Monthly Archives: March 2015

THE BEST HOTEL CHAIN TO MATCH YOUR HIGH EXPECTATIONS

Looking for a holiday where you feel at home? Dann Carlton Hotels welcome you to their hotels in Colombia and Ecuador to please, impact, surprise you. Indulge yourself in the most elegant and comfortable services available.

When you take a few days to relax, you look for a place that fills your beauty expectations, luxury, comfort, etc. Without knowing it, one seeks the comfort of your home, in another part of the world. The perfect place is here!

Do you want to enjoy a holiday with the best style and facilities? In the Dann Carlton Hotel you find the best options for you to enjoy the best moments, with the quality and pleasure that you are looking for. They want to be part of your happiness, break away from daily routine and escape to a city where a Dann Carlton hotel can offer select, exclusive and relax spaces to share and enjoy. All of their spaces features elegance and good taste, to guarantee a comfortable experience and unforgettable days.

Definitely, there is nothing like a hotel that allows you to fully enjoy your stay with activities and spaces within it, and simultaneously, allowing you to explore and discover the city you’re visiting. Come to the most important cities of Colombia (Bogotá, Popayán, Bucaramanga) and Ecuador (its capital, Quito) to fall in love with this hotel chain designed with your requirements in mind.

Hotel Dann Avenida 19 Bogotá

The warm and elegant design of the Dann Carlton hotels in Colombia and Quito make it a number one choice for travellers seeking authentic experiences, whether it is in business plan or if it’s a family holiday. It is perfect for all those seeking an escapade with adventures, rest, the best food and the best views of the city.

Its fully equipped rooms with detailed designs, restaurants, bars, terraces, swimming pools, saunas, Jacuzzis, fitness, Turkish baths, saunas, meeting rooms, available for banquets, celebrations, anniversaries, weddings and events, free Wi-Fi in all its facilities and strategic locations make Dann Carlton an unrivalled hotel to create the best memories. Enjoy the different activities and amenities they have for you in different cities and you will not regret it. Have fun in its facilities where classic and avant-garde styles mix with the most modern of all services.

hotel Casa Dann Carlton

Enter the world of comfort, relaxation and hospitality with the ideal hotel for business and family holidays in the main cities of Colombia, and the capital of Ecuador. Its excellent infrastructure, in conjunction with qualified staff will make your visit unforgettable. Make your reservation online via the official websites and always chooses the best:

Dann Carlton Bucaramanga hotel

Dann Avenida 19 Hotel, Bogota

Dann Monasterio Popayán Hotel

Dann Norte Bogotá Hotel

Dann Carlton Bogota Hotel

La Casa Dann Carlton Hotel & Spa

Dann Carlton Quito Hotel, Ecuador

Because life is a luxury, you have to find places that fall short of your dreams.

 

Jandía, a real paradise for family holidays

One of the top European tourist destinations in 2015 is the Jandía peninsula, a place with wonderful nature where we find some of the best restaurants, bars, beaches and rel=”nofollow”family hotels in Fuerteventura. It belongs to Pájara municipality and is located in the most southern part of the island. It stands out for its long and quiet beaches, ideal for those who travel with children.

Although Jandía also offers services for holidays as a couple, with friends and active tourism, it is renowned for being the most important meeting point of family tourists in Fuerteventura. Jandía is perfect for families in search of quietness and fun, so they can enjoy this destination without too many journeys and with specialized accommodation.

Family friendly hotels located in this part of Fuerteventura are a place of reference all around the world, they are pioneers in including new services for kids without leaving behind the parent’s needs of rest and entertainment. Finding a good family resort in Playa de Jandía is very easy and prices are really affordable if we consider what they offer: miniclub, babysitting service, children’s menu, water parks in the swimming pools of the hotel, adults only areas, spa, chill out bars, gourmet restaurants…

As for activities and plans to do in Jandía with family, there is a huge list: from a pleasant visit to Morro Jable, to excursions to cliffs and striking beaches such as Cofete beach, located in one of the hillsides of the mountain range in the natural park of Jandía.

Water sports (sailing, surfing, scuba diving, windsurfing…) can be combined with quiet walks throughout the promenade of the famous Matorral beach that, in the last years, has been undergoing a process of natural recovery.  It offers areas for children to swim and areas reserved for nudists.

Cultural plans are much related to the fishing tradition of this peninsula in the south of Fuerteventura: you can appreciate how the people of Morro Jable works, with their tools and boats ready to set sail, and later you can taste a delicious seafood dish in a traditional restaurant while you contemplate the Atlantic Sea. Morro Jable always boasts a cosy ambience, since it is one of the most visited villages in the island. Likewise, you can find art exhibitions, fairs, markets, live performances for children in the middle of the street and night shows to have a good time as a couple while kids rest at the hotel under the care of the hotel instructors.

