This hotel on the outskirts of the Spanish capital is a designer’s dream – 12 floors of boutique rooms, each styled by a different architect or design studio, each with their own unique theme. A stay here offers the traveller a truly unforgettable slice of contemporary chic.
This hotel is definitely not for those who favour traditional accommodation, but if you appreciate modern art and architecture, a stay in this ultra-contemporary hotel is a must. Each room feels like its own art installation for you to marvel over.
The team responsible for this contemporary wonder reads like a who’s who of contemporary architecture and design. Some of those to put their name to the project include Sir Norman Foster, Marc Newson, Arata Isozaki and Jean Nouvel, who is responsible for the striking façade.
Attracting a crowd of design-savvy travellers and trendy Madrid residents looking for an alternative away from the city centre, this hotel oozes contemporary chic from every wall, fixture and fitting. Be specific with your requests when booking a room though, as every floor offers a very different experience!
The Hotel Puerta América is situated away from the heart of Madrid, halfway between the airport and the city centre. As such it’s perfect for a business trip, especially if you expect to use the hotel to entertain clients with a taste for modern design.
This hotel is definitely an exhibit of style over substance, so be prepared to compromise on some of the usual home comforts during your stay. However, the sleak, unusual designs should easily distract you from any shortcomings in facilities!
Madrid itself, just a short taxi ride away, is one of Europe’s great capital cities. The city boasts a rich heritage, making it the most popular city in Spain for tourists. Its cosmopolitan feel has seen Madrid voted amongst the world’s “most livable cities”.
Madrid is a veritable gold mine of galleries and museums, and is the perfect place to visit for lovers of European art, both traditional and modern. The city’s architecture is a treat, with largely historic features punctuated throughout by bold and engaging modern structures. A walk of the streets of the city provides plenty of intrigue for the design-savvy traveller.