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 »

Madrid became the capital of opera (6-8 May)

On 6 and 8 May, Madrid’s Teatro Real hosted representatives of nearly 150 theatres and opera festivals from all over the world at the Opera Europa International Conference, in which more than 40 countries took part. This year’s International Conference coincided with European Opera Days and the main theme was the use of new technology… Read more »

Barceló is set to open its first five-star hotel in Madrid

If all goes according to plan, the Barceló Emperatriz hotel will be opening in the last quarter of this year. The chain aims to carry out a full refurbishment of the hotel to not only improve quality but also to give it a distinctive character in which everything revolves round the last French empress, Eugenia… Read more »

Madrid Golf Experience 2015

Madrid Golf was the organiser of the MADRID GOLF EXPERIENCE, held from 8 to 10 May at the headquarters of the Madrid Golf Federation Technical Skills Centre. A new format event that was held at a golf course for the first time with the intention of attracting more visitors, industry professionals and enthusiasts. MADRID GOLF… Read more »

The Strawberry Train

The Strawberry Train – or “Tren de la Fresa” – sets off in the spring and summer seasons, making the same journey it has traditionally taken since 1984 between Madrid and Aranjuez. The train, a replica of the very first train to operate in the Region of Madrid, leaves from the Railway Museum. The Strawberry… Read more »

Pestana will be managing the luxury hotel in Madrid’s Plaza Mayor

Grupo Pestana has submitted the best financial proposal for the competition for awarding the contract for managing the future 5-star hotel based in Casa de la Carnicería, owned by Madrid City Council and situated in Plaza Mayor. The Portuguese chain, currently in the process of internationalising the brand in Europe, will be operating the luxury… Read more »


Madrid is staging Cirque du Soleil´s latest production. It is the first time that the Spanish capital has had the honour of hosting the European premiere of a show by the renowned Canadian troupe. Written and directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, Amaluna is the first Cirque du Soleil show whose acrobat ratio of females to males… Read more »