Rosewood Villa Magna, one of the most anticipated hotel openings in Europe, will welcome guests in Madrid this fall, marking the arrival of the prestigious Rosewood Hotels & Resorts brand in Spain.
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts and Mexican hotel and real estate group RLH Properties, which acquired the property in 2018, have announced the design teams that will lead the property’s extensive refurbishment to create a modern oasis of serenity on the iconic Paseo de la Castellana boulevard. Further cementing Rosewood Villa Magna as a top destination for travelers and locals alike, the hotel is partnering with Michelin-starred chef Jesús Sánchez to launch a signature restaurant, Amós, timed to the property’s opening.
Four internationally recognized studios have been commissioned to manage the hotel’s complete refurbishment, which will convey the original allure of the former Madrid palace, while also reflecting RLH Properties´ and Rosewood’s contemporary spirit and commitment to residential design. Renowned Spanish architect Ramón de Arana is remodeling the hotel’s exteriors and striking façade, set to once again be a landmark on the city’s classic boulevard. The interior design is being led by BAR Studio, an award-winning Australian firm that has worked on projects including Rosewood Phuket and the upcoming Rosewood Rome, set to open in 2023. ArtLink, a United Kingdom-based company internationally acclaimed for its expertise, is curating the hotel’s contemporary art collection. Finally, Spanish landscape architect Gregorio Marañón is undertaking the important transformation of the property’s remarkable gardens. Rosewood and the design teams will bring the brand’s guiding A Sense of Place® philosophy to Madrid, whereineach property reflects the history, culture, sensibilities and spirit of each destination in all aspects of the hotel’s design and service.
The dining outlets at Rosewood Villa Magna will offer diverse food and beverage experiences in coveted settings such as vibrant terraces and lush gardens. Spanish chef Jesús Sánchez, recognized with three Michelin stars for his Cantabrian restaurant El Cenador de Amós, will lead the gastronomic offerings at the hotel’s new specialty restaurant based on the essentials of the Cantabric cuisine. Amós’ interior design will be overseen by Madrid-based Alejandra Pombo and takes inspiration from a traditional taberna madrileña – a style of restaurant particular to the old town of Madrid.
Upon completion, Rosewood Villa Magna will emerge with the style of an exclusive, contemporary private residence, with 154 rooms and suites, including two of the most spacious suites in Spain’s capital, and luxurious amenities. The property’s Sense, A Rosewood Spa® will serve as a tranquil wellbeing sanctuary where guests can disconnect from the demands of daily life, nurtured by treatments enhanced by Rosewood’s unique spa brands and expert therapists. Facilities include a state-of-the-art gym, treatment rooms, and wet areas including an authentic Turkish hammam.
Rosewood Villa Magna joins Rosewood Hotels & Resorts’ impressive portfolio of properties around the globe-spanning The Americas, Europe, Asia, and The Middle East. The brand includes three existing properties in Europe – Rosewood London, Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco in Tuscany, and Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel in Paris – with eight projects in development in the region.
About Rosewood Villa Magna
Located in the heart of Paseo de la Castellana and surrounded by the most luxurious shops and restaurants in Madrid, Rosewood Villa Magna will reopen in fall 2021 under the Rosewood flag following an extensive renovation. The hotel has 154 rooms decorated in the purest style of the Salamanca district, highlighting its two main suites with the largest terraces in Madrid. Its gastronomic offer starring Chef Jesús Sánchez, is completed with restaurants with terraces and gardens, both for informal lunches and for important celebrations. Its relaxing Sense, A Rosewood Spa includes a Turkish-style hammam and a wet area where the wellbeing of its guests and visitors is assured.
About RLH Properties
RLH Properties is a leading Mexico City-based, publicly listed company focused on the acquisition, development and management of luxury and ultra-luxury hotels and resorts and associated branded residential product. Established in Mexico City in 2013, RLH Properties is funded primarily by pension funds, institutional investors, Mexican family offices and the management team lead by Borja Escalada, CEO of the company. RLH’s investment strategy focuses on AAA assets in unique locations with high entry barriers, in markets with low supply relative to current and potential demand, and partnerships with the finest internationally recognized hotel operators. RLH’s current portfolio includes Rosewood Mayakoba, Fairmont Mayakoba, Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Andaz Mayakoba, Four Seasons Mexico City, Villa Magna, One&Only Mandarina, El Camaleón PGA golf course, Rosewood Residences Mayakoba, Fairmont Heritage Place Mayakoba, and One&Only Mandarina Private Homes. Additionally, RLH Properties has one project currently under development: Rosewood Mandarina, set to open within the year 2023.