TRIP : Oh, Madrid. A few things come to mind when we reminisce about our time spent in this seductive city. We’re not sure if it’s the romantic fashion choices, the dinners that turned to breakfasts, or the people, but we are obsessed. Of course, we have our pick of anywhere to stay in the world 😉 , but The Principal Madrid Hotel is our first choice.

In short, The Principal Madrid Hotel has the best address in town.  Hands down.  Housed in a 1917 Spanish Renaissance style building, the hotel is in line with the splendidly quirky Art Nouveau and Art Deco façades found on Gran Via (“the great lane”). The interiors celebrate the grand scale of this historic building with high ceilings, iron railings, large windows, and columns, while mixing in eclectic furniture that embodies a New York loft aesthetic.  This gem is a member of Small Luxury Hotels and Design Hotels so you know you’re going to be well looked after in the lap of luxury in this intimate 76 room hotel.  And while it may be hard to leave, you are steps from some of the city’s best shopping, historic sites, museums, and gardens.

THE SLEEP: Which feels like you are living the life in your own private pied-à-terre complete with a dining room and balcony overlooking Gran Vía – why would you ever leave the hotel? Especially since they all come with free high speed Wi-Fi, a Bluetooth sound system, and a media hub. A special perk is that the hotel provides complimentary breakfast on the balcony for guests who book directly online, so book now!


THE TASTE: 2 Michelin Star Chef Ramón Freixa creates authentic Spanish staples like croquetas and Ibérico ham, with an innovative twist at the hotel restaurant, Ático. For drinks, guests can head up to La Terraza, the hotel’s chic rooftop terrace, , complete with Cypress and Olive trees, and sip on signature cocktails while admiring 360° views over the Madrid skyline. Bring that Bachelor episode fantasy to life!

TONE: Keep your wellness routine going on vacation in The Wellbeing Zone that includes a fitness center equipped with Technogym machines, scheduled yoga classes, and personal training sessions. For those looking to take it a tad easier, book one of the hotel’s amazing specialty facials and massages with Natura Bissé products, as well as a Citrus Body Scrub aromatherapy treatment. You’ll be buffed and scrubed to perfection for a night out on the town.


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