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Madrid City Guide

We all know Spain’s capital as a destination for great food, sightseeing and shopping, but Madrid is fast becoming a hotspot for business as well

 

Packed with handy hotels and cool bars, Madrid is the new place to really wow your business connections without having to settle for the typical tourist experience of the city. Madrid is quickly developing a new identity as a go-to destination for international business. As the South American market grows, Madrid is emerging as the gateway between Europe and South America: the place where professionals from across the world connect. More and more professionals are bringing their business to Madrid and AC Hotels by Marriott are ready to welcome this drive for international business.

STAY

AC Hotel Cuzco

Recognising the same entrepreneurial spirit in his guests that motivated him to dedicate his life to the hotel business, AC Hotels founder Antonio Catalán wants his Spanish hotels, the Madrid site especially, to be a hub for international business.

Self-described as someone who “wants to die with his tie on”, Catalán’s life-long commitment to business means that his hotels are designed with your working life in mind. Renovated in 2015 with an updated version of AC Hotels’ signature sophisticated style, AC Hotel Cuzco strips away the unnecessary, letting you get on with what you do best – business, of course.

The hotel is set up to make your working life easier. Perfect for business functions, AC Hotel Cuzco allows you to host clients all day from breakfast in the AC Loungue to fuel your busy day ahead, to meetings in one of the hotel’s many spaces – all equipped with Internet and audio-visual equipment, and finally unwinding in the bar with well-deserved celebratory drinks at the end of the day.

At AC Hotel Cuzo, it’s all set up for you – you’ve just got to use it: drinks, meetings, and that all-important downtime is catered for here, allowing you to get on with whatever brings you to Madrid and relax at the end of it too.

Book your stay at AC Hotel Cuzco at marriott.co.uk.

 

EAT & DRINK

Take your clients for a drink to remember at Kikekeller. In the up-and-coming area of Malasaña sits KikeKeller, a design studio, art shop and quirky bar all-in-one.

As you sip on a signature cocktail, you’ll notice that almost everything around you is for sale – the artwork on the walls, the chair you’re sat in, quite possibly even the glass you’re drinking from.

Who knows, you might just help your client find a perfect new art piece along with a great business deal. Make sure you look out for Spanish royalty – apparently, the royal family are regulars at Kikekeller!

Find out more at kikekeller.com.

Bastardo Hostel

A popular meeting point for locals and travellers alike, Bastardo is a hotel, bar and creative space. All about a free-spirited attitude, Bastardo offers a break from the ultra-corporate.

There’s nothing better to put you in a good mood than some great grub so head here for a relaxed lunch meeting. You can’t fail to make a great connection over Bastardo’s delicious rotisserie chicken, washed down with a pint of artisan beer.

 

NuBel

If you really want to pull out all the stops and impress your clients, a dinner at NuBel is one sure-fire way to do it. Dining here is a unique experience; the restaurant is set inside the Reina Sofía Museum and promises a taste of the more deluxe side of Madrid.

Dinner and drinks on NuBel’s colourful terrace, next to a Lichtenstein sculpture, is a great way to feel inspired and get your creative juices flowing. Tuck into house specials like breaded veal or sweet potato cannelloni as you finalise your next business move.

 

Words by AMAGAZINE

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