2000 years of history in a hotel
History dwells among the walls of the Caro Hotel, the first hotel in the center of Valencia that fuses historic monumentality and design. A project by interior designer Francesc Rifé.
To enter a hotel and embark on a journey back through time. In Valencia it’s possible, in the historic center just 656 feet from the cathedral. We’re at the Caro Hotel, designed by Francesc Rifé, whose characteristic linear and sober style creates a dialogue with the stone masonry of the ancient walls.
Rifé’s project indeed reveals a hidden city treasure that digs back into over 2000 years of history.
It begins with the original Palace of Marquis Caro, on which the hotel rises and whose facade dates back to the XIX century. And it continues in the 26 rooms, among the remains of the Arab defense wall of the XIII century, the gothic arches of the XIX century, up to the mosaic belonging to the foundations of the Roman city “Valentia Edetanorum", dating back to the II century b.C.
Twenty six different rooms and two suites, the Arab Tower and the Marquis Suite. All luminous and light in design, with views of the courtyard and the glass roof of the restaurant. By respecting the original structure Rifé managed to imbue the faceted identity of the building with a new personality.
Photos via www.carohotel.com
18 September 2012
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