Whilst I was hunkered down in the Hotel InterContinental in Madrid, trying to persuade myself I wasn’t sick, I went for an exploratory tour of the hotel. I may not have been able to walk very far, but hotels have elevators and lovely tho my room was, the appeal of CNN & BBC World had started to pale after 24hrs.
I should admit here that I am a hotel geek. All those years of reviewing hotels means there is little I enjoy more when abroad than having a good poke around a hotel’s nether regions. And, in this case, its upper regions too. Because the InterContinental Madrid has a Royal Suite of such grandeur that it would have been a crying shame not to have investigated it properly.
At 400 square metres, my Manhattan apartment would have fitted into the master bedroom alone. Of course that’s not all there is: the master bedroom has its own living area and en-suite bathroom and there are two further bedrooms. And in case you thought that was sufficient, think again: there is also a main living room, dining room, private kitchenette and additional bathroom.
But the piece de resistance is a large outdoor terrace overlooking the Paseo de la Castellana. It’s quite the most beautiful space for an outdoor supper party, far away from the madding crowd. I know the suite is not exactly an everyday place to stay, but we can all dream…
LLG was a guest of the Hotel InterContinental Madrid