Hotel Review: Spain. The name carries with it images of love, zeal and beauty. In this plush country, Madrid locals daily explore their passions through music, dance and food on warm summer evenings. Madrid immediately lures you into it's culture with historical sites and sweet smells of tapas, paella dishes, and sweet Spanish wines.
Among the beauty and backdrop of this city sits The Westin Palace Madrid in the famous Art Triangle amidst the Thyssen, Prado and Reina Sofia Museums. Commissioned by King Alfonso XIII in 1912, the newly remodeled hotel was ranked one of the World's Best Hotels by Condé Nast Traveler's 2010 Gold List. An enormous stained glass dome sits atop the building showing off the impressive colors and details to all who pass by as a declaration of class and royalty.
Not only a hotel for the privileged but also a place perfect for art enthusiasts to admire the works inside the hotel and in the surrounding art galleries. The entrance hall is decorated with murals of Italian Renaissance gardens leading to Art Nouveau in the Rotunda Hall.
Guests will fall in love again in the Royal Suite as they relax in the elegantly decorated rooms with wood furnishings; leather bound books in private libraries and the Westin Heavenly Bed® and Heavenly Bath. Stylish and comfortable, the suite boasts a European flair with marble bathrooms and mahogany wardrobes and provides modern conveniences like soundproof windows. Mahogany sliding doors separate the living and dining areas and a fireplace in the library provides warmth on cold evenings.
This suite also includes a guest bathroom while the main bathroom is equipped with luxuriant toiletries, a sauna and Jacuzzi. The large lounge features a conversation area with sofa, table and velvet chairs. A separate dining area accommodates eight guests and for business travelers the suite library provides a fax, copier, printer and television. Ask for a room near the top floors for breath-taking views of Madrid or for a more quiet setting levels four through six.
Guests may enjoy extensive facilities including modular meeting rooms with Venetian chandeliers, two restaurants, a hairdresser and The WestinWORKOUT® fitness center overlooking the city. Open 24-hours daily, Club Neptuno fitness center offers views over Retiro Park. Hosting celebrities and royalties alike is not uncommon at the Westin Palace Madrid. Famous guests have enjoyed staying at the hotel, ranging from Salvador Dali to novelist Isabel Allende and movie director Richard Attenborough. If you're lucky you may just even share an elevator with a Price or Princess.
Experience Madrid's exceptional restaurants, nightlife and live music scene as you immerse yourself into Spain's alluring culture at the Westin Palace Madrid. Discover why Condé Nast Traveler has crowned it one of The World's Best Places to Stay.