Hotel Casa de Indias by Intur is full of charm. Each corner has a secret to tell, and together they give off an unmistakable essence. Elegance, history and modernity come together in the four walls of this hotel in the center of Seville, and Mercedes Peralta and Mercedes Valdenebro are the ones responsible for it.
Better known as Las2Mercedes, they are specialists in interior design and architecture. Good taste, warmth and uniqueness are the pillars that drive each of their projects. And that´s exactly what they have done it at Hotel Casa de Indias by Intur. The result, in their words, is an "elegant, original and contemporary" accommodation.
These are the three adjectives that, for Peralta and Valdenebro, define the result of this Intur hotel in Seville after their work. Nonetheless, we have talked to them and they have told us much more about this project that, as locals, has been really special for them. Check out the complete interview!
Question: The building of Hotel Casa de Indias by Intur boasts four centuries of history. When the opportunity presented itself, how did you approach this challenge? Answer: The first key for us was to be very sensitive to the environment. Fortunately, in addition, we maintain a very fluid working relationship with the architects' studio that was responsible for the renovation of the property. In this sense, we worked as a team with the aim of enhancing the attributes of the building, to which we proposed an intervention that also added value.
Q: Is the result the outcome of your initial idea for Casa de Indias by Intur, or have there been many changes in the process?
A: If we´re to be honest ... There have been many changes! We have invested a lot of enthusiasm and energy in this project, mainly because it was hard for us at first to find the perfect meeting point between our vision, the possibilities of the building and the right selection of materials. Also, we wanted the project to be highly original.
Q: What was your inspiration when decorating the Hotel Casa de Indias by Intur? A: The purpose was to recover the historical connection of Seville with the Americas, and to do so through decoration. Therefore, we wanted to create a hotel that was, aesthetically speaking, a meeting point between the old and the new world.
Q: What was your inspiration when decorating the Hotel Casa de Indias by Intur?
A: The purpose was to recover the historical connection of Seville with the Americas, and to do so through decoration. Therefore, we wanted to create a hotel that was, aesthetically speaking, a meeting point between the old and the new world.
Q: What essence would you say the hotel wants to transmit through its decoration??
A: Casa de Indias by Intur is meant to feel very fresh and accessible, inviting to relaxation and welcoming through the simplicity and originality of its details.
Q: What are the most iconic elements of the decoration of the Casa de Indias by Intur hotel? That is, those that make it unique and different.
A: We loved the original turquoise tile rosettes, and we wanted to rescue them to reuse them. Finally, we decided to place them in the lobby and, for us, they are a link between today's hotel and the building's past life.
Q: How has the project been? Could you give us a brief summary from beginning to end?
A: This project has been a real challenge in which we have been fully involved for almost two years. In the end, it has been very rewarding, because we can see the rewards of all the creative effort we have invested.
Q: As pure locals... What has it meant for you to work in a hotel in your city?
A: We are delighted. Going home and reconnecting with Seville always inspires us, because the city and its aesthetics are a constant reference in our work.
Q: Has the result of Casa de Indias met your expectations or exceeded them?
A: It has clearly overcome them for us!
Q: After work, what do you like most about this hotel?
A: Everything! We love the building, its patios and its terrace. The views of the city from there are incomparable.
Q: Why would you recommend the Casa de Indias by Intur hotel?
A: The hotel and the staff are wonderful. They offer a complete Sevillian experience, they take care of even the smallest detail and, in addition, the building is perfectly located.
Thank you, Las2Mercedes, for sharing your amazing experience! From Intur, we couldn´t be more delighted with your work. Thank you, once again, for making us fall in love with Seville and, especially, with Hotel Casa de Indias by Intur.