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Most Notable Barceló Hotel Openings in 2023

New Barceló Hotel

The most notable upshot from Barceló Hotel Group is their announcement of multiple hotel openings in 2023. As the prestigious Spanish hospitality group forges ahead with its expansion plans, these anticipated hotel openings have gained significant attention for their potential impact both within Spain and around the world.

Barceló has already celebrated two significant openings in 2023, Canfranc Estacion, a Royal Hideaway Hotel and Barceló Funchal Oldtown. Operating under the Royal Hideaway brand, Canfranc Estacion saw the transformation of Huesca’s international train station in the Canfranc Valley of the undiscovered Aragonese Pyrenees in north-eastern Spain, putting the region back on the map for both local and international visitors. 

Barceló Funchal Oldtown, which opened in March, is located in the beating heart of the city. The hotel offers a balance of urban buzz and relaxed lifestyle island-style living – Madeira is the new alternative to the Canaries. Its opening has seen a younger crowd drawn to the island. The rooftop at Barceló Funchal Oldtown is especially appealing, with panoramic sea views, completed with an infinity pool.



Barceló Hotel Group’s portfolio of properties will continue to grow and evolve throughout 2023 and into the start of 2024. These additions will include new openings, grand refurbishments and re-openings under Barceló Hotel Group’s management as well as merging of resorts to create a new concept and extended the guest offering.

Notable openings include:



Barceló Warsaw Powisle, Poland – Opened June 2023 – This new modern hotel in Warsaw occupies former Elektrownia Powiśle power station, giving it a characterful, industrial atmosphere, making it a unique experience for all. The power station’s original pipes and control units have been restored and you can see these small details throughout the 151 rooms. Its prime location is ideal for those who want to travel around the city by metro, withthe Centrum Nauki Korpernik metro station  just 50 metres from the hotel.

Barceló Fortina, Malta – July 2023 - announcing its arrival on the island of Malta, Barceló Fortina Malta  hotel will re-open its doors this July. Under Barceló Hotel Group’s management, this emblematic establishment in the town of Sliema has been transformed into a 5-star hotel,  in an unrivalled position on the beachfront and close to the beautiful architecture of the walled city, Valletta.

Palacio Gran Via, a Royal Hideaway Hotel, Granada – Summer 2023 - Barceló Hotel Group is transforming an original bank in the historic centre of Granada into Palacio Gran Via, a Royal Hideaway Hotel, set to open this summer.

Occidental Eden Beruwala, Sri Lanka - The re-opening of 5-star Occidental Eden Beruwala, located on the beach front, marks the group’s second hotel in Sri Lanka. The 5-star, 158-room hotel will reopens its doors after an extensive refurbishement.

Other destinations in which Barceló will be opening hotels this year include:

  • Maldives – July 2023
  • Benidorm – September 2023
  • Playa Blanca, Lanzarote - 2023
  • Slovenia – 2023
  • Cape Verde - 2023
  • Morocco – 2023


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