New Special Event Space for Madrid’s Landmark Westin Palace
Following the interior redesign of the hotel’s most prominent public spaces in 2012, including the renovation of the luminous rotunda lobby, this project transformed a total area of 1,185 m2 into a modern, flexible setting for special events. The 400 m2 circular ballroom, Espacio Palace, is an elegant double-height space with a theatrical, colonnaded upper gallery that can accommodate a wide range of private functions and technological needs, from business presentations to wedding receptions. Inspired by the landmark Neptune Fountain in front of The Westin Palace, the design plays with subtle references to a magical underwater world, adding a sense of movement to custom furniture, lighting, and carpeting. The perimeter curtain lining the walls can be illuminated in 256 different shades of color at the touch of an I-pad.