This Stylish Retreat Offers Modern Sophistication in the Heart of Spain’s Capital

This Stylish Retreat Offers Modern Sophistication in the Heart of Spain’s Capital

Tucked within the heart of Madrid’s new Golden Mile, Thompson Madrid is an exquisite boutique hotel that draws inspiration from its iconic predecessor in New York’s SoHo neighborhood.

As the first Spain property from the award-winning boutique hotel brand, Thompson Madrid has already become a transformative force within the city, connecting its vibrant artistic communities and shaping the cultural landscape. The hotel’s motto––“Con la cultura por Montera” (“With the culture of Montera [Street]”)––reflects its commitment to being an ever-evolving space, mirroring the bustling energy of Madrid, and more specifically, its notable spot on Calle de la Montera.

The rooftop lounge at Thompson Madrid

The building housing Thompson Madrid––conceived by Madrid-based architecture and design studio LYTA––boasts a compelling blend of history and hip design. As the only non-residential site on the block, it was once the eighteenth-century Church of San Luis Obispo, and later, the Montesol building. Now, gold finishes, earth tones, Spanish marble, and artistic details mirror the rich heritage of Spain’s capital city, while offering a residential-style elegance that speaks to current luxury.

King Suite at Thompson Madrid

Thompson Madrid boasts 175 rooms, including 22 suites, each meticulously designed to create a familial yet elevated experience. Spread across the building’s eight floors, each space is curated to the hotel’s unique and individual aesthetic, ranging from a custom array of pillows, walk-in closets, and authentic works of art. The privileged Penthouse Suite, occupying the top two floors, treats guests to sweeping panoramic views of the city and the iconic Puerta del Sol, making for a truly indulgent stay.

The Omar restaurant at Thompson Madrid

The hotel’s gastronomic offerings are crafted by the renowned Familia La Ancha restaurant group. Led by chefs Nino Redruello and Patxi Zumarraga, the concepts at Thompson Madrid include The Omar, an all-day bakery-bistro with a bustling exposed bread bakery as its centerpiece. At lunch and dinner, traditional Madrileñan dishes with a modern twist complement the mid-century industrial vibe. Hijos de Tomás is the clandestine cocktail bar reminiscent of Spain’s 1950s speakeasies. Guests can request the bartenders mix them up a custom beverage, guided only by their spirit of choice, which can be sipped while enjoying the live jazz entertainment.

Thompson Madrid remains at the disposal of its “Artivists”: a thoughtful collection of curators who represent the experience of living Thompson Madrid and being a part of the scene. Nicolás Villamizar, known as Ä, is the hotel’s cultural ambassador. Nino Redruello embodies the hotel’s culinary spirit, and artist Conchita Valentín selected much of the art present in each guest room and public space. 

Thompson Madrid rooftop pool

Thompson Madrid’s eighth floor is a haven of urban wellness, featuring a rooftop swimming pool with a hydro-massage system and a relaxation area with commanding views of Madrid’s skyline. The hotel’s state-of-the-art fitness facilities on the second floor offer private classes and group training sessions, ensuring guests have access to a comprehensive wellness experience.

Thompson Madrid’s fusion of art, tradition, luxury, and gastronomy creates an unparalleled destination for travelers in search of a transformative city experience.

Top Takeaways:

Rating: Five-star

The vibe: Modern sophistication with a touch of urban luxury.

Food + Drink: Each of the three drinking and dining venues within the property is led by celebrated Madrid restaurateur and chef Nino Redruello of the La Ancha family group: the Lobby Bar, the speakeasy-inspired piano bar Hijos de Tomás, the all-day eatery Omar, and the Thompson Rooftop Bar. 

Amenities: Outdoor infinity pool; Fitness center; Sun terrace; Poolside bar; Yoga classes; Pets allowed; Business center; Airport shuttle

Any personal neighborhood recs?: Just a stone’s throw from the hotel is Chocolatería San Ginés. It’s been over 125 years since this legendary churrería opened its doors, and yet today it is still renowned for its churros con chocolate de la taza.

Our favorite thing about the hotel: Each evening, Hijos de Tomás––the property’s speakeasy-inspired jazz bar––offers live music…but the performer is a mystery until patrons are granted entry.

What’s nearby?: Plaza de Cibeles; Sabatini Gardens; Puerta del Sol; Plaza Mayor; Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum; Plaza de Oriente

Rooms: The hotel offers 175 rooms, including 22 suites spread among the eight floors of the main building, as well as a Presidential Suite which comprises the ninth and tenth floors with its own designated entrance.

Pricing: Rates begin at $296/night.

Closest Airport: Madrid-Barajas Airport

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