If you want to enjoy a different day with all your family, Jandía has one of the best theme parks in Fuerteventura, very close to the area of , specially designed for children to enjoy without needing to plan a long trip in the island. It is Oasis Park in La Lajita, which combines attractions, games and zoo, with more than 150000 square metres of area and almost 250 different animal species.  Besides, it offers the possibility of camel riding with all the

Wedding in Majorca

Marriage is back in fashion, although traditional weddings are now very scarce. Nowadays, weddings are planned in detail in order to surprise guests. First, the engaged couple choose the location for the celebration and there are more and more people who opt for celebrating the wedding abroad, in a Caribbean paradise or in a Mediterranean island.

Majorca is, undoubtedly, one of the favourite wedding destinations in Spain for both Spaniards and foreigners, even behind Fuerteventura, Lanzarote or Tenerife –which are some of the main wedding destinations in Spain. Majorca boasts some of the best wedding planners in the world and has been the venue of choice for prestigious ceremonies of the European upper class and Spanish celebrities.

Iberostar Son Antem

Iberostar Son Antem

The Russian, British and German markets have opted for Majorca as the wedding setting and have created companies specialized in weddings and events in Majorca which organize any type of celebrations.

Hotels for weddings in Majorca have also been outstanding in this sense by creating more specialized spaces and services and by designing wonderful proposals so that clients see their dream wedding become reality. Very positive comments about it have reinforced the wedding tourism in Majorca and have boosted a very profitable market.

The most sought after locations for celebrating weddings in Majorca are usually traditional Majorcan country houses, hotels situated in natural spaces with big gardens and, of course, luxury resorts close to Palma: the nearness to the airport of the capital of Majorca is a key element for those who organize these types of events, in order to provide guests with a complete service, short journeys and good connections.

Most of the wedding planners companies in Majorca have agreements with luxury hotels and restaurants in the island, so the organization of events is easier: hotels usually provide their own advisory staff, they have a big logistic support, well equipped and exclusive spaces, and flexibility to offer a package of celebration + gastronomy + entertainment for all ages + accommodation + transport.

Below, we have made a short list with some of the favourite hotels for weddings in Majorca.  They all offer the possibility of booking the date and space long in advance.

→ IBEROSTAR Son Antem

Golf in Isla Canela

Huelva is a natural paradise ideal to enjoy an active holiday doing all types of sports, from surfing and sailing to playing golf, since this Andalusian province hosts some of the most complete golf courses in the south of Spain. Specifically, Isla Canela, El Rompido and Islantilla are some of the places of reference for this sport that every day has more and more fans in the entire world.

Booking an all-inclusive accommodation in Isla Canela with golf course or a beach resort in El Rompido could be an interesting plan for those who want to spend some days in the open air, doing sports and relaxing. Golf is perfect for this: it is not too demanding, you can do it at any age and you set the pace of the sessions.

Most of the golf courses in Huelva offer wonderful landscapes, because they are located in unique natural spots, such as the marshes of Isla Cristina, in Costa de la Luz, or the marshes of El Rompido, where we can contemplate one of the most beautiful pristine beaches of this part of Andalusia.

Another of the advantages of opting for a golf holiday in Huelva is that golf courses are usually large circuits, allowing you to organize long days with different levels of difficulty. Most of them have academy, so you have the opportunity to have an introductory lesson with professional instructors.

Some of the most renowned golf courses in Huelva are:

  • Isla Canela Golf: It is located next to the beautiful marshes close to Ayamonte and to the border of Portugal, 5km away from Isla Canela Hotel, managed by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts chain. It is built on a flat surface, so it boasts a privileged view of the surroundings and the Atlantic waters.  It has a golf school offering lessons in English, German and Spanish, and it has a 18-hole circuit.

Iberostar hotel in Isla Canela

  • El Rompido Golf: This golf club is one of the most appreciated by the travellers that stay in the hotels next to Flecha del Rompido, because of its nearness, green versatility and amazing views of the Atlantic Sea.
  • Islantilla Golf: It represents the most suitable option for professional golfers. It is a special course because it is designed to play in crags and small hills. It is amusing because of its difficulty and offers very complete services. Hotels situated in this part of Huelva are very oriented to golf tourism, so it is very easy to directly book golf sessions in the accommodation you choose and even get discounts.

Golf and wellness in the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are, along with Costa del Sol and the Balearic Islands, one of the main European destinations for golf tourism. They offer supplementary spa and wellness services that turn the archipelago into a privileged destination all the year round. These islands have 23 golf courses that stand out for their high quality facilities, varied rounds and good locations, close to the sea and situated in unique natural spots.

All this, in addition to the wonderful temperatures all the year round, have turned golf into one of the main products in the tourism industry of this island. Many hotel chains have took advantage of this and have refurbished complete resorts targeted at golf lovers, among which stand out the golf hotels in Costa Adeje, All Inclusive hotels in Lanzarote, and beach resorts in Fuerteventura.

According to the studies and strategies managed by the public institution Promotur Turismo de Canarias, golf is an essential tourism product in the islands, since it doesn’t depend on the seasons and, generally, golf tourists have a high purchasing power. They state that high season for golf tourism is, in fact, winter, in contrast to the Mediterranean and Eastern areas of Spain. The challenge is to compete with these destinations in summer, because the Canary Islands are not really the favourite ones for golf lovers in this season.

