BETHESDA, MD—Marriott International’s Autograph Collection Hotels has added its third distinctly independent property in Madrid, with the opening of Hotel Círculo Gran Vía. Located on the Gran Vía, the property has 71 rooms and suites. The neo-classical building is the former home of the Merchants and Industrialist’s Circle and has been transformed into a boutique, adults-only hotel and casino following a multimillion-dollar renovation.
“We are delighted to bring new life to this iconic building in the heart of Madrid,” said John Licence, VP, Premium & Select Brands Europe, Marriott International. “With its grand architecture and carefully curated design that nods to the building’s rich history, Hotel Círculo Gran Vía, Autograph Collection evokes the spirit and heritage of this captivating city and embodies our Exactly Like Nothing Else brand philosophy perfectly.”
The hotel’s design aesthetic is inspired by the building’s historic role as a gentleman’s club. Design elements include muted colors, textured fabrics, and aged wood. A photographic art exhibition entitled “Memories of Gran Via” has 175 historic pictures displayed throughout the guestrooms and public areas.
One of the hotel’s many highlights is Casino Gran Vía, a notable casino in Madrid, with traditional Baccarat, Poker and Black Jack tables as well as American Roulette.
Among the F&B options are restaurant Círculo Mercantil, serving seasonal cuisine; Champagne Bubble Bar and Círculo Cocktail Bar for cocktails.