The Arrey Hotels Group will open a four star hotel in Can Balcells this summer and draw up its own cellar in the old Cavas Signat
The Arrey Hotels Group, with a presence in Brazil and Spain, will open this summer a new four-star hotel with 37 rooms (Maresme). Arrey Alella Hotel has been built in the tower Can Balcells, former seat of Cavas Signat. The establishment preserve and enhance the connection of the municipality with the world of wine and cava, betting and offering wine tourism as an area of economic revitalization for the city and its surroundings. The hotel has an investment of 4.5 million euros and the creation of 15 new jobs, employed in the territory, with the collaboration of service occupation Alella City Council.
“It is a special product,” said Manuel Arrey, which reveals how the design and construction “that manages the PROPI group” has sought to keep the details that will make the establishment a unique and themed place, with a marked enological character that will even draw his own digs in the ancient cellars Signat found in the building. “We will develop cava brut quality reserve under the brand Maria Oliver”
The Hotel Arrey Alella wanted to pay his own tribute to the wine heritage of the area: the architectural project has remained underground cellars stores, where private events and activities open to the public that serve to promote the wines of the region can be made. In addition to conserving and rehabilitating the underground storage of old Bodegas Signat, three meeting rooms of the hotel are named after some of the most famous grape varieties of the appellation: Merlot, Grenache and Cabernet.
Amenities at the hotel include restaurant, with its own and open to the public gastronomic proposal; the garden, a leisure also available event rooms, bright and minimalist design while retailer. The -Executive customers, couples or families, can access the pool and terrace overlooking the sea. Its location allows to enjoy a purely Mediterranean setting, surrounded by vineyards and just over 2 kilometers from the beach of Masnou. 20km from Barcelona and 35km from the airport of El Prat, which for Manuel Arrey is an ideal location, “beyond a hotel in the center of Barcelona or Madrid.”
The rehabilitation and restoration have become the old manor house in the central enclosure, respecting the design of the original structure: in the past, Can Balcells was known by alellenses as “China House” by the shape of their roofs , reminiscent of oriental pagodas temples. Surrounded by gardens on the ground floor of the tower are the reception and Can Balcells restaurant offers a selection of typical products of Mediterranean cuisine. On the upper floors the bedrooms and suites are distributed: a total of 9 rooms, some with terrace. Besides the main building, the rehabilitation project has also included the construction of an annex building with other 18 rooms on two floors, all with views of the garden and the manor house. Around the restored tower extends garden, swimming pool and private parking for hotel guests. The terrace and garden, available for private celebrations or corporate events are also open to the public: a space outdoors, in a quiet environment where dinner or a drink with friends.
The Hotel Arrey Alella is the second establishment of Arrey Hotels Group in Spain. In 2014, the hotel group acquired the Hotel Palacio Carvajal Giron Plasencia, a hotel built in a Renaissance palace s hotel. XVII in the historic city center. The Hotel Palacio Carvajal-Giron has received the award for Best Hotel Extremadura in Tourism Awards 2016 granted by the Newspaper of Extremadura. The Arrey Hotels Group was founded in 1980 by its President and Director: Oliver D. Manuel Arrey, a native of Manlleu in the Osona (Barcelona). After more than three decades of business activity focused on Brazil, the group has decided to diversify its business with new projects in Spain and Guinea-Bissau. The total turnover of Arrey Group is estimated at 60 million euros and has a human capital of 1,000 employees distributed in three business sectors: hotels; industries, distribution and services, and the promotion and construction of buildings.