The Luxury Collection is a brand development by the Starwood group of luxury hotels and it has just reopened the Hotel Alfonso XIII after spending around $25 million on the restoration of the building. The aim was to bring back the splendour of the original property. This is the first of the hotels that are to undergo this work, and other hotels that are to be restored within the next year include the Maria Cristina, the San Sebastian and The Gritti Palace.
The Luxury Collection brand is currently growing and the aim of the restoration works is to celebrate the origins and heritage of the properties within the brand. The Hotel Alfonso XIII is located in Seville in Spain and the building dates back to 1928. This is considered to be one of Europe’s finest luxury hotels. A local architect oversaw the renovations, which took ten months to complete, and the hotel includes renaissance features, such as windows.
The Hotel Alfonso XIII now has 151 luxury guest rooms and suites, and all of these feature a design theme of either Moorish, Andalusian or Castilian so that guests staying there get a real taste of the heritage of the region. In addition to this there are three suites in the hotel that are signature suites and have been individually styled. The designs for each have been influenced by the history of the region and all offer amazing views of the local scenery. The suites have been decorated with antique and lavish soft furnishings, and offer the ultimate in luxurious comfort.
Author – Anna Biggs