Monthly Archives: March 2013

Hotels with à la carte services

Urban hotels are always in the vanguard of offering the most unique and innovative services to their clients.  The necessity to stand out from their competence offering an added value in their destinations is precisely the reason that they are ahead the coast hotels, where the product is often based on sun and beach.

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In this context, one of the firms that has developed a broader and more innovative product positioning strategy in Spain is the Basque firm Petit Palace, especially in boutique hotels and urban accommodations with history in the main Spanish capitals.

We can highlight some hotels from its portfolio which are unique architectural jewels, historical restored  buildings which are an essential part of the local lifestyle. Hotels like the Petit Palace Arena Bilbao Hotel or the Petit Palace Tamarise Beach Getxo Hotel are key elements in Bilbao society, which considers them emblematic meeting points of the capital of Biscay.

The High Tech hotels combine the history which has made us what we are now and the future which will determine who we will become: pillow menu, hydromassage shower, laptop in the room, iPod and iPhone docking stations, flat screen TV, free bicycle rental… The innovation and the consideration of their clients’ needs are the hallmark of this firm.

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From this interest in getting to know their clients, luxury accommodations with a unique quality-price relationship have been inaugurated. Madrid is the destination where the firm has a broader hotel offer, some of them being key elements of the Petit Palace portfolio:

Petit Palace, the firm of the urban hotels

The Basque hotel firm High Tech has decided to give its backing to its firm Petit Palace, making it the leader and symbol of the urban hotels in Spain.

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Modernity, elegance and personal attention: these are the values this firm has cultivated and showed around Spain, in each of the hotels which has been incorporated in its portfolio in recent years.

Its hallmark is the refurbishing of old buildings and noble palaces which have represented a vital element in their society. These buildings have been turned into unique accommodations especially thought for those travellers who are searching for something more than a simple hotel to stay at.

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One can visit some of these jewels of the Spanish hotel industry in almost any part of the national territory of Spain, from the beautiful city of Salamanca, with its emblematic Petit Palace Las Torres Salamanca Hotel, to the lively city of Malaga, where the Petit Palace Plaza Málaga Hotel lies.

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In the Basque Country, native town of the firm, we find one of the most recommended Petit Palace hotels by travellers: the Petit Palace Tamarises Hotel, which stands out for its excellent cuisine and that unique atmosphere one can only feel in the beautiful Ereaga beach, in Getxo.

Nevertheless, most of the Petit Palace hotels are located in Madrid: they are all located in the most central streets in the capital, close at hand from the most universal places of interest in Madrid, from Puerta del Sol, to Gran Vía, Plaza Mayor and Serrano.

Among these hotels, we highlight those designed to offer the guest a unique experience which is more than relax and rest, as it is the case of the Petit Palace Embassy Serrano Hotel, the Petit Palace Londres Madrid Hotel or the Petit Palace Alcalá Torre Hotel, located in the first skyscraper in Madrid.

Nordic Walking in Islantilla

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The privileged natural setting of Islantilla in the heart of the coast of Huelva, has become one of the best prepared destinations for the practice of hiking and nature walks, where the practice of disciplines such as Nordic walking and routes adapted for all ages stand out.

With the growing demand for this simple sport, the department of Tourism of Islantilla has launched a program for Nordic Walking routes that will begin this coming March and will continue for the rest of the year, every third Saturday of the month.

The practice of Nordic Walking is recommended for all types of people, from people who are not used to exercising to people with a conditioned muscle tone. The rhythm of the walk and the chosen path mark the effort and it is important to be always accompanied by a guide who can adjust the physical demands to the requirements of the trip, especially if one is a beginner.

The secret of the success of Nordic Walking routes in Islantilla is the natural surroundings offered by this coastal area Huelva, close to Lepe and the beautiful region of Cartaya, located between two areas of great natural beauty: the marshlands of Isla Cristiana and the marshlands of the river Piedras, that flow into the beautiful beach of El Rompido.

The first Nordic Walking route in Islantilla for 2013 will be the so called route of the Chamaleon. route the call chameleon. Departure is at 10.00am, from the Office of Tourism Islantilla, all along the coast until the beach Casita Azul. The journey takes about two and a half hours and is suitable for all ages.

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If you are staying in a hotel with all inclusive in Huelva you will be able to enjoy these excursions, water sports, golf and other services that include the deals for hotels in Islantilla of the hotel chain Confortel Hotels, as well as the unique gastronomic routes to recover your energy after a hard day of hiking along the coast of Huelva.