May 11, 2018
The Hotel Puerta America is one of the most visually striking buildings in Madrid. Inside it boasts 12 stylistically different floors shaped by 12 different architects. No surprises then that is has a hotel bar like no other. The creation of architect Marc Newson, Marmo is long, narrow room, with the main focus of the space being a cool, smooth bar of white Italian marble which juts from a slanted, rippled aluminium wall. In front of this people perch on black and white leather seats sipping cocktails while floor to ceiling windows allow light to stream in; an outdoor terrace area adds to the feeling that the bar is bigger than it is. While design is very much the thing here, a bar is still a bar and this is a good one a great place to start your night in Madrid.