What to do in Madrid hotels without spending the night there?
Cocktail making workshop at The Principal
Would you like to learn how to make cocktails to surprise your guests? Then you should stop by The Principal Hotel in Madrid for a master class where the eminent bartender teaches you how to cook both classic and the most unusual combinations. The master class ends with a tasting on one of the hotel’s terraces. If you just want to enjoy a good cocktail in a green corner of the city, book a table on the hotel terrace and fulfill your wish.
Cool off in the rooftop pool at Hotel Emperador
The Hotel Emperador Beach Club is difficult to compete with as it has the largest rooftop pool in Madrid. The terrace was Ava Gardner’s favorite when she came to the capital. Now, on 1000 square meters with beautiful views of the city, there is the largest swimming pool, as well as comfortable sun loungers and luxurious Balinese-style pavilions. For remote workers, there is a co-working space in the lounge area with a pool, allowing you to cool off in the middle of the day.
Deep dive into 60s films at The Westin Palace
The Westin Palace invites you to travel to 1960s Hollywood with Sophia Loren, Ava Gardner, Charlton Heston and Rita Hayworth. To fully immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the films of the time, the hotel restaurant offers a menu inspired by these very films. Here you can taste Russian-style tartare with smoked sardines, beets, cabbage and trout caviar inspired by Doctor Zhivago; a shovel of lamb on charcoal with herbs and sweet onions in honor of the movie “El Cid” starring Charlton Heston; cocktail Ava, created in honor of the famous actress. Here you can also see the originals of the costumes worn by the actors. To round off a movie day, the hotel bar invites you to sample the favorite cocktails of famous actors from the era.