The Principal Madrid

Rooms 76   Interior Design Pilar Garcia-Nieto and interior design studio Luzio
The Original Pau Guardans

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Interior
Design Pilar Garcia-Nieto and interior design studio Luzio
The Original Pau Guardans
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The Principal Madrid Slideshow S 01
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The Principal Madrid Dining Restaurant M 01 R
The Principal Madrid Interior Design M 02 R
The Principal Madrid Rooftop M 03
The Principal Madrid Entrance M 04
The Principal Madrid Interior Design Bathroom M 05
The Principal Madrid Interor Design Bedroom Extraordinary Chair Street View M 06
The Principal Madrid Bedroom Pencil Detail M 07
The Principal Madrid Suite Living Room Interior Design M 08
The Principal Madrid Bedroom Interior Design M 09
The Principal Madrid Lounge Bar Interior Design Details M 10
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The Principal Madrid Restaurant Dining Table Interior Details M 12
The Principal Madrid Rooftop Terrace City View M 13
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—With the grandeur of a private club and the relaxed elegance of a New York-style loft, The Principal Madrid is set to become the pulsing heart of Gran Via.

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    Located on the Gran Via, possibly the most well-connected street of the Spanish capital, The Principal Madrid is a stone's throw away from Puerta del Sol, the Fine Arts Circle, Cibeles, and Puerta de Alcalá as well as the renowned museums (Prado, Reina Sofia, and Thyssen), important buildings, and parks. In short, this is the best address in town and with the best views. Housed in a 1917 Spanish Renaissance style building, the hotel is in line with the splendidly quirky Art Nouveau and Art Deco façades found on Gran Via (“the great lane”). The interiors celebrate the grand scale of this historic building with high ceilings, iron railings, large windows, and columns, while mixing in eclectic furniture that embodies a New York loft aesthetic. The overall result is that of luxurious exclusivity, at once a private home and a hotel. There are plenty of spaces for guests to mingle, and with attentive service to boot. Ático, spread over the top two floors, is a sublime sanctuary that’s perfect for tea or delicious cocktails, for leisure or business, and where the gastronomy is overseen by the renowned chef Ramón Freixa, whose restaurant in sister property, Hotel Unico Madrid, already won two Michelin stars. Gran Via is famous for being the home to great cocktail bars that are frequented by famous writers, artists, and celebrities. The bar at The Principal Madrid is a worthy addition, offering delicious cocktails thanks to the most up-to-date mixology techniques and peerlessly stunning vistas in town. A rare inner-city perk, the all-year round La Terraza garden conservatory on the rooftop is lush with cypresses and olive trees, a fountain and an observation deck.

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    MAD - Adolfo Sudrez Madrid-Barajas Airport
    Food & Drink
    Bar & Restaurant
    Spa & Recreation
    Gym, Sauna, Rooftop Terrace & Solarium
    Internet
    Complimentary Wi-Fi
    Services
    24-hour Room Service

    Rooms & Suites

    The hotel comprises 76 rooms, all featuring a king-size bed apart from the Executive Room, which features a double bed. Ranging from 19 to over 50 square meters, the guestrooms boast high ceilings, large windows—often with impressive city views—and a bathroom with a walk-in shower. The 35-square-meter Junior Suite plays host to a cozy reading nook, and the 50-square-meter Suite Gran Via boasts a sitting room and a private dining room, and offers a butler service on request.

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    INTERIOR DESIGN

    Marble flooring contrasts with dashes of velvet and rich woods, while modern and vintage furnishings combine to create a temporally multifarious aesthetic.

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    ARCHITECTURE

    Presiding over the Gran Via from an early 1900s-built structure styled after Spanish Renaissance architecture, the hotel boasts an Art Deco façade and high-class materials throughout.

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    ARCHITECTURE

    Presiding over the Gran Via from an early 1900s-built structure styled after Spanish Renaissance architecture, the hotel boasts an Art Deco façade and high-class materials throughout.

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    INTERIOR DESIGN

    Marble flooring contrasts with dashes of velvet and rich woods, while modern and vintage furnishings combine to create a temporally multifarious aesthetic.

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    Made by originals

    PAU GUARDANS

    There are entrepreneurs who ride trends and there are those who drive them. Pau Guardans, a Barcelona native and veteran hotelier, is decidedly of the latter kind. As co-founder and director of the successful chain AC Hotels, he helped introduce design into the Spanish hospitality sector. In 2006, Guardans reinterprets the grandeur of the 1920s with Barcelona’s Grand Hotel Central. Hotels, says Guardans, should function as ‘engines of local communities,’ a principle that governed his second and third properties: the Hotel Único in Madrid, which opened in 2008 and The Principal Madrid in 2015, respectively.

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