Hesperia Tower, Barcelona, Spain

Richard Rogers Partnership
Date Built
Completed 2006
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
The Hesperia Tower Hotel is part of the NH Hotel chain.  It offers 280 luxurious rooms, "... ranging from well-organized standard spaces through to the elegant presidential suite ... (it) also boasts a 5,000 sq. m. convention center with a range of different sized function rooms, banqueting halls and a auditorium fully equipped with the most modern audiovisual technologies.  There is also a sports center where guests can make use of the large indoor pool, solarium, spa, sauna and steam baths, as well as a full range of exercise machines. "

Rogers Partnership say that, " ... the hotel is highly visible, and has a distinctive design: Lift, staircase and service towers have a strong architectural expression and are placed at the edge of the floors as ‘servant spaces’, allowing the floor spaces to be largely open-plan. One of the restaurants is housed in a striking glazed ‘dish’ located at roof level and accessed by wall-climber lifts, which gives diners a panoramic view over L’Hospitalet and Barcelona."