The Rezidor Hotel Group, the Brussels-based hotel management company, announces the first Radisson SAS Hotel to open in Madrid, Spain’s capital city. Slated to open in late 2009, the Radisson SAS Hotel Madrid Prado will add 54 guestrooms to the Rezidor portfolio. By 2009, Rezidor will open 20,000 new rooms in total.
The Radisson SAS Hotel Madrid Prado will be located in a prime spot in front of the famous Prado Museum and next to CaixaForum-Madrid, the new cultural center in the city; offering visitors to Madrid a wealth of art and culture right at their footsteps.
The Radisson SAS Hotel Madrid Prado will be a conversion of an existing building. All 54 guestrooms, including six suites, and all public areas of the hotel, will be designed by Sandra Tarruella and Isabel Lopez. Tarruella and Lopez are amongst Spain’s most prestigious interior designers, and are known for projects such as the sophisticated “Hotel Omm” in Barcelona. Additional services offered by the hotel will include a restaurant and bar, meeting facilities, a spa and a fitness center.
“Madrid is a city in which we see promising potential for expansion,” said Kurt Ritter, president & CEO of The Rezidor Hotel Group. “As Spain’s premiere city, Madrid represents a primary market which is important for Rezidor’s further development in the country.”
Madrid is known for its intense cultural and artistic activity as well as its vibrant nightlife. Many of the major attractions of Madrid are located within walking distance of the hotel - such as the Thyssen Bornemisza Museum, the Reina Sofia Museum and the Gran Via, the main shopping and entertainment avenue.
The Radisson SAS Hotel Madrid Prado is The Rezidor Hotel Group’s second property in Spain. The Radisson SAS El Marques Resort & Spa in Mijas, Málaga, opened its doors in 2006.