Preserving the Past While Embracing the Future: New Madrid Hotels

Madrid, one of Spain’s most vibrant and lively cities, is in the midst of an exciting hotel boom. Many of the world’s leading hotel brands are investing heavily and doubling down on Madrid’s reputation as a longstanding favorite of luxury incentive travelers. Capitalizing on Madrid’s affinity for seamlessly applying modern aesthetic to historic buildings, these new hotel offerings aim to preserve the city’s past by transforming treasured buildings into luxury accommodations.  These exciting hotel developments will quickly catapult Madrid to the top of your incentive destination lists.
A few of this year’s most notable openings are highlighted below:
Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques
A Leading Hotels of the World member, the Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques hotel is housed within the Convent Santo Domingo built in the 13th century and the neighboring Palace of Dukes of Granada de Ega built in the 19th century making it an impressive new hotel you have to see to believe. Within, you’ll find multiple homages to the influential Spanish artist, Diego Velázquez, of whom the ducal family were collectors.

Barceló Torre de Madrid
Torre de Madrid is one of the city’s most recognizable buildings and is now home to Barceló Torre de Madrid. For a time, the building was the tallest concrete structure in the world. Today, the five-star property is a sophisticated and unique hotel courtesy of its designer, Jaime Hayón, a native Madridian.

Hotel Círculo Gran Vía, Autograph Collection
Hotel Círculo Gran Vía is housed within a 1920 neo-classical building that was originally a gentleman’s club. Located on the Gran Via, this adults-only boutique property features one of the city’s best-known casinos.

The NH Collection Madrid Suecia
The NH Collection Madrid Suecia hotel is a five-star property featuring 123 well-appointed rooms also along Madrid’s Gran Via. Built in the 1950’s, the building served as a residence for Ernest Hemingway and Che Guevara at various points throughout its history.

In addition, a few planned hotel projects are expected to open within the next year or two:
Four Seasons Hotel Madrid
Four Seasons is bringing its first hotel in Spain to Madrid as part of a project that will feature a 200-room hotel along with 22 residences within seven historic buildings at the Centro Canalejas development. The hotel is expected to open in 2019.
W Madrid
Scheduled to open in 2019 as well, Spain’s second W hotel will be located on the Plaza de Canalejas inside a fully renovated 19th century building featuring 160 sleeping rooms.
Hyatt Centric Gran Via Madrid
The 159 room Hyatt Centric Gran Via Madrid will open later this year inside a landmark 1920 era building located along the famed Gran Via.
If planning the perfect incentive is top of mind, look no further than exciting city of Madrid! These properties are sure to please even the savviest traveler.  Your attendees will be enchanted and inspired by the hotels’ fusion of old world charm with contemporary design elements.

Providing unsurpassed knowledge, contact the team at Madrid Convention Bureau for assistance booking you next event in this wonderful city.


Amanda brings nearly fifteen years’ experience in the meetings and events industry giving her significant working knowledge in event management plus unparalleled experience servicing and maintaining a strategic meetings management program. During her time in the industry, her responsibilities have ranged from logistical planning for corporate business meetings and high level advisory boards to managing the site selection process for both corporate and association clients. She has sourced a variety of programs, including incentives, roadshows, international meetings and citywide conventions.  She holds a Master of Business Administration from St. Joseph’s University and contributes to industry-specific pieces for i-Meet, the online business community for people who plan meetings and events  


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