Published on Sep 10th, 2023

Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic attends and performs at the official opening of UMusic Hotel Madrid in Spain

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September 10, 2023 (Madrid, Spain) – Numerous guests, celebrities and representatives of Madrid culture attended one of the most famous hotel inaugurations in the capital last night at the official opening of UMusic Hotel Madrid, the world's first UMusic Hotel. The revolutionary and vibrant concept of this five-star establishment, located next to Puerta del Sol, combines modern and urban exclusivity with its own cultural and scenic proposal, thanks to housing the historic UMusic Hotel Teatro Albéniz. Three-time Grammy Award winner and Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, along with national artists David Bisbal, Pablo López, Amaia and Ángeles Toledano put on an invite-only performance to celebrate the official opening. The evening was hosted by comedy actor Carlos Latre and Inés Hernand.

Other notable guests attending the opening celebration included: Adriana Abenia, Lola Indigo, Aitana, Zoilo, Julia Medina, Itziar Castro, Roger Berruezo, Agoney, Ana Guerra, Candela Gómez, Boris Izaguirre, Norma Ruiz, Irene Villa, Marwan and more.

“The opening of this establishment in Madrid has a strategic value of the utmost importance for UMusic Hotels. Not only does it represent our entry into Europe, but it is also housed in a magnificent historic building that seamlessly blends hospitality and entertainment," said Robert Lavia, CEO of UMusic Hotels. Robert went on to say, “UMusic Hotel will highlight Madrid's position as a dynamic epicenter of music, arts and entertainment; establishing itself as the creative epicenter that will promote social impact, education, sustainability and innovation through the transformative power of music.”

The choice of a renowned and recognized property within the epicenter of the music and entertainment scene in Madrid, is part of the firm commitment of UMusic Hotels to recover a historic building and return it to the life of the local community and culture. The property was cleverly designed to complement the landscape of Madrid and incorporate elements of the local music scene. The new hotel has 130 rooms and has undergone extensive renovation to transform it into a 5-star establishment with a luxurious design, maximum comfort in all its rooms and suites, two elegant lobbies, El Albéniz Restaurant, an outdoor pool, Nota Alta Rooftop Bar with views of the Madrid skyline), meeting rooms, fitness room and direct access to the renovated UMusic Hotel Teatro Albéniz.

After the seasonal break, UMusic Hotel Teatro Albéniz hosts, from September 20 to April 7, 2024, the performance of the musical "The Phantom of the Opera.” The acclaimed show, based on the novel by Gaston Leroux and with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, finally comes to Madrid with a stellar cast led by Gerónimo Rauch and Talía del Val.

About UMusic Hotels

UMusic Hotels is a venture between Universal Music Group and Dakia Entertainment Hospitality Group creating a new global collection of immersive hotels and experiences inspired by music. UMusic Hotels will create unique experiences for fans, guests, and artists alike, with music and entertainment at the forefront of design and guest experience all around the globe. Embodying each location's unique spirit, the hotels will draw inspiration from their respective local culture and serve as creative hubs in communities worldwide – promoting positive social change, education, and innovation through the power of music.


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