Melia Hotels International has announced that it will open an Innside property in the Spanish capital this spring.

Innside by Melia Madrid Gran Via will be a rebranding of the Tryp Cibeles Hotel in the city’s lively Malasana district.

The Antonio Palacios Ramilo-designed building opened in 1923 as the Alfonxo XII hotel, changing to the Hotel Avenida, and subsequently the Tryp Cibeles hotel in recent years. The newly renovated hotel will become the Gran Via, paying homage to one of the city’s most popular streets.

The 117-room hotel will have eco-friendly elements, including sustainable sheets, bathrobes and amenities with “a low environmental impact”, along with a ban on single-use plastics.

Facilities will be operated by the Abica group and include a 700 sqm rooftop area with marine-inspired decor and the ‘Le Tavernier’ restaurant and bar, a fitness centre, and a seventh floor Open Living Lounge. The latter will comprise a reception, artistic spaces, bar and restaurant ‘A’Ollo’ and DJ area.

When it comes to the artistic spaces, the hotel will partner with independent organisation Madrid Street Art Project to champion local urban artists by exhibiting their work within its walls. Innside by Melia Madrid Gran Via will also take part in the city’s Pinta Malasana street art festival.

This news comes after Spain announced that it might be opening up a travel corridor with the UK to boost travel this summer.

Melia Hotels International operates 33 Innside hotels and plans to open further properties under the brand in Amsterdam, Liverpool, Luxembourg and Newcastle this year.