The redesign of the Caro Hotel in Valencia, Spain, has injected stamps of modernity into a myriad of historic elements.
The Caro Hotel’s site is filled with heritage: the façade is a monument that dates back to the 12th century, while the main lobby’s staircase is from the early 19th century. On one wall, a mosaic showing a cornucopia is said to be the oldest in Valencia, dating back to the 1st century B.C.
The recent renovation, by Barcelona-based Francesc Rifé Studio, has seen the addition of new aspects amongst existing structural elements. Each of the 26 rooms are unique, morphing with the old in each circumstance. In the attic, original wooden beams fuse with modern furnishings, while the suite has left 19th-century crafts intact.
Photos courtesy Fernando Alda.