Hotel Claude Marbella
Hotel Claude Marbella
C/ San Francisco 5
tel:- 0034 9529 0084 0
fax:- 0034 9527 6627 7
web address:- www.hotelclaudemarbella.com
Hotel Claude Marbella :-
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Venue type - Hotel
Number of function rooms available for weddings: 2
Function room names and capacities: Restaurant "Le Bijou" (16pax)Our "patio" (courtyard)25 sitting down and 50 standing
Guests rooms available: 7
Honeymoon suite available: 1
Choice of wedding breakfast menus - Yes
Alcohol License - Yes
Dedicated wedding planner available - Yes
Evening Reception Facilities - Yes
Wedding services provided: help organising local organisation such as flowers, hairdressers, cars, etc.
Suitable locations inside the venue for wedding photography: yes; XVII´th century mansion with typical Spanish courtyard, etc.
Local picturesque areas suitable for wedding photography: yes, the historic old town of Marbella and nearby areas
Venue special features: classical XVII´th century mansion with original columns and well in the courtyard, beautiful decor: traditional features mixed with modern ones
Venue History: Hotel Claude Marbella used to be the residence of Napoléon III´s wife Eugenia de Montijo. The property belonged to her great grandparents. In the late 19th century the builder and architect of the Suez Canal also lived here. In the late 20th century the house belonged to Claude Devoize who was an opera singer and the house was an artist´s club where she used to perform. When Claude passed away, her husband Juan Berjano closed the doors and never set foot into this magic place until he later married María Victoria Pöll del Bosque (a painter: check out the breakfast menus to admire her aquarel) and her son Fran-Josef had the fabulous idea to refurbish the place and convert it into a little boutique hotel. His wife Maria and himself used their imagination and years of travelling and staying in hotels to make this place very special and unique. Once the property was refurbished and renovated (it took 5 years) Juan set foot into the house again and approved as he says that the atmosphere of the past has been kept touching it up with all the modern comfort. He now often comes back to the house and sits in the patio or on the charming roof terrace and lets his memories fly. Franz-Josef´s sister Désirée manages the hotel and has put her personal touch to it by telling her stories and she is planning to organise cultural events at the property. In 2009 Hotel Claude won "Best Small Hotel in Europe" (hotels up to 50 rooms) by the CNBC poperty awards and also the Condé Nast "top 100" awards (USa publication) and most recently the Condé Nast "Gold List" for one of 15 top urban hotels in Spain.
Other information: The hotel can be hired out exclusively for family and friends.
The term originates from the sixteenth century. At that time a small piece of bread would be placed in a goblet of wine. The goblet would be passed from guest to guest until it reached the person being honored who would drain the goblet and eat the morsel of bread in the bottom. This tradition is practiced at weddings today - usually in the form of one or more champagne "toasts". The best man has the honor of giving the first toast. Usually the bride and groom remain seated for the toasts while all the guests are usually standing to honor them. The couple may then make a few remarks thanking their families, wedding party members, and guests. They may also "toast" each other or share a "toast" together. Often special glass or silver goblets are used by the bride and groom.