Conference Venue

July 14-16, 2017   |   Barcelona, Spain




Av. Catedral 7, 08002 Barcelona

HOTEL COLON was founded in 1951 by an Italian engineer and businessman, Antonio Lamaro. The enterprise was a result of a surprise when, on one occasion, he didn’t find room in his regular hotel. The present building dates back to 1951, though it has been constantly renovated since then, always conserving its original style.

It surely won’t surprise you that, during its 90 plus years of history, the hotel has housed big names such as Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Jean Paul Sartre, Sofía Loren, Jane Fonda, Francis Ford Coppola, Santiago Calatrava, and Arata Isozaki.

However, their most distinguished guest, as they’ll proudly tell you, was Joan Miró. This global artist made the hotel his home, during the ’60s and the beginning of the ’70s.

Stepping out of the Hotel Colón means stepping out right into the centre of Barcelona’s history, its selection of monuments, its art, and its port life. You just can’t get a better location.

To begin with, you’ll see the impressive silhouette of the Barcelona Cathedral, right in front of the hotel, which marks the entrance of the Gothic Quarter. Passing through the old Roman walls, you find yourself within this unique space, a network of charming streets and small squares, and an infinite number of medieval buildings. In one of those buildings, the Picasso Museum is housed.

Taking a walk down the Ramblas, just a few steps from the hotel, will mean an unforgettable experience. Following this famous walkway towards the water, you’ll arrive at the Colón monument and the Port, with its multiple attractions (tour boats, cable-car, Maremagnum mall, Aquarium, and Moll de la Fusta, etc…)

Five minutes from the hotel, following the busy shopping street of Portal de l’Àngel, you arrive at the Plaza de Catalunya, the nerve centre of the city. If you’re a shopaholic, from there you can walk up the Paseo de Gracia, where the best fashion labels in the world exhibit their tantalizing shop windows.

And remember, after all of that, the 4 star Hotel Colón awaits you, where you can relax and recharge your batteries.

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