The Hotel Alfonso XIII Reopens Following a Meticulous $25 Million Restoration

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    The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., has unveiled the iconic Hotel Alfonso XIII following an extensive $25 million restoration, returning the hotel its original splendour and luxurious grandeur. The reopening of Hotel Alfonso XIII marks the first of four Luxury Collection hotels that will undergo a multi-million dollar restoration and will re-open within the next 12 months, including Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection hotel, San Sebastian scheduled to debut in July 2012; Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection hotel, Paris and The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection hotel, Venice; both scheduled to open in early 2013.Located on the historic Calle San Fernando in the heart of Seville, Hotel Alfonso XIII is considered to be one of the grandest hotels in Europe, originally designed by Sevillian architect Jose Espiau y Muñoz and eventually named after King Alfonso XIII. The extensive 10 month restoration project was led by Demopolis, a renowned local Sevillian architect, and features Arabic-inspired arches, soaring towers and renaissance-style windows. Designed by HBA Design, the interiors fuse history and opulence with original hand-painted Triana and Mensaque ceramic tiles, authentic wood carved furnishings and marble floors. The hotel will also introduce the brand’s signature Luxury Collection Concierge service to all guests and promises the most discerning global travellers an extraordinary experience.

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    Daniel Fountain / 17.06.2012

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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