Review: Four Seasons Hotel Madrid (Spain)


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Final September, I used to be presupposed to journey to French Polynesia for a vacation of a lifetime. Sadly, because of the ongoing pandemic, that journey was cancelled two weeks previous to departure, so I needed to search for a final minute vacation elsewhere. Ultimately, I select Spain as a journey vacation spot, the place I loved an exquisite time, regardless of some unusually wet and dreadful climate. You may learn my journey stories right here:


Immediately: Overview of 4 Seasons Lodge Madrid (Spain)

Set within the coronary heart of Spanish capital, the gorgeous, lately opened 4 Seasons Madrid Lodge is inside strolling distance of all the metropolis’s must-sees. Lodging are adorned with conventional and fashionable particulars, plush furnishings, and al fresco areas to soak within the views. With rooftop eating by Spanish movie star chef Dani García, a four-level world-class wellness heart, and a sun-splashed pool terrace, 4 Seasons is bringing a brand new degree of luxurious and repair to Madrid.

Have you ever ever stayed at 4 Seasons Madrid? In that case, what was your expertise? Depart a remark.

On this evaluation (extra information and pictures under my Youtube video):


PROS & THINGS I LIKE
  • 4 Seasons Lodge Madrid enjoys an unbeatable location within the very coronary heart of the Spanish capital between Puerta del Sol and Barrio de las Letras, simply steps from Kilómetro Cero (the central level of the complete nation). Sitting on the crossroads of the three iconic streets – Canalejas, Sevilla and Alcalá – the lodge is inside simple strolling distance to a lot of the metropolis’s key points of interest. The stylish boutique retailers and eating venues on the lately opened La Galería de Canalejas might be accessed immediately from the lodge. From right here, it’s solely quick stroll to the 125 hectare (300 acre) Retiro Park and three of the world’s most vital museums: the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. The lodge can be simply 25 minutes by automobile from Madrid-Barajas Worldwide Airport.
  • 4 Seasons Madrid is housed in assortment of seven historic buildings. The meticulous restoration of those buildings took eight years and was undertaken concurrently, making certain a standard id whereas preserving their unbiased types relationship again to the late 1800s. Probably the most outstanding constructing is La Equitativa, a former American insurance coverage home positioned within the “bow” of this triangle-shaped block. Later, in 1920 this constructing grew to become considered one of Spain’s most vital banks, Banco Español de Crédito. Its rotunda, topped by a copper cupola, has grow to be a metropolis landmark. In the course of the renovation, greater than 16,000 items have been extracted, catalogued and painstakingly restored, with round 3,700 being introduced again into the constructing. Many can now be discovered within the suites and public areas of the lodge.
  • 4 Seasons Madrid encompasses a gorgeous inside created by a world group of designers together with BAMO, BG Structure, Martin Brudnizki, AvroKO and Luis Bustamante. Incorporating a mixture of up to date and historic parts, a complicated coloration palette of copper shades, graphite blue, and pearly whites brings tranquility and old-world luxurious to the general public areas. A nod to Spanish excessive vogue comes through saturated olive inexperienced, saffron, and gold hues. The lodge inside is at its most spectacular within the hovering grand foyer that was as soon as the primary financial institution’s corridor. Supported by spectacular inexperienced marble pillars with gilded, the foyer is roofed by a dramatic stained glass ceiling by Spanish artist home Maumejean. The foyer’s grand staircase options repurposed brass banisters and contrasts angular facets within the area with a sensuous, flowing design.
  • The lodge’s paintings deserves a particular point out too. A lot of the lodge’s up to date artwork assortment is the results of a contest held among the many college students of the tremendous arts universities in Madrid, Malaga and Seville, and has been curated by Paloma Fernández Iriondo, previously of Sotherby’s. The spectacular artwork assortment across the lodge options greater than 2,000 items of artwork all by Spanish artists, together with work, pictures, engravings, sculptures, and replicas of authentic artwork items that may be discovered within the Thyssen-Bornemisza positioned strolling distance from the lodge. One the highlights of the artwork assortment is the Starry Night time set up by Eduardo Pérez-Cabrero within the foyer’s staircase shaped by star constellations representing human virtues of intelligence, creativity, pleasure, love, expertise, generosity and hope.
  • As a result of monumental complexity of gracefully becoming a member of collectively seven completely different buildings, the 4 Seasons Madrid’s 161 rooms, 39 suites and 22 non-public residences are available in 118 completely different layouts. Some rooms overlook greenery within the courtyard, whereas others have views of over Madrid city panorama. Even the smallest rooms are unusually spacious for a premium capital metropolis lodge. Throughout my go to, I used to be upgraded to a Premier Terrace Room. the beautiful room featured a kingsize and gave option to a furnished balcony with metropolis views. The ensuite, marble clad rest room was geared up with a walk-in rain bathe, deep-soaking bathtub and two sinks. Hermés toiletries have been offered. Sound-proofing of the room was wonderful, a critical plus in an up-and-coming neighborhood nonetheless rife with development websites.
  • Crowning the enduring lodge is The Spa at 4 Seasons, the largest wellness heart in Madrid. Options embrace eight therapy rooms (together with one {couples} room), steam room, sauna and a salon. Whether or not grounded in historic information and pure merchandise or with 100% deal with the newest cutting-edge wellness and sweetness expertise, spa remedies are delivered by a group of specialists in a sanctuary of wellness that gives ample area for private seclusion and privateness. Throughout massages, therapists use signature oils created by one of many world’s prime 10 aromatherapists, Michelle Roques-O’Neil. Unfold over 4 flooring, the spa additionally encompasses a state-of-the-art fitness center, a show-stopping 14 m (46 ft) indoor pool and an expansive terrace the place friends can soak up sweeping views of the town whereas sunbathing on balmy days.
  • One in all Spain’s most celebrated cooks and a champion of the nation’s culinary heritage, Michelin-starred Dani Garcia leads the primary restaurant at 4 Seasons Madrid, a eating idea so near his coronary heart that it bears his identify. Casually elegant, Dani is a dynamic brasserie combining Michelin-starred specialties with conventional Andalusian delicacies. Signature dishes embrace nitro tomato & inexperienced gazpacho, roasted monkish, and sliced scallops. Positioned atop the lodge, the restaurant and bar supply panoramic views throughout the town and past to its surrounding hills, with each indoor and outside seating yr spherical. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and lengthening to leisurely evenings over tasty tapas and Spain’s unimaginable wines, it’s the most recent must-visit vacation spot in a metropolis identified for its culinary management.
  • The property is managed by 4 Seasons, in all probability the most effective identified luxurious lodge model on the planet. The Toronto-based firm has reworked the hospitality trade in a story of continuous innovation, exceptional enlargement and a single-minded dedication to the very best of requirements. 4 Seasons was based in 1960 by the younger architect Isadore Sharp, however the actual breakthrough of the model got here within the seventies with the opening of the 4 Seasons London. Though the corporate went public in 1986, the Sharp household – together with a gaggle of like-minded buyers resembling Invoice Gates and Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal – took the corporate non-public once more in 2007 to guard the integrity of the model effectively into the longer term.

