In 1952, the year in which Spain joined UNESCO and Isabel II became queen after the death of her father, George VI, a transportation businessman and bullfighting breed founder named Baltasar Ibán Valdés realised his dream of opening a five star luxury hotel. He built it in the neighborhood of Salamanca, which had taken its name from the man who championed its development, José de Salamanca. Today, Salamanca is one of Madrid?s best and most stately districts. This is an excellent choice when visiting Madrid due to it''s location in one of the most fashionable areas in town.
With a stay at Wellington Hotel, you''ll be centrally located in Madrid, a 4-minute drive from El Retiro Park and 7 minutes from Prado Museum. This 5-star hotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Plaza Mayor and 6.5 mi (10.4 km) from IFEMA - Feria de Madrid.