Yearly Archives: 2015

New direct train between Atocha station and the airport

  The rail shuttle running directly from Madrid-Atocha station to Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport began operating in September. The direct rail link leaves every half an hour with only one stop at Chamartín station. The link enables passengers to travel straight to the airport from the AVE arrivals area and from Atocha station Long Distance… Read more »

Kinépolis Madrid hosts the Fast&Furious 7 presentation

  On 30 July, for the occasion of the presentation of the Blu-ray and DVD versions of the latest instalment in the Fast & Furious saga, the seven vehicles that starred in the motion picture (manufactured respectively by Lamborghini, Mercedes, Maserati, Nissan, Lexus, Ford and Subaru) gathered together on the grounds of Kinépolis Madrid in… Read more »

H10 transforms the H10 Villa de la Reina into a boutique hotel

  H10 Hotels has completely remodelled its hotel H10 Villa de la Reina, located at number 22 on Madrid’s Gran Vía, transforming it into a boutique hotel. The establishment is housed in a majestic early 20th-century building that retains its original façade and some architectural features. The entire hotel was remodelled this year by prestigious… Read more »

The Princesa Hotel becomes the first Courtyard by Marriott in Spain

The 4-star Courtyard Madrid Princesa was added to the chain following the remodelling of the hotel’s public areas, lobby, restaurant-bar, meeting and event halls and guest rooms, of which 170 have been renovated so far. New protocols and updated security and technology systems were also introduced. Renovation of the remaining rooms and other spaces will… Read more »

Where to find us

  Where we have been: M&I Europe Summer (29 June – 3 July), Edinburgh, Scotland The Meetings Show (7-9 July) London     Where we will be: M&I The Americas (30 August – 3 September), St Petersburg, FL – USA IMEX America (13-15 October), Las Vegas – USA M&I Europe Autumn (19-23 October), St Julian’s,… Read more »


  Congress Department activity throughout July and August: –             8 bids submitted for new international congresses, which would have a combined total of 21,000 participants between 2017 and 2022 –              4 new congresses were awarded to Madrid, with an estimated number of some 6,000 participants in 2016 and 2017 Corporate Department activity: –              Fam Trip… Read more »

New Madrid Convention Bureau website

  Madrid Convention Bureau has a brand new website, a platform designed to provide detailed information on Madrid as a business destination. Notable new features include the search engine added to the Partners section to enable selection of the most suitable accommodation and venue based on the number of participants and the degree of set-up… Read more »

July sees a record number of tourists

  739,061 tourists visited Madrid in July, the highest figure ever recorded for this month. July data from the Hotel Occupancy Survey conducted by INE (National Statistics Institute) showed that tourism demand in Madrid continued to grow in July, with record highs recorded for both the number of tourists and overnight stays, bringing annual figures… Read more »

Airlines and new routes

  Iberia launches routes between Madrid-Madeira and Madrid-Medellín Iberia launched a new route between Spain and Portugal in July, connecting Madrid with Funchal, the capital of the Portuguese island of Madeira. The total number of passenger seats offered between the two Iberian countries in the summer of 2015 is over 710,000, 8.8% more than in… Read more »

Dear Hotel opens its doors on Gran Vía

Dear Hotel, a new 4-star establishment a stone’s throw from Madrid’s Plaza de España, opens its doors to guests, offering unique accommodation in the heart of the city. This new hotel is an initiative headed by Seca Hoteles. Dear Hotel boasts a markedly cosmopolitan and intrinsically urban vibe, and is conveniently located at number 80… Read more »