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 , in Madrid.
With the addition of these new properties, NH Hotel Group consolidates the presence of its upper-upscale brand in Spain, where it has 22 of the 67 NH Collection hotels that the company operates throughout the world. 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 centre, and combine careful attention to detail, exceptional services, unique spaces, the latest technologies and an excellent gastronomic offering. These two launches are another demonstration of the Group continuing to invest in and develop distinctive, high quality accommodation 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 Counselor 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’s interior design 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. To its 255 rooms (163 Superior, 63 Premium, and 14 Junior Suites) the hotel has added 10 rooms for events and meetings, with a total of 700 m2 and capacity for 350 people, together with a spectacular terrace with pool and solarium, and magnificent views over 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 of 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 renovation, as a five star NH Collection hotel, the third for the 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 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 are perfect for matching with signature cocktails in the speakeasy accessed through the restaurant toilets, harking back to the days of Prohibition.
Madrid and Barcelona from above
Both NH Collection Gran Hotel Calderón and NH Collection Suecia have magnificent terraces from which guests 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 meters of floor space and an elevated private area of 40 meters. 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.
All rooms in both hotels are at the Company’s usual standard, featuring NH’s well-known Brilliant Basics, including mattresses designed exclusively for the chain, showers with rain effect, Nespresso coffee machines and tea machines, 46’’ LED TVs, high-speed Wi-Fi and easy accessibility, among other exclusive features that seek to ensure an memorable experience.
NH Collection, the NH Hotel Group brand for the upper-upscale segment
The NH Collection brand represents a new class of amazing hotels, with an elegant and subtle style. This is a category of hotels within the upper-upscale segment, located in unique and emblematic buildings, both historic and contemporary, in the best locations in the main capitals of the world.
All NH Collection properties have been designed to give even the most demanding customers an extraordinary experience, based on the senses, which will go far beyond what they expect from their stay. These hotels have been carefully designed for guests who wish to get the most out of their stay, with excellent levels of comfort and the best facilities, as well as a wide and bespoke range of products and services.
About NH Hotel Group
NH Hotel Group (www.nhhotelgroup.com) is a consolidated multinational operator and one of the world’s leading urban hotel groups. The Company operates close to 400 hotels with almost 60,000 rooms in 30 countries across Europe, America, Africa and Asia, including top city destinations such as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Bogota, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, Munich, New York, Rome and Vienna.