Marmo Bar: Hotel Silken Puerta América Madrid
This sophisticated venue offers a diverse list of premium spirits and cocktails. Popular with the glamorous local and international celebrities, and guests of the hotel, Marmo Bar is perfect for an evening drink or a glamorous all-night party.
Its huge glass doors make sure the whole bar is visible right from reception. A very American concept: to see and be seen. This is a welcoming and modern place to relax. The first feature you will note is its height, visually extended by 400 wafer-thin aluminium profiles almost seven metres high, set five centimetres apart. The way they are laid out gives a vertical line that adds greatly to the bar’s sensation of spaciousness, depth and rhythm.
The bar itself is a great slab (8.25 metres) of white Statuario Venato marble from the Carrara quarries, originally weighing in at around 6 tons. Due to its giant dimensions this was the first thing to be installed, even before the hotel’s façade. On either side are two enormous recesses or caves with white leather seats for guests requiring rather more peace or privacy.
A floor-to-ceiling glass wall divides it from the outdoor terrace, and you can view all terrace activities from inside. This large but simple area is floored with Travertine marble and separated from the road by glass panels bearing the hotel logo. On the other side it has views over the garden. In short, a very pleasant place, ideal for relaxing over a drink after a hard day’s working or touring the city. The chairs selected for the terrace are ‘One’ from German designer Konstantin Grcic for the Italian firm Magis.