Commissioned by the King of Spain to play host to international dignitaries during the 1929 Exhibition, Hotel Alfonso XIII remains an iconic cultural landmark. Following a significant renovation, the hotel’s distinguished architecture and Moorish detailing have been enriched, showcasing native Andalusian design and heritage to a new generation of traveler.
To honor local traditions, HBA preserved original details, among them marble floors, coffered ceilings, and azulejo tiles, while also weaving into the 151-room Luxury Collection property new elements that reflect vernacular artistry. Mosaic-covered colonnades border the new dining courtyard, and in guest quarters, swirling cornices evoke the ruffled skirts of flamenco dancers. The Salón Real Ballroom underwent an extensive preservation that called upon artisans to clean and restore the coffered plaster ceiling and hand-painted wall panels with extreme attention to detail.