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Meliá will open its fourth luxury hotel in Madrid: Casa de las Artes

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Meliá will open its fourth luxury hotel in Madrid: Casa de las Artes
The hotel, formerly known as Madrid Atocha Affiliated by Meliá, has undergone a complete renovation and will reopen under the Meliá Collection brand in May

Palma de Mallorca - Meliá Hotels International will open its first Meliá Collection hotel in Madrid in May. The project is the result of the transformation of the former Hotel Madrid Atocha, Affiliated by Meliá, strategically situated in the renowned Las Letras district, the literary heart of the capital. The hotel, now named “Casa de las Artes, Member of Meliá Collection,” emphasizes the cultural legacy of the area, underscoring the group’s commitment to integrating culture and local identity into its hotel offerings.

Casa de las Artes pays homage to the great writers who shaped the streets of this neighborhood during the Spanish Golden Age, offering a unique value proposition where the fine arts, in all their forms, serve as the common thread.

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The 137-room hotel will feature an innovative restaurant-theater concept, allowing guests not only to indulge in exquisite flavors, but also to be part of a live show that unfolds around them. Its common areas include a cozy library that invites guests to relax among its bookshelves, a private cinema room, a landscaped inner courtyard with a glass roof and a thermal pool for year-round relaxation. In addition, the hotel is equipped with a fitness centre and several elegant and versatile meeting rooms.

The conceptual and architectural project was led by architect Álvaro Sans, with interior design by Adriana Sans, both from the ASAH studio. Madrid architect Pedro Alcaraz oversaw the executive project. The hotel comprises of four interconnected buildings, with the most notable being a palatial structure dating back to 1913, housing the common areas of the hotel. The project aimed to enhance the architectural value of the buildings by bringing them into the present day, transforming both the use of spaces and incorporating contemporary design elements. As a tribute to Miguel de Cervantes and the Cervantes Society, every room includes an engraving by Gustave Doré created for the 1869 edition of Don Quixote.

Located between Atocha Street, a major thoroughfare in the city center, and the picturesque Moratín Street, known for its antique stores and bookshops, the hotel is situated less than a kilometer away from iconic cultural institutions such as the Prado Museum, Thyssen Museum, and Reina Sofia Museum.


About Meliá Hotels International

Founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International has more than 400 hotels open or in the process of opening in more than 40 countries, and a portfolio of ten brands: Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts, ME by Meliá, The Meliá Collection, Paradisus by Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, ZEL, INNSiDE by Meliá, Falcon’s Resorts by Meliá, Sol by Meliá, and Affiliated by Meliá. The Company is one of the world’s leading hotel chains in the leisure segment and its experience in this area has allowed it to consolidate itself in the growing market of urban hotels inspired by leisure. Its commitment to responsible tourism has led it to be recognised as the world’s most sustainable hotel company in 2022 according to S&P Global’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment, as well as being a “Top Employer 2024″ brand in Spain, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Italy, Germany, France and Vietnam. Meliá Hotels International is also part of the IBEX 35. For more information, please visit www.meliahotelsinternational.com

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