In addition to its luxurious appearance, the Wellington is a classic Madrilean establishment, classified as a 'bullfighting' hotel because of its relationship with this art form. The hotel's founder, Baltasar Iban, created the breed of fighting bulls that bears his name. The great Curro Romero, considered one of the best bullfighters ever, made this hotel his residence, and other matadors including Manuel Benítez, "El Cordobés", "El Cid", Ortega Cano, Finito de Córdoba, Francisco Rivera Ordóñez, and Paco Camino have all patronised this establishment. In addition, the hotel hosts many bullfighting events. A permanent photography exhibition by José Ramón Lozano offers a display of the numerous celebrities who have visited the hotel. As a gesture towards modernity, the hotel was able to acquire a cow from the famous Cow Parade, which it has placed in the courtyard. Other personalities who have stayed at the Wellington include writer Ernest Hemingway, scientist Severo Ochoa, the Dukes of Wellington, and numerous guests for the wedding of the Princes of Asturias. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel but is a charged service (£13 per day), however, a business centre offers computers with a free Internet connection. Guests have free access to the hotel's gym and spa (Caroli Wellington Health Club), which is definitely worth a visit.