Whilst it may not have the charm of Barcelona's quirky landmarks, Madrid is certainly not short on style. This lively city plays host to some of Spain's must-see hotels where artistic creativity combines with touches of luxury to provide an unforgettable experience.
Hotel Puerta America is a feat of architectural creativity: some of the industry's most innovative designers were given one floor and carte blanche to do what they liked with it. The result is a mish-mash of genius: from the tomato-hued pvc sheen of Marc Newson's Floor 6 to the spooky curved futurism of Zaha Hadid's Floor 1. The highlight is surely the plasma studio on Floor 4 where mirrors are combined in starkly geometric shapes to create tricks of light and a surreal vibe.
De Las Letras hotel is an elegant and colorful place to rest your head. Ochre colored rooms are adorned with quotes and motifs to create a feeling of cultural richness and historical features merge with cutting-edge modernism for an eclectic, relaxed feel. A well-stocked library caters for the intellectuals this establishment seeks to attract whilst a state of the art fitness center keeps the body as well as the mind in good shape.
For some pure, unadulterated fashion head to ME Madrid. This hotel is flash, snappy, celeb-friendly and the best place for glamour fans to don their highest heels and drink artisan cocktails before hitting the town. Me Madrid is part of a chain of hotels that aim to provide customers with a sexy, high tech experience and has already seen the likes of George Clooney popping up the bar.
Packages for lovers include the 'One-on-One package for two' which consists of a champagne airport pickup, a 'stay-in-bed breakfast' and an intriguingly named 'passion pack'. If all that romance goes to your head you can even come back to ME to tie the knot! Depending on your taste you can choose wedding ceremony themes such as 'the chill', 'the city', 'the passion' or 'the moment'.
Finally, if you want to spend it like Beckham, be sure to book a room at AC Santo Mauro where the man himself ran up a huge bill whilst he was house hunting after his move to Real Madrid. The selling point of this hotel is it's timeless elegance combined with tasteful furnishings and discreet luxury. If you're thinking this couldn't be more opposed to the gaudy luxury of the 'his and hers' thrones at Beckingham palace, you'd be right!
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Author: By Helen E Cross