The Principal Madrid

Marqués de Valdeiglesias, 1, Madrid, Spain
Gran Vía/Plaza de España
76 Rooms
Modern Design & Lively
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

The Spanish hotelier Pau Guardans believes that hotels should function as “engines of local communities,” a concept that guided the look and feel of his first two hotels — the Único in Madrid and the 1920s-style Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona. With his latest project, the Principal, he’s reinvigorated another grand old building, this one a Spanish Renaissance-style jewel located on a prominent corner of Madrid’s Gran Vía, adapting its spacious interiors for modern living.

The stately structure retains many of its original Art Deco and Art Nouveau architectural details. The soaring ceilings, arched doorways, iron railings, and decorative stonework, dating from 1917, serve as an elegant framework for the modern interiors by Pilar Garcia-Nieto and Luzio, a Barcelona design firm. Done in a cool, subdued color palette of slate gray, camel, white and chocolate brown, the place looks perhaps more New York than Madrid. But it’s not overly formal: a recurring design piece found throughout the hotel, even beneath a wall of old-fashioned oil portraits in gilded frames, is the BKF butterfly chair. 76 guest rooms and suites have a little less character than the glamorous lobby, but amenities are plentiful. Walk-in showers, Bluetooth sound systems, free wi-fi and complimentary tea come standard; Deluxe rooms feature lovely views over the boulevard. Suites, of course, have everything from reading nooks to private butlers.

The rooftop terrace bar, dotted with olive trees, is the perfect place to watch the sun go down, cocktail in hand, amid a small crowd of fashionable madrileños who’ve dropped by for a drink after work.

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The Principal Madrid
Marqués de Valdeiglesias, 1, Madrid, Spain
Gran Vía/Plaza de España

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Valet parking
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour room service
  • Gym
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Business center
  • EV Charging Station
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Shuttle service

Need to Know

  • The hotel's restaurant will be closed during the month of August while preparing for its reopening under a new chef and concept. In the meantime, you can enjoy the rooftop terrace bar serving a light menu of tapas & burgers and the front desk team will also be happy to provide restaurant recommendations in the area.
  • Baby cots and extra beds are available on request.
  • Extra beds have a supplement of 110 EUR per person/night, and are only available in Superior rooms, Deluxe rooms, Junior Suites, or Suite Gran Via.
Check in: 14:00
Check out: 12:00

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

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Certifications and Sustainability Programs
  • Biosphere , Certified

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