The Westin Palace, Madrid
A Marriott wellness hotel, The Westin Palace is a natural choice for spa breaks. The large 470 roomed building was commissioned by King Alfonso XIII in 1912 and is found on the famed Art Walk. The decor is grand: gilt, chandeliers, period features and splashes of regal purple and green abound. Bedrooms have a distinct Belle Epoque influence with stunning original oil paintings – book the Royal Suite for coveted views of the Netuno Fountain, a library/office, jetted tub, sauna and Bang and Olufsen built-in stereo. Dine at La Rotonda, with its incredible stained-glass cupola, or opt for Oriental cuisine at Asia Galley. If seeking a lighter meal, guests can enjoy sushi.