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Madrid: City of design

Today we are going to propose a trip to Madrid… but a unique getaway. A stay at a very special design hotel in the capital of Spain, so you can enjoy a really fun accommodation and boast a trip to Madrid with everyone.

We begin with a movie hotel. Yes, a hotel from the movies, or rather a hotel where where to relive all the movies that we have grown up with. A space to discover those film scripts which are rooted in our  conscience and with which we have learned to travel the world in our imagination. A hotel with so many experiences that will guide through the some of the best moments in film history and that allows you to transform a short escapade to Madrid into a dream.

Room Skylight at Hotel Vincci Capitol

Room Skylight at Hotel Vincci Capitol

The Vincci Capitol, located in the same building of the great room that gives it its name. Set in the film world, this hotel boasts rooms inspired by films of all times. It has the great advantage of being an accommodation in the heart of Gran Via, next to Callao and the shopping street Preciados, next to the Fnac and just a few steps from Puerta del Sol. Modern but without losing its classic air of old cinema, the hotel connects directly to the history of the Capitol room and proposes a real film trip to Madrid. Services are very complete (it is a 4-star) and prices are very reasonable with respect to their quality and attention.

In the same line of original and careful design, the Vincci Hotels chain has other 4 hotels in the centre of Madrid which are also really worth it:

–          Vincci Soma

–          Vincci Vía 66

–          Vincci Centrum

–          Vincci Soho

Hotels with à la carte services

Urban hotels are always in the vanguard of offering the most unique and innovative services to their clients.  The necessity to stand out from their competence offering an added value in their destinations is precisely the reason that they are ahead the coast hotels, where the product is often based on sun and beach.

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In this context, one of the firms that has developed a broader and more innovative product positioning strategy in Spain is the Basque firm Petit Palace, especially in boutique hotels and urban accommodations with history in the main Spanish capitals.

We can highlight some hotels from its portfolio which are unique architectural jewels, historical restored  buildings which are an essential part of the local lifestyle. Hotels like the Petit Palace Arena Bilbao Hotel or the Petit Palace Tamarise Beach Getxo Hotel are key elements in Bilbao society, which considers them emblematic meeting points of the capital of Biscay.

The High Tech hotels combine the history which has made us what we are now and the future which will determine who we will become: pillow menu, hydromassage shower, laptop in the room, iPod and iPhone docking stations, flat screen TV, free bicycle rental… The innovation and the consideration of their clients’ needs are the hallmark of this firm.

Bicicletas gratis hotel petit palace tres cruces centro madrid

From this interest in getting to know their clients, luxury accommodations with a unique quality-price relationship have been inaugurated. Madrid is the destination where the firm has a broader hotel offer, some of them being key elements of the Petit Palace portfolio:

Petit Palace, the firm of the urban hotels

The Basque hotel firm High Tech has decided to give its backing to its firm Petit Palace, making it the leader and symbol of the urban hotels in Spain.

Habitaciones High Tech Petit Palace Hoteles

Modernity, elegance and personal attention: these are the values this firm has cultivated and showed around Spain, in each of the hotels which has been incorporated in its portfolio in recent years.

Its hallmark is the refurbishing of old buildings and noble palaces which have represented a vital element in their society. These buildings have been turned into unique accommodations especially thought for those travellers who are searching for something more than a simple hotel to stay at.

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One can visit some of these jewels of the Spanish hotel industry in almost any part of the national territory of Spain, from the beautiful city of Salamanca, with its emblematic Petit Palace Las Torres Salamanca Hotel, to the lively city of Malaga, where the Petit Palace Plaza Málaga Hotel lies.

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In the Basque Country, native town of the firm, we find one of the most recommended Petit Palace hotels by travellers: the Petit Palace Tamarises Hotel, which stands out for its excellent cuisine and that unique atmosphere one can only feel in the beautiful Ereaga beach, in Getxo.

Nevertheless, most of the Petit Palace hotels are located in Madrid: they are all located in the most central streets in the capital, close at hand from the most universal places of interest in Madrid, from Puerta del Sol, to Gran Vía, Plaza Mayor and Serrano.

Among these hotels, we highlight those designed to offer the guest a unique experience which is more than relax and rest, as it is the case of the Petit Palace Embassy Serrano Hotel, the Petit Palace Londres Madrid Hotel or the Petit Palace Alcalá Torre Hotel, located in the first skyscraper in Madrid.

Travelers 2.0, hotels with free wifi

Reality and society have changed considerably in recent times and travel is no longer conducted in the same way as before.  Today, any time is good to reserve flights and start to dream about a destination thousands of miles away.  Internet has erased the remaining  boundaries and has converted travellers’ experiences to global, from the moment when planning a journey up to the return home, sharing the details with friends and family.

Look for destinations, compare prices, check distances and connections, read the opinions of hotels to find good accommodation, book a room, car hire and even the entrance tickets for museums.  All this can be done with just a few clicks.

This is the age of the traveller 2.0.  We feel more comfortable organizing our own trips, deciding and managing all the details from the beginning to the end.  As connections improve and the price becomes more affordable, the number of operations via internet that we are prepared to undertake increases.  Not only before departure but also during the trip, we can find out about cultural plans for the same day in our chosen destination, check out a route or find a recommended restaurant.

habitacion hotel con ordenador
Since internet is gaining territory as the great universal tourist guides, many hotel groups are offering internet access in all their hotels in order to improve the users experience and capture new clients who search directly for hotels with free wifi in Valencia or hotels with internet in Madrid.

In fact, some of these chains have gone a step further and offer the latest services such as portable computers in the room, the possibility of DSL connection or wi-fi throughout the hotel.  This is case of the Basque chain, High Tech Hotels, for whom new technology is a priority and who have an outstanding portfolio of boutique hotels in Spain.
Habitacion con wifi gratis en Madrid

The Hotel Petit Palace Italia Madrid – perfect for families, the Hotel Petit Palace Mayor Plaza Madrid – built on the land of the house where Lope de Vege was born, the Hotel Petit Palace Londres Madrid – a few steps from Puerta del Sol, or the Hotel Petit Palace Santa Barbara Madrid – the former Palace of the Marqueses de Quintanar – are some examples of hotels with the latest technology that High Tech have in Madrid.