Commissioned by King Alfonso XIII in 1912, the newly restored Westin Palace Madrid is set near The Prado Museum, historic monuments and some of the best tapas restaurants in town. Topped by an enormous stained glass dome, the regal building has been a centre of Spanish society for almost 100 years.
The 467 soothing guest rooms are exquisitely decorated with antique furnishings and original mahogany and plaster details along with soft muted tones and carefully thought out splashes of colour. All have been updated with modern conveniences in tune with both leisure and business traveller and the signature Heavenly® Bed which you won't want to get out of.
La Rotonda restaurant is the heart of the hotel. Beneath the magnificent stained glass dome, elegant table settings are flooded with natural light by day and soft candlelight by night. À la carte dishes focus on natural regional Spanish flavours with highlights including paper-thin slices of Iberian ham or tender roast lamb and vegetables. On Sunday try the Sunday Opera Brunch which considered one of the best in town and comes with an opera performance thrown in.
The highly regarded in-house Chinese hâute cuisine Asia Gallery restaurant attracts a range of diners drawn by its atmosphere, delicious Cantonese food and service. In its exotically decorated interior, walls are covered in rich, gold damask and hung with a series of paintings depicting scenes from Imperial China. There are ten varieties of the traditional southern Chinese delicacy dim sum as well as other Cantonese specialities.
The hotel´s buzzy 1912 Museo Bar is the ideal location to enjoy a selection of wines by the glass. Mingle amongst an animated crowd of locals and guests, in an interior reminiscent of a traditional English gentleman’s club.
You will find many of Madrid's most interesting shopping areas within walking distance, by the Old Quarter. International firms, boutiques, and exclusive shopping is only a short ride away. Check with the Concierge.