Hilton Hotels Corporation has opened its first hotel in Madrid, located close to the city’s airport.
The Hilton Madrid Airport features 284 rooms and suites, featuring floor to ceiling windows, black and white-dominated décor, flatscreen TVs, wired and wifi internet access, and separate bath and shower.
The hotel has been designed by Spanish architect, Miguel Oliver Pérez, with two eight-storey “cubes” each featuring a 25m-high atrium. These buildings are connected by meetings space with 14 function rooms and a 1,700sqm ballroom, and for larger events one of the buildings can be closed off to form its own self-contained conference centre, with separate entrance and accommodation for 150 delegates.
Food and beverage choices include Reserva restaurant, specialising in traditional Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine, as well as all day dining La Plaza. Leisure facilities include a a 12-metre pool (with retractable roof) equipped with hydro jets and a ‘bubble’ bench, as well as a sauna, Hamman and gym.
The hotel is located “a few hundred metres” from the airport, and around five minutes drive from the IFEMA conference and exhibition complex. It’s Hilton’s 16th European airport hotel, and part of the group’s plans to open 50 hotels across Spain and Portugal over the next five years.
Rates for a midweek stay in June mid June start from £113 - for more information visit hilton.com.
Report by Mark Caswell