Following the launch of The Barcelona EDITION in 2018, The Madrid EDITION will preview in March 2022.
The EDITION brand, which combines luxury and lifestyle in its accommodation, has decided to settle in the city of Madrid this year. A city where art, culture, architecture and gastronomy come together. Ian Scharger, the brand's founder, describes Madrid as "a beautiful city that walks at its own pace and follows its own path" and sees it as "a world-class capital".
The Madrid EDITION will be the city's first urban luxury lifestyle resort. It comprises 200 rooms including 23 suites, several of which are connecting units, as well as an exclusive selection of rooms with private terraces. The offering is complemented by two restaurants, each headed by an award-winning world-class chef, three unique bar concepts including the Lobby Bar, a vibrant nightlife, a rooftop outdoor pool with stunning views of Madrid, a spa, a gym and a range of meeting and event spaces.
This is not just a hotel. It’s much more than merely a place to sleep. It is a true hub of popular culture, entertainment and social interaction that is a microcosm of the best of Madrid and that perfectly captures the city’s spirit and essence. It’s about creating an original and new kind of gathering place for both locals and visitors alike.
Ian Schrager, founder of the brand EDITION Hotel
The hotel is ideally located in the heart of the Spanish capital. The design is a blend of the worlds of two architects, the British John Pawson and the Parisian François Champsaur. These two completely different, even opposing, approaches are successfully juxtaposed and coexist side by side in the property.
Every time I visit Madrid, I am conscious of the cultural intensity of the city. It has a particular energy and a strong sense of place. With The Madrid EDITION, I wanted to make somewhere with an equal but different intensity — calm spaces to withdraw to, but also an environment charged with its own life and identity. Ian and I have been working on projects almost continuously for the past two decades. When you collaborate with someone for this long, a deep and instinctive mutual understanding develops. At the same time, we still retain a capacity to surprise each other, which helps to keep the creative thinking fresh.
John Pawson, architecte
The building itself, which is located in the Plaza de la Descalzas, is sleek and modern. It is particularly embellished by a decorative 18th-century Baroque portal designed by the Spanish architect Pedro de Ribera, which was salvaged from an adjacent building.