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Gran Hotel Bali
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General information
Location C/ Luis Prendes,4 Benidorm, Spain
Coordinates 38°31′54″N 0°9′50″W / 38.53167°N 0.16389°W / 38.53167; -0.16389
Status Completed
Constructed 1988-2002
Opening May 17, 2002
Use Hotel
Height
Antenna or spire 210 m (689 ft)
Roof 186 m (610 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 52
Floor area 41.170 m2 (442,990 sq ft)
Elevators 18
Companies involved
Architect(s) Antonio Escario
Owner Grupo Bali

Gran Hotel Bali is a 4-star hotel located in Benidorm, province of Alicante, Spain. It is, with 186 metres height (210 metres taking into account the mast), the tallest hotel in Europe and one of the tallest skyscrapers in Europe. It was the tallest building in Spain surpassing Torre Picasso in 2001, until November 2006 when it was overtaken by Torre Espacio (and then successively by the other three towers under construction at the Cuatro Torres Business Area).

The hotel, which is actually a set of four buildings, was designed by the architect Antonio Escario and has 776 rooms (with capacity for up to 2,000 guests), 18 lifts, gardens and swimming pools. It is located in La Cala de Benidorm, very close to the Mediterranean seaside (300 metres), and, when the day is clear, the island of Tabarca can be seen from its highest balconies.

Events

Every year it is celebrated the International Chess Festival, with chessplayers from more than fifty countries.

Every year it is celebrated the "Stair Climbing Competition" .The record is owned by Paul Crake in 2003 with 4 minutes and 35 seconds.

It will be also celebrated the Ubangi Stomp Festival in November.There will be playing rock music groups from all around the world.

In August it will be celebrated the Bali Dance Festival, with the most famous house (music) djs, performances and go-gos.

Every year it is celebrated the BASE Jump Championship in May BASE_jumping

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