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Kathy Loeppky
Conference Coordinator

(505) 844-2376

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Hotel, Travel and Visitor Information

Hotel Details

Crowne Plaza Barcelona - Fira Center
Avenida Rius I Taulet 1 - 3
Barcelona - 8004


Crowne Plaza Barcelona - Fira Center is an elegant property located in downtown Barcelona offering spacious guest accomodations. The IMR guest room rate includes their highly rated buffet breakfast. The hotel is within an easy walk of several sites of interest and offers easily access to the historic center of Barcelona via metro or bus. Sants-Montjuïc is a great choice for travelers interested in monuments, culture and architecture. This is our guests' favorite part of Barcelona, according to independent reviews. This property is also rated for the best value in Barcelona! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.

Check-in Time: 3:00 PM

Check-out Time: 12:00 PM

Reservation and Rate Information

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Crowne Plaza Barcelona - Fira Center at a special conference rate. Deluxe rooms are rate of € 180.00, per night and includes Wi-Fi, daily buffet breakfast and VAT. All rooms are subject to the tourist city tax. The applicable 1,21 Euro VAT per person, 17 years and older.

Reservations may be made online at: IMR Room Block Reservations at the Crowne Plaza Barcelona - Fira Center.

For more information about the hotel visit: Crowne Plaza Barcelona - Fira Center

Room Block Note

The room block is available on a first-come, first-served basis at the negotiated room rate is available through August 18, 2017.

Please be aware that the room block may fill quickly, so we suggest you make your hotel and travel plans early to take advantage of this great rate.


The contract room block requires that individual room reservations must be cancelled by 18-August to avoid any applicable cancellation charges after that date.

If you need to cancel your reservation after 18-August, and PRIOR to cancellation, please contact kloeppk@sandia.gov. Every effort will be made to fill the room with another conference participant.

Did You Know?

Your support in staying at chosen conference hotels helps keep conference costs down, which directly affects your registration fees. Sandia National Laboratory guarantees the hotel that we will fill a certain number of room nights or rooms per night during the conference. Sandia incurs penalties if too many attendees opt to stay in other hotels in the area or neglect to indicate to the hotel that they are with the IMR conference. Future registration fees could increase to cover these additional risks.

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Ground Transportation Information

El Prat Airport:

Aerobus rate (one-way): € 6.00

Taxi rate (one-way): € 25.00 (Approximate Travel Time: 25 minutes)

Train rate (one-way): € 5.00 (Approximate Travel Time: 19 minutes)

By car (12 km): Take the motorway, direction Castelldefels (C-31) towards Barcelona Plaza de España. Turn right onto Avenida Maria Cristina. Drive up the road to the Palacio Nacional. Turn left onto Avenida Rius i Taulet and follow until calle Lleida. The hotel is right on the corner.

Barcelona Sants train station:

Taxi rate (one-way): € 10.00

Walking distance (2.5km): Head northwest of the Paseo Sant Antoni towards the Plaza dels Paisos Catalans. Turn right towards Plaza dels Paisos Catalans. Turn right onto calle Tarragona. At the roundabout take the third exit onto Avenida Maria Cristina. Turn left onto Avenida Rius i Taulet. The hotel is just on the right.


Metro station: España (L1 and L3)

Distance from the hotel: 0.1km

From Plaza de España head down the Avenida Maria Cristina to the Palacio Nacional. From there, turn left onto Avenida Rius i Taulet. The hotel is right on the corner of calle Via Lerida.

Visa Information

To attend the conference, citizens of some countries may be required to obtain a visa to enter Spain. For additional information or to find contact information for the nearest embassy or consulate of Spain visit embassy and consular database. Select the applicable information (i.e. citizens of [country] and living in [country]). Visa information will be displayed along with a link to the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Spain if a visa is required basedon the information provided. Upon contacting the embassy confirm the required documents, the time it takes to process the visa and whether the consulate accepts applications by mail.

If you need to apply for a visa, please send your request for Invitation Letter to the IMR Conference Coordinator, Kathy Loeppky (kloeppk@sandia.gov). Please include the following information on your request:

Visitor Information

Barcelona is a world leading tourist destination known for stunning architecture, both historic and modern, located throughout the city and surrounding area. Rich in history, the city offers a variety of parks, museums and archaeological sites of interest. For those who prefer dining and shopping experience can be found throughout the city.. For more information about what the area has to offer is available at Visit Barcelona.

Information on local Barcelona area weather can be found at: September weather for Barcelona


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