At the end of the nineteenth century Madrid underwent an expansion in business and finance that was reflected in the centre of the city, where all the large companies and banks wanted to have their headquarters.
Interest focused particularly on Paseo de Recoletos and the artery running from Cibeles to Puerta del Sol. Some of the most beautiful buildings of the era were concentrated in Calle Servilla and Plaza Canalejas and these include Palacio de la Equitativa, originally the headquarters of La Equitativa insurance company. It was built between 1882 and 1891 according to a design by José Grases Riera.
Since then the building has been occupied by various entities, including Casino de Madrid, the Fine Arts Circle and Banco Español de Crédito, which refurbished it in 1920. In 2014 work began to adapt the building to accommodate a luxury hotel, private homes and a shopping complex.
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