Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Madrid offers stylish class, elegance and dignity.

Lucy Self reviews this stylish jewel.

Designed around a collection of seven historic buildings, the oldest of which originally being El Palacio de la Equitativa dating from 1887, the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Madrid opened post-lockdown to much acclaim and confidence in the new era of travel.

The Four Seasons Hotel, Madrid

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 Madrid’s newest luxury shopping destination 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 meticulously 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.

The Four Seasons Hotel reception

 “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 partners Mohari Hospitality, the result is a modern luxury experience in a magnificently restored property – it was the perfect debut for Four Seasons in Spain,” notes Christian Clerc, President of 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.

“In addition to our dedication to providing guests with a memorable experience, our staff are all fully trained and implementing Lead With Care,” says Messerli. 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.

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 and dinner, and extending to leisurely evenings over tasty tapas and Spain’s incredible wines, it’s the must-visit destination in a city known for its culinary leadership.

Executive Chef Omar Mallen leads an international team offering traditional local fare and exquisite cakes and pastries for immediate enjoyment in the convivial El Patio or to takeaway.

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 is 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 also boasts the city’s biggest spa, a 1,400 square metre (15,000 square foot) true urban oasis of wellbeing. The 24-hour, fully-equipped Wellness Centre, Four Seasons Hotel Madrid is renowned as a destination in itself.

Reached via a soaring, sky-lit reception area with adjacent spa boutique, guests escape into a calming sanctuary of wellness and relaxation.  Features include eight spa treatment rooms, including one reserved exclusively for couples; steam room, sauna and lounge; and a salon.

The indoor pool at The Four Seasons Hotel, Madrid

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.

Plan an extended adventure through Europe’s capitals with The Scenic Route by Four Seasons, featuring concierge-curated recommendations in Madrid, Lisbon, Budapest and Prague.

The new Four Seasons in Madrid also includes 22 luxury Private Residences with one to three bedrooms, designed by Luis Bustamante.

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