The Penthouses at Ian Schrager’s The Madrid EDITION, Spain

Posted in Projects on 26 July, 2022

The Spanish capital’s most exclusive accommodations, the Penthouses at Ian Schrager’s The Madrid EDITION, offer two of the largest suites in the city with expansive terraces and infinity pools.

On the top floor of Ian Schrager’s urban resort, The Madrid EDITION, in a prime spot with west-facing sunset views, sit two of the largest and most exclusive Penthouses in the capital.

Above and below: The Madrid Penthouse. All images: Nikolas Koenig 2021

Providing the ultimate urban sanctuaries to the world’s most discerning guests, the Madrid Penthouse and the Opera Penthouse are each arranged across two floors  with glorious views of some of Madrid’s most prominent architectural landmarks from the bedrooms on the upper floor and the lower floors featuring entertaining spaces designed by John Pawson and François Champsaur under the watchful eye of Ian Schrager, and butler’s kitchens. The dark oak-panelled entrances leads to light-filled muted palettes of whites and creams, alongside custom-made furnishings and natural textures of linen, limestone and timber. Together, this forms an honest and discreet canvas for sophisticated furnishings, rich details and creative flourishes like the dramatic backlit bed headboards, which have been custom made in plaster and takes its cues from the elaborate shape of the hotel’s baroque portal. “I am very proud of this project. Not a single detail has been overlooked and the finished product has created a unique and magical concept that will be unrivalled in the city” says Schrager.

The Madrid Penthouse is a sprawling 460sqm private residence perched above the city’s rooftops with an unrivalled panoramic terrace and a private outdoor infinity pool surrounded by lush greenery and views of Madrid’s historic city center, the Gran Via most iconic building Plaza España and Plaza de Las Descalzas. The refined interiors are rich with natural textures and elegant furnishings like the leather and wood daybed by lifestyle brand BassamFellows and a large eight-seat travertine marble dining table with lacquered metal feet. This penthouse can be combined with an adjoining suite to create a two bedroom private enclave. The master bedroom features a stunning walk-in-wardrobe for those travelling in style with a backdrop of picture perfect views of the city.

The Opera Penthouse is arranged across a generous 289sqm and can be combined with two adjoining suites to offer a three-bedroom city escape. Like the Madrid Penthouse, the Opera Penthouse also offers private access to a secluded terrace and infinity pool, with alluring breathtaking skyline views of the city including  architectural landmark Palacio Real, Teatro Real.

A heady mix of powerful architecture, refined culture, impressive art, a rich culinary history and an insatiable love of the good life has made Madrid one of the most captivating and alluring cities in the world. The arrival of the EDITION brand further boosts the Spanish capital’s attraction with a refined offering that encapsulates the city’s beguiling individuality and essence.

The Madrid EDITION opened in March 2022 and is the city’s first luxury lifestyle urban resort. It embraces Schrager’s vision and ethos for an understated elegance while showcasing the innovative and elevated experience, ethos and exceptional luxury service that the EDITION brand is known for with two restaurants, each helmed by a world-class, award-winning chef, three unique bar concepts, exciting nightlife and entertainment, a magnificent outdoor pool located on the rooftop with jaw dropping views of Madrid’s cityscape, a wellness and spa facility, and a series of spectacular meeting and event spaces drenched in natural light.

True to form, Schrager has worked his magic and pulled out all the stops with a meticulously crafted concept that brings a true sense of individuality to the hotel. It features recognised culinary concepts by chef partners Enrique Olvera, whose restaurant Pujol is one of the top ten World’s 50 Best Restaurants and Diego Muñoz, who led acclaimed restaurant Astrid Y Gaston in Lima to victory as the best Latin American restaurant in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Two world class great chefs like that in the same hotel is absolutely unprecedented. There is also a unique specialty cocktail bar, Lobby Bar, and a concept on the rooftop terrace that remains unrivalled in Spain. On the lower ground floor, the Spa boasts a fully equipped gym and wellness facility, a cosy and intimate space clad in dark timber and embellished with antique baroque candelabras. There are five treatment rooms, one with a private steam suite, alongside treatment menu that includes the signature mud bath, using products from Spanish brand Natura Bissé.

EDITION Hotels is an unexpected and refreshing collection of individualized, customized, one-of-a-kind hotels which redefines the codes of traditional luxury. Displaying the best of dining and entertainment, services and amenities “all under one roof,” each EDITION property is completely unique, reflecting the best of the cultural and social milieu of its location and of the time. Conceived by Ian Schrager in a partnership with Marriott International, EDITION combines both the personal and intimate experience that Ian Schrager is known for, with the global reach, operational expertise and scale of Marriott. The authenticity and originality that Ian Schrager brings to this brand coupled with the global reach of Marriott International results in a truly distinct product sets itself apart from anything else currently in the marketplace. Each hotel, with its individuality, authenticity, originality, and unique ethos, reflects the current spirit and zeitgeist of its location. Although all the hotels look completely different from each other, the brand’s unifying aesthetic is in its approach and attitude to the modern lifestyle rather than its appearance. EDITION is about an attitude and the way it makes you feel rather than the way it looks. Sophisticated public spaces, finishes, design and details serve the experience, not drive it. For an underserved market of affluent, culturally savvy and service-savvy guests, the EDITION experience and lifestyle explores the unprecedented intersection and the perfect balance between taste-making design and innovation and consistent, excellent service on a global scale.

After leaving Morgans Hotel Group in 2005, the company he founded and created, Ian Schrager developed his namesake, Ian Schrager Company. This company owns, develops, manages and brands hotels, residential and mixed-use projects. Since then, he has transformed the fabled Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City, created two groundbreaking residential properties, 40 Bond and 50 Gramercy Park North, successfully launched his new brand, PUBLIC Hotels, and is currently working on multiple hotels in New York City and two luxury residential projects; 215 Chrystie and 160 Leroy also in New York City. In addition, Schrager in partnership with Marriott International created EDITION Hotels, a luxury lifestyle brand with properties in London, Miami New York City, Los Angeles, Bodrum, Shanghai, Tokyo, Reykjavik and Barcelona and more in development around the world.

Schrager’s brand, PUBLIC, is a new genre of hotel offering great value, great service and great style that sets a new industry standard. He has taken the best from the luxury set, the best from the boutique/lifestyle set and the best from select service and created a new breed of hotel where everything has been rethought and every original idea updated. The brand is defined by the unique experience it creates rather than by a business classification or price.

EDITION Hotels, Ian Schrager’s partnership with Marriott International, marks the next chapter in the lifestyle hotel story. This brand combines the personal, intimate, individualized and unique lodging experience that Ian Schrager is known for with the global reach, operational expertise and scale of Marriott. This delicate balancing act encompasses not only great design and true innovation but also personal, friendly, modern service and outstanding, one-of-a-kind food, beverage and entertainment offerings… all “under one roof”.

“Together Marriott and I have a new vision and plan to radically rethink and catapult the boutique/lifestyle category hotel into the present by capturing the spirit of the times,” says Schrager.

Ian Schrager’s groundbreaking concepts have changed the business and set industry standards that continue to be imitated throughout the world.

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