Hotel Alfonso XIII
The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is a stunning hotel Alfonso XIII, which opened after a $25 million restoration that has returned the hotel to its former splendour and magnificence. The reopened hotel Alfonso XIII will be the first of four Luxury Collection hotels that have undergone multi-million dollar restoration and opening in the next 12 months. The opening of the hotel Cristina in San Sebastian which is scheduled for July 2012, and Prince de Galles Paris and The Gritti Palace in Venice will be able to accept its first guests in early 2013.
“World Luxury Collection portfolio continues to grow, so for us it is very important that we continue our investment in legendary hotels network in Europe, allowing you to emphasize the heritage and history of the brand, says Paul James (Paul James), the Head of St brands. Regis and Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts. Hotel Alfonso XIII is a landmark in Seville since 1928, and we are very happy to provide the travelers and local residents the beauty of this special place, as well as top quality of service and style, which is famous hotels Luxury Collection”.
The hotel Alfonso XIII is located in the historic area Calle San Fernando, in the heart of Seville, is considered one of the most luxurious hotels in Europe. Designed by Seville architect josé Espiau muñoz (José Espiau y Muñoz) the hotel is named in honour of king Alfonso XIII. Complete restoration of the hotel, which took 10 months, was conducted by the famous Sevillian architect Demopolis (Demopolis) and included the reconstruction of the arches in the Arab style, graceful towers and Windows in the Renaissance style. The interiors created by HBA Design Bureau, combines history and luxury through the use of hand-painted ceramic tiles Triana and Mensaque in the Oriental style, authentic carved furniture and marble surfaces. Guests can enjoy legendary service, Luxury Collection Concierge, guaranteeing an unforgettable experience for even the most demanding travelers.
Today Starwood operates 17 hotels in Spain under the flags of 7 from 9 legendary brands. In addition to hotel Alfonso XIII is an innovative W Barcelona, a solid Westin Palace in Madrid, the luxurious St. Regis Mardavall Resort in Majorca, the world-famous Marqués de Riscal in Elciego, Le Méridien Ra Beach Hotel & Spa and the impressive Sheraton Golf Resorts in the Canaries and Majorca.
The hotel Alfonso XIII features 151 luxurious room and suites, three of which were exclusive design solutions. To reflect the rich artistic traditions of Seville, all rooms created in three designs – Moorish, Castilian and Andalusian, different colors, unique furnishings and rich interiors that create an incredible feeling of luxury and elegance.
Three exclusive suites of the hotel – the Reales Alcázares Suite, the Torreón Suite and the Royal Suite is created based on the rich history of Seville and is ready to meet desires of the most discerning traveller. The Reales Alcázares Suite interiors are decorated in warm and muted colours, and overlook the beautifully landscaped gardens and fountains Real Alcázar. Elongated Torreón Suite boasts a private terrace, which extends to the corner turret of the hotel, opening one of the most magnificent views of Seville. And, finally, a luxurious Royal Suite with an area of 200 square meters, elegantly decorated with hand-selected Antiques, including a spectacular ‘Bargueño’, a Spanish chest, Renaissance, presented by hotel Shah Aga Khan.
A Unique Culinary Experience
Hotel Alfonso XIII offers guests a wide selection of traditional and gourmet cuisine that will satisfy even true gourmets. Luxury modern Spanish restaurant with a spacious terrace Bodega Alfonso serves traditional snacks and local wines. Beside the pool are the Taifas restaurant and bar with a Moroccan décor, Mediterranean cuisine and cocktails. The San Fernando restaurant offers the perfect setting anytime of the day, as well as best Andalusian cuisine, a new American Bar in the style of art Deco is the best place for informal meetings.
Restored Salón Real Ballroom
The Alfonso XIII hotel boasts a large modern space for meetings and events, including the newly renovated Salón Real ballroom accommodating up to 500 persons, opening onto a large terrace with a beautiful view of the magnificent garden. The restoration of the Salón Real ballroom included manually restored the ceiling, the installation of crystal and bronze chandeliers in the Bohemian style, and also a new door with metal decoration in the style of Andalusian cathedrals.