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The Westin Palace, Madrid

PLAZA DE LAS CORTES, 7, , Madrid, Spain
Classic Preferred Hotel

The Westin Palace, Madrid

OVERVIEW

Insider Tip

Just 1.5 kilometers from the hotel is the fabulous Filmoteca Nacional (National Film Academy) - where a small fee wins entrance to a rich choice of art house cinema, including matinee performances and original language versions. Less high-brow, just 200 meters from the hotel, guests can explore the Hertas district, and its maze of tapas bars.

Hotel Overview

Exceptional location
The recently restored Westin Palace, Madrid was built by order of King Alfonso XIII in 1912, situated within the 'triangle of art' in the cultural and artistic heart of Madrid.
Antique furnishings
468 guestrooms and suites welcome visitors with stunning marbles, precious fabrics and antique furnishings all painstakingly restored, and updated with every modern convenience including the Heavenly® Bed.
Luxury amenities
Guests enjoy extensive facilities including several meeting rooms, 2 restaurants, shops, a fitness center, a hairdresser and a solarium, and gather at UnwindSM is the new aperitifs-leisure concept nightly.

Amenity highlights:

Club Neptuno fitness center is open 24-hours daily, and offers views over Retiro Park. The 18 modular meeting rooms are all soundproofed and some are wood-paneled with Venetian chandeliers.

What to expect:

The 1912 palatial hotel was built on the former site of the palace of the Duke and Duchess of Medinaceli. A string of famous guests have stayed here from Salvador Dali to novelist Isabel Allende and movie director Richard Attenborough, but well-heeled business travelers tend to dominate. The entrance hall, decorated with murals of Italian Renaissance gardens, leads through to Rotunda Hall crowned with an Art Nouveau glass dome.

Location

PLAZA DE LAS CORTES, 7, , Madrid, Spain

Airport:

MAD - Madrid Barajas Airport

ROOMS

Overview

The Westin Palace Madrid has 467 guestrooms and suites, all of which have been equipped with sound-proofed carpentry and double-glazed windows. All rooms are decorated in a classic but comfortable style with air conditioning, digital telephone system, voicemail, and modem Internet connections (surcharge). The Heavenly beds offer a custom-designed pillow-top mattress set, topped by a down comforter and five queen and king size pillows to maximize comfort. The marble bathrooms have anti-mist mirrors, razor adaptors, and bathrobes.

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Climate control
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
  • Electronic check-out
  • Electronic/magnetic keys
  • Extra towels/bedding in room
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • In-room safe
  • Internet access - dial-up
  • Internet access - surcharge
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Minibar
  • Multi-line phone
  • Pay movies
  • Premium bedding
  • Premium TV channel(s)
  • Private bathroom
  • Rollaway beds
  • Sewing kit
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Voice mail
  • Wake-up calls
  • Window opens

DETAILS

Property Amenities

The Westin Palace, Madrid a landmark since 1912, located in the vibrant heart of the city, offering an innovative product and personal & instinctive service. The 18 modular meeting rooms and banquet lounges are soundproofed and equipped with microphones and audio-visual systems. Their total capacity is 800. Medinaceli Lounge, at 418 square meters, is the largest. The smallest rooms - Hemingway Lounge (42 square meters) and Mata Hari Lounge (55 square meters) are named after former hotel guests. Some of the rooms are wood-paneled, with Venetian chandeliers. All benefit from natural daylight. Juices and light snacks are sold in the center's bar, where there are also international newspapers and magazines, and satellite television.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Banquet facilities

Number of rooms: 468

Policies

Extra person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Rollaways and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests made via this Web site cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Dining

La Rotonda
International and Spanish cuisine is served at this informal, semi-circular restaurant, surrounding the great dome beneath the Palace Bar. A buffet is served here for lunch. There is a la carte dining in the evening.
Wine Cellar
Over 700 Spanish and international wines are laid down in this small tasting room adjacent to the Rotonda.
Palace Bar
Set in the most dramatic room of the hotel, the bar is dominated by the Art Nouveau stained-glass dome with its flower motif, from which a large chandelier is suspended. Cocktails (particularly dry martinis or a choice from over 700 wines in the adjoining cellar) are enjoyed day long by guests firmly ensconsed in the green-leather armchairs or navy-blue divans. Live piano music is played for afternoon tea.

Recreation

Club Neptuno fitness center is open 24-hours daily, and located on the seventh floor, offering roof-top views across the Buen Retiro Park. There are around 20 cardiovascular and strength-building machines, free weights, a sauna, sunbed, and massage. R'diffusion beauty treatments, including facials, massage, epilation, manicure and pedicure, are available on the sixth floor. A small hairdressers of the same name is located on the second floor. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
  • Golfing
  • Racquetball/squash
  • Tennis