Monthly Archives: September 2014

Adults Only by Iberostar

Playa de Palma, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Punta Cana, Riviera Maya… The Majorcan hotel group IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts is one of the hotel chains that is actively creating a specific portfolio for specialised hotels in different targets, being the Adults Only segment one of the main areas. At present one

At these hotels, that maintain the master line of the beach resorts that has always managed the Spanish chain, are characterised for its privileged location, on the shores of some of the best beaches in the world, with facilities orientated to health tourism, beauty and well-being, specialised animation for groups of friends, couples, and first class gastronomy. You can easily find in their portfolio resorts in VIP areas in Fuerteventura, Spa hotels in Santa Ponsa, hotels in Gran Canaria, Adults Only hotels in Costa Adeje…

The personalised experiences, as well as the celebration of themed parties, complete days dedicated to fun, sport and culture have also a special chapter in these Adults Only hotels. A good example is the IBEROSTAR Royal Cupido, a Spa hotel in Playa de Palma where the Sea Soul Beach Club was recently inaugurated, and where one can celebrate after work sessions or tastings of exclusive products on the sea front line.

IBEROSTAR is developing the Adult Only concept in its main holiday destinations

Plata de Palma, gran Canaria, Tenerife, Punta Cana, Riviera Maya… The Majorcan hotel group IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts is one of the hotel chains that is actively creating a specific portfolio for specialised hotels in different targets, being the Adults Only segment one of the main areas. At present one

At these hotels, that maintain the master line of the beach resorts that has always managed the Spanish chain, are characterised for its privileged location, on the shores of some of the best beaches in the world, with facilities orientated to health tourism, beauty and well-being, specialised animation for groups of friends, couples, and first class gastronomy. You can easily find in their portfolio resorts in VIP areas in Fuerteventura, Spa hotels in Santa Ponsa, hotels in Gran Canaria, Adults Only hotels in Costa Adeje…

The personalised experiences, as well as the celebration of themed parties, complete days dedicated to fun, sport and culture have also a special chapter in these Adults Only hotels. A good example is the IBEROSTAR Royal Cupido, a Spa hotel in Playa de Palma where the Sea Soul Beach Club was recently inaugurated, and where one can celebrate after work sessions or tastings of exclusive products on the sea front line.

Estelar Paipa Hotel & Convention Centre: a hotel in paradise.

The Estelar Paipa Hotel & Convention Centre is the most exclusive and complete hotel of the Estelar hotel chain. It is a luxury hotel located in Boyacá, Colombia, at the shores of Sochagota lake and surrounded by more than 100 acres of woods and green areas. Its wide and varied service and experience offer make this hotel adequate for all type of profiles: family trips, business trips, celebration of weddings and banquets, sport trips, relax trips…

The Estelar Paipa Hotel & Convention Centre has prepared a wide range of activities for sport and family trips: tennis courts, water sports to enjoy Sochagota lake, golf, paintball, horse riding… Besides, if you are travelling with children you will be able to visit the farm, located close at hand from the hotel, where children will discover farm work and some of the most special animals in Colombia.

Water sports in Sochagota Lake

Water sports in Sochagota Lake

If you prefer to enjoy a relax trip, in the Estelar Paipa Hotel you will find all type of details and facilities that will make your stay unforgettable: thermal waters, spa, sauna, Turkish bathroom, massage room, hairdresser… All you can imagine in a natural surrounding for an idyllic holiday in paradise. Besides, you may take pleasure in the Estelar Paipa hotel suites, with their own chimney, bathroom with shower and bathtub and independent living room.  

But apart from meeting all the conditions and services of a spa, a family hotel and a sport hotel, the Estelar Paipa Hotel & Convention Centre is the ideal place for the celebration of events and for business trips. With 7 multifunctional meeting rooms, an events organiser staff and all the business services you can imagine, including 24-hour room service and business centre, your own event, either the celebration of a wedding or an important business meeting, will be a complete success.

Below we offer you a virtual tour with this video through the Estelar Paipa Hotel & Convention Centre, where you will discover the gardens, the Sochagota lake and the great hotel facilities. 

