Built by King Alfonso XIII to give court guests the world’s most luxurious hotel, this splendid hotel was opened in 1928 as a tribute to the haunting Moorish architecture of Seville and Andalusia. Since then, it has hosted kings and princes, heads of states, famous artists, and film stars. The hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, is a distillation of Seville's many attractive features, one of the most alluring cities in Spain and Europe, a fascinating blend of Moorish grandeur and art deco refinement. The open-air pool in the hotel’s lush orange-scented garden; spacious terraces that look onto the patio; breathtaking function rooms where vibrant marbles, mosaics, and gilded columns create an atmosphere of lavish opulence-precious glimpses of Spain at its most enchanting, designed to give each guest a regal welcome.
Rooms & Suites - The upscale guest rooms and suites at Hotel Alfonso XIII, a Luxury Collection Hotel, are equipped with premium amenities and top-notch technology. The bathrooms are inlaid with exquisite marble floors, tiled in characteristic Sevillian ceramic, and equipped with a hairdryer, telephone, robes, slippers, and exclusive bath amenities.
Dining - Discover the dining experiences at Hotel Alfonso XIII, a Luxury Collection Hotel: Authentic Andalusian cuisine is served in Restaurante San Fernando, while ENA by Carles Abellán specializes in Catalonian and Andalusian dishes to share, tapas, cocktails, and wines. Inspired by the hotel’s heritage, Bar Americano chooses masterfully mixed cocktails in an Art Deco setting.
Fitness - Make sure you stay active while traveling, and don´t interrupt your daily workout. Run a few miles on the treadmills, cycle a mile or two, or relax in the swimming pool and feel how stress disappears.
Hotel History - Hotel Alfonso XIII, named after King Alfonso XIII and conceived to be the grandest hotel in Europe, was constructed to house international dignitaries for the 1929 Ibero-American Exhibition. A competition was held to select an architect, and the winner was Sevillian Jose Espiau y Muñoz, the brother-in-law of the chief architect of the Exhibition, Anibal González. Built with brick, plaster, wood, and ceramic, the building's ornate richness is remarkable. Its recessed ceramic friezes and Mudejar style, a historical version of the regional tradition inspired by Arab architecture, show clear analogy to other prominent structures constructed during this time, notably those in Plaza de America and Plaza de España.On the same day as Her Royal Highness Infant Isabel’s wedding to Count Juan Zamoyski, the hotel was inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII. Stately photographs of this day line the wall near the Front Desk and show the Royal Family clad in masculine gala uniforms or silk dresses with matching hats and tiaras. The hotel was first remodeled in 1976 and again in 1991 to prepare for another international gathering, the Universal Exhibition of 1992. This renovation was carried out under the aegis of the prestigious architect Rafael Manzano Monis.
After closing for nine months, the hotel reopened upon completing a thorough renovation in March 2012, coinciding with the 83rd anniversary of its first opening. Throughout its existence, numerous royal dignitaries have stayed at Hotel Alfonso XIII. Among them are Prince Rainier and Grace of Monaco; Prince Charles and Princess Diana; and the kings of Sweden, Norway, Morocco, Nepal, Denmark, Jordan, Belgium, the Netherlands, Greece, Spain, and more. Additionally, it has been a stopping point for international personalities such as Ernest Hemingway, Eva Perón, Orson Welles, Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy, Sophia Loren, Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, Brad Pitt, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Shakira. Today, Hotel Alfonso XIII continues to draw international celebrities and intrepid world travelers who appreciate it as a singular location that fuses history, opulence, and regal service, immersing guests in the spoils of another era while catering to contemporary needs.