Usually, golf tourists who visit the Canary Islands are foreigners, mainly from the UK, Germany, Sweden and Norway. They are golf lovers in search of quietness, quality services and facilities that meet their needs and refined tastes. This is how the spa and wellness tourism becomes stronger, not as a particular sector, but as a part of this package offered to the new tourists choosing the Canary Islands to play golf.

A spa hotel in Fuerteventura is perfect for those travelers who prefer top quality services rather than big spaces. Although it seems easy, offering golf facilities in family hotels in Costa Adeje could be very difficult and expensive for hotel managers.  This is why many of them have preferred to not get involved in this challenge. Even though, few hotels have stayed behind, and many have invested in the specialization of their hotels: more and better gastronomy, attention to detail when designing and decorating the rooms, amenities and hotel gardens… Any change or refurbishment could be essential at the time of choosing a specific accommodation.

Ole Tropical Tenerife Hotel

Ole Tropical Tenerife Hotel

Investing in golf tourism in the Canary Islands means to attract one of the most sought after travellers nowadays: German travellers with high purchasing power. According to the data provided by the Tourism Department of the Canary Islands, more than the half of German golf lovers travel abroad at least once in a year in order to enjoy this sport and expend an average of 2600 Euros in every trip. These are very significant and

This 2015 Spain is the musical epicentre

This year a lot of people will travel to Spain just to see one of many concerts that are scheduled from spring until November around the country. Culture and festivities have always been a good reason to travel, but nowadays is more often to plan holidays just to assist to a special event (a musical launch, a stage show and last but not least the concert with worldwide bands).

Cultural tourism is for those who like to plan their travels with leisure and culture as the main reason to pick the destination, in Spain 43.9% to 57.9% prefer it. If we look at the foreigners, concerts are below museums and art exhibitions, but above theatre, opera and different kind of shows, in fact, according to the INE, 34% of the Spanish travellers claim to have been in a concert last year, which is similar to the rest of Europe (37%)

2015 is a year charged up for all the music lovers: the festivities fever is spreading fast all over the country, the good old Benicassim Festival despite not being as unique as before, still remains as musical reference in east Spain during summer, and adding new ones such like the Low Cost Festival or the Arenal Sound.

Barcelona, with the Primavera Sound and the Sónar, has become the starter pistol of the musical summer across the country, many have bought the ticket since the end of November and beginning December and booked in a hotel in the centre of Barcelona to confirm their assistance to the first big independent musical event of the year in Spain. With names like Patty Smith, The Strokes, Eels, The Black Keys, Belle & Sebastian, etc. this 2015 version of the Primavera Sound is wicked, it will take place the last May weekend in the Fórum as always.

The accommodations for large groups in the centre of Barcelona are common in this season, also many travellers like to rent an apartment close to where the concerts would be or next to the beach, to enjoy both things. Luckily during these days, some of the hotels in Barcelona offer special discounts, especially the ones who are more attractive for young people, with modern buildings and featured services: hotels with free wifi service close to Las Ramblas, hotels with Chill Out terraces or with a lovely view to the city, with after work bars and close to the main entertainment areas of Barcelona.

Bilbao is another favourite destination for music lovers this summer in Spain. The BBK live celebrate its ten years, and what a great list of guests indeed. Top bands like Muse, Counting Crows, Of Monsters and Men, Ben Harper, Kodaline… they’re all going to be in the spectacular Kobetamendi open area, an emblematic hill outside town with view to the sea inlet and with easy access from the centre of the city, allowing us to enjoy not only the music but also to relax, go out for tapas and celebrate around the old district. The accommodation offer for large groups may not be as wide as in Barcelona, The Airbnb service, apartments close to the Kobetamendi or well a hotel in the centre of Bilbao or a hotel in the Getxo beaches might be the best options. Make sure to make your airline reservation as the Bilbao flights are completely different from the ones to Barcelona, and the festival schedule is set: from july 9 to 11.

FERGUS Style Mar Mediterrania

FERGUS Style Mar Mediterrania

During summer, dozens of concerts will take place across the entire country, mostly on the coastal zone; some of them will have renowned bands like The Libertines that will play in one of the hot spot hotels of the island. Since it will have a large audience we recommend you to buy the ticket ahead and book the accommodation in Ibiza as soon as possible.

Like a musical tour you can travel around Spain this summer and enjoy cities like Marbella and Malaga, Granada, Los Monegros, Cádiz.

Good old bands are back!

Big bands that will play in Madrid and Barcelona like Supertramp(November) and AC/DC(May). You should reserve your ticket if you haven’t already since these bands will be crowded, or you will miss it, actually some of them sold out (like the AC/DC in Madrid)

Even though it is low season, be sure to book as soon as possible at least for those who want an accommodation on these dates: it’s true that the hotel offer in the centre of Madrid is very wide and it would be weird not to find any space, but if you do it now it will save you some money besides being sure to choose your desired hotel, area and the room you’re interested in, without any restriction.