Hotel Riu Plaza de España – in the heart of the city center of Madrid

Just 12 miles from Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport, lies the gorgeous Hotel Riu Plaza de España, in the heart of the city center of Madrid. This stunning hotel opened its doors in the summer of 2019, and is located on Madrid’s Gran Vía, a hustling and bustling part of the city, with no shortage of interesting and exciting things to do and see.  With 27 floors and an extensive range of facilities, the Hotel Riu Plaza de España is sure to make your next event a memorable experience.

The hotel is home to over 550 rooms, where each guest will experience an array of amenities (including a bed and breakfast rate), and several different room types to fit every need and budget.  The hotel offers deluxe twins (each 248 sq feet) with satellite TV, a safe and a mini-fridge as well as a presidential suite for your VIPs (boasting 1076 sq feet) with two bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a small kitchen and a separate living room w/ dining area. Perfect also for pop up meetings, this suite includes an endless array of exclusive services, such as 2 terraces with stunning views of the city.  There is free WiFi throughout the hotel, a Sky Bar with breathtaking views of the city for all guests to enjoy, an outdoor swimming pool (open in summer) and a 24-hour gym.  The front desk also has a multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with tours/tickets and even luggage storage for your guests.

Now, let’s talk meetings.  If you are looking for a venue to create a great event in Madrid, the Hotel Riu Plaza España is the place for you. With 17 meeting rooms, and the ability to host up to 1500 people, there is a space for every group, for all types of events.  A total of over 32,000 sq ft of conference space! There is an amazing terrace on the 27th floor if you’re looking for something special. Plus, in the hotel’s business center, attendees have access to desks/computers with complimentary internet access, a photocopier, scanner and color printer.  Planners can also rent a complete audiovisual setup package to make your meeting set up even easier, and more cost effective.

And don’t forget about Madrid’s amazing cuisine!  The Hotel Riu Plaza de España showcases the heart of the city and marries it with a nice food and beverage experience.  In the restaurant, guests will have complimentary buffet breakfast every morning with show-cooking stations that will help them start the day off right!  Or wind down in the evening and discover the beauty of Madrid from above. With breathtaking views in the Sky Bar, celebrate a kickoff reception or after dinner drink with delicious cocktails and the best tapas.

So, if you are looking for a great location in Madrid, with a nice value for your next group, look no further than the Hotel Riu Plaza de España.  It’s clean, modern vibe coupled with a wonderful staff will cater to every attendee and planner alike.   Consider the Hotel Riu Plaza de España for your next event – you will not be disappointed!  For more information, please contact the Tourist Office of Spain.


Samantha Meloni is a senior meeting specialist and a 20+ year veteran in the meeting & events industry who contributes to industry-specific pieces for i-Meet. She currently also holds a 3 star Meeting Professional Badge. Feel free to connect with Samantha on LinkedIn, i-Meet and Ive-Been-There.


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