Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Modern Madrid: Hotel Selenza

Next July will mark our fifth wedding anniversary and Fabian and I plan to take another big trip to celebrate. As you know by now, we both fell completely in love with London when we visited a couple of months ago and have been itching to go back ever since. However, I have also been dying to go back to Spain with Fabian since I visited in the summer of 2008. We will most likely combine the best of both worlds and pay a visit to both London and Madrid. I know it’s still pretty early to be planning a trip, but I have already started looking into flights and hotels. Earlier this week, I came across the new Hotel Selenza in Madrid and I had to share it with my fellow design-lovers!

The hotel is filled with thoughtful details and modern touches. The hotel’s design was carried out by the Italian architectural firm, Aplomo. The hotel’s dining room features pretty moldings by Lovitex, Zeppelin pendants by Flos, and a giant Venetian-mirrored ceiling. The clean lines of the furniture work perfectly with all of the flourishes in the room.

This part of the lobby, along with many of the common areas, features beautiful Sicis tile with a pattern designed by Aplomo. The Skygarden light fixtures are from Flos and the beautiful three-dimensional mural is the work of artist, Javier Madrid.

The guest rooms are sleek and modern and feature touches like whimsical Lucite chairs from Aitali and wallcoverings by Evans and Brown.

The ensuite bathrooms feature the same thoughtful, modern touches that can be found in the rest of the hotel. I love the mosaic tile, modern sink, Molton Brown toiletries, and the fabulous tub!

19 comments:

jaunty magpie said...

absolutely breathtaking. I'm just... amazed. Sometimes I'm almost afraid to stay somewhere so beautiful, as I would never want to leave the room and actually enjoy the locale I'm visiting!

The Bella Girls said...

This hotel is absolutely stunning! You should definately stay here.

~Camberley

Erin said...

This hotel is breathtaking! wow!

Katie said...

Yes, please! I adore Spain and everything about it!

Annie said...

I LOVE the green and brown bedroom. Hmmm... Inspiration???

Averill said...

Truly gorgeous!

And I don't think it's too early to start planning a trip for next summer AT ALL, especially one that big (and I would definitely vote for a split between London and Spain!). Dave and I are thinking about taking a trip back to London ourselves (and then on to Scotland) next May and I'm itching to start planning it myself.

Lucinda said...

I love it, I could move right in!

Leigh Chandler said...

I adore it! Each and every detail, it is so European. You just don't find this type of design mixture here. I think most American hotels are just too planned out - this just seems so spontaneous and therefore utterly delightful!

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

Leigh, that is such a great observation. You are totally right!

Mango Gal said...

Such a beautiful hotel! Your trip sounds like it's going to be amazing, take lots of pics!

chanteusevca said...

So unique! Hope to stay there when we go to Madrid. Better save my $$$$ now for it! Thanks for sharing it with us. Can't stop looking at all the extraordinary features.

Dallas Decorum said...

I love the mosaic and stone work throughout the space! Everything is gorgeous, you might end up paying more attention to the hotel than your hubby though!

Ruthie's Renewed Treasures said...

I'm actually heading for the airport on my way to Madrid right now. I'll have to check this hotel out while I'm there. Perfect that I read your post before takeoff. It's NOT to early to plan your trip. I started planning about a year ago.

Ruthie

Sanity Fair said...

I love the first one - beautiful colors. I hope this is where you go!

Elwira said...

The lobby looks amazing. Black and white- my two favorite colors.

Karin said...

It looks great. Wonderful to stay there, I can imagine. Don't forget to take pictures on your trip!

melissa davis said...

I think I know need to make a trip to Madrid!! Wow!

Filipa said...

See it with your own eyes, it’s amazing.
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Anonymous said...

Do you know who makes the turquoise sofa?