Welcoming, respectful of the area’s architectural harmony, and built with the typical recycled materials of Eastern Asturias, such as wood and stone. Those were the requisites and starting points that gave birth to Hotel La Cepada, which, in just under two decades, has become a benchmark in the Principado of Asturias. Find out a little more about our history.
The history of Hotel La Cepada is intrinsically linked to the figure of Joaquín Redondo, a real estate developer who is largely responsible for the current image of Cangas de Onís. Redondo stood out not only for his vision of the future, but also for the deep respect he always had for architectural harmony and the aesthetics of the area’s traditional buildings.
It was Redondo himself who set up the infrastructure of the shelters in the Picos de Europa. In the mid-80s, a plan was approved to build some shelters to replace the existing ones, which were rather dilapidated, and it was Redondo who dared to take up the challenge, not only of building them, but also of providing some access routes to reach them.
As the head of Construcciones Tornín, he made a significant contribution to the urban development of the city and several towns in the area, and paved the way for top-quality hotel and restaurant services. He always carried out the work with sensitivity and care, imitating Cangas’ own unique style, with a special fondness for materials such as wood and stone.
So, when it came to building the hotel, it was no surprise that he employed the same sensitivity and respect. It was at the end of the 1990s when he decided to build an establishment on some land he had bought, called La Cepada, from which the hotel was to take its name. A large limestone construction was planned, using materials from other buildings and even incorporating some columns from 1870 in the reception area.
Under the watchful eye of architect Norberto Tellado, who worked with him in many of his projects, Redondo was able to create a hotel with an atmosphere that was both welcoming and breathtaking, and which offered some impressive views from its rooms. In total, it took two years to build, and it was finally opened in July 2001 with a lovely inauguration ceremony that marked the beginning of the establishment’s story.