Luxury hotel group, The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts has officially opened the group’s first property in Madrid, Spain designed by Roman practice Studio Marincola Architects
The Pavilions Madrid, an innovative hotel crafted by Rome-based Studio Marincola Architects offers guests a unique experience of staying in an art gallery. The property showcases an impressive selection of works by acclaimed local artists – featured throughout the common spaces, rooms and suites in the four-star hotel.
The Pavilions Madrid could almost be considered a new branch of the prestigious Alvaro Alcazar Gallery, which has been dedicated to the presentation of contemporary artists from its space on Castelló Street since 2006. The hotel offers a unique exhibition space where guests can enjoy contemporary art pieces, some of them specially created for the hotel, which are also available for purchase. Selected pieces include works by Rafael Canogar and Guillem Nadal, two of the most prestigious Spanish artists on the international art scene.
“Madrid is a natural match for The Pavilions brand. It's an incredible city filled with style and a passion for the active discovery of art and culture,” said lawyer-turned-hotelier Gordon Oldham of Hong Kong-based OLN, and Founder and CEO of The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts. “We are delighted to open here as we introduce our unique Asian-inspired hospitality to guests, and extend the experience of romance, art, culture and adventure we have been sharing for more than 17 years in our other properties around the world."
The opening of The Pavilions Madrid is part of an ambitious expansion plan across Europe and Asia for Pavilions Hotels and Resorts. In addition to Madrid, the brand's European destinations include Amsterdam and Rome, as well as a new property in Lisbon that's currently under construction and scheduled to open in 2020.
In Asia, The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts is already well established with properties in destinations such as Phuket and Bali, as well as more remote locations such as Mongolia. Its Nepal property, of which the design by local architect Alex Shrestha, a Perspective 40 Under 40 winner in 2016, was presented at the year’s forum for its sustainable highlights. The Pavilions group is also expanding into residential development with a mixed-use project located in the prestigious ski resort of Niseko, Japan comprising the luxury Ginto Residences and The Pavilions Niseko, slated to open in 2020.
The Pavilions Madrid is located on Amador de los Ríos Street, right next to Plaza de Colón. The building underwent extensive refurbishment – with an estimated US$1 Million invested in the project. The renovation was carried out by Constructora Zimenta, a company that specialises in uniquely construction projects, with designs created by Rome-based Studio Marincola Architects.
The architects chose to cover the walls with “Dedar”, creating a warm, earthy feel complimented by blue hues that evoke a Mediterranean feel. The fabrics used throughout the design feature elegant graphics in black & white and vibrant red, which cover headboards and seating to offer an artistic reference to the architectural prints historically associated with the Spanish capital.
"The launch of this new hotel is a testament of our confidence in the continued growth of tourist arrivals to Madrid, which has established itself as one of the most popular urban travel destinations for international visitors," added Oldham.
The Pavilions Madrid offers 25 elegant rooms and 3 suites with terraces overlooking the breathtaking cityscapes.