Marriott International is expanding its Autograph Collection portfolio in Europe with the opening of new additions in Zurich, Switzerland, and Barcelona, Spain.

The hotels in Zurich and Barcelona are both set to open next year and each mark the debut for the brand in their respective cities.

Autograph Collection Europe brand leader John Licence said: "We are delighted to announce these exciting new additions to our growing Autograph Collection portfolio in Europe."

The new 245-room Kameha Grand Zurich will be operated by Kameha Grand Glattpark Betriebsgeselleschaft mbH.

It will feature 11 themed suites, including a ‘Poker Face’ suite with roulette and poker tables and a ‘Serenity’ suite featuring special lighting and select yoga and wellness accessories.

It also boosts three unique options for dining: Restaurant L’Unico featuring fresh homemade pasta and Italian specialties prepared in an open show-kitchen; fine dining Japanese restaurant Yu Nijo; and the Puregold Bar.

"The new 245-room Kameha Grand Zurich will be operated by Kameha Grand Glattpark Betriebsgeselleschaft mbH."

The hotel offers a wide selection of meeting and special event space, including eight distinct rooms.

The Cotton House in Barcelona will be located in a 19th century building in the heart of the city centre formerly known as the headquarters of the Association of Cotton Manufacturers.

The 83-room boutique hotel will feature unique public spaces including several unique lounge areas, a rooftop pool and terrace, as well as a lush garden terrace area for dining and drinks.

John Licence added: "Autograph Collection is known for creating authentic experiences that are centered in rich personality and the spirit of independence. We feel that these new locations in Barcelona and Zurich, with their prolific cultural heritage and sense of European sophistication, are a perfect fit for the collection."

Marriott International operates more than 4,000 properties in 78 countries and territories.

Image: Marriott to open Autograph Collection hotels in Switzerland, Spain. Photo: courtesy of Marriott International.