If you’re planning to visit Madrid for the big event Casa Decor 2020, then you need to follow this design guide. Join My Design Agendaand discover the best hotels to stay, the best restaurants to eat and what to see.
WHERE TO STAY
Madrid’s Westin Palace brings traditional glamour and sumptuous comfort to the heart of the Spanish capital. This is one of those hotels where you step through the door and enter a different world. La Rotonda, as the restaurant and lounge area under an ornate stained-glass dome is called, is a circle of elegance where locals and guests meet for coffee and drinks at all times of the day.
The five-star hotel Wellington opened in 1952 and has accommodated famous guests including Ernest Hemingway, Graham Greene, and Matt Damon, as well as the royal families of Spain and other countries. Rooms are luxurious, there’s a garden on the rooftop, and a delightful pool is complemented by a hydrotherapy pool, sauna, and steam room. Several places to dine include Michelin-starred Kabuki, and the elegant Basque restaurant Goizeko. This is a place for fans of old-school glamour.
PALACIO DE LOS DUQUES
The hotel occupies the site of the Santo Domingo convent and the 19th-century Palace of the Dukes of Ega and Villahermosa. There is a Velázquez theme throughout the hotel with large reproductions of the great master’s paintings and the color scheme is inspired by the tones of his palette, with shimmery fabrics in hues of ochre, indigo, and maroon. The hotel is on a quiet street right in the center, with the Teatro Real opera house and Opera metro station a minute’s walk down the hill. The Royal Palace is a five-minute walk away.
WHERE TO EAT
LA TERRAZA DEL CASINO
The setting at La Terraza del Casino is as majestic as the food is flavorful. Red-carpeted palace stairways, checkered floors, luxury decor and the most stunning views in Madrid make just walking into the restaurant experience.
You have two choices: a bar or restaurant. At the restaurant, you can choose between their long and short tasting menus. Both start with Álbora’s signature Joselito Coppa snacks: special cured Iberian pork with olive oil, flour, egg, and salt.
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