Ultonia & Girona
From 1962 to 2019
The Ultònia building is a valuable architectural piece from Girona with monumentalist aesthetics movement parameters, and included in the Inventory of the Architectural Heritage of Catalonia. It is located in one of the chamfers of the city expansion, and it was built over the Baluard de la Santa Creu, a small vestige of the old wall that in the past surrounded the city. The building's opening was celebrated in 1945, first as modern cinema and theater, and a few years later as a farm - coffee shop, becoming the first art deco establishment in the city of Girona that offered dances and live music.
During the summer of 1962 and after major reforms, the 3-star Hotel Ultonia was inaugurated in this same location. In 2009, on the same space occupied by the old cinema, the new Gran Ultonia Hotel of 4 stars was built, also incorporating a new space, the restaurant-cafeteria Room 118.
1945The works for the current structure finished in 1945. The emblematic building opened its doors to the public on the day of Sant Narcís of the same year, thus becoming the most modern cinema and theatre in the city. An emblem and symbol of Girona, it quickly consolidated itself as a reference and meeting point for the social life of Girona.
1953The Ultonia Café, the first such establishment in the city, opened on the ground floor of the Gran Via building. The elegant tea room stood out for its art-decó décor and for the dances and live music events it hosted. It became a unique meeting place for the social life of the city where the locals enjoyed culture and leisure.
1962In the summer of 1962, the Ultonia Hotel was inaugurated after the necessary renovations, becoming one of the pioneers and most prestigious hotels in the province from then on.
2000 - 2009At the end of the century, construction work began for the Gran Ultonia Hotel in the space where the old cinema used to be. In October 2009, the Ultonia Hotel opened and represented the completion of the most important hotel project in Girona.
2012Ultonia Hotel celebrated its 50th anniversary while preserving the spirit of its history, keeping its role as meeting and reference point in the city, both for locals and for visitors.