Hesperia Hotel & Conference Centre

The Hesperia Hotel and Conference Centre will form a new landmark in the rapidly developing urban centre of L’Hospitalet, Catalonia’s second largest city. The brownfield site, ten kilometres west of Barcelona, lies adjacent to la Gran Via, a busy motorway that leads out to the airport and which is to be transformed into an attractive new boulevard.

The scheme will introduce a mix of uses into an established area that accommodates residential blocks, hospitals and sports centres. The centrepiece of the scheme is a 105-metre high, 30-storey flagship hotel tower which will provide a striking entry point into Barcelona. In addition to the 304-room hotel, there is a 4,500 square metre conference centre, a 400-seat auditorium, two restaurants, a 1,500 square metre headquarters building for Hesperia and a 5,900 square metre sports club.

Project data
Location Hospitalet, Spain
Type Culture & Leisure
Dates 1999 - 2006
Site Area 50,000m² (including Park)
Gross Internal Area 14,000m² (Hotel)
  4,500m² (Conference Centre)
  5,900m² (Sports Club)
Number of Floors 30
Total Cost £50,300,000
Client Hespería Hotels SA
The Architect Richard Rogers Partnership
Laurie Abbott, David Ardill, Silvia Fukuoka, Lennart Grut, Ýr Gudmundsdottir, Dennis Ho, Martin Kehoe, Beatriz Olivares, Andrew Partridge, Gustavo Rios, Richard Rogers, Patricia Vázquez, Nuria Widman
Main Contractor Construcciones Castro
Quantity Surveyor Atkins, Faithful & Gould / G3 Tecnics
Services Engineer BDSP / J G y Asociados
Structural Engineer Buro Happold / Obiol, Moya y Asociados, Brufau y Asociados