The Principal Madrid Hotel Spain
The Principal Madrid Hotel
Marqués de Valdeiglesias, 1 28004 Madrid, Spain,
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The Principal Madrid Hotel
History & Story
The Principal Madrid Hotel is much more than a luxurious modern boutique hotel. Its prime location in the heart of Madrid, its exclusive entrance, its 76 elegantly appointed rooms, the stunning Terraza (rooftop terrace,7th floor) with what may be the best views in Madrid, and its Ático (penthouse, 6th floor) where avant-garde haute cuisine meets classic cocktails in a space with the best music are reasons enough not to miss the opportunity of discovering this renovated building, now one of the capital’s must-see sights.
The hotel’s impressive Ático and Terraza boast the best panoramic views of downtown Madrid. In both, amid large, lush garden areas, you can sip a cocktail or order from the menu concocted by Ramón Freixa (2 Michelin stars), soak up some sun in the Solarium or enjoy the sound of the overflow pool and the best ambient music or our outdoor showers in summer… And always with the finest service to ensure that your every wish is granted.
The hotel also has a Wellness Suite (complete with a sauna which can be booked for private sessions) that offers couple or individual treatment sessions. Experience the pleasure of wellbeing with a session in our private massage room.
If you feel like going for a run, ask the hotel for a map of suggested routes through the nearby El Retiro Park. A personal trainer is also available on request. In addition, The Principal Madrid Hotel boasts a gym and special rooms (some with a separate entrance at Gran Vía 2) for meetings, social events or private dinners.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Location, connecting and family rooms, facilities adapted for the disabled, 24-hour Business Centre, nearby car park (250 metres away), complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi (fibre optic cable), 24-hour reception desk and concierge service, complimentary international press, personal shopper, doorman at the entrance, Valet service for luggage, storage area for luggage, garment bags available on request, 24-hour room service, 24-hour laundry and dry cleaning service, 24-hour ironing service, complimentary shoeshine service, butler service available on request, childcare service available on request, 24-hour emergency medical service on call, spacious panoramic lift, iPads available at reception, DVD and CD library, PlayStation 3 console and games available at reception, personalised check-in with welcome drink, turndown service (afternoon/evening) with complimentary water and towel change, in-room safe large enough to accommodate laptop computers, international multi-plug system, light dimmer switches, full-length mirror with suitable lighting, magnifying mirror, adjustable heat and air conditioning, professional blow-dryer.
The strategic location and views of the centre of Madrid are just some of the strengths of this singular hotel. The hotel is in the very heart of Madrid, and although inside all is peaceful and calm, outside the city is moving at an energetic pace. Gran Vía never sleeps and is packed with shopping districts, tapas bars, iconic cinemas and theatres and the best-known dance and night clubs in the city. You can find virtually anything, from the most modern, fashionable lounges to the oldest shops in the centre, on this street. All the principal museums (Prado, Thyssen, Reina Sofía and Caixa Forum), the city’s main tourist attractions (Cibeles, Callao, Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcalá, Plaza Mayor, the Royal Palace, etc.) and the most famous parks (Campo del Moro Gardens, El Retiro Park, the Botanic Garden and Madrid Río, among many others) are nearby and within walking distance.
Key sites/activities in the area
Visible icons and mandatory photo ops at spots like Cibeles and the Puerta del Sol are just a leisurely 5-minute stroll in either direction from the hotel’s front door. It is also close to the city’s most famous museums (Prado, Thyssen, Reina Sofía and Caixa Forum) and squares and parks, such as Plaza Mayor, the Royal Palace, the Royal Theatre, the Cathedral of La Almudena and El Retiro Park.
The neighbouring buildings include a large part of Madrid’s skyline and its most familiar “postcard” images, like the “Círculo de Bellas Artes”(opposite the hotel), the “Banco de España” (across the street) and the famous caryatids at the Cervantes Institute (round the corner).
Babysitting on request
Baby cots available for guests.
Number of rooms in all: 76 rooms
The 76 rooms and suites at The Principal Madrid offer an experience steeped in contemporary luxury and homey comfort. From the Executive, Premium, Superior or Deluxe rooms (24-28 sqm), to the Junior and Gran Vía Suites (35-80 sqm), there’s a room to suit any business or travel need. A full array of top line amenities and the highest standard in service ensures an impeccable stay in Madrid.
