Hotel Maria Cristina

Donostia-San Sebastián / Spain / 2012

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[EN] Since opening in 1912 the Hotel Maria Cristina has been closely linked to the history and cultural life of San Sebastian. In the late 19th century the seaside town became a favorite destination for royalty and aristocrats who came to enjoy the sunshine and newly recognized therapeutic properties of sea bathing. San Sebastian had passed from being a sleepy fishing village into a thriving cosmopolitan town requiring luxurious, modern facilities to meet the demands of its discerning guests. This urban blossoming occurred at the height of the Belle Époque era, and today the majority of buildings, including the Hotel Maria Cristina, are constructed in this style. Since the San Sebastian International Film Festival was inaugurated in 1953 Hotel Maria Cristina has been the rendezvous spot and preferred accommodation of the stars, attracting legendary names such as Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, Woody Allen, Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Brad Pitt and Susan Sarandon. The recently restored Hotel Maria Cristina is an integral destination for international explorers. 107 guest rooms and 29 suites, each devoted to the classic, opulent style of the Belle Époque. [IT] Fin dalla sua apertura nel 1912, la storia dell’hotel Maria Cristina è stata strettamente legata alle vicende della vita culturale di San Sebastian. Nel tardo XIX secolo la città di mare divenne una delle mete preferite per nobili e aristocratici che vi giungevano per beneficiare delle proprietà terapeutiche del sole e del mare, recentemente riconosciute. San Sebastian passò dall’essere un villaggio di pescatori a una fiorente citta cosmopolita che richiedeva strutture moderne e di lusso per soddisfare le esigenze dei suoi ospiti più esigenti. Questo rinnovamento urbano è avvenuto in piena epoca Belle Époque e oggi il maggior numero di edifici, tra cui l’Hotel Maria Cristina, sono costruiti in questo stile. Nel 1953 con l’inaugurazione del Festival del cinema a san Sebastian, l’hotel divenne il luogo di incontro preferito da star del cinema, attirando nomi leggendari come Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, Woody Allen, Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Brad Pitt e Susan Sarandon, solo per citarne alcuni. L’Hotel Maria Cristina, recentemente ristrutturato, è una destinazione obbligatoria per viaggiatori internazionali. 107 camere e 29 suite, ognuna dedicata al classico e ricco stile delle Belle Époque
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    [EN] Since opening in 1912 the Hotel Maria Cristina has been closely linked to the history and cultural life of San Sebastian. In the late 19th century the seaside town became a favorite destination for royalty and aristocrats who came to enjoy the sunshine and newly recognized therapeutic properties of sea bathing. San Sebastian had passed from being a sleepy fishing village into a thriving cosmopolitan town requiring luxurious, modern facilities to meet the demands of its discerning...

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    • Year 2012
    • Work finished in 2012
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Hotel/Resorts
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