Only You Hotel & Lounge Madrid Sets Out Expansion Plans

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    Only YOU Hotel & Lounge Madrid, part of Palladium Hotel Group’s urban brand Ayre Hoteles, has begun work to expand into the adjoining building at N° 19 Calle Barquillo, adding more rooms and a wider F&B offering to the hotel that launched in September 2013. The work is set to be complete by the end of September 2015.Barcelona-based interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán will return to the hotel to continue the distinctive colonial Mediterranean character and style into the extension, which will add a further 55 new rooms and suites to the existing 70 rooms. When completed, Only YOU Hotel & Lounge Madrid will have a total of 125 rooms, including ten suites, and all guests will continue to enjoy a 24-hour stay with no pre-established check-in and check-out times. A multi-purpose outdoor terrace will also be added to the top floor of the new building, allowing for a more diversified programme of events, which has helped to establish Only YOU Hotel & Lounge as a destination in itself for locals and tourists alike.

    The lounge at the heart of the property will remain one of the hotel’s highlights, having earned a reputation through its unusual concepts such as breakfast at any time of day, its outstanding contemporary brunch and ‘after-work’ parties made famous by the lounge’s dynamic cocktail menu and relaxed atmosphere. The YOUnique restaurant, offering a laid-back culinary concept based on Madrid’s most traditional recipes, will see two new dining areas, one that can be turned into a meeting room, and a cocktail bar. A new outdoor patio will provide additional access to the adjacent street, Calle Augusto Figueroa.

    The hotel will also add a new gluten-free bakery from the signature brand Celicioso, so that the culinary experience is not compromised for those with special food requirements.

    Since Only YOU Hotel & Lounge opened in 2013, it has become one of the trendiest places to stay in the Spanish capital, while the buzzing lounge is a popular meeting place for celebrities, Madrileños and city visitors. The contemporary décor of internationally-recognised interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán, which will continue into the extension, earned the hotel several accolades in its first year of operation, including a Fodor’s 100 Hotel Award under the Boutique Chic category, and inclusion on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2014 Hot List of the best trendy hotels in the world.

    Although the renovations will be carried out in the public areas of the hotel, there will be minimal disruption to guests and the true essence of Only YOU will be retained throughout the transformation period as the hotel expands into N° 19 Calle Barquillo. The extended hotel is set to be fully open by the end of September 2015. The developments at Only YOU will undoubtedly affirm its status as a trendsetter hotel, while the laid-back lounge will remain a key player on Madrid’s gastronomic and social scene.

    Daniel Fountain / 02.07.2015

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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