Hilton has confirmed plans to open its first hotel in San Sebastián, Spain, following a franchise agreement with Sociedad Anónima Deportes y Espectáculos, S.A. – a wholly owned subsidiary of Grupo SADE.

Palacio Bellas Artes Hotel San Sebastian, Curio Collection by Hilton is expected to open in 2024, following a redevelopment programme which will celebrate the building’s considerable history and architectural heritage. Grupo SADE will manage the hotel.

Palacio Bellas Artes Hotel San Sebastian, Curio Collection by Hilton will feature 82 stylish guest rooms, including eight suites, meeting space, a gym, and a bar and restaurant. The hotel will be located within the former Fine Arts Theatre, in the Amara district of the city. The theatre was built in 1914, and was designed by the local architect Ramón Cortázar, a founder of the distinctive Basque style of design.  

“San Sebastián is a city which has a wealth of cultural attractions, making it the perfect home for Curio Collection by Hilton," says Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, EMEA, Hilton. "From its thriving restaurant scene – featuring more Michelin stars per square metre than any other global 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.”