Unlike many other design hotels in Madrid, Hotel Urban carries a five-star Gran Luxe designation. Whether it’s the 18K gold tile lining the staircase or the Balinese sculptures next to the mini-bar, priceless art fills the rooms and the main areas.
The diverse artworks are consolidated by fearless interior design, with touches of black leather, steel mesh and chrome. Most importantly, the focus on unusual aesthetics is not to the detriment of the hotel’s luxury services, which are of the highest quality. For oysters and cocktails head to the Glass Bar. With its striking chandelier imported from Morocco and Philippe Starck’s transparent chairs, the bar has a fragile elegance and is a favorite among politicians and fashionistas.
TOP SUITE DUPLEX LOFT SUITE
Why we love it: Natural light bathes this suite through 13 foot high single-pane windows. Architect J. Hoffman’s interior design successfully mediates the aesthetic collision between the room’s ancient art works and indispensible modern technologies. The ancient Balinese column is skillfully complemented by tropical teak furniture and soft snakeskin-style leather furnishings. Enjoy VIP check-in, a laundry and pressing service and 24-hour room service. Victoria and David Beckham, Elizabeth Hurley and Kylie Minogue have all stayed here.
- Square footage: 570
- Nightly rate: $1,120