Thinking about a cultural city break? It's time to consider Madrid. The Spanish capital has a staggering 73 museums, including the Prado and the Reina Sofia, and is home to some major works of art such as Picasso's Guernica, The Second of May by Goya and Velazquez's Meninas.
Located in the cultural heart of Madrid is Gran Melia Palacio de los Duques, a luxury hotel peppered with a Velazquez theme – you will find reproductions of the artist's paintings and the colour scheme is inspired by his palette.
What's more, the hotel offers a rooftop pool and bar that offers incredible, panoramic views. You can relax up there with a cocktail and watch the sun set over the city. Rainy day? Head inside to the Thai Room spa – an exotic, luxurious space for serious pampering with luxury treatments, a sauna and a steam room.
The rooms are opulently decorated in gold, champagne, charcoal and midnight blue décor and offer sumptuous king-sized bed and all amenities.
The hotel offers plenty in the way of food and drink – you can chill with cocktails and nibbles in the Coroa lounge bar (where breakfast is also served), head to Dos Cielos for some traditional yet creative Spanish cuisine or visit Montmartre, a restaurant located in the beautiful courtyard garden that offers a menu of light, contemporary dishes inspired by the Belle Epoque. Try the lobster and the deconstructed crème brulee.
For more information visit melia.com.