Princesa Sofia Inter-Continental Barcelona is located on the exclusive
Diagonal Avenue, in the heart of the trade and financial centre of the
Built in 1975, it was officially inaugurated by Her Highness the Queen
Sofia in August 1975, after whom the hotel was named. This building
was erected after 2 years of heavy constructions works. They utilised
58.000 square metres of urban soil, 500 metres of cable and wiring and
more than 600 windows; the first hotel in Spain to use convection ovens.
Princesa Sofia Inter-continental was the OLYMPIC committee headquarters
during the 1992 Olympics. In 1996,Inter-continental Hotels & Resorts
took over the management of the hotel, investing the amount of 20 USD
million into the full renovation of the entire hotel.
The designer of the image, Mr.Pierre Yves Rochon,has already shown its
magnificent style at the Carlton Inter-Continental Cannes, Grand Hotel
Inter-Continental Paris or the Amstel Inter-continental Amsterdam.