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Favorites:  Hotel Wellington, Hotel Liabeny

My favorite business hotel is the Hotel Wellington, especially during the Feria de San Isidre (May -- bullfighting).  It is a fine hotel for both business and pleasure.

Hotel Wellington, Madrid:

Telephone: + 91-575-4400

Address: Velázquez 8

A more economical alternative is the Hotel Liabeny.  This is well located in the old part of the city near tourist attractions, but some may find that its location on the edge of the red-light district puts them off.  It is owned by a couple from Mexico and favored by Latin American business travelers and their families.  Wonderful air conditioning in the summer, and small, but very quiet rooms.

Hotel Liabeny,

Address: Calle Salud, 3.  28013, Madrid

(Note: This is opposite Plaza del Carmen between Gran Via and Puerta del Sol)

Telephone in Spain: 91 531 90 00

Telephone from US:. (011-34) 91 531 90 00

Fax from US: (011-34) 91 532 74 21

During our 2007 visit, we stayed at the Hotel Intercontinental and found it to be very comfortable, friendly and well-located.

The two leading business hotels are the Hotel Villa Magna (Park Hyatt) and the Ritz (Royal Meridian).  I prefer the Villa Magna, but the Ritz has the advantage of being located near the Prado.  (I vowed to choose a new hotel after discovering that Yasser Arafat was staying down the hall from me, with his guards outside his door with automatic weapons.)

(Another business hotel:  Westin Palace Hotel, Plaza de las Cortes, 7-28014, Madrid; Phone: 011-34-91-360-8000; Fax: 011-34-360-8100.)

Last updated November 2, 2002.