Spain’s colonial influence is interpreted and celebrated in this room. Finely hand-painted and stenciled walls look like aged wall paper. Sensuous, ornate furniture and handcrafted details hearken back to a time of quality craftsmanship. Rich tile, oriental rugs and broad views of the desert gardens make this room a traveler’s quiet repose. The generous bathroom and wide doors provide ample room for wheelchair access. A walk-in closet includes a beautiful Santa Lucia Gentlemen’s Chest and iron Cheval mirror. Furnishings by Sunset Interiors & Design Studio.
Historical Notes ~ Tucson was established in 1775 as a fortress called the Presidio of San Agustin del Tucson very near modern-day downtown. Interestingly, the precise location of the Presidio was chosen by an Irish Spanish soldier named Hugh O’Conor (Hugo Oconor) because it fulfilled “the requirements of water, pasture, and wood and effectively closed the Apache frontier” for New Spain. During the Spanish period of the presidio, attacks such as the Second Battle of Tucson were repeatedly mounted by Apache Indians. Eventually the town around the presidio came to be called “Tucson” and became a part of Mexico after Mexico gained independence from Spain in 1821. The ornate style from Spain’s royal and imperialistic culture is a visible trademark of this era throughout Mexico, Tucson, and Southern Arizona.
Additional Room Amenities
- King-size bed
- Soaking tub and walk-in shower
- Outside entrance, desert garden view
- Walk-in closet
- Outside entrance, ADA handicapped accessible
- Robes, slippers, iron, ironing board, hair dryer, safe, TV and DVD