NH Hotel Group’s most exclusive brand, NH Collection, continues to expand its presence in major cities around the world with the opening of two unique five-star hotels in the two most important cities in Spain: NH Collection Gran Hotel Calderón in Barcelona, and the NH Collection Suecia in Madrid.
With the addition of these new properties, NH Hotel Group consolidates the presence of its upscale brand in Spain, where it has 22 of the 67 NH Collection hotels that the company operates throughout the world. A number to which another 8 properties will be added globally between 2016 and 2018, across Mexico, Chile, France, Italy, Holland, Belgium and Spain.
As is usual for the brand, both hotels are located in landmark buildings in the city center, and combine careful attention to detail, exceptional services, unique spaces, the latest technologies and an excellent gastronomic offerings. These two launches are another demonstration of the Group continuing to invest in and develop distinctive, high quality tourist accommodations in major cities around the world.
The opening ceremonies were led by public representatives of both cities: the mayor of Madrid, Manuela Carmena, opened NH Collection Suecia, and the Minister of Business and Knowledge of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Jordi Baiget, did so for NH Collection Gran Hotel Calderón.
NH Collection Gran Hotel Calderón
Located on the Rambla de Catalunya, the central and vibrant promenade that crosses the heart of Barcelona, NH Collection Gran Hotel Calderón has been transformed into one of the city’s most iconic five star hotels, becoming the flagship for the brand and the company in Catalonia.
After thorough refurbishment, the hotel amazes with interior design that pays tribute to avant-garde Barcelona without forfeiting innovation and new technologies, epitomised by a 56 m2 LED video wall in the lobby, which is unique in the city. The hotel has 255 rooms (163 Superior, 63 Premium, and 14 Junior Suites) and 10 rooms for events and meetings, with a total of 700 m2 and capacity for 350 people, together with a spectacular terrace featuring a pool and solarium, and magnificent views of the city, which make it perfect for outdoor events.
The gastronomic offering brings together chef Andrea Tumbarello (4 Repsol Suns) and the Don Giovanni Restaurant, which offers the best Italian cuisine along with creations based on seasonal produce that combine exotic ingredients and classic dishes.
NH Collection Suecia
The historic Hotel Suecia, that played host to figures like Ernesto Che Guevara and Ernest Hemingway, who lived there for long periods, has been reborn after complete renovations, as a five star NH Collection hotel, the third for this brand in Madrid. With 123 rooms (76 Superior, 33 Premium and 11 Junior Suites), the company has chosen Scandinavian inspired stylish and cosy décor for this hotel, from interior designers Lázaro Rosa-Violán and Mercedes Isasa. Together they have achieved a pleasant feeling of warmth in all its spaces by using fine woods for walls, floors and furnishings, and by playing with natural and artificial light.
The location of NH Collection Suecia is equally privileged, one step away from the main tourist attractions of Spain's capital, and particularly what is known as the "Art Walk", a route along which there are more than a dozen world-class museums and art galleries, including the Prado Museum, the Thyssen Bornemisza Museum and the Reina Sofia Museum of Contemporary Art.
NH's commitment to high quality cuisine and culinary trends is expressed in the Casa Suecia restaurant, the new gastronomic offering that the Catalan Lluis Canadell has brought to Madrid. Traditional Mediterranean dishes with an international nod, perfect for matching with signature cocktails in the speakeasy accessed through the restaurant toilets, harking back to the days of Prohibition.
Both the NH Collection Gran Hotel Calderón and the NH Collection Suecia have magnificent terraces from which you can enjoy the best views of Madrid and Barcelona. The five-star Madrid hotel boasts one of the most striking terraces in the capital with 150 square metres of floor space and an elevated private area of 40 metres. NH Collection Gran Hotel Calderón's terrace is also unique in Barcelona, offering a spectacular 360° view of the city, with a pool and solarium.
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