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Until June 18, the #MadridACieloAbierto initiative is celebrated in the capital, the best time to get to know some of the most seductive terraces and their special proposals to wait every day for the sunset. These are some of the proposals offered by the best hotels in the city.
The Social Hub
Nestled in the old printing press of the magazine Semana (Cta. de San Vicente, 28), The Social Hub offers views of the Palacio de Oriente and the gardens of Campo del Moro. This hotel, residence, coworking and meeting point of the creative tribe has in its DNA a groundbreaking mix that can be explored on its terraces (three, one with pool and sun loungers) and even drink at the outdoor bar on the top floor. They have just presented their gastronomic and liquid proposal with a steaming cocktail included that combines the spicy chili and lemongrass with the sweetness of a 12-year-old rum in barrel. The combination is called Besito a besito.
Also new this year, the terrace of The Social Hub.VIAJES
The afternoons fly between mojito and mojito also at the top of 31 Gran Vía. Few European arteries can boast rooftops as sensational as those that crown the century-old avenue. This one from the Hyatt Centric is inexcusable. In addition to mojitos, the goddess Diana and her pack of dogs run through the terrace of the tenth floor, that is, the colossal mythological sculptures that seem to come to life in this corner of the capital's skyline.
In Diana's Garden there is a plan from 12 noon to 12 at night. On Sunday there is also brunch with all sorts of Iberian sausages, eggs benedict and sinful assortment of desserts. Now, do not be surprised if these days you find an Ibizan atmosphere. For the summer, the terrace has already become a beach club with surfboards, tropical vegetation, chill-out music and cocktails to cope with the coming temperatures. An afternoon that accompanies every day the sessions of live DJs offered by Ibiza BPM Radio.
The Sky of Chicote
A few steps away, the Hotel Montera Madrid, the new offshoot of the Curio Collection by Hilton brand, has just opened its doors with a very traditional design and an exceptional ally: the Chicote Museum, icon of Madrid mixology, which will have its most aerial version on the top floor of this completely renovated building. Everything is ready for the official opening in the middle of the month of El Cielo de Chicote, although you can already taste the creations of the master mixologists in the spaces of the hotel (C. de la Montera, 47). Its swimming pool is, by the way, one of the highest in the center because this building is the second tallest on Gran Vía.
The Sky of Chicote.M.G.H.
We follow the route walking towards the Puerta del Sol. The UMusic Hotel Madrid, located in the old Teatro Albéniz (C. de la Paz, 11), has been one of the most talked about openings in recent months. Created jointly by Universal Music Group and Dakia Entertainment Hospitality Group, this musically inspired hotel had to have a rooftop at the height of its leisure offer aimed at fans, guests and artists. Well, it's called Nota Alta. Inaugurated at the beginning of May, the space has a summer program of artists and bands that will play live for each night (until 1) is different. Along with the music, the terrace offers a menu based on cultural miscegenation under the concept 'sushi castizo', a fusion of sushi and locally inspired tapas. Examples? The torrezno sushi that by the way is paired with a glass of St. Petroni vermouth every Saturday in June at aperitif time.
Nota Alta, flying over the center of the capital. TRAVEL
The Sky of Alcalá
Next stop, El Buen Retiro Park. A perfect hideaway to rest from the Book Fair is El Cielo de Alcalá, the rooftop of the H10 Puerta de Alcalá hotel, a few meters from Madrid's green lung (C. de Alcalá, 66). The terrace has a space with hammock area and a photogenic glazed plunge pool, through which you can see the Retiro and the Puerta de Alcalá. Right next door, the bar serves Mediterranean delicacies and signature cocktails. Another of their bets is brunch, every day under reservation, and from mid-June, brunch + dip (50 euros). Tempting, of course, but we are left with the moment of sunset in front of the Retiro, especially on Wednesdays, when they accompany the performances of well-known djs.
With views of the Retiro, the terrace of the H10.
Also in the Salamanca district, the Bless hotel (C. Velázquez, 62) has just inaugurated the Picos Pardos Sky Lounge by Martini season with a new design but with the same emerald pool and Balinese beds that draw one of the most hedonistic rooftops in Madrid. Throughout the summer, Picos Pardos proposes its version of happy hour with a 2x1 in signature cocktails or experiences that combine cocktails, shishas and gastronomy.
Picos pardos, at 62 Calle Velázquez.VIAJES
It is difficult to compete with proposals so close to heaven. That's why Villa Manga (P.º de la Castellana, 22) has teamed up with Mexico's Rosewood Mayakoba and its beach club Aquí Me Quedo to create a gastro trip through the Riviera Maya without leaving Madrid. No props are missing. Hammocks, palm trees, sand, live music... It's all there. Of course there are also succulent ceviches, salads and tacos. But also some surprise in the form of multi-awarded artisanal mezcal. You have to try it.
The terraces of the hotel of the Castellana.TRAVEL
And we finish with a classic of the capital, the nineteenth-century palace occupied by the Santo Mauro hotel (C. Almagro, 19) and its delicious garden. The five-star hotel tempts visitors with celebrated snacks, snacks and late breakfasts on Saturdays and Sundays. These days it also joins the #MadridACieloAbierto initiative with a special menu for two people (€ 78) that includes thin seasoned clams, braised eel säm, the famous Iberian loin bikini with comté cheese by chef Rafa Peña and his delicious quail milanese.
The garden of the hotel Santo Mauro.TRAVEL
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