The news from Spain by Esther Gladen, Business & Market Intelligence Analyst, HVS Madrid. New five-star luxury hotel in Barcelona: by the end of August, Mercer Hoteles will open its Mercer Hotel Barcelona at Lladó 7. The hotel, a five-star luxury property, is located in a historic building and its renovation took four years due to the characteristics of the project. The hotel will have 28 rooms when it opens; however, a second renovation phase will increase its capacity to 40 rooms. The hotel will include a library, a gourmet restaurant, a tavern and an outdoor swimming pool. Pierre & Vacances adds a resort in Seville: after a €370,000 investment, Pierre & Vacances Center Parcs has announced the opening of a new resort in Seville on 29 September. The property will have 48 equipped apartments with a maximum capacity of six guests per unit.