Paseo de la Castellana 22
Madrid 28046, Spain
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Charles L. Morris is the General Manager of the Villa Magna, Madrid’s premier luxury hotel located in the centre of the city’s thriving cultural and historical attractions.
Mr. Morris came to Villa Magna after being General Manager of The Leela Palace Kempinski, New Delhi, where he was responsible for the pre-opening of the property prior to the Commonwealth Games, coordinating with the project team, consultants, architects and interior designers, as well as the staff of 600 employees. Prior to that, Mr. Morris served as the General Manager of the Peninsula Bangkok, where in his three year period with the property improved profits, oversaw operations and standards, guest relations, community outreach and partner relations. His previous experience includes serving as the Area Director of Six Senses Maldives and General Manager of Soneva Fushi Resort & Spa, Vice President of Raffles International Ltd., General Manager of The Cascade Hotel Sun City and General Manager of the St. Geran Hotel, Mauritius and Resident Manager of Le Touessrok Hotel in Mauritius.
History & Story
The Villa Magna, inaugurated in 1972 and regarded as one of the most luxurious hotels in Europe, began an in-depth renovation and modernization of its installations in 2007. This landmark Hotel has reopened under independent management with a new, fresh, sleek and elegant image. Additional services and areas have been conceived with the maximum comfort and pleasure of its clients in mind. The clean lines of its sophisticated new decor are the creation of the prestigious architect Thomas Urquijo. The wide variety of gastronomic choices at the Lounge at lunch and dinner time or the Magnum Bar with tapas and cocktails elevates the available gastronomic experience to something memorable.
2007-2009 by Thomas Urquijo
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Main Strengh : Largest rooms in the city in the entry level category, Best location in town, Only really and truly renovated property: 50.000.000 Euros investment, Awarded the best beds
Special Touch :The Villa Magna in Madrid is proud that Manuel Pizarro, our Head Concierge, has been a member of staff for over 30 years. Manuel´s experience and knowledge have led him to become President of Les Clefs d’Or in Spain, gaining him international recognition in his profession. His team of dedicated Concierges are motivated by a genuine desire to serve guests of the Hotel Villa Magna in Madrid. Their aim is to find an answer to your every request, whatever it is that you require.
Located in the Salamanca district, one of the city’s most exclusive and sophisticated neighbourhoods the Villa Magna embodies the fashionable side of Madrid.
Surrounded by one of the main shopping districts as well as by the financial district the Villa Magna is the ideal place to stay in the heart of the capital of Spain.
Madrid is not only the largest, but also the most visited city of Spain. This is no surprise as it possesses an incredible wealth of cultural attractions. From the “Art Triangle”; the Prado Museum, the Thyssen Bornemisza Museum and the Reina Sofia Museum, through to the smaller, although equally impressive art galleries, theatres, auditoriums and foundations.
In Madrid you can find almost everything, variety is a characteristic. In the heart of Madrid in the Salamanca neighbourhood one can discover the most famous international brands and in the Calle Fuencarral the best of alternative fashion. Madrid transcends fashion; you cannot define its style as it represents a combination of all trends.
In this city, gastronomy is as much about cuisine as it is culture, leisure and business. The culinary offers are varied in this gastronomic city, where you can taste traditional dishes and the most innovative and creative cuisine.
Key sites/activities in the area
Located on the Golden Mile where all designer boutiques are.
• Paseo de la Castellana
The Villa Magna is located on this six-kilometre-long avenue along with elegant palaces and skyscrapers. Thriving with economic and commercial activity, it is the axis that divides the city in two, from north to south. At the most northerly point is the Torre Bankia, designed by Norman Foster, which, with a height of 250 metres, makes it the tallest building in Spain and the fifth tallest in Europe.
• Paseo del Prado
Paseo de la Castellana meets Paseo del Prado where you can find three major art museums: El Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofía. It is also replete with splendid cafés, beautiful buildings such as the Palacio de Linares, home to the Casa de America, and emblematic squares of Cibeles and Neptuno. If you are looking to escape from the hustle and bustle, head for the luscious greenery of the Royal Botanical Gardens.
