Hilton announces first hotel in Spain’s culinary hub, San Sebastian

Palacio Bellas Artes Hotel San Sebastian, Curio Collection by Hilton will open in 2024

Hilton has announced plans to open its first property in San Sebastian, a town in northern Spain renowned for its gastronomy.

Scheduled to open in 2024, Palacio Bellas Artes Hotel San Sebastian, Curio Collection by Hilton will be housed within the former Fine Arts Theatre in the Amara district of the city. The theatre was built in 1914 under architect Ramon Cortazar, one of the founders of the signature Basque style.

The hotel will feature 82 rooms, including eight suites, as well as meeting spaces, a fitness centre, a bar and a restaurant

Launched in 2014, there are now more than 115 hotels open under the Curio brand, with hotels in the pipeline including Lost Property Hotel in London’s St Paul’s and Sea Breeze Santorini Beach Resort, both of which are scheduled to open in summer 2022.


Commenting on the announcement, Hilton senior vice president of development, EMEA, Patrick Fitzgibbon said: “San Sebastian is a city that has a wealth of cultural attractions, making it the perfect home for Curio Collection by Hilton. From its thriving restaurant scene, featuring more Michelin stars per square metre than any other city, to its lively pintxo bars, jazz festival and food markets – our international guests will enjoy soaking up the atmosphere while exploring the city.

“Curio Collection by Hilton has grown exponentially across Europe, with new openings this year in Lisbon, Madrid, Santorini, Krakow, London and Reykjavik, and Palacio Bellas Artes Hotel San Sebastian, Curio Collection by Hilton is a very welcome addition to the expanding portfolio of 190 hotels trading or under development around the world.”

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