Hotel Review: The AC Hotel Carlton Madrid

During Gay Pride weekend, when Madrid hotels were all but overflowing, TPG Contributor Nicholas du Pont was able to secure space at the AC Hotel Carlton Madrid, a fairly convenient hotel that offers clean, quiet accommodation — but not much else. The recently renovated 122-room AC Hotel Carlton Madrid is situated a stone’s throw from the Atocha…

Hotel Review: AC Santo Mauro, Madrid

Gay Pride in Madrid is fabulous; the whole city parties, not just the LGBT community. I normally stay at the Westin Palace Madrid on the Plaza de las Cortes because it’s at the center of the action, right on the parade path. But that also means that staying there during Pride can be hectic, chaotic, messy, loud…

Your Layover Guide To Madrid (MAD)

The “Your Layover Guide” series features airports and destinations around the world where you’re likely to be stuck between flights, offering tips on navigating and spending time in the airport, as well as suggesting things to do if you have time to explore the nearby city. TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino guides us through her home airport, Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas (MAD), located…

Amazing Deal Alert: Business Class to Europe from $1,519

There have been some amazing deals on business-class flights to Europe from the West Coast and East Coast over the past few weeks, with travelers having the opportunity to book premium-cabin travel to a number of European cities for less than $1,600 round-trip. This week, you can still take advantage of great fares from Philadelphia to a bunch of…

My Madrid: Eat, Drink, Play, Amor

Today we introduce you to another of the TPG staff based far and wide across the United States and Europe. To learn a little more about them, they’re sharing with you their experiences in the destinations they call home. Today, meet Foreign Correspondent Lori Zaino and her Madrid. When I arrived in Madrid in 2008, exhausted and overworked…