THE HOTELNeo-Gothic arched windows and Juliet balconies are the first impression made by Hospes Amérigo. What began as a Dominican convent, and once housed the local prosperous bourgeoisie, is now a filled with modern creature comforts. Guest rooms at this Alicante hotel boast a warm palette of neutral colors and simple textures that contrast against dark wood. A light-filled lobby welcomes with polished white marble and glass surfaces, but the past is present again in the wrought-iron work that surrounds the balcony above the lobby. Head up to the roof terrace for stunning views of the city's castle. ARCHITECTURE & DESIGNThis former 15th-century Black Friar's Convent has been given a complete makeover by the renowned Hospes Design Team, who have expertly combined the stunning traditional architecture with a more contemporary style. Salvaged stones from the historic façade are used throughout the hotel's modernist interior of neutral tones, marble, and glass.