The Ayre opened in 1991 and stands opposite Santa Justa station at the heart of the famous Avenida Kansas City avenue, one of Seville's twin cities. This modern 8 storey building also has a wide selection of conference and event rooms. Once you set foot inside the gilt-framed entrance to the hotel you'll find yourself in the bright marble lobby, with a display stand adorned with various leaflets on the city and a selection of major newspapers provided for guests' convenience. Opposite the reception desk are two old-fashioned phone boxes which still work, as well as two computers providing Internet access for an additional charge. There are several lounge areas furnished with red and floral armchairs leading off this area and the decor is sure to grab your attention, with multi-coloured (red, yellow, etc.) wallpapers, a painting of the Royal Family painted for the 2010 Spring Festival, a portico, a series of columns, and Indian windows dating back to the 19th century. The most striking decorative feature, however, is the gold spiral staircase leading up from the ground floor to the restaurant area. Up on the 8th floor, meanwhile, you'll find a business centre equipped with several computers offering an Internet connection for an additional charge as well as a conference room. Once you reach the final sitting room you'll come to the pleasant and spacious rectangular swimming pool, surrounded by green deckchairs, parasols, and shrubs. The hotel gym is also nearby and consists of a small, rather outdated and, it has to be said, unappealing room with just a handful of equipment.