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" Majestic Hospitality on Hermosilla 2 [ Plaza de Colon : Paseo de la Castellana : Calle Serrano ] in the heart of Madrid "

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Since October 2003, Gran Meliá Fénix has been part of the most prestigious hotel association in the world, The Leading Hotels of The World

 

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The 5 stars were awarded in 2004

 

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Architectural design: Fernando Cánovas del Castillo (Opened: September 1953)

 

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The Gran Meliá Fénix is elegant and classical yet also truly modern. The emblematic history of the hotel is also marked by the people who chose its elegant facilities for their stay in Madrid.

 

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Since it opened in 1953, this exclusive hotel has been chosen by prestigious guests from all walks of life: culture, politics, music, fashion, cinema and sport. Known as the “the excellence of Madrid”, “the hotel of the nobility” and “the Beatles’ hotel”, the Gran Meliá Fénix is an oasis of tranquillity right in the heart of the Spanish capital (Plaza Colón).

 

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The select and discreet atmosphere, elegant lounges and richly decorated and contrasting rooms, blending traditional luxury with a surprising modern flair, have been the perfect setting for famous celebrities such as Rita Hayworth, Gloria Swanson, Cary Grant and Charles Bronson, amongst many, many others.

 

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A major event for the city and the hotel was the historic visit to Spain by The Beatles on 1 July, 1965. The Fab Four from Liverpool gave a crowded press conference at the Gran Meliá Fénix before their only concert in Madrid, and then stayed in four of its luxury suites.

 

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Since then, the Gran Meliá Fénix has become a landmark in the Spanish capital, and a meeting point at the very highest level. Under its spectacular modernist dome there have been numerous meetings between important politicians, prominent Spanish and international businessmen and women, and members of the world’s royal families.

 

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A thorough renovation has now made this charismatic hotel the hotel chosen by the stars of the 21st century, while retaining all of the essential charm of its origins that has made it a “listed building” to protect the city heritage.

 

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Select visitors such as Queen Noor of Jordan, Prince Felipe and Princess Elena de Borbón, Bill Clinton, Antonia Banderas, Chayanne, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Cardinale, Rafael Nadal and David Beckham have all enjoyed the Gran Meliá experience.

 

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Discover the Gran Meliá Fénix. Memorable moments are created by very special places.

 

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Taken on February 4, 2012