The Luxury Collection Debuts in Spain’s Capital

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts has announced the launch of Santo Mauro, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Madrid, marking the brand's debut in the city.

Located in the traditional aristocratic district of Chamberí, the hotel is just steps away from an array of cultural attractions, including the Sorolla Museum, flamenco shows at the Teatros del Canal and Andén 0 Metro Station—an exhibition space in a restored tube station. The historic building, dating to the 18th century, served as the former residence of the Duke of Santo Mauro.

The guestrooms, public areas, restaurants and gardens have all been renovated. The property consists of three buildings surrounded by gardens with centuries-old chestnut trees. Adorned with custom furniture and art pieces, the 49-guestroom property has 10 suites offering select outdoor balconies overlooking the property’s greenery. The guestrooms have been refreshed with natural materials such as stone, marble and wood. Furnishings of plush leather, midnight blue velvet and silk have been introduced to add a modern feel to the renovated palace. 

The hotel’s interiors evoke that of a Spanish noble house of the 18th century. Public spaces incldue the Georgian English library complete with rm oak shelving and green and gold velvets as well as the The Chinese Lounge displaying a mix of oriental influences. Tones of black and gold lacquered furniture and Qing Dynasty portraits adorn the walls throughout the property.

Chef Rafael Peña, who owns the popular restaurant, Gresca, in Barcelona, will take over the culinary concept at La Biblioteca and El Jardin, and present menus inspired by the meals of noble houses with tasting menus and offerings for the Spanish ritual of late breakfast and the afternoon snack “La Merienda.” As the name suggests, La Biblioteca is home to books and antiques, providing an inviting atmosphere to serve couples, families, friends, and groups alike.

Those looking for a more relaxed dining experience can head for El Jardin, the garden of Santo Mauro, which has an outdoor terrace. Guests can enjoy after-dinner drinks at El Bar, which serves cocktails paired with snacks.

The hotel also has an indoor pool, where guests can unwind after a day of exploring Madrid. A spa and fitness area will debut as a part of the second phase of the renovations set to begin in summer 2022.

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