The Urban, Best Spanish Hotel in the Condé Nast Traveller's Ranking of hotels in Southern Europe

The Derby Hotels Collection’s two hotels in Madrid, the Urban and the Villa Real, are included in this international ranking


Over 25,000 readers of the travel magazine have voted for Hotel Urban as one of the top ten in southern Europe

Hotel Urban (5* GL) and Hotel Villa Real (5*), the Derby Hotels Collection’s two hotels in Madrid, have been included in the ’Top 100 Southern Europe Hotels’, the well-known ranking drawn up each year by the leading international travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller, based on the votes of over 25,000 readers. In the list, which was published recently, at number 10, is the top Spanish hotel, followed by 13 others, including the Villa Real.

Both the Urban 5* GL and the Villa Real 5* have been selected according to a wide range of criteria, including cuisine, location, design, types of rooms and service. The readers of Condé Nast Traveller have been drawing up a list of their favourite hotels each year since 1988. The 2009 questionnaire has been available to all the magazine’s readers on its official website. The final analysis of the 25,008 responses submitted was carried out by Mediamark Research, Inc., New York.

Derby Hotels Collection, a company headed by Jordi Clos, now has a total of 12 establishments: Suites Avenue (Luxe), Claris 5* GL, Granados 83 4* S, Gran Derby 4* S, Derby 4*, Balmes 3*; Balmes Residence (Luxe) and Astoria 3* in Barcelona; Urban 5* GL and Villa Real 5* in Madrid; The Caesar 4* in London; and Banke 4* S in Paris, with a capacity of over 1,000 rooms. The hotels in the Derby Hotels Collection are characterised by their unique and original spaces, where antique art pieces come together with those of the avant-garde, and also offer the client outstanding cuisine of great international renown.