Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Madrid opens with class, elegance and dignity.
Lucy Self reviews this stylish jewel.
In a brave new world, none of us knows what the future of the hospitality industry will be. Since March there is the heavy atmosphere within the hotel industry; impending gloom and fear of new lockdown that will disrupt and even cripple many establishments; yet ironically there is also hope that is being rekindled. Like a storm we all know that eventually the clouds will clear and happier days are in front of us; We just don’t know when. However, the opening of the Four Seasons Madrid should all give us hope that a brave new world is coming and it has some exciting new discoveries in hand.
After eight years of anticipation, Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Madrid is now open. Located in the very heart of the capital between Puerta del Sol and Barrio de las Letras – and just steps from Kilómetro Cero, the central point of the entire country – Four Seasons Hotel Madrid is within easy walking distance to most of the city’s key attractions. Beginning with the chic shopping and dining accessed directly from the Hotel at the soon-to-be-opened La Galería de Canalejas, from there it’s just a short stroll to the 125 hectares (300 acres) Retiro Park and three of the world’s most important museums, the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Throughout the Hotel’s public spaces, lively restaurants and bars, expansive spa and show-stopping event spaces, guests will spot more than 3,700 meticulous restored historic artefacts juxtaposed with contemporary Spanish artworks and comfortable furnishings. Many of the Hotel’s 200 rooms and suites feature unique configurations and architectural details, while all offer views of the surrounding city. This is a truly stunning hotel equal to the iconic reputation of the Four Seasons brand.
“Four Seasons Hotel Madrid began with a visionary plan by our owner partner OHL to unite and breathe new life into a collection of historic buildings in the heart of Madrid. Together with recent partners Mohari Hospitality, the result is a modern luxury experience in a magnificently restored property – the perfect debut for Four Seasons in Spain,” notes Christian Clerc, President, Global Operations, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
Leading a team of 254 staff is Regional Vice President and General Manager Adrian Messerli, a Swiss-born and educated Four Seasons veteran whose most recent assignment was in Shanghai.
“We are excited to welcome our first guests to the first Four Seasons in Spain,” says Messerli. “In addition to our dedication to providing guests with a memorable experience, our staff are all fully trained and implementing Lead With Care,” Lead With Care provides hotel teams with access to leading medical experts, technology and tools, instilling the same trust and confidence that Four Seasons is known for around the globe. So despite Covid, guests can feel reassured that their safety is in good hands.
One of Spain’s most celebrated chefs and a champion of the country’s culinary heritage, Michelin-starred Dani Garcia introduces a new dining concept so close to his heart that it bears his name. Dani is at once a temple of gastronomic exploration and an easy, informal setting for memorable meals with friends, family and colleagues. Located atop the Hotel, the restaurant and bar offer panoramic views across the city and beyond to its surrounding hills, with both indoor and outdoor seating year-round. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and extending to leisurely evenings over tasty tapas and Spain’s incredible wines, it’s the newest must-visit destination in a city known for its culinary leadership.
The Hotel also offers the option of 24/7 in-room dining for those guests who prefer to dine privately. For a contactless experience, while staying at any Four Seasons, guests are encouraged to use the Four Seasons App and Chat, available in 100+ languages, to arrange for in-room dining, restaurant and hotel reservations, luggage pickup and much more.
Adding to the restaurant and bar offerings at the Hotel will soon be Isa, a beautifully appointed gastro-bar featuring Asian-inspired tapas paired with creative cocktail concoctions bringing cosmopolitan flair to the bar. This is a hotel that is looking into the future with energy and vision.
Four Seasons Hotel Madrid will soon unveil the city’s biggest spa, a 1,400 square metre (15,000 square foot) true urban oasis of wellbeing, The Spa at Four Seasons. The 24-hour, fully-equipped fitness centre is now open, providing a hint of the luxury experience to come.
Reached via a soaring, sky-lit reception area with adjacent spa boutique, guests will escape into a calming sanctuary of wellness and relaxation. Features will include eight spa treatment rooms, including one reserved exclusively for couples; steam room, sauna and lounge; and a salon.
Guests can also ascend to the 14-metre (46 foot) indoor pool with its glass walls and oversized skylight bathing the space in sunshine. An adjacent sun terrace on the eighth floor offers views across the city’s rooftops as one sips on refreshments from the pool bar.
Four Seasons Hotel Madrid is currently extending an Introductory Offer, featuring 20 per cent off the room rate through March 31, 2021, with a minimum two-night stay. Travellers and locals seeking a getaway in the city can also take advantage of the Advance Purchase Offer, which extends 20 per cent savings on the room rate for up to 30 days when booking at least seven days in advance.
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The new Four Seasons in Madrid also includes 22 luxury Private Residences with one to three bedrooms, designed by Luis Bustamante. Lead With Care.
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