Check out these holiday rates at some of Madrid’s finest hotels
Madird has changed a lot in recent years, with an increasing number of available hospitality options for guests; in order to stay competitive, properties there have now started to offer special holiday rates
Madrid, Spain has changed a lot in recent years, evolving into one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of Europe, which just so happens to also make it one of the most popular tourist destinations worldwide.
As such, the hotels in the city have also changed a great deal in recent years, as they have in many of the major international tourist destinations. This has created a problem for travellers who find themselves relying on old or outdated travel information related to hotel quality. To remedy this, a travel expert at Forbes recently looked at some of the finest properties in the city, properties that are new in recent years, subsequently offering tips as well as some info about the rates of each.
Re-enforcing this idea of Madrid as an increasingly desirable destination is a new report from TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTION, which paints a picture of a robust and dynamic project pipeline in the country, one that contains 69 projects that will yield 13,774 rooms once they are completed.
With all that in mind, let’s take a look at some of what Forbes reported:
The Principal Madrid
(Calle Marqués de Valdeiglesias, 1, +34 915 21 87 43), now four years old, with just 77 rooms is a boutique hotel right in the center of Madrid, across from the historic Metrópolis Building and just blocks from The Prado and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums. Rooms right now start at €226 per night.
VP Plaza España Design
(Plaza de España, 5; +34 915 95 55 10), right on the Plaza de España, is brand new, with 214 rooms, Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool, sauna, spa, business center, valet parking, airport shuttle service and a spectacular 12th floor Gingko Restaurant and Sky Bar Lounge that has quickly become one of the most popular after-6 PM venues in the city, with a grand 360° panorama from overlooking the Royal Palace. The menu here is a mix of Mediterranean and Japanese cuisine that ranges from an octopus carpaccio and a Vietnamese salad with mango and cashews to a burger made with Galician beef and Japanese-style fried chicken.
(Calle Barquillo 21; +34 910 05 22 22), The most flamboyant of Madrid’s new hotels, part of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts, carved out of a 19th-century mansion in the Salesas neighborhood. Its décor throughout, by designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán, seems to reference every tradition of Spanish art and culture with wit, like the El Padrino Bar and Bookstore, with a bull’s head on the wall, specials scrawled on a column at the bar. There’s an art nouveau concierge and check-in desk, surrealist and cubist artwork in other public rooms, old maps of the cit and elevators lined with bookshelves. The Only You won the Best Boutique Hotel in the World in the Design category.
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