Marina Port Vell, Barcelona, already a popular yachting destination, is undergoing a transformation. In consultation with captains, owners and the wider superyacht community, this prime superyacht destination will cater to yachts up to 100 metres. The marina remains functional as work continues with spectacular results projected throughout 2014; the unveiling of a superb, new superyacht marina with world-class services in the heart of a world class city.
The UK based developers Salamanca Group have recently announced the momentous occasion of groundbreaking on both its restaurant and yacht receiving buildings. This milestone marks the ultimate phase of Marina Port Vell’s complete renovation with final ribbon cutting expected in October 2014.
“As we embark on construction of these crown jewels in the evolution of Marina Port Vell begun in 2011, we are more and more excited about the refinement in our strategies, plans and architecture,” says Uri Nachoom, Vice Chairman of Salamanca Group. “While we might have enjoyed faster progress in permitting and negotiating how the marina was to evolve, in the end we’ve had a great opportunity to enjoy the maturity of the original undertaking; to create the most memorable superyachting experience in the Mediterranean and to capture the culture and ethos of our beloved Barcelona for our guests,” he continues.
Essential to setting tone and expectation, Sèsam Restaurant and The Gallery—the reception and business centre building—feature carefully planned and executed architectural and interior design. The buildings feature architecture by Barcelona’s renowned SCOB Architecture and Landscape Studio. “Sèsam’s design seeks to integrate with the other architectures of the marina, whilst at the same time understanding its place within the city of Barcelona,” says Sergi Carulla, SCOB founding partner.
With Barcelona increasingly recognized as a thriving hub of many world-class events, Sèsam is certain to be popular with companies looking for somewhere special for corporate events, press launches and photo shoots. “Built on poles, there’s nothing like Sèsam anywhere in Barcelona,” Nachoom explains. “It rises out of the sea and invites Barcelona to come in and join the party. Sèsam will quickly become the place to go, and to be seen.” The reservation-only Sèsam features valet parking and opens in October.
More details: www.marinaportvell.com