Family and business Estelar Hotels in Bogota

Bogota is the capital of the republic of Colombia and the financial and economic centre of the country. It is a district which promotes the creation of businesses and diverse financial activities. Besides, there is a lot of research activity in Colombia, both in universities and in specialized centres. All this has led Estelar hotel chain to bet for its three luxury hotels in Bogota especial for families and business trips.

Precisely close to the biggest business and exposition centre in Colombia, close to El Dorado airport, we find the Estelar de la Feria Bogota Hotel, a hotel with a wide range of services for families and all type of amenities that will guarantee the success of your business: parking, built-in security service in all the areas of the hotel, transfer service to the airport, room service… Besides, the Estelar de la Feria Bogota Hotel offers you an event manager staff  that will organize your business meetings or your personal events in one of the six multifunctional and totally equipped meeting rooms of the hotel. And in order for you to relax with your family or after a long work day, we invite you to visit the wellness areas of the hotel, a complete spa and a gym for you to keep fit also during holidays.

Also in the centre of Bogota we find the Estelar Windsor House Hotel, located in the T Zone of the city and close to 93 Park. Undoubtedly the hallmark of this hotel are the Estelar Bogota Windsor House rooms, with more than 50 square metres of space for your whole family and businesses. In these rooms you will enjoy a bathroom with shower and hydromassage, a dressing table, a dressing room, a living room with a sofa bed… And to complete your relax and comfort, what could be better than relaxing in the spa of the hotel and in the Bon Vivan restaurant, managed by some of the best chefs in Colombia and where you will be able to take pleasure in a cuisine which combines the best of the traditional and international cuisine.

Bon Vivant restaurant

Bon Vivant restaurant

If you are travelling for business to the T Zone, in the Estelar Windsor House Hotel you will find a complete range of business services that will make you feel at home even during labour: library, business centre, seven multifunctional meeting rooms for the celebration of meetings, weddings or banquets, laundry… Besides, in order for you to enjoy greater freedom we offer you a 24-hour reception service with an attentive and cordial personal attention always at your service, and a room service for anything you may need 24 hours a day.

But if apart from enjoying business you want to make the most of your trips and find always a relaxing moment we recommend you the Estelar Parque 93 Hotel, located in front of 93 Park, close to the T Zone. It is a hotel with wooden finishes and flooring and diaphanous spaces with spa, sauna, a rooftop pool, chill out terrace, massage service and hairdresser. An offer that is rounded off with the fantastic business rooms in Bogota for your rest and businesses, with work area, spacious beds and large windows with views to Bogota.

A bet for wellness: Estelar Hotels with gym in Colombia.

Health and wellness have become two of the most important values for XXIst century society, both for youth and adults. There are so many ways of watching one’s health that there is no excuse to find an activity to keep fit, either outdoors or indoors. Those who love nature normally choose outdoor sports like footing, cycling, water sports, roller skating… However, due to daily stress or to the effort these sports require, today the gym is still the most common place to keep fit.

In Estelar Hotels they are conscious of it, and that is why many Estelar Hotels feature a fitness room specially designed for those travellers who do not want to give up wellness during their pleasure trips. But the gym is specially useful for business trips and long-term trips, as it allows travellers to get away from it all and recharge energies feeling like at home. 

 

In Colombia we find three Estelar Hotels which have access to the gym: The Estelar Calle 100 Hotel, the Estelar Suites Jones Hotel and the Estelar Blue Hotel. The three of them have totally equipped rooms with modern cardio-fitness and muscle-building machines, rest areas and TVs. Everything you need to keep fit during your business or pleasure holidays in Colombia. 

Furthermore, among the services of the Estelar Suites Jones Bogotá Hotel you will find a wide range of business services specially designed to guarantee the success of your businesses: left-luggage office, room service, laundry… And to complete a wide wellness and health offer we recommend you the gastronomic offer of the Estelar Blue Hotel, based on the balanced and healthy cuisine of the buffet restaurant in El Poblado, where you will be able to taste typical local dishes and international cuisine dishes.

