Radisson Hotel Group has unveiled its renovated Radisson Blu property in the Spanish capital.

The Radisson Blu Hotel Madrid Prado undergone a refurbishment of all rooms and common areas, including an updated guest room bathroom layout and “a mixer control in the shower that lets you set the temperature automatically before stepping in”.

New restaurant Lona offers Spanish-Asian fusion tapas dishes including tomato bruschetta with anchovies, spider crab croquettes, salmon tartare with crunchy jiaozi, Batavia lettuce tacos with beef ribs, and okonomiyaki omelette.

Interior design has combined wood and stone materials, “complemented with large mirrors and velvet chairs that bring a cozy, intimate touch for tourists and locals alike”, and the hotel’s spa now features an indoor heated hydro-massage pool, as well as giant rain-effect showers, a hammam and a relaxation area.

The hotel is located in Madrid’s Barrio de Las Letras district, close to the Prado, Reina Sofía and Thyssen museums, and 400 metres from the city’s Puerta de Atocha rail station.

Radisson is targeting 20 hotel openings in Spain within the next five years. The group recently debuted its Radisson Collection brand in Seville, and a new Radisson Red property is set to open in Madrid “in the coming months”.

Radisson Collection debuts in Spain

Commenting on the renovations, general manager Sam Bath said:

“Radisson Blu Hotel, Madrid Prado is designed to cater to the needs of both leisure and business travellers. What’s important is to concentrate on what really makes a hotel work: comfort and highly trained service, and our aim is to create memorable moments for all our guests.

“We want the hotel to act like a large-scale exhibition space, so all our rooms feature work by young, emerging artists. And just like an art gallery, we’ll change the pictures and the artists regularly.”