The Reimagination of a Landmark Property in Madrid Lends Itself to an Ultra-Luxurious Retreat

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Each of Madrid’s 21 “barrios” boasts unique characteristics, but perhaps none are quite as opulent as Salamanca. With its dignified facades and upscale shops, the neighborhood is the ideal home for an ultra-luxury boutique property hotel such as Rosewood Villa Magna.

Situated on Paseo de la Castellana, the property now stands where the iconic Angalada Palace once did. Following an extensive refurbishment and redesign, Rosewood Villa Magna seamlessly blends classic charm with modern opulence.

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The visionary restoration led by renowned Spanish architect Ramón de Arana pays homage to the former 19th-century Palace, as well as the hotel’s previous incarnation as Villa Magna. Striking reflecting pools complemented by ancient cedar and carob trees add grandeur to the hotel’s entrance, setting the stage for an enchanting stay.

Prolific landscape designer Gregorio Marañón transformed the property’s green spaces, creating special outdoor havens among the expansive grounds adorned with sculptures, pergolas, and fountains.

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Australian firm BAR Studio is responsible for the interiors, which reflect a sense of familiarity for legacy guests while embracing contemporary comforts. In keeping with Rosewood’s “A Sense of Place” philosophy, precise references to traditional Spanish design, culture, art, and history can be seen through the various color palettes, materials, and textiles that comprise the hotel. English firm ArtLink oversaw the selection and commissioning of the hotel’s extensive art collection.

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The refreshed guestrooms, suites, and signature suites strike a delicate balance between Spanish villa aesthetics and the hotel’s original allure. With an avant-garde touch and large windows boasting panoramic views, each accommodation promises a serene and luxurious retreat.

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The hotel’s culinary options invite guests on a delectable journey through Spain. Amós, the signature restaurant led by Michelin-starred chef Jesús Sánchez, showcases the cuisine of Northern Spain’s Navarre community and the Cantabrian Sea. Las Brasas de Castellana stands as the property’s all-day eatery, serving a wide-ranging menu that highlights the quality of Madrid’s meats, seafood, and vegetables.

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Tarde.O provides an elegant bar and lounge atmosphere, designed to reflect the warmth of an English club. Guests are invited to indulge in a variety of premium spirits, including an extensive collection of gins and Spanish vermouths. Flor y Nata is the picturesque patisserie, which has coffee, pastries, and traditional afternoon tea.

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Sense, A Rosewood Spa, inspired by Madrid’s Muslim origins, offers a range of transformative treatments dedicated to the well-being of body and mind. From the Bay Leaf Ritual to Balancing Stone Therapy, guests can indulge in holistic therapies, aromatherapy, and relaxation spaces. Guests can find further purity within the authentic Hammam.

The property consistently integrates a number of Madrilenãn-centric pop-ups into its programming. The most recent collaboration is “Art Merienda”: in collaboration with Opera Gallery, Rosewood Villa Magna allows art lovers to explore top collections and artworks. Led by art specialist Raquel Saez, the experience includes a visit to the Prado Museum’s “Picasso-El Greco” exhibition. The day begins with tea or coffee from Flor y Nata to enjoy along the tour and concludes with a specialty dessert that evokes the origin of Manolo Valdés Valencian––a Milk Chocolate Eclair and Orange of Valencia.

Rosewood Villa Magna’s fusion of local heritage, magnificence, and world-class service promises a stay that transcends expectations. 

Top Takeaways:

Rating: Five-Star

The vibe: A luxury and opulent property in the heart of Madrid’s Salamanca “barrio.”

Food + Drink: The hotel offers four distinct dining outlets. Amós––the signature restaurant––is helmed by Michelin-starred Chef Jesús Sánchez. Tarde.O is the bar and lounge designed to reflect the conviviality of an English club. Las Brasas de Castellana is the Rosewood Villa Magna’s all-day dining destination. The hotel’s patisserie Flor y Nata serves coffee, pastries, and traditional afternoon tea. 

Amenities: Fitness center; Spa; Restaurant & bar; Private access to El Corte Inglés; Airport shuttle; Art exhibitions

Any personal neighborhood recs?: Dedicate an afternoon to shopping along Calle de Serrano, one of Madrid’s most exclusive, upscale shopping districts.

Our favorite thing about the hotel: The property forges ongoing partnerships with other Rosewood properties, as well as local cultural centers: art galleries, culinary residencies, and beyond.

What’s nearby?: Plaza de Cibeles; Calle de Serrano; Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum; Retiro Park; Puerta del Sol; Plaza Mayor

Rooms: The hotel offers 154 guest rooms and suites.

Pricing: Rates begin at $690/night.

Closest Airport: Madrid Barajas International Airport

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