5 Reasons to Visit Madrid in 2019 with BLESS Collection Hotels

Why Madrid is the ultimate playground for pleasure-seekers, with BLESS Hotel Madrid, new hotel opening in 2019

Due to open its doors on Madrid’s Calle de Velázquez in January 2019, the first BLESS Collection Hotel will mark the beginning of a series of outposts designed for modern hedonists. Part of the Palladium Group, the new luxury hotel brand fuses elements of both business and leisure, with state-of-the-art spa facilities, a rooftop pool and expert gastronomy.

BLESS Hotel Madrid is ideally located in the heart of the city. From operatic performances to architectural masterpieces, there’s plenty to see and do in this hedonistic hub.

Exclusive Experiences at BLESS Collection Hotels

Every element of the hotel’s design, from the breadth of its services right down to the upholstery, has been selected with pleasure seekers in mind. In line with the brand’s hedonistic approach, there will also be a series of exclusive sensory experiences on offer, including a unique bathing experience designed in partnership with BATHOLOGY, for which a butler will draw a bespoke bath tailored to your physical and mental wellbeing. 

Culture

In a city as architecturally rich as Madrid, the simple act of pounding the pavement can unveil a plethora of ocular delights. Take yourself on a tour of the capital’s mythological monuments, including the Cibeles and Neptune fountains, both of which were created by architect Ventura Rodriguez. ARCO, the world-famous contemporary art fair will be held in Madrid from 27 February until 3 March 2018, showcasing innovative modern art at Feria de Madrid. This year's theme is 'future', exploring art's relationship with economy, nature, technology and gender.

Music

One of the most important cultural institutions in Spain, the 19th-century Teatro Real opera house has been serving the city with dramatic recitals since 1997, when it reopened following a 70-year closure. Today, it is an industry leader, showcasing the genre’s top singers, directors and dancers. Its new season includes Wagner’s Das Rheingold and Verdi’s Falstaff.

Art

Spain’s main national art gallery, the Prado Museum, is home to some of the best Spanish artwork by the likes of Francisco Goya and Diego Velázquez. Ogle at more than 1,300 works, including Velázquez’s Las Meninas and The Three Graces by Peter Paul Rubens.

Fashion

Luxury boutiques abound in Madrid. Be sure to make a beeline for the Salamanca district, the city’s most exclusive area. Elsewhere on Calle de Serrano, Loewe, Prada and Saint Laurent have all set up shop.

Prices for BLESS Hotel Madrid start from £328 per room, based on a deluxe room, blesscollectionhotels.com