Overlooking the historic Neptune Plaza, Madrid’s Westin Palace Hotel has been providing guests with luxury accommodations in the heart of the Spanish capital for over a century.
Originally commissioned by King Alfonso XIII it houses 467 rooms and luxuriously appointed suites and is centrally located near the El Retiro Park and El Prado Museum. Guests can enjoy a cocktail at the 1912 Museo Bar—Ernest Hemingway was a regular—or dine under the Belle Epoque dome in the hotel’s rotonda.
DuJour turned to Paloma Garcia of The Westin Palace Madrid for an insider perspective on the hotel’s most sought after room.
The most requested room:
The Royal Suite on the fourth floor. It’s an elegant set of rooms spread out over 60 square meters and can be enhanced by adding on the two adjoining rooms.
What makes it so special:
The magnificent views of the Nepture fountain and El Retiro park. The room was designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon who created a classic and comfortable environment where the technological needs of the modern discerning guest are fully met. It features a living room, dining room and library with a marble fireplace as well as a Jacuzzi.
4,835 Euros per night
Your personal favorite:
The Executive Suite.
The neutral toned décor and large windows that flood the room with natural daylight.
Cristóbal Balenciaga, Josephine Baker, Marlon Brando, Cary Grant, Henry Kissinger, Rudolf Nureyev, Pablo Picasso, Jane Goodall.
During a stay at the hotel, Salvador Dalí drew a sketch on the wall of his room. Not knowing that the artwork had come from the hand of a great artist the chambermaid washed it off.