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Marriott, the new Autograph Collection Circulo Gran Via in Madrid

lifestyle & tra…travel

18 July 2017

Autograph Collection Hotels, one of Marriott International's brands (NASDAQ: MAR), welcomes its third independent hotel in Madrid: Hotel Círculo Gran Vía. This magnificent neo-classical building is the former house of the Cercle des Commerçants et Industriels, transformed into a boutique hotel and casino reserved for adults and follows a multi-million-euro renovation. With 71 elegant rooms and suites, the Hotel Círculo Gran Vía joins Autograph Collection Hotels, a constantly evolving collection of more than 110 independent hotels worldwide, unique establishments that share brand values, design and craftsmanship .

"We are delighted to give this iconic building in the heart of Madrid a new lease of life," said John License, Vice President of Premium & Select brands in Europe, Marriott International. "Círculo Gran Vía, an Autograph Collection, reminds us of the spirit and heritage of this captivating city, with its beautiful architecture and neat design, and a perfect insight into the building's history. The brand: "Exactly Like Nothing Else".

The Círculo Gran Vía hotel is located on the famous Gran Vía, a lively street lined with magnificent buildings and Art Nouveau and Art Deco façades that are delightfully original. Built in the 1920s, the building was a meeting place for the intellectuals of the famous Bilis Club, a literary club "without rule or directive". The history of the property endures with classical elements featuring the grandeur of the era.

The design of the hotel is inspired by the historical role of the building, a club for gentlemen. The rather neutral colors, the textured fabrics and the aged wood combine artistically and balance the majestic and contemporary. A photography exhibition entitled "Memories of Gran Via" brings together 175 historical photos displayed in the rooms and public spaces, offering a fascinating perspective on Madrid for decades.

One of the main features of the hotel is the Gran Vía Casino, the most famous casino in Madrid with its traditional Baccarat Poker and Black Jack tables or American Roulette.

Another great feature is the magnificent royal hall, a large atmospheric space with sumptuous furnishings, which serves as a lounge where guests can relax, read or have a drink.

The Círculo Mercantil restaurant offers simple and refined cuisine with views of the center of Madrid. Guests can also relax with a drink in the Champagne Bubble Bar or the Círculo Cocktail Bar and enjoy the terrace.

The hotel also has three modular meeting spaces, managed by the hotel's event team.

Hotel Círculo Gran Vía, an Autograph Collection hotel, is the third of the brand in Madrid, with the Hotel Palacio Del Retiro and the Hotel Santo Mauro. Price from 250 € per night.