The Mercer Hotel Sevilla is a new landmark hotel of 12 rooms and suites, which opened last week (25 November 2016).
Casa Palacio Castelar, has been chosen because of its prime location set in the heart of the historic centre of Sevilla at 26, Calle Castelar. Within minutes, guests can reach emblematic and historic points of interest, as Torre del Oro, La Giralda, the Cathedral, Real Alcazar and Real Fábrica de Tabacos.
Each Mercer Hotel has a uniquely distinctive look and feel that is based on the location and history of the building and destination. The new hotel in Sevilla is a perfect example of the philosophy in creating a hotel that offers a discreet and reassuring elegance that is imbued with timeless luxury.
“Our formula is to combine the cultural heritage of our hotels with service that is entirely focused on satisfying the needs of our guests. This creates a distinct personality in the historical buildings and the unique design within them,” says Mr. Pedro Molina, Proprietor of Mercer Hoteles.
Designed in an intimate bourgeois palace, Casa Palacio Castelar, dates from the mid 19th century, the noble staircase is, in some respects, a centerpiece and inspiration for the project. The same detail in the moldings is a subtle detail that has a huge visual impact and can be found throughout the 12 unique guest rooms and suites in the hotel.
“The soothing colour scheme that has been chosen for the accommodations ranges from a pale blue verging on grey, to the lightest sea foam green that is enhanced by deeper, richer teal accents. The overall effect is opulent yet entirely understated,” says Amanda Molina, Projects and Communication Manager at Mercer Hoteles. Rooms will feature some of the finest furniture collections from the Poltrona Frau, Flexform, and Cassina to name a few.
In the typical Andalusian style, a centre courtyard is the very heart of the hotel and in this instance the common spaces on the ground floor include the lobby, restaurant and cocktail bar. To create a space which could be utilised year round, the project started with a very strong architectural element – a modern vision of the classic chandelier, created by Cruz & Ortiz who were responsible for the rehabilitation of the hotel, while Amanda Molina is the interior designer of the hotel.
The colour schemes carried through the public areas are more dramatic than the guest rooms with deeper tones for the restaurant in shades of gold, moss greens and a neutral taupe. The cocktail lounge is more vibrant and reminiscent of the colors of Sevilla: mandarin orange and russet reds with gold accents. Although the spaces are intimate, they offer very high ceilings allowing the ability to create a very dramatic effect, while keeping the scale human.
The rooftop terrace features a plunge pool and lounge area perfect for sun bathing and enjoying refreshing cocktails. As the sun sets, a transformation takes place converting the rooftop into a starlit patio, making it the perfect place to enjoy an evening glass of sherry.