NEW YORK—The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels &
Resorts Worldwide Inc., today unveils the Hotel
Alfonso XIII following an extensive $25 million restoration. 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.
"As The Luxury Collection portfolio continues to grow globally, it is
equally—if not more—important that we invest in and celebrate the
heritage of the brand and its most iconic hotels in Europe," said Paul
James, global brand leader, St. Regis and The Luxury Collection Hotels &
Resorts, in a statement.
Located on the historic Calle San Fernando in Seville,
the 151-room Hotel Alfonso XIII was 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.
Starwood currently operates 17 hotels and resorts throughout Spain under
seven of its nine brands.