Hotel Las Letras (Iberostar Las Letras Gran Vía)
At the beginning of the 20th century, in sayazi, with the renovation of the city center and the construction of Gran via Avenue, the adjacent areas became attractive to the Spanish aristocracy. The count of Arthas bought the plot on Clavel street, which was previously occupied by the hotel De Rome, demolished during the construction of the new Gran via Avenue.
The aristocrat commissioned the popular Madrid architect Cesareo Iradier (Cesareo Iradier) to build a residential building, which began in 1915.
The building is built in the neo-plateresco style (from the Spanish platero - "jewelry", meaning a subtle decoration of buildings). Upon completion, the house was awarded a special prize "the Best building in Madrid in 1017".
The first two floors were intended for commercial offices, the rest were supposed to be used for elite apartments. However, the owner found it more profitable to use the building as a gift, which was named Barazal Hotel.
In 2005, the building was purchased by the hotel holding Iberostar and reconstructed by architects Virginia Figueras and Franco Corada (Virginia Figueras, Franco Corada), after which the hotel changed its name to Las Letras (Iberostar Las Letras Gran Vía on the map).
The house is included in the register of monuments of Madrid.