This year Madrid will become home to two of Spain’s most-awaited luxury hotels: The Four Seasons and The Mandarin Oriental.

Four Seasons

The Four Seasons will open its first Spanish property later this autumn, just a stone’s throw from La Puerta del Sol, the nerve centre of the capital. The hotel will belong to the Centro Canalejas, 15,000m2 of top-end shopping and gastronomy.

The design of the luxury 200-room hotel, housed in a terrace of historical buildings, will celebrate the finest original features, combining them with signature Four Seasons interiors.

Various spaces for meetings and events will also be available and the hotel spa, over four floors, will be crowned by a covered pool and terrace offering views over central Madrid.

Food lovers will be delighted to hear that Michelin-starred chef Dani Garcia will have a presence at the hotel, in the form of a gastronomic brasserie, simply named Dani.

Mandarin Oriental

The Mandarin Oriental, located in the iconic Ritz building next door to El Prado Museum, will open a little sooner in the summer.

The 153-room hotel, originally designed and built under the supervision of legendary hotelier César Ritz, first opened its doors in 1910. This restoration will significantly enhance the hotel’s facilities and services, while maintaining its unique character, encapsulated in the Belle Époque style of the original building.

Michelin-starred chef Quique Dacosta, one of the most celebrated chefs in Spain, has been appointed to design, develop and oversee all culinary operations at the hotel’s five restaurants and bars.

For those requiring meetings, the Mandarin Oriental offers elegant spaces including a spectacular ballroom and a number of function spaces.

To top everything off, the hotel will boast an indoor pool, state-of-the-art fitness centre and treatment rooms.

Images by Four Seasons and Mandarin Oriental and Jorge Fernandez (Unsplash).

Featured image by andki. Unsplash