Following an extensive refurbishment and redesign, Rosewood Villa Magna has officually launched its next chapter under the ultra-luxury Rosewood Hotels & Resorts flag.
Located on one of Madrid’s most coveted boulevards, Paseo de la Castellana, the historic property has been a beloved local landmark since it originally opened in 1972, evoking a convivial spirit and charm that captivated visitors from both near and far. The glamorous neighborhood is home to many of Madrid’s most elevated fine-dining restaurants and designer boutiques, in addition to palatial private homes that showcase traditional Spanish styles.
Its dynamic new design scheme honours the original hotel and the vibrant city in which it sits, while showcasing a clear commitment to contemporary design, architecture, landscaping and art. It channels the original spirit of the Anglada Palace, the 19th century building which was the first to occupy the hotel’s supreme site, as well as the original Villa Magna hotel.
Renowned Spanish architect Ramón de Arana led the remodel of the building’s striking façade and entryway into the hotel, adding a sense of grandeur to the arrival experience via a striking staircase and a pair of reflecting pools that draw attention to the centuries old, 30-metre-high cedar and carob trees adorning the property.
“Revived interiors have been brought to life by Australian firm, BAR Studio”
The property’s iconic gardens have been transformed by prolific landscape designer Gregorio Marañón to underscore and maximise the privileged green spaces that the hotel enjoys in the heart of the city.
Revived interiors have been brought to life by Australian firm, BAR Studio. The refreshed accommodations and public spaces pay homage to the original palace and hotel, securing a powerful sense of familiarity and nostalgia amongst legacy guests and local visitors, while infusing a new, contemporary character throughout the building that answers to the expectations of travelers today.
The hotel’s four distinct dining outlets come together to create the city’s newest and most discerning destination for inspired culinary experiences.
Headlining the hotel’s food and beverage program as its signature restaurant, Amós is helmed by Michelin-starred chef Jesús Sánchez and is poised to quickly establish itself as a highlight of Madrid’s culinary landscape.
The thoughtful interior design concept and accompanying terrace, brought to life by Spanish architect Alejandra Pombo, creates a space that is both stunningly special and supremely comfortable in which to enjoy an inspired menu that brings together the unique offerings of Northern Spain’s Navarre community and Cantabrian Sea.
Revolving around an eye-catching open kitchen, Las Brasas de Castellana is the hotel’s all day dining destination, serving everything from classic tapas and small plates to more elaborate meals highlighting the quality of Madrid’s meats, fish and vegetables.
“Rosewood Villa Magna is the latest demonstration of the brand’s guiding A Sense of Place® philosophy: a transformation of a famed 19th century building into a contemporary gathering place designed for both travelers and residents”
The dedicated bar and lounge concept, Tarde.O was meticulously designed to reflect the warmth and spirit of an English club through an elevated atmosphere that is equal parts cultivated, casual and cool. Here, guests are invited to indulge in a wide variety of carefully selected national and international premium spirits. The space extends outside onto a year-round, open-air terrace, Courtyard.
For those looking for a quick bite or refreshment, the hotel’s picturesque patisserie Flor y Nata serves coffee, pastries, traditional afternoon tea and light lunch and dinner, to be enjoyed in the cozy space or on the go.
The hotel’s elegant spa is inspired by Madrid’s Muslim origins, with locally inspired offerings dedicated to supporting the betterment of both body and mind. The private sanctuary is comprised of four therapy cabins, one double sized to extend an ideal environment for couple’s treatments. Luxurious amenities and relaxation rooms include a thermal area complete with a sensation shower and jacuzzi featuring hydrotherapy functions.
There is also an authentic Hammam and a fitness center showcasing state-of-the-art training equipment.
“With its thriving culture, rich history and robust art and culinary offerings, Madrid is the ideal destination for Rosewood to plant its flag in the beautiful country of Spain and we are especially thrilled to bring the brand to this dynamic city with the relaunch of the iconic Villa Magna hotel,” comments Radha Arora, president of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts and co-chief development officer of Rosewood Hotel Group.
“Rosewood Villa Magna is the latest demonstration of the brand’s guiding A Sense of Place® philosophy: a transformation of a famed 19th century building into a contemporary gathering place designed for both travelers and residents, that further embraces the local surroundings in all aspects of the project from architecture to service to food and beverage experiences. We’re immensely proud to open our doors today and provide a new and discerning destination for our affluential explorers to enjoy.”