Located in a former 19th-century building, the 88-room —part of the Axel hotel chain aimed at the LGBTQ community—celebrates liberty and diversity with brightly lit posters featuring cinematic and musical references to Movida Madrileña at the entrance, thanks to a design by Barcelona firm .
Original noble rooms on the first floor are decorated with golden details on the walls and coffered ceilings.
The noble room lounge areas boasts light wood floors and mannequins that welcome guests to the carefree and festive atmosphere.
Some of these noble rooms have been converted into suites, where gold shows up again, complementing rich blue accents.
New guestrooms reference bull fights with two large curtains, one nodding to the color of a bullfighter’s cape in a bright fuchsia and the other featuring a translucent black texture like a mantilla.
A neon light spelling “Kiki” completes the playful setting in the guestrooms.
The focal point of the colorful Las Chicas, Los Chicos y los Maniquís restaurant are two large red bars that function as buffet tables during breakfast and as snack and beer bars for the rest of the day.
Distinct colors and bold graphics in the restaurant refer to the visual universe created by Spanish movie director Pedro Almodóvar.
To pay homage to Madrid storefronts, which boast large window advertisements, El Equipo Creativo filled the space with luminous posters that juxtapose distinct graphic elements.
In the lower part of the hotel, the restaurant has three small interconnected dining rooms, including one awash in pink with textile-clad walls, a reference the noble rooms of 19th-century palatial homes.
Below the building is the underground Bala Perdida (translated to lost bullet) nightclub, comprising two vaulted spaces covered in brick.
At the axis of the two vaults in Bala Perdida are two dynamic LED lamps that change speed and color based on the different scenes of the venue—a highlight of the space.