Interior Design Of The Contemporary Caro Hotel, Spain
Barcelona-based Francesc Rifé Studio have completed the interior of the Caro Hotel. The chic hotel can be found in Valencia, Spain.
According to the architects: “Located in the heart of the city, little more than 200 metres from Valencia Cathedral and the Basilica, the luxury Caro Hotel is the first historical monument-hotel in Valencia. An urban and commercially independent hotel, the establishment has intelligently merged the legacy of historical substrata lying within its walls with the most vanguard of interior design.
:Unique and authentic in style, the project undertaken by the interior designer Francesc Rifé is meticulous in its attention to detail, imbuing the hotel with a contemporary air, clean, geometric lines, which merge seamlessly with the original architectonic features of the former Palace of the Marquis of Caro, whose eclectic facade dates back to the nineteenth century. Beyond its facade, its walls stand guard over an unparalleled inheritance of more than 2,000 years of history, of which the original mosaic belonging to the founding city of the Roman era, «Valentia Edetanorum» (2nd century B.C.), the thirteenth-century Arabic defensive wall, several gothic arches and nineteenth-century constructions have been preserved, restored and integrated into its spaces.
“The result is a unique collection of 26 rooms, each different from the others, yet all warm, comfortable and inviting, where the architectural balance, pure lines and simple forms, the use of woods and the continuity of other first-class materials endow the settings with a great visual coherence. On the lower-ground floor, the gastronomic area houses three differently designed rooms equipped for all types of public events.
“A space in which a historical legacy present in its own right, and yet destined exclusively for modern-day hotel use requires an audacious, balanced, almost ascetic interior design, which respects the construction’s various historical substrata, yet without replicating these various layers, and so honouring them with its new, counterpoised character and maximising their use. The interior designer, Francesc Rifé, is the expert who provided the building with its new personality.
“Recipient of the interior design award Premio FAD de Interiorismo 2009 and with an insatiable appetite for further challenges, he has created a unique, inimitable atmosphere. He has endowed the luxury Spanish hotel with its own soul, a meaningful personality of its very own. The silent dialogue between the stonework and the Rifé aesthetic lightens the spaces and imbues them with a sobriety, a linearity and congruity which allow the winds of time to blow through the rooms without ever renouncing their twenty-first century ethos.”
Images courtesy of Fernando Alda.
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