Marconfort chooses Lanzarote to boost their Adults Only accommodation

If there is an island where there should be an Adults Only hotel, it is Lanzarote: the magic of the volcanic landscape, the spectacular beaches and the tranquillity that can be found in the small villages and touristic centres, without a doubt, a place to loose oneself and relax.

With this in mind the hotel company, Marconfort has promoted one of their most select establishment: the Atlantic Garden Bungalows, a group of impeccable bungalows in Playa Blanca, in traditional Canarian style, spacious, where comforts and modernity are mixed with touches of the past.

The concept Marconfort Adultos Only values above all else is the well bring of their guests. For this reason personal service and attention without excesses, respecting their guest’s intimacy and independence, is of prime importance.

Atlantic Gardens Adults Only Hotel in Playa Blanca

Atlantic Gardens Adults Only Hotel in Playa Blanca

The installations are not luxurious but the spaces have been designed to cater for client’s needs with regard to the destination, the climate and also the motivation for the trip, which could include rest, relaxation, wellness holidays, celebrations such as weddings, birthdays or anniversaries, romantic getaways or over 55 holidays.

The key to the accommodation is the simple, functional design with spaces full of light. In addition the general services are more in keeping with an hotel than a complex of three star bungalows in Lanzarote.  All inclusive, gymnasium, exterior swimming pool, parking, tennis court and volleyball, 24 hr. reception, buffet restaurant, snack bar and free wifi in all public areas.

One of the other features valued by the guests staying at these bungalows in Playa Blanca, is the possibility to add additional extras (payment not included in the official tariff) such as book green fees at nearby golf clubs, rent a car or bicycle to visit nearby places of interest, organized excursions or medical services.

Reservations can easily be made via the official web of these bungalows in Playa Blanca, and allows the saving of intermediaries’ costs.  The price is the guaranteed lowest online rate which is a formula used by many hotels and chains to reward the customer who reserves directly online.

 

Barcelona and its 40 markets

When you are travelling to another country or city, you need to dive in its culinary culture if you want to truly discover that place. Savouring its traditions and discovering its smells is essential to find the unique tastes that have conditioned its people. Thus, the markets, taverns and most popular restaurants are a must visit place during a tourist route around the city.

In this case, we recommend you discover the truly essence of Barcelona visiting, at least, some of its 40 municipal markets full of colour, taste, smell and delicious gastronomic proposals proper of this innovative Mediterranean city.

Confortel Barcelona Hotel

Confortel Barcelona Hotel

Apart from the famous Sant Josep market (real name of the Boquería market) you will be amazed with the typical products of the market, like meats, fish, fresh vegetables, fashion of local designers, craftwork or the daily cultural activities that take place in different meeting points of the city.

All those interested may enjoy the different routes around the markets of Barcelona, among which we highlight the modernist route and the route around the historic markets. If you stay in a hotel in the Eixample of Barcelona, you will be really close to some of the most emblematic markets of the city, like the Conception Market or the already mentioned and famous La Boquería market, to which we have to add the Santa Caterina market in Ciutat Vella, really close to the cathedral. It stands out for being one of the last refurbished markets of the city. You can also visit in the surroundings the Barceloneta market, whose architecture and materials have made it one of the greatest municipal heritages of Barcelona.

If you have booked a hotel in the area of Las Glorias squares you will be near the Encants Vells market, an outdoor market where you can find furniture, clothes, antiques, books and toys.  Besides, on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 am different auctions are hold (the only auction of these characteristics in Europe).

Despite you stay in a hotel near Las Ramblas of Barcelona, it is worth walking further the old town and doing a route around the modernist markets: the Liberty market, in Gràcia; the Galvany and Sarrià markets, in the Sarrià districts; the Sants market, in the area of Montjuïc and the Sant Antoni market, in the Eixample. All the buildings have a great historic value for the city and its society.

These buildings, some of them refurbished and some of them being refurbished right now, offer all type of products and a wide range of workshops and activities.

