New Madrid property, Only YOU Hotel Atocha has officially opened its doors bringing an authentic slice of New York to the Spanish capital.
The launch of the new urban-style hotel welcomes a unique range of events, including a pop up gin bar (in collaboration with Seagram’s Gin) featuring the four most famous cocktail bars from the Big Apple, including highly acclaimed The Dead Rabbit. The four-month launch period also features an authentic jazz residency from renowned US jazz label Blue Note, a barber shop reminiscent of Frank’s Chop Shop, located in the lower east side of Manhattan, and gastronomy created by New York based Michelin star chef, Bryce Shuman.
Officially inaugurated on 1 December 2016 by Spanish actress Mónica Cruz, the new urban-style hotel faces Atocha railway station, one of the city’s major transportation hubs, overlooking the Paseo Infanta Isabel and Alfonso XII street, close to Madrid’s spectacular Retiro Park. At just a few metres from Madrid’s main station and within walking distance of the best city attractions, its strategic location is ideal for visitors who can explore the city on foot, including Madrid’s famous Golden Triangle of Art (including the Prado, Reina Sofia Museum and Thyssen – Bornemisza Museum), as well as many of the capital’s historic sites.
The décor of the hotel bears the hallmark of prestigious Barcelona-based interior designer Lázaro Rosa Violán, who has created a welcoming, warm and sophisticated space that blends industrial and Mediterranean styles and materials. The spectacular lobby area offers different spaces and concepts to enjoy during the day or at night featuring exhibitions and events and a bar and café designed to welcome visitors and locals alike.
The hotel includes 205 elegant rooms, spread across seven floors as well as a gym with a personal trainer service and running club, multi-purpose rooms for business guests and multiple dining options.
As well as typical New York cuisine and cocktails, Only YOU Hotel Atocha also offers a gastronomic journey through Latin America to Asia and back to Europe. ‘Trotamundos by Spoonik’ brings a menu developed by resident chef Javi Mora, in collaboration with Spoonik Club chefs Jon Giraldo and Jamie Lieberman, insignias of fusion cuisine. ‘The Bakery by Mama Framboise’ offers sweet temptations as well as savoury sandwiches and other baked delights in the style of a New York deli, whilst ‘YOUniverse’ is a terrace and restaurant located on the seventh floor, offering breakfast with a view and a modern terrace to enjoy wonderful views of the Spanish capital and good music with the resident DJ.
The Atocha addition to the Only You Hotels portfolio joins Only YOU Boutique Hotel Madrid in the Spanish capital, and represents Palladium Hotel Group’s strategy of increasing its urban portfolio in Europe’s main city destinations. The hotel’s central location and contemporary design will suit both leisure and business travellers.