Perfect relaxation is an essential part of every hotel stay, being it for leisure, work or…sport. That’s right, even the greatest champions need all the comforts and attentions. Especially when they go abroad to compete for the most coveted trophies. Therefore, it’s not by chance that the International Tennis Federation and Kosmos Tennis chose the VP Plaza España Design Hotel to accommodate the teams of the 2019 Davis Cup by Rakuten Madrid Finals. The Italian Eye has been a guest of the VP Plaza España and we’ll tell you why you should try it and enjoy a champion stay.
From 18 to 24 November 2019 the Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals will be held in Madrid. The tennis tournament will see 18 nations battle on the three fields of La Caja Mágica. The city of Madrid didn’t live anything to chance, investing in prestigious facilities and flooding its streets with super colorful ads with a simple invitation: “Ven al Mundial de tenis”. A name stands out from the event’s partners that will attend to the teams’ accommodation: VP Hoteles. The VP Business Group brand, in fact, translated a tradition of commercial design into the creation of excellent hospitality venues.
VP Plaza España Design
The latest arrival in the VP Hoteles chain will be the one to host the international stars of tennis. Open in March 2018, the VP Plaza España Design has already entered the A-list of 5 star hotels in the world.
With its impressive architecture and sleek details, the VP Plaza España Design is the VP Hoteles flagship venue, the perfect addition to the other four structures positioned in Madrid’s most strategic points. The name already reveals the hotel’s prime location: Plaza España, neuralgic center of the city’s life, a starting point for the exploration of the capital and a representation of Madrid’s mix between tradition and cosmopolitanism.
Luxury, art and design are the passkeys of this hotel, all connected by a fil rouge that crosses each of the structure’s services: personalization. From the 24-hour reception, to the internal parking and until the en-suite gyms, this hotel has the client’s needs as its focus. Even the most specific ones of a tennis champion.
The 214 hotel rooms are divided into 9 categories: Standard, Deluxe, Superior, Superior with terrace, Superior with fitness area, Premium, Junior Suite, VP Suite, Presidential Suite. All the rooms feature king size beds, Nespresso coffee machines, and Bang & Olufsen speakers. The light comes in naturally from the huge windows, exalting the furniture’s natural colors and the paintings by local artists that decorate the walls. The en-suite bathroom welcomes guests with L’Occitaine amenities and a rain shower that you won’t be able to leave.
A location such as that of the VP Plaza España is nothing short of spectacular. The Premium rooms situated between the 14th and 17th floor already allow a breathtaking view over the city, yet the real “wow effect” comes from the Romantic Suite, from which you may admire Madrid’s Royal Palace all while lying in a sumptuous whirlpool bath.
Those who would like to feel (and train) like their favorite sports heroes may book the Superior Room with Fitness Area. Equipped with an elliptical and a cyclette, here you’ll exercise while admiring the buzzing life on the Calle del Rio underneath.
And yet, the cherry on top of the VP Plaza España remains the Presidential Suite. 120 square meters that include a lounge area, a meeting table, a fitness area, a walk-in closet, and a bedroom with lounge. The Presidential Suite’s guests may also hire a butler at their complete disposal. Talking about highly personalized services.
Whether you need an anti-fatigue massage after a day of intense matches, or you just want to unwind with a facial, the Biloba Spa will welcome you like a relax oasis in the middle of Madrid. The thermal pool is kept at 35 degrees all year long, while Spa classics such as sauna and chromo therapy come alongside with water beds bi-thermic showers, for a total immersion into relaxation.
Among the must-try treatments: the face, body and hair massage with Fluid de Beauté 14 dry oil; and the Tratamiento Emblematico, which unites Shiatsu techniques with the power of essential oils.
The Restaurants: Botania and Ginkgo Sky Bar
A world suspended between nature and metropolis. That’s the leit motive of VP Plaza España’s food proposals, with both its restaurants playing between herbal innuendos and ultra-contemporary design.
The Botania presents itself as the encounter between two green universes: the public one, represented by the huge façade over the newly blooming Plaza de España, and the private one, incarnated by the internal patio where to enjoy an intimate dinner. The cuisine also thrives with natural allure: the international specialties have Asian cuisine hints, while the ingredients – rigorously seasonal – come from the nearest local and ports.
However, if you want to ditch intimacy and are looking for a place to see and be seen, the Ginkgo Sky Bar is where you should be. Located on the 12th floor terrace, the Ginkgo is one of the most loved and buzzed about rooftop bars of the entire city. With a 360 degrees view over Madrid, this 1000 square meters’ space will have you sipping an aperitif while almost touching some architectonical marvels such the Debod Temple and the Almudena Cathedral.
The Asian-Mediterranean fusion cuisine spans from grilled oysters to tempura, all to be paired by the hotels’ signature cocktails.
Yet the real gem of this suspended space is the external swimming pool with a transparent floor. The perfect set for making your Instagram followers envious with stunning pictures, all surrounded by huge panels with ginkgo biloba leaves.
VP Plaza España and the Davis Cup
Where does the partnership between VP Hoteles and the Davis Cup come from? In the words of Javier Alonso, CEO of Kosmos Tennis: “One of our greatest challenges this year is to make the stay of the players and the teams as pleasant as possible in Madrid. Partnering with a Spanish hotel chain of first level, mainly focused on the international client with a reference hotel in the city, also allows us to contribute to the enormous touristic potential of Madrid”.
VP Plaza España Design
Plaza de España, 5, 28008 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 95 55 10