The brilliant vermilion awnings that grace the Gran Melia Colon provide an attractive touch to this stylish hotel in Seville, Spain. The neo-Baroque exterior, with its subtle bursts of color, speaks to a tradition of luxury and superb service. Known as the "Hotel of Matadors," the property features richly decorated interiors with handsome design elements lying behind each guestroom door. This minimalistic Preferred Hotels & Resorts property, part of the Preferred Hotel Group, features clean and elegant lines in posh guest rooms posh. Each floor of the hotel pays homage to one of Spain's famed artists by cleverly incorporating their greatest works into the interior design. The public spaces are equally striking, with a pillar-supported rotunda, crisp alabaster walls and seating arrangements that resemble single red roses, in shape as well as in elegance. But perhaps the hotel's crowning feature is its signature Red Glove Service approach to hospitality, uniquely blending impeccable white glove service with red-carpet glamor.
The flavors of Andalusia come to life on the savory menus of the hotel's restaurants. Tiny tapas plates, saffron-infused paella, and fruity glasses of decadent sangria proved a sense of pleasure that lingers long after the table has been cleared. The seventh-floor halcyon spa features deluxe massage cabins, a luxurious steam and sauna room, lavish Turkish baths and an inviting solarium. With one step out of the hotel doors, you will quickly be seduced by all that Seville has to offer. Its curvaceous avenues meander through clusters of historic buildings, wind past celebrated monuments and brush against must-see venues. Countless charming cafes and delightful shops fill every corner of the city. Take the opportunity to do as the locals do by dabbling in the art of Flamenco, or simply choose to enjoy the emotive spectacle from the sidelines. Either way, Seville will make quite an impression, especially if you stay at the Gran Melia Colon.