King size beds, six premium pillows, luxury linens of Egyptian cotton and an additional blanket ensure the perfect sleep. Outfitted with the latest in tech accoutrements, each room features a 40-inch TV with over 100 international channels, a Bluetooth sound system for connecting any type of device, an international multi-plug system, adjustable in-room lighting and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi. Sound and heat insulated windows, and in-room climate control allows guests to set their own temperature preferences. All rooms are outward facing and have windows which can be opened. Generous bathrooms with oversized walk-in showers and massage jets ensure an invigorating start to the day, or relaxation after days filled with sight-seeing, gallery explorations, shopping or meetings. Amenities are by the English cosmetics company Gilchrist & Soames.
The 50 sqm Gran Vía suites are as stylish as they are practical with rounded walls, and separate sleeping and living rooms with private dining areas. Guests in these suites enjoy airport shuttle and butler service as well as early check-in and late check-out. They also have the option of adding a connecting double room to create an exclusive 80 sqm apartment.
19 rooms, interior views.
16 rooms, exterior views.
19 rooms, exterior views.
13 rooms, exterior views.
• Junior Suite
5 rooms, exterior views.
• Suite Gran Vía
1 room, Gran Vía views.
Restaurants & Bars
• Ático Restaurant
In an iconic location just where Madrid’s Gran Vía begins, discover Ático. A delicate, luxurious space on the sixth floor of The Principal Madrid Hotel. It’s not only an inviting restaurant under the seal of prestigious chef Ramón Freixa (2 Michelin stars at his other restaurant in the city) with a meticulous but uncomplicated culinary selection you can enjoy any day or for dinner with friends. Classical dishes from Spanish cuisine updated with highly attractive flavours and exquisite modern presentation.
However, Ático is much more than just a successful restaurant; charming outdoor terraces with the best views where you can have a drink or a meal in the summer, a magical space (“La Pérgola”) to enjoy the most classical views of Gran Vía, conventional cocktails and new twists from our bartenders, and all with the warm, elegant ambiance of a sophisticated space decorated like an exclusive private club. Discover it now! Valet service available.
• La Terraza
From Madrid to the heavens! …and where better to discover it than Terraza at The Principal Madrid Hotel. An incredible space in an elegant, cosmopolitan setting where olive trees and cypresses, the sound of flowing water, the marble and wrought-iron tables, the bright-red deck chairs and sun shades, the candles and the music carefully selected by our resident DJs all come together to create an atmosphere that has become a celebrated part of both days and nights in the capital. The best option is to book a table for dinner outside or, without a reservation, enjoy the best classical cocktails or let yourself be surprised by the cutting-edge proposals of the most advanced mixologists.
By day, as the afternoon sets in, watching the overwhelming sunset or enjoying the starry sky. Any time is good for enjoying this exclusive space. A secret (increasingly less so) to discover and share!
Among Madrid’s rooftops, La Terraza not only offers a bar and restaurant, but also a sundeck with 20 sunbeds and two outdoor showers. Landscaped with olive trees and a low pool of running water creating soothing sounds, guests are indulged with panoramic views as they seek the sun’s warming rays from dawn till dusk.
After a long day of shopping, sightseeing or business, guests should save up that last bit of energy to make use of the hotel’s Wellness Suite on the sixth floor. The private treatment room (for one guest or two) offers massages and a range of custom treatments designed by Carla Royo-Villanova. The Spanish business women and Bulgarian princess, created her own cosmetic line “Carla de Bulgaria Roses Beauty”, using the multiple virtues of her favorite flower to create nourishing skincare products.
The Wellness Suite is completed by a Finnish sauna and a shower for exclusive use. A spacious, light-filled fitness room is well-appointed with Technogym machines and a personal trainer is available on request – for either an in-house workout or a fitness circuit around Madrid’s largest park El Retiro.
Corporate & Celebration Events
At The Principal Madrid Hotel you will find the perfect location for any type of event, whether for business or pleasure. If you’re looking for a unique, private, different place with spectacular views of the best part of Madrid, your search is over. The success of a private dinner, cocktail party or celebration is not entirely up to us, but we do everything in our power to make it a truly memorable occasion. At The Principal Madrid Hotel, we equip all of our spaces with cutting-edge technology, create the perfect atmosphere for every occasion, and customize our facilities to make each event or meeting a unique experience; we take care of all the details so you can focus on what is truly important.
For meetings of up to 180 people, there are halls in the same building as the hotel where we can design an event tailored to your wishes and requirements. We have the perfect place and the right services for meeting all of your needs, whatever they may be. The Principal Madrid Hotel offers you luxury, comfort and a variety of elegantly appointed spaces where no detail has been overlooked.
A party at an exclusive luxury hotel is much more than a party… and with amazing views of Madrid’s legendary Gran Vía, it becomes a unique experience. We take care of everything, from the DJ to the flower arrangements, providing an expert bartender and all the technical and human resources to guarantee that the experience is a smashing success.
Video conferencing system
DJ on request
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