Alfonso XIII Hotel, Seville
Commissioned by the King of Spain to play host to international luminaries during the 1929 Expo, it remains an iconic cultural landmark in historic Seville. Synonymous with regal luxury, this celebrated institution epitomises ornate Andalucian design and heritage with its striking minarets, extravagant ballroom, intricate ceramic tiling and grandiose Moorish arches. The sumptuous outdoor pool is a rare treat in the heart of the city, whilst the central patio, with its pretty fountain and blossoming gardens, make it a calming oasis from the bustle and heat beyond. The exceptional selection of dining establishments also reflects the wholesome flavors of Spain.