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Quimera to cut energy expenditure for Renaissance Hotel

November 25, 2014

Quimera to cut energy expenditure for Renaissance Hotel

Designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel and managed by Catalonia Hotels, Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel will be under Quimera's Monitor & Save service in order to cut to cut utility bills while reducing CO2 emissions.

Quimera has recently begun a collaboration with Catalonia Hotels on a project to reduce energy expenditure with no investment in its flagship Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel by Marriott. This is part of Quimera's new Monitor & Save service, offered to the hospitality, among other sectors, in order to optimize the efficient use of energy.

The project includes the implementation of a smart metering system that will provide permanent monitoring of the building's different energy demands. Our model is based on shared savings from reduced energy costs, thus aligning our interests with those of our partners. This also ensures that our commitment to the project goes beyond the advisory stage, with the successful deployment of identified energy optimization initiatives being our main priority.

Located in Plaza Europa and just a few meters from Fira Barcelona Gran Via, Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel by Marriott is an unique vertical garden 110 meters high consisting of 357 rooms, 314 of which are completely white and 43 of a grey intense tone. Designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel and Ribas & Ribas, the hotel has a panoramic restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine, terrace balcony with a black pool of 21 meters, fitness area with indoor heated pool, 140 underground parking spaces and an innovative convention center of 1,200 m2.Vegetation from five continents and 293 palm trees make this stunning building a great place to visit, an amazing new urban experience.

About Quimera. Quimera is an international company that provides its clients with sustainable solutions in the fields of energy and mobility. Quimera was founded in 2009 and has gained extensive knowledge and experience in the sustainability and innovative technologies introducing them to businesses and cities. Quimera initially began working specifically in Sustainable Mobility projects, positioning them as one of the world's leading specialists in the field. To date, Quimera has developed several electric vehicles prototypes and established a fruitful partnership with Altran, Europe's largest engineering company. Since 2011, the company has launched its Energy division, specializing in the development of Energy Efficiency projects focusing on reducing costs and promoting distributed energy systems using sustainable technologies. Quimera has recently branched into alternative sectors such as Hospitality and Food & Beverage. More info: www.quimera-project.com

About Catalonia Hotels. Hoteles Catalonia is a family chain of hotels that has not stopped growing since it began. The company made the move from the real estate sector to the hotel industry in the 1980s, and is now one of the leading chains in the urban segment in our country (leader in Barcelona). The chain currently has 52 establishments. 43 in Spain, 1 in Brussels, 1 in Berlin and 7 resorts in the Caribbean (3 in the Dominican Republic and 4 in Mexico). There are also 8 new projects for the coming years. 4 in Barcelona, 2 in Madrid and 1 hotel in Budapest. Hoteles Catalonia is the leading chain in Barcelona, where the company currently has more than 5000 hotel rooms at 22 hotels. With the opening of 3 new projects in the city, Hoteles Catalonia will have more than 6500 rooms, 2500 of which will be located in the city's commercial and historical centre. More info: www.hoteles-catalonia.com

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