Autograph Collection Hotels has unveiled its latest property with the opening of Eugenia de Montijo, situated in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Toledo in Spain. Inspired by the building’s impressive heritage, the hotel fits perfectly into the brand’s unique portfolio of one-of-a-kind boutique hotels around the world that champion the values of vision, design and craft.
Housed in the former palace of the Empress Eugenia De Montijo, from which the hotel takes its name, the hotel has 40 guest rooms and two luxurious bedroom suites; the Tiffany, offering a comfortable and spacious abode with a city view, and The Empress with glorious views of the Montes de Toledo, the beautiful mountain that surrounds the city. Designed by renowned Spanish architects Manuel Bernard and Sainz de Vicuña alongside Interior Design Leitmotiv, each space captures the traditional essence of the building’s heritage, with modern and chic finishing touches throughout, from design-led metallic fittings to deluxe velvet furnishings.
Three ancient coffered ceilings above the reception, bar and restaurant, feature elegant tones of graphite, deep blue and white marble and speak to the grandeur of the building. Situated beneath a breath-taking crystal dome is the lively lobby where guests can take a seat and relax at the Tiffany-blue tables and enjoy a range of delicious cocktails.
The hotel’s dining spaces include The Dressing, based on the Empress’ original dressing room where breakfast is now served, and the Mr. Worth Atelier Restaurant, a modern reinvention of a Toledo tavern where guests can indulge in traditional Spanish cuisine, featuring high quality, local market ingredients. If guests would prefer to sample the city’s delicacies in the comfort of the hotel, a local restaurant delivery service is available upon request.
Guests looking to be pampered are welcomed at the hotel’s spa and wellness centre, Eugenia’s Bath, a peaceful and private sanctuary, and the city’s only spa situated in the historical neighbourhood. The spa features a steam bath, sauna and jet-pool facilities, surrounded by breath-taking original Roman architecture. Guests can also treat themselves to a range of health and beauty treatments.
The perfect choice for a charming city retreat, Eugenia de Montijo is also equipped for intimate weddings and corporate conferences with two event spaces, offering a capacity up to 40 people. Additional facilities within the hotel include a small fitness centre.
Nestled within ancient Toledo, just a stone’s throw from the iconic Cathedral and Jewish Quarter, the hotel provides the ultimate destination for travellers and culture seekers to explore Toledo’s many iconic sites including El Greco’s masterpiece at the Church of Santo Tomé, the Cristo de la Luz Mosque, and the Alcázar Fortress.