Concierge.com's insider take:
Opened in June 2005, this 6-story 19th-century town house is one of the newest of a young chain that's rapidly engulfing Madrid (plus several other Spanish cities). Centrally placed in a businessy area near the National Library, its 75 rooms are proudly wired (after all, the group's acronym HT stands for High Tech): In-room computers have free fast Internet, and there are flat-screen satellite TVs and the group's signature whizbang shower units with hydro-massage and sauna built in. Most of them also have in-room stationary bikes for simultaneous surfing and exercise; the ten that don't are family-size to sleep up to four. The public spaces are similarly space-age, with a central lit-from-within command module of a reception desk in the lobby, glass-walled bathrooms, and molded plastic chairs. The facade, on the other hand, is reassuringly staid.