At the beginning of September, a new Palladium Hotel Group hotel opened in Valencia, Spain. The luxury property is the brand’s first hotel located in the Spanish coastal city and will feature plenty of lavish amenities and upscale on-site restaurants.
The Only YOU brand is well-known throughout Madrid, but, for the first time, it will land in Valencia as a 5-star property. It will feature 191 rooms spread across eight floors. Suites will feature living rooms, fully equipped kitchens and terraces. Book the Panorama Suite for the most breathtaking upscale room in the property.
The property will also feature an arroceria, the El Mirador restaurant focusing on paella and rice dishes — a Valencian specialty. The restaurant is located on the ninth floor and provides a 360-degree view of the city. The other restaurant on the property, Salvaje, features delicious Asian fusion-style dishes, sophisticated décor and live music.
Hotel guests and visitors will be able to enjoy Valencia’s esmorzaret, which can be enjoyed at tables and the bar located in the main lobby. Locals avoid having breakfast and skip to a mid-morning or noon meal, including beer or wine mixed with lemonade and a baguette filled with charcuterie, eggs or vegetables. The check-in area is combined with the lobby bar, where guests receive a refreshing cocktail or drink of choice upon arrival.
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