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This is the second part of a trip report of a two week trip to Madrid, Mallorca, Rioja and Barcelona.
- Flight From Orlando to Madrid on Lufthansa (LH) in First Class
- Westin, Madrid
- Hilton Sa Torre, Mallorca
- Castillo Hotel Son Vida, Mallorca
- Marques de Riscal, Elciego
- Hotel Arts (Ritz Carlton), Barcelona
Westin Madrid Check In
We took a taxi from the airport to the Westin Madrid and arrived in about 20 minutes. The bellman took our bags and we were directed to SPG preferred guest check in. I had booked a 3 night stay on points for a total of 36k SPG points. At check in we were upgraded to suite.
On the way from the airport
At check in we were upgraded to suite 503. I’ve included a picture of the floor plan which shows the rooms we had, 503 with the un-numbered room to the left. It was actually two rooms, a bedroom, a living room, and two full bathrooms with an entrance foyer. Waiting in the room for us was our welcome amenity, a bottle of Cava and fresh chocolates.
View from the Balcony
The hotel is within walking distance to major attractions (Prado, Reina Sofia, Retiro Park, Playa Major, etc). Here are a few pictures of the hotel and outside. On a side note, there is a Starbucks just outside the hotel. When we were there a business conference was going on, and a wedding reception was at the hotel, things were very busy but didn’t bother us one bit.
Reina Sofia Museum Courtyard
This hotel was in a very central location and we were upgraded to a suite all for 36,000 Starwood points. Our first choice would have been the old Park Hyatt, but that is now the Villa Magna independent hotel. Overall a great start to a 2 week long trip in Spain. Keep an eye out for the next stop on our trip to the Hilton and Castillo San Vida on Mallorca.
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