Located on the famous Gran Via, Hyatt Centric Madrid is housed in a striking 1920s property.
Perfectly in tune with Hyatt Centric's philosophy of providing a launchpad for guests to explore and experience the essence of each of its locations, Henry Chebaane has created a compelling, immersive environment.
“Ondas” (vibes) is the quirky ground floor space inspired by the radio station, music halls and theatres of the Gran Via. The reception, lobby lounge and bar have been designed in the style of an open plan performance stage complete with stepped seating, media studio and a selfie booth.
The red, black, white and bronze palette within these space is whimsically detailed, creating a sense of standing inside the universe of an oversized deconstructed vintage radio.
The first floor is the hotel's other social destination, bringing together a central garden patio and a dramatic Iberian-Peruvian dining concept called “Hielo y Carbon” (Ice & Charcoal), as well as a meeting and event space that evoke a virtual walk in the park.
Guests are greeted by a theatrical show kitchen clad in various black and anthracite materials, leading to a crudo bar made of glass and silver tiles and an island cocktail bar specialised in gins overlooking the Gran Via.
The stylish bar and dining areas have an unusual ceiling covered with fluid silver graphics that reflect the city lights of Gran Via below, lending a glamorous mood to the overall space that can be seen from across the road.
In addition to the interior design schemes, Chebaane has created a number of site-specific art pieces evoking Madrid that can be followed throughout the building. These include the musical score on the custom corridor carpets, intriguing wall prints in guestrooms and the sculptural light and sound tree in the lobby – a stylized representation of a madroño, the emblematic tree of Madrid, with its specially composed soundtrack of chirping birds.