Hotel Urban opened in October 2004, in the heart of the political, cultural, financial and shopping district, and very close to Puerta del Sol. Designed by architects Carles Bassò and Mariano Martitegui, the building is noteworthy both for its cutting-edge architectural design and the collection of priceless works of modern art it houses.
Interior designer Mérce Borrel, who worked in the hotel alongside Jordi, says: “the hotel originally took its inspiration from the Art Deco movement, combining the spirit of the past with more modern tendencies”. Built with the very best materials (fine woods and marble), the walls have been painted with bright colours in order to give the hotel a bright and luminous air. Borrel is keen to highlight one of the more innovative features, a sophisticated lighting system in the bedrooms that gives guests “a variety of options depending on their needs and the time of day”.
In addition, the bedrooms, corridors and public areas are an amazing art gallery containing late 19th century and early 20th century works from Papua New Guinea, the Museum of Egyptian Art and various oriental pieces. In summer it’s also possible to enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, with spectacular views over Madrid’s rooftops by day or by night.
Hotel Urban is home to Europa Decó restaurant, which serves Mediterranean cuisine featuring seasonal market produce with contemporary flair, in a cosmopolitan designer setting.
One of the world’s leading art galleries with works by Velázquez, Goya, El Greco, Titian, Rubens and Hieronymus Bosch.
The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum takes you on a incredible journey through seven centuries of European painting.
Make your way up to the observation deck for stunning views of the city.
Climb on board and discover the city in a panoramic format.
Visit more than 50 museums and enjoy numerous discounts.