The Castellón-based hotel chain Intur has opened its second hotel in San Sebastián, the Villa Katalina by Intur, after two years of construction and rehabilitation of the property, located in the historic center of the capital of Donostia.
The hotel, which has 34 rooms distributed in four heights, common areas, private rooms for events and bar-cafeteria service, is located at number 10 Urdaneta street, next to the Buen Pastor Cathedral, and enjoys views to Hondarribia and Urdaneta streets and to the Buen Pastor square itself.
The building -whose project has been entrusted to Luis Uzcaga, from the local studio Uzcaga Arquitectos- is protected and is part of the set of residential buildings that were erected between 1895 and 1905 in the vicinity of the Cathedral, which gives the property a uniqueness and a unique charm.
Villa Katalina by Intur also stands out in a special way for the rich architectural details of its façade, such as the stone elements, the gray color of the carpentry, the wooden gazebos or the balustrades.
For the interior design project, Intur Hotels has once again relied on the Las2Mercedes studio, which has already taken over the interior renovation of the Casa de Indias by Intur hotel in Seville, which opened in 2019.
“The objective that we have set ourselves is that, through interior design, the architectural essence of San Sebastian that characterizes the building is also valued, so that this unique richness, adapted to the new times, serves as a common thread for both design of the rooms as for the common areas and that the client can appreciate and enjoy that uniqueness in each of the corners of the hotel “, explained Iñaki Oyarzabal, director of the Intur Hotels in Donostia-San Sebastián.
Furthermore, on the ground floor of the hotel is Rúa 877, Antonio Belotti’s second restaurant in the city. An elegant restaurant with an exclusive service to enjoy a wine, an aperitif or a meal with character.
Almost a thousand rooms
As Iker Llano, CEO of Grupo Intur has indicated “this new space is also located very close to the Villa Victoria by Intur hotel, which we opened in 2018, and is in addition to the openings carried out in recent years: the the already emblematic Casa de Indias by Intur hotel and the Core Suites vacation apartments, also in the capital of Seville “.
With this new addition, the Intur Hotels offer that belongs to Grupo Gimeno will add “almost a thousand rooms. A bet that allows us -after more than 50 years of experience in the accommodation and leisure sector- to raise our number to ten of establishments: nine hotels, both urban and holiday, in cities such as Madrid, Seville, Ciudad Real, Benicàssim, Castelló or San Sebastián and the management of a tourist apartment building in the capital of Seville, a model that we plan to replicate in other cities ” .