Stunning restoration and conversion of historic buildings places Four Seasons guests in the heart of the city and among the first to experience the debut of a new dining concept by Michelin-starred Chef Dani Garcia
Jeddah, KSA: After a seven-year reconceptualisation and meticulous restoration of a collection of seven historic buildings, the new Four Seasons Hotel Madrid is now confirming reservations for arrivals beginning May 15, 2020.
“Madrid is having its moment, and Four Seasons is at the centre of it,” says Simon Casson, Four Seasons President, Hotel Operations – Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Our owner partners OHL Desarrollos and Mohari Hospitality, and our all-star team of artisans, culinarians and hoteliers, share our vision for offering a very personalised Four Seasons experience in a truly extraordinary setting in this vibrant city.”
With a soaring grand lobby welcoming guests at its heart, Four Seasons Hotel Madrid is located within Centro Canalejas, also home to 22 Four Seasons Private Residences and the Galería Canalejas luxury shopping mall. Architects Estudio Lamela led the restoration, preserving more than 3,700 artefacts throughout. Inside, interiors are by an international team of designers including BAMO, BG Architecture, Martin Brudnizki, AvroKO and Luis Bustamante.
“It’s truly been a labour of passion and love as these beautiful buildings transform into a fantastic setting for a new chapter in their histories,” says Christoph Schmidinger, Four Seasons Regional Vice President and the Hotel’s General Manager. “Here, Four Seasons guests and residents will mingle with Madrileños in the Hotel’s restaurants and bars, meeting with colleagues, taking a break from shopping and exploring museums, or engaging in long conversations with friends over shared plates and the country’s best wines.”
Madrid is Having Its Moment: In a city that is ever changing but always welcoming, visitors will discover something new with every return visit. Four Seasons is just steps from Kilómetro Cero, the central point from which all distances in Spain are measured. In this truly pedestrian-friendly city, most of the main points of interest are within a 20-minute walk, including the 125 hectare (300 acre) Retiro Park with its incredible Glass Palace and endless pathways amid trees, fountains and ponds. Three of the world’s best museums – the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía – form a Golden Triangle in the neighbourhood around Four Seasons. Here in Madrid, awe-inspiring historic and modern architecture is the backdrop, while trendsetting dining and flamenco tablaos, where one can experience this sensual art, beckon at every turn.
A New Culinary Destination
At Four Seasons, Spanish celebrity Chef Dani Garcia will unveil Dani, a new dining concept from the three Michelin-starred chef, with an unmatched rooftop setting envisioned by acclaimed London and New York-based designer Martin Brudnizki. Expect a bright and vivid brasserie with a sophisticated touch, where locals and international guests will come together to savour Andalusian cuisine and panoramic views throughout the day and evening, both indoors and out in the sunshine on the terrace.
A gastrobar will continue to move forward the tapas trend that began in Spain, adding modern Asian flavours paired with cutting-edge cocktails in a space created by global design studio AvroKO. Adjacent to the Hotel’s bustling lobby, an open area bar and lounge will be the ideal place to meet, drink and relax during a busy day of work or play in the city.