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Madrid successfully combines business with pleasure

The Spanish capital is seeing a surge in interest from business and leisure travellers alike, as more people are drawn to its collection of exemplary hotels, restaurants and cultural attractions

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Palacio de Comunicaciones, Madrid. The city of Madrid is an ideal location for both business and leisure travel 

Madrid is a lively, cosmopolitan and friendly city with a penchant for making visitors feel at home. The capital of Spain and the country’s largest city, Madrid is a place for doing business and embracing new trends, offering a safe and comfortable setting where taking time out and doing business are equally enjoyable. The city’s rich culture, astounding natural heritage, cutting-edge transportation network, superb accommodation and fine cuisine are perfectly complemented by the passion of its locals and its exemplary range of day and night time activities. Such a unique combination of assets has helped to create a city that is truly one of the most attractive in the world.

During a visit to Madrid, visitors will find that its hotels are so much more than a mere place to sleep: they are a point of reference across Europe for their services, comfort, safety, accessibility and gastronomy. The nearly 900 hotels across the city offer visitors innumerable ways to enjoy their leisure time, as well as their business hours. Throughout this selection there are hotels of all types, and to suit all budgets, but they all share one key feature: quality.

Madrid’s growing collection
Madrid has a modern and innovative hotel capacity that is engaged in a constant process of renewal and expansion, allowing it to provide a wide range of rates and categories to satisfy all tastes and requirements. From hotels that have been standing for over a century to ones that have opened only in the last year and boast state of the art design, and from five-star hotels to the municipal youth hostel in the heart of the city, Madrid is able to offer something for everyone.

In only the last few months, the city has seen an array of classical hotels reopening their doors, including the NH Collection Eurobuilding, NH Collection Colón, Iberostar Las Letras Gran Vía and the Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel. Additionally, several small and boutique hotels, such as the Principal, Urso Hotel and Spa, Hotel Único and NH Suecia, have recently opened their doors.

With regards to the near future, Palladium Hotels is currently adding the final touches to its new Only You Hotel, which is located in the centre of the city close to the Atotcha high-speed railway station, while international brands like Four Seasons and W continue to focus on upcoming projects within the Spanish capital.

870

Hotels in Madrid

42,640

Rooms

81,672

Beds

26

Five-star hotels

Source: Madrid Convention Bureau
2016 figures

A hub of gastronomy
Few things are more enticing to travellers than a faultless combination of rest, relaxation and fine dining. To this end, Madrid’s hotels place particular emphasis on their culinary offering, to the point where many of the most emblematic restaurants in the capital are located within its hotels. This is certainly the case with NH Collection Eurobuilding, which is home to DiverXO restaurant and its three-Michelin-starred chef Daviz Muñoz. Additionally, Hotel Unico and the Principal Hotel are home to the cuisine of two-Michelin-starred chef Ramón Freixá, while Hotel Wellington’s Japanese restaurant Kabuki hosts Michelin-starred chef Ricardo Sanz.

Excellent service, fine dining and world-class chefs are just some of the features that are frequently found across Madrid’s supply of accommodations, while pillow menus, in-room hot tubs and courtesy cars for touring the city are a few of the complimentary services that the city’s top hotels are known to provide for their most discerning customers.

Few cities can boast the conditions and assets that make Madrid the ultimate location for hosting professional meetings, conferences, conventions and incentive trips. Madrid’s exceptional range of accommodation and value for money is complemented by excellent infrastructure, modern congress facilities, highly specialised services and economic vitality.

However, the city’s competitive advantage is not limited to these few differences: the Spanish capital offers the unique possibility of combining work with leisure, making work meetings an enjoyable experience. In Madrid, where meetings can be held and business deals can be closed amid the city’s unbeatable entertainment, food and cultural agenda, the line separating business and pleasure is a blurred one.

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