CONS & THINGS TO KNOW
  • 4 Seasons Lodge Madrid is about in a full of life neighborhood that’s at present present process a renaissance and, because of this, a sequence of development works are happening within the space across the property (for instance, a JW Marriott Lodge is being constructed subsequent to the 4 Seasons). Nevertheless, soundproofing all through the lodge is great and also you received’t actually discover any of it, besides when spending a while in the course of the day in your non-public balcony or on the rooftop terrace.
  • Among the entry degree room & suite classes don’t include an open metropolis view as they overlook the lodge’s interior courtyard. On the plus aspect, these rooms are very quiet and the courtyard is lush with greenery, so it’s not a foul sight in any respect.

MY VERDICT
  • Location: 9/10
  • Design: 9/10
  • Pool: 9/10
  • Rooms: 9/10
  • Meals: 9/10
  • Breakfast: 9/10
  • Spa: 9/10
  • Service: 9/10
  • Worth for cash: 9/10
  • Total expertise: distinctive 9/10

TIPS FOR FUTURE GUESTS & SAVE MONEY
  • Get monetary savings: get complimentary VIP perks when reserving through Virtuoso (e.g. improve, day by day breakfast, early check-in, late check-out, and $100 USD meals & beverage credit score).
  • Get monetary savings: learn right here my suggestions for getting the most effective deal at a luxurious lodge like 4 Seasons Madrid (and/or obtain many free perks).
  • Learn my suggestions for getting ready your journey in time.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

One of the best time to go to the Spanish capital is within the fall (September to November) or spring (March to Could), when balmy temperatures and sunny days are the norm. However for those who don’t thoughts chilly and wet climate and a moderately listless Madrid, go to within the winter when resorts scale back their charges. Peak vacationer season is summer time — regardless of almost insufferable warmth and humidity — however the metropolis might seem empty as many Madrileños take holidays themselves.


HOW TO GET THERE

Proper within the coronary heart of the Spanish capital, the 4 Seasons Madrid is positioned between Puerta del Sol and Barrio de las Letras. It’s only a 25-minute drive to Madrid-Barajas Worldwide Airport. Click on right here for a repeatedly up to date record of airways that provide direct flights to Madrid.


PHOTOS

Under is a choice of my pictures of 4 Seasons Lodge Madrid. To view extra lodge pictures (together with meals), click on right here.

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ROOFTOP: DANI RESTAURANT
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ROOFTOP: DANI RESTAURANT
ROOFTOP: DANI RESTAURANT
ROOFTOP: DANI RESTAURANT

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