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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Intercontinental Madrid Celebrates Sixty Years


To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of InterContinental Madrid , the hotel’s team of knowledgeable concierges have prepared a selection of 60 “In The Know” experiences to give visitors a year-long inside look at the historic city of Madrid. The collection includes a wide array of attractions including historical sites, trending neighborhoods, luxury boutiques, traditional restaurants and local pubs.

From March to December, the concierges’ recommendations will be unveiled as a month-by-month series culminating in a year-end guidebook that will be available online in both Spanish and English for international and local users to download for free. The year’s first attractions included the historical Plaza Mayor, the up and coming area Tribal, shopping in Serrano, dining at the traditional Casa Botín restaurant, a visit to Retiro Park and the luxury Spanish boutique Loewe.  To recognize these locations as part of the InterContinental Madrid’s 60 favorite places, the hotel has also created a unique logo that will be placed at the entrance of each recommended site.

In addition to the curated experiences, InterContinental Madrid is also celebrating its 60 years with a bit of a makeover. One of the hotel’s most famous salons, Salón Granados, will undergo a complete restoration in 2013 aimed at maintaining the hotel’s original Feduchi architecture while incorporating a modern aesthetic and functionality. The renovations are set to be completed in September 2013.

InterContinental Madrid is located in the financial heart of Madrid and is just steps away from the capital city’s best museums and shopping districts. The hotel is home to 302 guestrooms, 17 meetings rooms and offers the brand’s signature Club InterContinental services that business travelers around the world have come to expect.  Guests of the hotel also enjoy specialized Mediterranean and traditional Spanish cuisine at the hotel’s restaurants El Jardín and El Café