Yearly Archives: 2015

Los Veranos de la Villa (1 July – 30 August)

The Veranos de la Villa is a key event in the capital’s cultural programme. During July and August, locals and visitors can enjoy a programme that includes the city’s major cultural venues and makes room for the most important artistic genres. There will be one essential new offering at this year’s Veranos de la Villa festival:… Read more »

Gay Pride (1-5 July)

The start of summer in Madrid is inextricably linked to one of the most eagerly awaited festivals of all. The flags and bunting decorating the Chueca neighbourhood signal that the Gay Pride celebrations, an example of what this open, cosmopolitan and diverse city stands for, are underway. This year, the proclamation was given by actress… Read more »

SERCOTEL adds two new hotels in Madrid

Thanks to two new four-star establishments, Sercotel Hotels now boasts 12 hotels in the Spanish capital. The city welcomes Hotel Nuevo Boston, a modern urban establishment near Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport and Ifema-Feria de Madrid; and Hotel Nuevo Madrid, located in the business district of Chamartín just a 5-minute drive from Plaza Castilla and 10… Read more »

Villamagna: Mexican Street food by Daniel Ovadia

Daniel Ovadia’s chefs return to the Villa Magna for the third year in a row and this year are preparing Mexican street food; a selection of three aguachiles, three gamachas and four tacos. The venue has also changed to the Magnum Patio where you can also enjoy your favourite cocktails: margaritas, daiquiris, spicy mojitos and… Read more »

El mirador del Thyssen

El Mirador del Thyssen, located on the top floor of the museum, opens its doors from mid-June to mid-September to serve dinners designed by El Antiguo Convento Catering. The fact that it is only open for a few months out of the year, the exceptional views from its terrace and superb Mediterranean cuisine prepared using… Read more »


Meetings tourism in Madrid generated 816 million euros in 2014 Madrid has consolidated its position as the third destination in the world and top destination in Spain for hosting the highest number of international congresses. Of the total number of meetings held in Madrid, 2,266 were congresses, 2,585 conventions and 7,604 one-day events, mainly in… Read more »

MCB Presentation in London (18 june)

On 18 June, MCB presented Madrid as a destination to MICE agencies in the British capital. A total of 12 companies belonging to Madrid Convention Bureau participated in the event. With the slogan “Madrid, Making Business a Pleasure”, the presentation, held at the Hispania London restaurant, drew around 30 buyers, from DMCs to event organizers… Read more »

Wet Madrid

Wet Madrid is a joint venture between Wet Watersports and Surf in the City to bring sun and sand to the capital. The project includes a Wavegarden, thanks to the construction of an artificial beach, a lake and other leisure facilities where it will be possible to surf as of summer 2016. This new water… Read more »

Millesime Madrid 2015 (16-19 June)

Millesime Madrid is an annual gastronomy festival that brings together foodies and a select group of professional chefs, featuring all kinds of workshops, demonstrations and tastings to keep up with the latest culinary trends. This time round, Pabellón de la Pipa at Casa de Campo Park was the setting for this three-day event, where visitors… Read more »

Mandarin Oriental-Olayan joint venture to acquire Hotel Ritz

Mandarin Oriental announced that it is to acquire the Hotel Ritz for €130 million in a joint venture with the Olayan Group, a Saudi Arabian multinational group. Mandarin Oriental and Olayan will each hold a 50% interest in the joint venture, which is purchasing all of the shares in the owning company, Hotel Ritz Madrid,… Read more »