The Principal Madrid

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

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

The historic building affords the hotel a grand scale with its double height ceilings, iron railings, and original decorative features on the façade such as the typical Renaissance arched entranceways on the rooftop, all having been retained.

ARCHITECTURE

THE GRAND RENAISSANCE

When the street first came into its own in the early 1900s, Gran Via boasted the city's best Art Nouveau and Art Deco architecture. The monumental buildings that still line it are now home to very diverse occupants such as banks, apartments, and art spaces. And now, a 1917 Spanish Renaissance building houses a new type of hotel—part private club, part loft home, and part luxury hotel. 

ARCHITECTURE
THE GRAND RENAISSANCE

When the street first came into its own in the early 1900s, Gran Via boasted the city's best Art Nouveau and Art Deco architecture. The monumental buildings that still line it are now home to very diverse occupants such as banks, apartments, and art spaces. And now, a 1917 Spanish Renaissance building houses a new type of hotel—part private club, part loft home, and part luxury hotel. 

The historic building affords the hotel a grand scale with its double height ceilings, iron railings, and original decorative features on the façade such as the typical Renaissance arched entranceways on the rooftop, all having been retained.

Interior Design

PRINCIPALLY DESIGN

The Único Hotels design team led by Pilar García-Nieto in collaboration with María José Gómez and Maximiliano Zigart from the Barcelona studio Luzio are responsible for the cozy, romantic vibe of the interiors. Luxurious materials, such as velvet and marble, mid-century furniture like the iconic BFK chair, vintage touches, and a bit of the exotic make up the authentic atmosphere here that invite guests to get comfortably lost in the history of a great city.    

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