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A 52 Michelin Starred Tapas Feast: Spain's Finest Chefs Come Together for UNICEF and 20 Years of Hotel Arts Barcelona for One Night Only - June 12th 2014

A One-Off Gala Event to Be Held in Barcelona's Most Iconic Hotel With Over 20 Acclaimed Chefs and an Exclusive Package for Gourmet Travellers

BARCELONA, SPAIN -- (Marketwired) -- 05/20/14 -- Hotel Arts Barcelona will join forces with UNICEF this June to celebrate its 20th anniversary with a "Estrellas Solidarias" -- a night with Spain's greatest gastronomic stars -- with a combined 52 Michelin stars between them.

Led by acclaimed chef Paco Perez of the luxury Barcelona hotel's own two Michelin starred Enoteca restaurant, Thursday 12th June will see the hottest chefs in the country coming together to prepare a tapas feast in the gardens of the hotel. Globally respected names including Albert Adria, Joan Roca, Adoni Aduriz, and Marc Gascons will each cook a favourite tapas dish from a cooking station for guests to try in the hotel's beautiful gardens, next to the iconic Frank Gehry 'Peix' sculpture. Proceeds will go to UNICEF Spain, one of Hotel Arts Barcelona's key long-term partners in its Community Footprint actions.

This celebration of Spain's gastronomic excellence will begin with a drinks reception serving Cava and Catalan wines courtesy of Castillo Perelada, where guests will have the opportunity to bid in the auction for a Chef Whites, signed by all chefs in attendance and with proceeds donated to UNICEF. Following the auction, guests will journey their way from stand to stand, meeting the acclaimed chefs and sampling the delicious flavours of Spain cooked before their eyes. There will be live music and the event will finish with a spectacular dessert creation by Hotel Arts Barcelona pastry chef Sylvain Guyez.

For those that want to celebrate with the Barcelona hotel and experience this unique event, Hotel Arts has created an 'Exclusive Experience' package for the Royale Suite and Presidential Suite -- the hotel's most prestigious apartments located on the 42nd floor. In addition to tickets to the UNICEF gala event, the hotel package also includes behind the scenes access, interacting with the chefs as they prepare their signature dish, as well as preferred reservation and VIP access for one year in the restaurants of Albert Adria and Paco Perez. The 'Exclusive Experience' package is available for EUR 20,000 per suite, with proceeds donated to UNICEF.

Information and Reservations Gala UNICEF:
Blanca Olivera [email protected] // +34 93 221 10 00

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Hotel Arts Barcelona
Hotel Arts Barcelona boasts stunning panoramic views from its unique location on the waterfront, in the heart of the city's Olympic Village area. Designed by renowned architect Bruce Graham, Hotel Arts features 44 floors of exposed glass and steel, making it a prominent feature of Barcelona's skyline. The waterfront hotel's 455 rooms and 28 exclusive duplex Apartments feature sleek, modern design complemented by an impressive 20th century collection of works by contemporary Catalan and Spanish artists. The only hotel in Spain featuring two Michelin-starred chefs, Hotel Arts is one of the premier culinary destinations in Barcelona with Enoteca and Arola restaurants. Guests seeking a serene escape may enjoy signature treatments in the 43rd floor Spa. Recognized as one of the top business hotels in Spain, Hotel Arts provides over 3,000 square-feet of function space overlooking the Mediterranean in Arts 41, for board meetings and conferences as well as social events, weddings and celebrations. The hotel offers an additional 24,000 square-feet of function space, with the main meeting space located on the lower ground and second floors.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 85 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional,, or visit the company website at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR)

UNICEF
UNICEF is a global not-for-profit organisation mandated by the United Nations General Assembly. UNICEF work to advocate for the protection of children's rights, and to ensure the basic needs of all children are met in order to allow them to reach their full potential.

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