Spanish hotel group VP Hoteles has opened a new flagship property, VP Plaza España Design 5*, in the heart of Madrid. Located on the iconic Plaza España in the city's historic center, the stylish, 214-room property places VP Hoteles, a family-owned hotel group, at the vanguard of art, design, and architecture. The spacious rooms, which are divided into 10 different categories and cover 17 floors, combine state-of-the-art design and technology with modern functionality and enviable city views. Room features include private terraces, walk-in closets, and private gyms. In keeping with VP Hoteles’ defining characteristic — all properties feature an interior garden — dramatic greenery is displayed throughout, with vertical gardens stretching right from the underground parking area to the 17th floor. Using B720 Architecture Studio, as well as interior designers Cuarto Interior and Studio Gronda, the hotel cements its aesthetic credentials with works from contemporary artists Dario Urzay and Fernando Palacios. In the center of the property, the pièce de résistance is a 25-meter metallic waterfall sculpture created by Catalan artist Pere Gifre, known for his water-inspired sculptures. The artwork dramatically tumbles from the glass bottom of the 12th-floor swimming pool to the ground floor. The panoramic 360-degree Gingko Sky Bar on the 12th floor commands views of the Royal Palace and the Debod Temple, as well as the peaks of Madrid’s surrounding mountain ranges. It also provides a bird’s-eye perspective of the landmark Plaza España below. Complete with an outdoor swimming pool, an elegant and spacious bar with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and a fully soundproofed nightclub, the 12th floor of VP Plaza España is set to be a new social hub in the heart of the city and a meeting place for local and international visitors. On the ground floor of the property, the Botania restaurant, the newest creation from the fashionable Larrumba Group, expands in a sea of landscaped gardens from the façade on Plaza España to a generously proportioned patio on the east side, bringing a new gastro proposition to Madrid with a focus on Asian fusion cuisine. Other elements of the property include a comprehensive 24-hour gym, spa and Biloba Wellness Centre, ground-floor lobby bar, buffet restaurant, spacious underground parking, a state-of-the-art business center, and more than 1,400 square meters of flexible meeting space with plenty of natural light. The hotel is the fifth property for VP Hoteles, joining VP Jardín Metropolitano, VP Jardín de Recoletas, VP El Madroño and VP Jardín de Tres Cantos, all located in the Spanish capital. Double standard rooms at VP Plaza España Design 5* are priced from €229 on a room-only basis. For more information or to book, please visit plazaespana-hotel.com.