Palacio de los Duques Gran Meliá | Madrid

The Vibe: Serious luxury.

The Area: The hotel is on a quiet street right in the centre, with the Teatro Real opera house and Opera metro station a minute’s walk down the hill.

The DNA: The luxury Palacio de los Duques Gran Meliá is located in the renovated building that was previously the Hotel Ambassador, on the former site of two important buildings: the convent of Santo Domingo and the palace of the Dukes of Granada de Ega y Villahermosa (art collectors and members of Madrid’s intellectual society of the 19th century), whose passion for the paintings of Velázquez led them to donate one of his works, the portrait of Don Diego del Corral y Arellano, to the Museo del Prado. Art has become the essence of this majestic building, in which the modern exists harmoniously with original 19th century features, such as the Isabelline facade, the spectacular central wrought-iron and wooden staircase and the cloister with its glass dome, which is now the hotel lobby. Another major attraction is its Historical Garden, perfect for discovering the avant-garde range of cuisine.

Suite-Me-Up: RedLevel guests will enjoy exclusive spaces for an enhanced sense of tranquillity and privacy. Personalised attention and benefits such as the separate check-in in the RedLevel Lounge, butler service, private buffet breakfast, Open Bar, welcome amenities and pillow and aromatherapy menus, to name a few.

✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 180 rooms & suites (25-200m2) (269-2,153 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2016 (previously Hotel Ambassador) • on-site parking (charged) • pets allowed on request • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible

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