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Just above the popular Schweppes sign on Gran Vía, with stunning panoramic views of Madrid and a direct view of the clock at the Puerta del Sol, the Vincci Capitol hotel hides one of the most desirable rooms in the capital. The glamorous 50-square-meter suite with a spacious outdoor terrace occupies the entire top floor. It has just been remodeled by interior designer Alejandra Pombo with materials from Consentino and a lot of sophistication. The fireworks on the night of the 31st could be seen from his freestanding bathtub. Needless to say, the next day the hotel offers late check-out to enjoy breakfast on the terrace. All that's missing are the diamonds. With this plan to treat yourself, we started a Christmas route through some of the best hotels in the capital. Start:

Consentino Suite at the Vincci Capitol.TRAVEL

Raclette, oysters, champagne, roscón and mulled wine. These are the five elements of the Rosewood Villamagna for Christmas. There are many excuses to take a look at the luxury hotel in La Castellana, which these days has a great après ski atmosphere for the whole family. In addition to the ice skating rink and Christmas snacks, it offers a trip to the Swiss Alps with Swiss raclette, fondue, onion soup and apple strude in a warm space recreated as an authentic alpine chalet.

Meanwhile, Thompson Madrid puts the sweet touch to the festivities from the bakery that has in the same lobby this exciting hotel on Calle Montera. Manuel Villalba, executive chef of Familia La Ancha, together with the pastry team of The Omar, the hotel's restaurant, has invented two original flavors for this season's roscones, Pink Panther and Homemade Nutella. If the first one is filled with Mascarpone cheese cream and decorated with pink panther balls and mini clouds, the second one has truffle chantilly and homemade Nutella inside and is topped with liquid gianduja and peta zeta de leche. A downfall.

Alpine chalet in the interior of the Rosewood Villamagna.TRAVEL

Another nod to families is the one made by the Bless hotel, which these days opens its doors to the public free of charge one of its most exclusive suites, although transformed into Santa's little house. An ideal activity for the little ones who will be able to leave their letter in the mailbox, meet Santa Claus himself and enjoy a snack. Although it is also a good plan for parents, who will be able to explore one of the most chic luxury hotels in the capital.

For those who prefer the old-fashioned thing, here's a stew proposal. Under the baton of chef Rafa Peña, the Santo Mauro hotel, in the Chamberí district, invites you to have an authentic Madrid stew "for all those who do not have a grandmother born in Madrid". The setting could not be more special because this nineteenth-century palace decorated by Lorenzo del Castillo is in itself a Christmas story.

Cocido madrileño at the Santo Mauro hotel.A sumptuous breakfast on the terrace of the Vincci Capitol hotel, the one with the Schweppes sign on Gran Vía. THE WORLD

Almost as classic as cocido are starting to be Madrid's rooftops, although they are always attentive to the latest fashions. At the NH Collection Madrid Suecia, a hideaway of the likes of Hemingway and Che Guevara, you can recharge your batteries during these shopping days with mulled wine made by bartender Pablo Orellano. The well-known roof terrace is equipped with awnings and stoves for the winter. So is the Hyatt Centric Gran Vía, which these days converts the terrace on the top floor into a winter cabin, recreating the cozy atmosphere of a ski mountaineering retreat in the heart of Madrid.

Cocido madrileño at the Santo Mauro hotel.A sumptuous breakfast on the terrace of the Vincci Capitol hotel, the one with the Schweppes sign on Gran Vía. THE WORLD


DESIGN. The Madrid Edition. Just for its iconic white staircase, these days transformed into a spectacular Christmas tree designed by Coco Dávez, you have to look out at this hotel in the Plaza de las Descalzas.

BRUNCH. Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid. This five-star Belle Époque serves a celebrated Christmas and New Year's brunch. Afternoon tea is equally lavish.

LUXURY. Four Seasons. The former Operations Courtyard of the Banco Español de Crédito, now the lobby of this great hotel, offers a combination of tapas and Christmas delicacies with a glass of champagne.

PARTY. UMusic Hotel. In addition to an appointment after the bells, the rooftop of this establishment in the old Albéniz theater offers a rogue party and pre-grapes on December 30 with a live DJ from five in the afternoon.

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