An anonymous reader writes: Welcome to the Barceló Group The Barceló Group, created in Palma de Mallorca (Spain) 80 years ago, is one of the leading tourist companies in the Spanish market and one of the most important in the world. The property of the group is in the hands of the Barceló family since 3 generations ago.Through its hotel division and its travel division the company has more than 140 hotels in 16 countries and 365 travel agencies in 22 countries. These figures rank it as the fourth chain from Spain, the leading Spanish hotel company in the United States and the thirtieth of the world.The company, which in 2007 was recognized with the award today Prince Felipe business excellence, competitiveness Empresarial-Gran company category, has a staff of more than 26,000 people. Although its origins can be traced in the Sun and beach holiday segment, in recent years the Barceló Group, through its hotel division, has backed strong the urban segment to its current portfolio is balanced, being 50% of its resort hotels and the other 50% of city. Another generational change, carried out to adapt to the new trends of the market, has been which has led to the Majorcan group to position itself in the high segment of the market, making today in day 9 of every 10 of its establishments are 4 and 5 star, and 2 of every 3 of its hotels are new or have been renovated recently. Founded in 1931.More than 140 hotels and travel agencies 505 on 4 continents.