The Palace combines the magic of its surroundings with the beauty of its emblematic building, a 17th-century palace that has been impeccably converted into a luxurious hotel. History and modernity coexist in harmony to offer the best souvenir to the guest.
History of the Palace of the Marquis of Ferrera
The Ferrera Palace is one of the oldest Baroque buildings in Asturias and dates back to the mid-17th century. It was built according to a project by the local architect Bartolome Velasco on behalf of Pedro de León y Menéndez de Avilés, whose heraldic weapons appear on the carved coats of arms located on the facade of the building.
Its peculiar external appearance is due to its location, at the confluence of two streets, and to its square façade as well as its only tower, located at an angle. It occupies a prominent place in the square outside the town that marks the beginning of the expansion of the city beyond the walled enclosure and served for years as the residence of the Spanish royal family whenever they spent the night in the town.
In 1998 the property of the Palace and its attached estate were acquired along with the “French garden” a natural element of great attractiveness and botanical interest.
On 21 February 2001, remodelling work of the historic building began as did its conversion into what is today a top-class hotel.
It was inaugurated as a hotel in the summer of 2003 with the NH hotel chain signet at the forefront along with the five stars that represent the highest hotel category.
At present, the NH Collection Palacio de Avilés Hotel offers 80 rooms in its facilities, distributed into modern rooms facing the gardens and the French garden and suites located in the noble part of the Palace.