• The Retiro Park
It is hard not to be marvelled by the beauty of this magnificent park, with its romantic spots such as the Rosaleda, the Parterre and the Crystal Palace, a resplendent space which organises interesting temporary exhibitions. The park is open every day of the year. Each season has its own distinctive charm; in spring it bursts into bloom; in summer it offers a respite from the heat; in autumn it brings a flourish of colour and in winter enjoy freshly baked chestnuts. It is also the perfect place for practicing sport.
• Madrid de los Austrias
Madrid was born as the capital of Spain from the labyrinth of narrow pedestrian streets where historic landmarks such as the Plaza Mayor and the Palacio Real stand out. The Plaza Mayor is still as vibrant as ever, especially under the arcades, while the Palacio Real is well worth a visit to see its diverse collections. During the summer, the nearby Sabatini Gardens become the setting for flamenco, zarzuela and classical music performances. From there you can marvel at the city’s spectacular sunsets, a true local phenomenon thanks to Madrid’s clear skies. The terraces encircling the Plaza de Oriente are the best places to see them from.
• Las Letras Neighbourhood
A profound facelift has made this already charming neighbourhood even more attractive. It owes its name to the fact that some of the most important writers of Spanish literature were born here. At the heart of the neighbourhood is the ever pulsating Plaza Santa Ana, from where a labyrinth of quiet streets lead off, inviting you to explore them and their antique shops and art galleries at your leisure.
• Gran Vía / Puerta del Sol
Madrid’s busiest street is the Gran Vía, where cinemas, theatres and other entertainment venues converge in the shadow of the showcase buildings of the twentieth century. It is linked by a pedestrian street, Preciados, with the Puerta del Sol, the heart of Madrid and the Kilometre Zero of the entire country. Here is where Calle de Alcalá starts, a symbol of the splendour of a bygone era; the Carrera de San Jerónimo, home of the Congreso, the Spanish Parliament, and the streets of Calle Mayor and Calle Arenal that lead, respectively, to the Plaza Mayor and the Teatro de la Ópera.
• Las Ventas Bullring
Considered by bullfighters and experts to be the greatest bullring in the world, it is the second largest in diameter, only surpassed by the Plaza de Ronda, and the third largest in terms of capacity, after the bullrings of Mexico City and Valencia, in Venezuela. In May the Feria de San Isidro takes place when the very best of the season converge.
Being the Hotel of reference for Celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Jolie-Pitt family, Madonna, AC/DC, Rolling Stones and much more.
There is a special package including breakfast, children welcome pack and amenities, and 30% discount off the 2nd room
112 Rooms :
• 24 Magna Rooms – 30 m2 / 323 sq. ft
• 43 Deluxe Rooms – 35 m2 / 377 sq. ft30
• 12 Grand Deluxe Rooms – 45 m2 / 484 sq. ft
• 33 Grand Prestige Rooms – 50 m2 / 538 sq. ft
38 Suites :
Suites with one bedroom
• 21 Junior Suites – 50 m2 / 538 sq. ft
• 7 Executive Suites – 55 m2 / 592 sq. ft
• 8 Villa Magna Suites – 65 m2 / 700 sq. ft
• Royal Suite – 140 m2 / 1507 sq. ft
Terrace 115 m2 / 1184 sq. ft
Suites with 2 bedrooms
• Castellana Suite 130 m2 / 1399 sq. ft
• Real Suite 290 m2 / 3121 sq. ft
Terrace 120 m2 / 1292 sq. ft
All rooms include:
• Views to the Paseo de la Castellana or the fashionable Serrano Street.
• Samsung television
• CD/DVD player and stereo sound system and USB Port
• Double Glazed windows
• Rooms are furnished with either mahogany wood or a white enamel finish
• Four telephones, including one wireless
• Safety deposit box with plug for charging laptops
• Fully stocked minibar
Deluxe rooms are classically furnished with timeless flair, style and fantastic views onto the Paseo de la Castellana. The luxury room is elegantly decorated in shades of beige with taupe that ensures a peaceful and relaxed stay. The spacious marble bathroom adds a unique touch of luxury.
Our grand deluxe rooms are spacious with a dressing room, and an elegant marble bathroom designed with a separate rain shower and bathtub perfect to ensure that your time for relaxation is enjoyable. Grand Deluxe rooms offer a large working desk perfect to work or simply to connect yourself.
