The first Four Seasons Hotel in Spain is now open for spring bookings, following years of planning and restoration.
After seven years of planning, Four Seasons Hotel Madrid in the Centro Canalejas will begin to welcome guests from 15 May.
There are 200 rooms and suites, including the Royal Suite with double-height ceilings, and a four-level spa with sky-lit indoor pool, sun terrace, eight treatment rooms, salon and fitness centre.
Up to 500 people can be accommodated in the hotel’s 1,400 square metre function spaces – including the oval-shaped Sol Ballroom.
About 3,700 artefacts were preserved during the restoration of its seven historic buildings, which was led by architects Estudio Lamela.
The interiors were designed by Bamo, BG Architecture, Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, AvroKO and Luis Bustamante.
“Madrid is having its moment, and Four Seasons is at the centre of it,” said Simon Casson, Four Seasons’ president of hotel operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Spanish celebrity chef Dani Garcia will head up a new restaurant, Dani, at the Four Seasons in Madrid, offering Andalusian cuisine and panoramic views from a rooftop terrace.
Christoph Schmidinger, Four Seasons’ regional vice-president and the hotel’s general manager, added: “It’s truly been a labour of passion and love as these beautiful buildings transform into a fantastic setting for a new chapter in their histories.”