LUXLIFE MAGAZINE | 59 Summer 2018 Newly created with innovation in mind, the hotel VP Plaza España Design is located in a privileged place of the capital, in the Plaza de España and Gran Vía in Madrid, a few meters from the Royal Palace, the Almudena Cathedral and the Debod temple. Part of the VP hotel chain, the hotel is nestled into the heart of this bustling capital, with stunning views showcasing the beauty and splendour of which residents are understandably proud. As such, its central location is ideal for those who wish to explore this beautiful, historic city and the wonders it has to offer. Thanks to their unbeatable location, the hotel’s dining and drinking options, Plaza de España, Ginkgo Restaurant and Sky Bar offer a spectacular terrace with 360º views of the city, an outdoor swimming pool, and an exquisite restaurant serving contemporary Spanish cuisine. Located on the ground floor of the hotel is the newest restaurant from the Larrumba Group BOTANIA . Accessible to hotel guests and the general public, it has made a fast impression on the hospitality and gastronomic landscapes, not least of which for its location. BOTANIA represents two sides of a startling juxtaposition; one side defined by large, open spaces and the other, by more private, secluded surroundings. Diners sit between these two worlds and are treated to a respite from the bustling cityscape beyond BOTANIA’s walls. Here, guests can experience the organic and the natural, and delight in the wide selection of international dishes that would please even the most well- travelled of gourmets. Showcasing the best of Spanish cuisine, starters include octopus carpaccio, fried artichokes and Jamón Iberico served with exquisite pan con tomate, whilst mains range from grilled beef sirloin with roasted piquillo peppers and chips to Grilled sea bass marinated in pibil, marinated onion and a habanero sauce. There is something for everyone on this authentic yet eclectic menu, which effortlessly blends flavour with sophistication to tempt even the most discerning of palates. Aiming to cater to everyone, cocktail connoisseurs will not be disappointed with an extensive cocktail list including classics such as Mojitos, original Moscow Mules, Shanghai Cosmopolitans, Daquiris and Negroni 72s, as well as house specials such as ‘Passion Bubbles’ made from Bombay Sapphire, lime juice and passion fruit hibiscus tonic or ‘Daquiri of the Rising Sun’ featuring Bacardi rum, yuzu juice, ginger jelly and egg white. The pool and sundeck are exclusively for guests of the hotel and provide the perfect place to cool off after a day exploring the Spanish capital. The glass bottom of the swimming pool leads to the central design element of the hotel; a 25m metallic waterfall sculpture created by Catalan artist Pere Gifre, tumbling from the bottom of the swimming pool to the ground floor of the hotel. Music plays a central role at Ginkgo Sky Bar with jazz sessions each Wednesday from 10pm, and DJ sets every Thursday to Saturday from 11pm. Sundays offer a more chilled out musical atmosphere with a live band performing a whole range of musical genres on request. The 12th floor brings a new proposition to the Spanish capital and is aiming to become a meeting place for both Madrid residents and international guests, offering a unique atmosphere which combines functionality with style to create something truly incredible. For those staying in this luxurious establishment, the hotel offers nine different types of rooms to adapt to the tastes and demands of each guest, always respecting the concept of the hotel in relation to the size, design and unique views that characterize it. Every room is individually designed and contains an array of amenities and technologies that will astound and delight every visitor. Sleek and sophisticated, the design takes classic, natural materials and adds technology, with backlit wooden headboards and relaxing rain showers, to create an experience that will resonate. Attention to detail is prevalent in every room, with phones and charging points strategically placed to ensure ease of use and offer guests the chance to marvel at the effort that has gone into providing each guest with a truly exceptional experience. Throughout the hotel, as in Madrid itself, art plays a key part in the layout and décor, and as such guests can marvel at the sculptures, painting and installations prevalent across the establishment, and undertake even the most mundane of tasks in truly luxurious surroundings. Fundamentally, with exceptional quality service, sleek décor and all the amenities anyone could possibly need, guests want for nothing at the VP Plaza España Design, making this the perfect destination for those seeking to explore Madrid in style and comfort. Interested in booking your unique break at this cutting-edge hotel? Visit www. plazaespana-hotel.com to find out more.