Stay & Play
NH Collection Madrid Suecia
by Michael Morcos
When in Spain stay with the Spanish, and hotel chains do not come any more Spanish than the NH hotel group. Now operating more than 350 hotels in 28 markets, this Madrid-based hotel group knows how to do hospitality right as I would attest to on this, my fourth stay with this chain.
Our recent trip to Madrid would bring us to a NH Collection property, on the upper end of the hotel offerings is the NH Collection Suecia hotel, which is perfectly located on a quiet side street close to most of the major sites. A half block away was the intersections of the busy and well-appointed boulevards of Calle de Alcalá and Gran Via. A short distance from here is the world famous Prado museum, the majestic Plaza Mayor and the centre of Spain – the Puerta del Sol.
To add to this great location, the hotel is handsomely decorated with a Scandinavia look and feel. Upon arriving you could feel a buzz in the air. The restaurant and bar situated on the ground floor were filled with clients and visitors enjoying the great atmosphere. The staff was extremely helpful and took every opportunity of assisting us through our check-in.
My room was just about perfect, clean and comfortable with all the modern amenities one would expect from a high-end hotel. Not wanting to miss out on visiting the sites I would break away for a few hours to see the best this beautiful city had to offer only to return to the tranquillity of my home away from home.
Unfortunately, I did not visit the rooftop bar. I was told it had a panoramic view of the whole of Madrid. Kind of felt good about it as now I will have to return.