Summer 2019

Jan19130 A Historic Hotel that Impresses at Every Turn The Gran Hotel Ingles is a rare treat indeed, partnering its historic heritage with a decidedly contemporary ethos and a thoroughly modern finish. At the beginning of the year, the hotel was recognised in the ongoing 2019 Global Luxury Hotel and Spa Awards as the ‘Most Outstanding Historic Hotel in Madrid’. Here we take a deep dive into this truly extraordinary establishment to find out more. Located in the centre of Madrid yet hidden away from the hustle and bustle on Calle de Echegaray, the Gran Hotel Ingles impresses as soon as a guest steps over the threshold. Don’t let its rather unassuming appearance fool you, this hotel represents one of the finest establishments in the capital. Throughout it all, the Gran Hotel Ingles has remained a mainstay, a stalwart on a hospitality landscape that has quickly distinguished itself through excellence. The hotel’s secret lies in its notably historic pedigree officially opened in 1886 as the first luxury hotel in the capital. This hotel has nothing old or old, neither the renovations nor the drive to maintain the long-lasting appeal of the English Grand Hotel have been an important part of the hotel for the last hundred years. It is an objective that has been diligently passed from owner to owner, and the effort proves it. In addition, in the hidden group of hotels and under the seal of quality of Leading Hotels of the World. Every room in the hotel delights with a light and airy interior design, offering a suitably time less appeal. This is echoed throughout the entire hotel, transforming at times to embrace a more industrial feel: all copper and steel and iron. In the lobby, and the hotel’s famous Lobo 8 restaurant, the style becomes almost art-deco-esque. It’s a refreshing choice that belies the hotel’s exterior and surroundings. For travellers, the hotel’s location proves another draw. Nestled in the cultural, commercial and leisure epicentre of Madrid – in the heart of the Barrio de Las Letras – it is particularly close to the Calle Gran Vía, Puerta De Alcala and Puerta Del Sol. In this the Gran Hotel Ingles offers to be a worthy home base, as you explore the city’s very best restaurants, museums and architectural wonders. After a day spent exploring, relax and unwind back at the hotel, enjoy their famous cocktails and retire to – possibly – the best beds in the city. Address: C/ Echegaray, 8 - 28014 Madrid Website: Telephone: +34 91 360 00 01 Retreat