AC Santo Mauro
While Madrid's other hotels trumpet the names of celebrity guests, Santo Mauro zealously guards their privacy—a definite draw for movie stars, statesmen, and one Seattle software tycoon. Tucked among mansions in the residential barrio of Chamberí, this Neoclassical palacio is a quick cab ride from practically anywhere. A Barcelona design team has appointed the guest rooms with Oriental rugs, sleek velveteen and Art Deco furniture, and contemporary paintings.
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From Food & Wine , FEB 2005
This discreet 51-room hotel, favored by the likes of Bill Gates and Madonna, fuses Belle Epoque opulence with modern artwork. Rising-star chef Roberto Limas recently moved his restaurant, Faisandé, to the hotel, where he now serves dishes like lobster lasagna with sweetened tomato....MORE
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