Seville: Felipe

Profile: Felipe (French, Spanish, English)2013.04.23-Seville-130203

Felipe is an event organiser, artist, foodie and hotelier. Originally from Seville Felipe has lived in New York and Madrid; he was educated in England and graduated from MIT in America. Whether arranging a tapas tour, cookery or drawing class, sherry tasting, specialist art tour, riding in a private finca or a party at Casa de Carmona, he’s the perfect contact for Seville and will unveil this stunning city.

Seville Discover Seville, guided by owner-in-residence of Casa de Carmona and local expert, Felipe.  The added luxury – without the usual hefty price tag – is in the knowledge shared and guest experience.

Tired of the usual list of tourist things to do?  Tired of staying in a hotel that could be anywhere in the world and fed-up with non-descript hotel staff?  Yearn to be swept up in the romance and soul of a place whilst on holiday?

Imagine the scent of orange trees and jasmine and a 16th Century palace come luxury hotel. Imagine the owner is your host and you have access to local, insider information rather than feeling like a tourist with your nose buried in a run-of-the-mill guide book… Imagine Casa de Carmona.

A well-established member of the community, Felipe has a wealth of knowledge about the local area, history and culture and is passionate about sharing his experience and his home, Casa de Carmona, with visitors.  Prior to arrival, a personal concierge tailors each visit according to guest preferences.  A few suggestions and some of the ‘doors that can be opened’ include:

  • 17th Century Casa Palacio de Rueda is one of the most remarkable houses in Carmona.  Not usually open to the public, Felipe can arrange a private tour.
  • Finca La Viña houses a breed of impressive Spanish ‘Pura Raza Española’ horses.  Felipe can arrange riding, something not open to the general public.
  • Local advice and guidance on authentic tapas tours in Seville.
  • With 33 rooms and seven suites, Casa de Carmona can also be hired exclusively for a special occasion – birthday, wedding or otherwise – with requests and individual arrangements catered to.