This is the remodeling, refurbishing and enhancement project of the Osset Palace, located in Forcall, a small village near Morella, in the interior of the Castellón Province (Region of Valencia, Spain).
This palace, built in the late 16th to early 17th centuries, had already undergone a nearly complete interior renovation in 1993 in order to convert it into a hotel for rural tourism. It was decided to create an establishment of the so-called “hotels with a personal touch”, which in itself will constitute a high quality tourist attraction.
The architectural project has sought to bring out the palace’s full potential and to make the building itself into a tourist destination.
The rooms have been made more spacious –the former 20 rooms are now 16, three of them junior suites. All of them are different and their decoration reflects the four seasons. Also, a spa with sauna and a relaxation area have been added. The major actions carried out by this project include changing the hotel’s main entrance, which now directly faces the square. The entrance hall brings together the lobby, a small sitting area and a coffee shop. From this access space, a grand staircase goes down to the restaurant area, located under the renovated arches. The downstairs also includes a private dining room and a wine cellar.
In addition, the old chapel located on the main floor, which had been turned into the lift landing, has been recovered. After the intervention, the chapel now showcases all its architectural qualities.