A route around Madrid’s rooftop terraces.

It is an in style plan in Madrid. Either you live in the capital or you go on holidays or on a weekend trip you should not miss the new routes around Madrid’s rooftop terraces, which allow you to enjoy all the charms of Madrid’s terraced roofs, its skyscrapers and the beauty of some of the most emblematic buildings of the capital.

The fashion of the rooftop terraces, together with the fashion of the Gin Tonic and the Afterwork (having a drink after work but with a cool style) keeps growing year after year, and it has gained many followers. Others have simply fallen in love with photography: from these spaces, especially in the evening, you can enjoy fabulous views and light of Madrid.

Tourists and locals meet in these terraces of the sky of Madrid. The most famous route is the official route of the rooftop terraces of the Circle of Fine Arts, located on the seventh floor of one of the most important buildings of Madrid, declared historic monument 2 decades ago. The entrance ticket costs 2 euros and it gives you access to the exhibition and the conference rooms and to the cafeterias. It is a meeting point for having a drink before having dinner in the centre, located on Gran Via, near the petit Palace Alcalá Torre Hotel, near the Puerta de Alcalá and Cibeles.

Another of the in style terraces of the city is the Reina Sofia Museum’s one, located in the Nouvel building, in the Triangle of Art of Madrid, with free entrance. It stands out for being one of the largest rooftop terraces of the capital and for its eclectic atmosphere.

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The UNED’s cafeteria is one of the most welcoming and modern rooftop terraces of the city. Located at the heart of Lavapiés neighbourhood, it offers a unique experience: it is located in the building of the Escuelas Pías and it offers access to its large library. The bar has an interesting list of proposals and it is managed by the Gaudeamus Café Madrid.

If you want to combine visits and a tapas route, we recommend you visit the Casa Granada terrace, in Tirso de Molina. Good atmosphere, typical Andalusian cuisine, beers and cocktails. Delicacies close at hand from Plaza Mayor square, close to some of the main hotels of the old Madrid. If you have the chance to find an accommodation in this area between Huertas and La Latina, you will be able to enjoy one of the best night leisure programmes of Madrid near the hotel. You cannot miss the lively terrace of Cebada square: under the name of El Viajero, it offers one of the most beautiful sunsets of Madrid. It is ideal for starting a night or finishing a Sunday morning.

Nearby accommodation:

If you are looking for an accommodation in the centre of Madrid near La Latina, Puerta del Sol or Gran Via, check out the official websites of hotel chains like Petit Palace, NK, Melià or Barceló, as all of them offer you interesting promotions, specially during this time of the year, at the end of summer.

If you are travelling for business and you need comfort (without giving up good communications with the city centre) choose hotels near Barajas or rooms in Arturo Soria and Ciudad Lineal, near IFEMA, areas with good communications with Madrid city centre and with special services for business.

The holidays with children in Madrid are another thing. The best accommodation option is a hotel in the centre of Madrid with parking (if you decide to travel by car a location in the centre is indispensable). You can also choose hotels for families in Gran Via, near everything and with special services and comfortable rooms where to rest without giving up intimacy and comfort. These family rooms in Madrid are also perfect for those who go on a weekend trip with a group of friends: there are equipped rooms for up to 5 and 6 people.

Moving around Madrid.

Although the subway network is the most comfortable option, if you want to enjoy a route around the rooftop terraces of Madrid we recommend you rent a bike and visit the streets of the centre of the capital, admiring its buildings and monuments. In Madrid you can also enjoy bicycle routes specially designed for children, an entertaining, cheap and different plan.

There are many establishments that offer this service. Besides, Madrid’s city hall has inaugurated its system of public bikes (BiciMAD), which offers you the possibility to get a temporary pass for 1, 3 or 5 days with prices from 2€ the first hour to 4€ the second hour. Another option is to book a hotel in Madrid with a free bike rental. They have the advantage that they are included in the room’s price, although sometimes there might not be bikes for all users. The best option is to make a request to the hotel in advance if you are planning a route on the following day.