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Starwood's Luxury Collection Spends $200 Million on Hotel Revamps

Dec 5, 2012


The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts has invested $200 million in restoring heritage hotels in Spain, France, and Italy. The properties include:

Hotel Alfonso XIII, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seville: Local architectural firm Demopolis and the Gallery at HBA London captured Moorish and Andalusian design at the 151-room hotel, which opened in March 2012. F&B venues include Bodega Alfonso, San Fernando, the poolside Taifas restaurant and bar, and the Art Deco-inspired American Bar.

Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian
(right): The Gallery at HBA London also contributed their talents to the 100-year-old Belle Epoque icon. The hotel’s 107 guestrooms and 29 suites showcase sophisticated pastel tones and elegant gold furnishings, evoking the presence of the leading ladies who stayed at the property over the decades. Hotel Maria Cristina opened in July 2012.

The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice: Eying a late January 2013 opening, the hotel features design inspired by building’s origins. Dating back to 1475, the hotel was a private home for the noble Pisani family, followed by the distinguished Doge of Venice, Andrea Gritti. Fabric house Rubelli and interior design firm Donghia, who worked on the 15-month restoration, implemented rare archival fabrics and stunning chandeliers and glassware from Murano. Amenities at the 82-room hotel include Club del Doge restaurant, the restored Bar Longhi, the Gritti Epicurean School, a spa, and the Explorer’s Library.

Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Paris: When it debuts next spring, the iconic Art Deco property will feature 159 guestrooms and 44 suites designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon. Highlights include a full restoration of the mosaic courtyard and a new signature restaurant.






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