjacent 45-hole Greg Norman-designed golf course make it a good rural option, although it is not far from the Terrassa city center.
The hotel also features a spa with five treatment rooms, a fitness room with cardiovascular equipment, an indoor swimming pool and a large outdoor swimming pool.
Hilton Worldwide currently operates five hotels in Spain, in Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo and Palma in Mallorca. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Center La Mola will become the brand’s second hotel in Spain with its debut signing at Emporda set to open by the end of the year.