The Gran H. La Marina is a singular Building. One of the 6 most important historical Edifices in Altea (detailed below*). The building boasts unique features that make it a very interesting investment. The Building is detached, closest buildings belong to the emblematic Altea Train Station, non-residential. Each area in Altea changes and the permits for the use of buildings vary, in the case of Gran H. the use is contemplated as follows, Residential, Hotel, Cultural Space, Administrative, Health Care, Kinder Garten, Restaurant and Bar. Flagship Building, Boutique Hotel, Office Space, Brand HQ, Private members’ club for people in the creative, business, art, cuisine, medical industries, these are but a few of the options the Gran H. has to offer, a classic historical building with a contemporary touch, the perfect scenario.
Services offered literally at the buildings doorstep are many, Taxi, Police, Train, Bus, Beach, Cafes, Yacht Club, Restaurants, Parking…
The chosen layout for the renovation is 7 rooms with en-suite bathrooms and various common areas. The interior architecture is a design we call, flexible interior. The interior is designed around a self-supporting steel tubular structure filled with 80mm high density mineral Rockwool covered with Knauff Plasterboard. This structure is used to divide spaces and to harbor all services, water, electricity, data, air conditioning… The advantage of this design is that with minimum intervention spaces can be changed, little debris, short time and at a low cost. The different options the building can be used for moved us to come up with this concept to not limit options.
These are but a few of the options the Gran H. has to offer, a classic historical building with a contemporary touch, the perfect scenario.
*Gran H La Marina, Altea. Known at the time as The Grand Hotel La Marina it was, for the period, a luxury building that personified popular modernist style of the 1920s.
The building follows the architectural style of the period, it varies in part from the catalogued buildings of the railway station, built in a modernist style, making it the finest example of that period that Altea possesses. Built with certain eclecticism regarding materials in order to confer an air of luxury, modernism and maximum efficiency in the layout of the rooms and communal spaces. Special attention is drawn to the large central area where a pair of very attractive staircases that lead to the upper floor, lend an air of spaciousness to the building.
Attention is also drawn to the use of materials, handmade floor tiles with their carpet designs reminiscent of Noia, the designs on the handmade bannisters, balustrads etc. of the highest quality wood, revealing a wood culture at its height of splendour, with doors, windows, shutters, revealing the efficient and popular modernism of the period.
In his work (Op. Cit. page 72) Ramón Llorens speaks of this period and reminds us of the press articles: “Grand Hotel, restaurant, comfortable rooms with sea views, car rental…” evidence of a real luxury, in use until the 1950s.