Marriott International's Autograph Collection has opened the Eugenia de Montijo in the center of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Toledo in Spain.
The 42-room hotel began operating in the former palace of the Empress Eugenia de Montijo. Spanish architects Manuel Bernard and Sainz de Vicuña along with architectural firm Interior Design Leitmotiv designed the new Autograph Collection hotel. The property near the Cathedral and Jewish Quarter is close to El Greco's masterpiece at the Church of Santo Tomé, the Cristo de la Luz Mosque and the Alcázar Fortress.
“The hotel’s rich heritage, intimate size and chic, modern design creates a unique getaway experience exactly like nothing else,” John Licence, VP of premium & select brands Europe at Marriott International, said in a statement. “We look forward to welcoming guests to Eugenia de Montijo as they discover the unique city of Toledo."
This is Marriott's latest addition to the Autograph Collection brand. The hotel will join Spain's list of seven Autograph Collection properties in Madrid, Baqueira, Santiago de Compostela, Granada and Barcelona. Marriott opened the 71-room Hotel Círculo Gran Vía under the Autograph Collection brand in June 2017. This is the brand's third property in Madrid, following the Hotel Palacio del Retiro and the Hotel Santo Mauro.
Marriott has a total of 77 hotels operating in Spain under its AC Hotels, Autograph Collection, Edition, Renaissance, Ritz-Carlton, Marriott and Courtyard brands. Two of these–the Eugenia del Montijo, Autograph Collection and the AC Hotel Ciudad del Toldeo–both operate in the city of Toledo.