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

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 de Montijo.  The 19th century palatial style will be reinterpreted and adapted to the needs of MICE guests, resulting in a luxury version of the original.

The personality of Eugenia de Montijo, a cosmopolitan, independent and charismatic woman during her thrilling lifetime, is shown as a series of episodes that guests will gradually be able to discover in the hotel’s public areas.

The hotel refurbishment will involve a fresh take on the palatial style, with moulded plasterwork ceilings, frescoes and chandeliers, parquet and marble floors, fabric lined walls with plasterwork cornices, plus 21st century furniture alongside occasional pieces reminiscent of the Neoclassic style.

The Barceló Emperatriz hotel will be the first top category establishment owned by Barceló in Madrid.