Madrid, a city for business and new trends

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4th Oct, 2016
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Madrid, a lively cosmopolitan and friendly city where everyone feels at home. A place for business and new trends, the capital of Spain offers a safe, comfortable setting where taking time out and doing business are equally enjoyable. Its rich artistic and natural heritage, cutting-edge transport network, quality accommodation, fine cuisine and the passion locals show when enjoying their city's day and night life make it one of the most attractive cities in the world.

Madrid's hotels are much more than just a place to sleep: they are a point of reference in Europe for their services, comfort, safety, accessibility and gastronomy. More than 81,000 beds in the City offer visitors a thousand and one ways of enjoying their leisure time and doing business.

Madrid has a modern and innovative hotel capacity which is in a constant process of renewal and expansion, providing a wide range of rates and categories to satisfy all tastes and requirements: from hotels that have been standing for over a century to ones that have opened recently and boast state of the art design, and from five-star hotels to the municipal youth hostel in the heart of the city.

Madrid Marriott Auditorium HotelIn the last months, Madrid has seen the reopening of some classical hotels of the MICE market such as NH Collection Eurobuilding, NH Collection Colón, Novotel Madrid Center, Iberostar Las Letras Gran Vía or the Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel, and the opening of new small or boutique hotels like The Principal, Urso Hotel & Spa, Hotel Único or NH Suecia. Regarding the next future, Palladium Hotels is putting the final touches of its new Only You Hotel in the center of the city, Atocha, close to the high speed train station, and international brands like Four Seasons or W keep working in their future projects in the Spanish Capital.

As there is nothing more exciting than combining rest and relaxation with the pleasures of fine dining, Madrid's hotels place particular emphasis on their culinary offer, to the point that many of the most emblematic restaurants in the capital are located inside hotels. That’s the case of NH Collection Eurobuilding and the 3 Michelin Starred chef David Muñoz’s restaurant Diverxo or the cuisine of the 2 Michelin Starred chef Ramón Freixá in Hotel Unico and The Principal Hotel and the 1 Michelin Star chef Ricardo Sanz in its Japanese restaurant Kabuki at the Hotel Wellington, just to mention the most renowned cases.

Madrid Royal Palace and CathedralFew cities can boast such suitable conditions as Madrid for hosting professional meetings, conferences, conventions and incentive trips in terms of accommodation offer and good value for money. This fact is complemented with an excellent infrastructure, modern congress facilities, highly specialised services and its economic vitality. But it is not just these competitive advantages that make the difference compared with other destinations: Madrid has an amazing ability to make work meetings a pleasurabletime thanks to its sunny weather or the hospitable character of Madrilenians, making possible to hold meetingsand close business deals while enjoying the city'sunbeatable entertainment, food and culturalagenda.

The Madrid Convention Bureau is a non-profit organisation, created by the City Council with the collaboration of a group of public and private companies in the sector, with the objective of promoting Madrid as a city of national and international meetings, and providing technical and institutional assistance for their staging. Since 2013, the Bureau has been a department of the company Madrid Destino Cultura Turismo y Negocio and currently brings together nearly 200 members.

It can assist by:

  • presenting candidacies supported by technical documentation adapted to every need
  • organising inspection visits to Madrid to show, in detail, what the city offers to organisers
  • providing information on the city
  • acilitating contacts with the most suitable service providers in each case
  • providing publicity for the event (by means of materials specially designed for that purpose: posters, leaflets, video, electronic screens)
  • officially welcoming congress attendees, as well as providing participants with tourist information regarding Madrid

Madrid Convention Bureau
Plaza Mayor, 27
28012 Madrid
Tel. +34 91 758 55 28
www.esmadrid.com/mcb
info.mcb@esmadrid.com

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