Resort Alexandra

Resort Alexandra

Vernet les Bains France
A new future is dawning for once grand Hotel Alexandra in Vernet les Bains at the foot of the Pyrenees.

Year

2016
Status
Design

About

The French town of Vernet les Bains is tucked away at the foot of the Pyrenees, close to the Catalan border. During the nineteenth century, Vernet was renowned for its medicinal springs and sources. The then famous Hotel Alexandra was built close to this ‘Kur-ort’. Famous authors such as Hans Christian Andersen, Rudyard Kipling and André Malraux were regular guests. The hotel flourished on into the twentieth century when princely children from Monaco and Belgium would come to stay. At the close of the last century, however, decline had set in and all that remained of this illustrious Art Nouveau building was an abandoned shell. A commission from a Dutch investor led Dormio Leisure Development to develop a concept of a luxury resort to resuscitate this site. NEXIT was commissioned to renovate existing Hotel Alexandra and design six new pavilions on the mountainside.

Specifications

Project
Renovation of an existing hotel and six new paviliions
Team
Addy de Boer, Arjan Wanders, Marlies Raterink
Client
Dormio Investments B.V, Arnhem
Images
NEXIT

Location

Vernet les Bains France