Grand Prestige Rooms offer even more space and every conceivable guest comfort. Unwind knowing every office facility is on hand, including a large working space and desk and complimentary high speed internet access.
A walk-in closet and a very spacious marble bathroom with both a bathtub and a rain shower were carefully thought out.
Junior Suite offers a well-defined area for sleeping and working, a marble bathroom with bathtub and walk in rain shower providing exclusive details for the utmost tranquillity, luxury products in and around the room and a walk-in closet to ensure that guests are pampered in style.
Executive Suites are also the perfect solution for families as a second bedroom can be connected if required. The suite offers everything you need to create a working or relaxing atmosphere, and a spacious walk-in closet accomodates those guests who travel as a family or for the most enthusiastic shoppers.
By stepping into a Villa Magna Suite you will find yourself in a graceful living room making it the perfect place to relax. The spacious living room is large enough to host guests as well as small business meetings as it offers an extra lavatory which allows you to maintain the privacy of your bedroom.
The spectacularly spacious Royal Suite is located on the hotel’s roof-top floor. The Royal Suite is unique, the only one of its kind in the Villa Magna. Panoramic views of the Madrid skyline will dazzle as guests entertain friends and family on the large open-air terrace or hold meetings in the comfortable living room. With capacity for up to three people and special services such as airport transfert, personal butler, fresh flowers or local or international newspapers of your choice.
The Real Suite provides guests with the experience of living in a penthouse apartment. Every imaginable convenience is provided within 290 sq. m. / 3122 sq. ft. of pure luxury. The Real Suite offers a living room with a grand piano, private dining room, kitchen pantry, two bedrooms, two marble bathrooms, fitness and wellness areas with steam room and a study. Take in the magnificent view from your private 120 sq. m. /1292 sq. ft. terrace and feel what it means to be on the top of the world.
Restaurants & Bars
Enjoy a light lunch or afternoon tea with friends or colleagues in a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere that can be enjoyed for dinner as well. It is the perfect place to rendez-vous with friends or have a one to one meeting.
• Magnum Bar and Patio Magnum
The glamorous, Art Nouveau-style Magnum Bar buzzes from the pre-dinner cocktail crowd through to late night tête-à-têtes. Seating is available at tufted velvet banquettes, along the curving bar or out on the leafy patio.
• Tse Yang Cantonese Restaurant
Tse Yang Restaurant offers lovers of Cantonese cuisine an authentic culinary experience. Discover the most refined flavours prepared by the team of talented Chinese chefs on the Villa Magna hotel’s ground floor off the Patio Magnum. In the menu you will find traditional dishes as well as very sophisticated proposals, such as steam jasmine rice with lotus leafs and the most exquisite dim sums of the city.
• Club Wellness by Kiara Kare
A quiet retreat to be pampered par excellence. Select a treatment from the menu and enjoy the massage provided by an expert therapist. The wellness center by Kiara Kare® is the place to relax after a long trip or hectic day in the city.
To revitalize the mind, body and spirit, our wellness center offers luxurious body treatments and skincare in a retreat of tranquility.
• Fitness Center
Fitness facilities at the Villa Magna in Madrid include a modern gym, and a wellness centre. Both provide a user-friendly and welcome respite from the busy capital after a long day of business or shopping.
This area is complemented by ladies and gentlemen’s locker rooms, as well as a steam room in the ladies area and with sauna and steam room in the gentlemen’s area.
Corporate & Celebration Events
The meeting and events facilities of the Villa Magna can be adapted to any requirements. On the lower ground floor there are five rooms (Presidential, Aranjuez, Zurbarán, Dalí, Picasso) and a gallery, all fully equipped with the latest multimedia technology and high speed Wi-Fi. Thanks to their adaptability, the rooms can be arranged to suit your requirements, whether it is for a board meeting or a conference for 500 delegates.
On the first floor of the Villa Magna in Madrid we offer two meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 20 persons for a meeting or 15 persons for a lunch or dinner event and one boardroom for 12 persons on the first floor (Tejo, Fernando Pessoa and Camoes)
These three venues are ideal for a company looking to host a private event in Madrid.
For a grand gala dinner or an elegant cocktail party we recommend that you enjoy the exquisite and discreet open air terraces of the hotel, weather permitting, of course.
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