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Madrid is a leading destination for meetings and events. Madrid is not only the capital of Spain but also a significant business hub in Europe.


Here are our top reasons for booking an event in Madrid

Location, Location, Location

Madrid is centrally located in Europe, making it easily accessible for attendees from various countries. It has a well-connected transportation system, including a major international airport and high-speed train services.

International Connectivity

Madrid’s Barajas Airport is one of the busiest in Europe and offers excellent connectivity to major cities worldwide. There are over 200 direct flights connecting Madrid to more than 70 countries. An airport express bus service links Barajas to the city centre in 40 minutes.

World-Class Conference Facilities

Madrid boasts a range of modern and well-equipped conference venues and hotels, including the IFEMA – Feria de Madrid, one of the largest convention centres in Europe. These facilities can accommodate conferences of various sizes and offer state-of-the-art technology and services.

Cultural and Historical Appeal

Madrid is a city rich in culture and history. Participants can enjoy world-class museums like the Prado Museum, explore historic sites like the Royal Palace, and experience the vibrant local culture through its food, music, and arts.

Tourism Opportunities

Following on from the above, Madrid offers a plethora of tourist attractions, from historic sites to world-class shopping and dining experiences. Attendees can extend their stay and explore the city, making their trip a combination of business and leisure.

Culinary Excellence

Madrid offers a diverse culinary scene with various restaurants and tapas bars. Delegates can enjoy Spanish cuisine and local specialities, enhancing their conference experience.


Madrid enjoys a Mediterranean climate with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. This can be appealing to attendees, especially if the conference includes outdoor activities or networking events.


While Spanish is the official language, many professionals and service providers in Madrid are proficient in English, making communicating and navigating the city easier.


Madrid offers a wide range of accommodation options, offering over 300 Hotels ranging from luxury hotels to budget-friendly alternatives.


Let us find that special venue to create an impressive event

Here are just a few of our favourite venues in Madrid

Hotel Puerta America Madrid

This 5-star design hotel on the outskirts of Madrid is a unique project that has brought together nineteen of the best architectural studios and designers worldwide from 13 different nationalities.

Each floor of the hotel offers a different concept of bedrooms, so each floor has a different style. They all use different materials, colours and shapes to create spaces that bring together the best of design and avant-garde architecture.

The Hotel has 315 bedrooms along with 14 meeting rooms.


The John Pawson Meeting rooms are a series of 5 convention rooms which can be used independently or by combining the different rooms, creating the ideal space to meet your brief. They are located on the lobby floor and have natural daylight.

During the summer, the John Pawson function rooms can offer their private terrace, offering outside space right in the heart of Madrid. Ideal for coffee breaks and cocktail receptions.

Designers Victorio & Lucchino have created six exclusive, elegant and cosy spaces in two different settings so you can choose either black or silver (V&L Black or V&L Silver). The rooms are modular and have natural light. Ideal for breakout sessions and dynamic meetings.

Skynight Jean Nouvel lounge bar is located on the 13th floor, and if you are looking for somewhere unique and sophisticated, this is the space for you! It has fabulous views of the Madrid skyline and is only used for events.


Finally, for something really different, the Teresa Sapey Car Park space. This original and colourful blank canvas space is yours to turn into an innovative space for your event. Think absolutely elite catwalk, an unparalleled space for a party or an authentic London market – the choice is endless!

The Observatory Restaurant offers excellent food and a fantastic view of the City.

Eurostars Madrid Tower


The contemporary, 5-star Eurostars Madrid Tower is a short walk from Plaza de Castilla, Estacion de Chamartin and Canal Art Exhibition Centre, whilst nearby public transport gives you easy access to the rest of the city.

This architecturally designed Hotel offers some of the best views of Madrid at a 360-degree angle, from the mountains to the Plaza Mayor.

The hotel has 474 bedrooms, and each one has fantastic views of Madrid along with all the mod cons that a traveller would need.

There are 22 meeting rooms over 4 floors – each one named after different cities that have hosted the Olympic Games.

These rooms offer state of the art AV, have natural light and those located on the 6th, 28th and 29th floors of the building offer views over the city.

The Gran Barcelona Room is the largest open-plan room in Madrid with over 1500 m2 of space and accommodating a capacity of up to 1,000 guests theatre style and dinners for up to 740.


Westin Palace Madrid

Commissioned by King Alfonso XIII in 1912, the iconic hotel Westin Palace, Madrid, is located in the renowned Art Walk, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List as Paisaje de la Luz”

The Hotel remains open whilst they are currently in the middle of having a renovation the bedrooms will be finished by March 2024 and meeting spaces, common areas, etc…will be finished by October 2024. How exciting!


There are 470 bedrooms and 20 multifunctional rooms each with their own unique design

The Medinaceli Ballroom consists of 3 rooms which can be partitioned if necessary but as one room it can take up to 450 people theatre style. This room has natural daylight.

We love the name of the Mata Hari Boardroom named after the legendary World War 1 double agent and former hotel guest.

The Espacio Palace event space is five new multifunctional rooms with a contemporary design and direct street access which were added in 2013 to complement the existing 15 meeting rooms and nearly doubled the hotel´s venue capacity.

The most significant space in the Espacio Palace is the Circulo Palace Ballroom, an impressive ultra-modern event space built across two floors; the double-height ceiling is encircled by a collonaded upper gallery.



Madrid offers many corporate event venues, so there is bound to be one perfect for your event you just have to decide which one! With so many fantastic options, deciding which is suitable for your corporate event can take time and effort.

But don’t worry – the DeSouza Associates team is here to help! We are an experienced team of venue finders and we’re confident that we can find the perfect one for you, too. Contact us today to get started!

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