Category Archives: Luxury Hotels

Dann Carlton Quito: “Life is luxury”

Life is luxury… This is the slogan of the emblematic hotel chain Dann Hotels and, especially, of their more exclusive line: Dann Carlton Hotels. Today we are going to visit one of the few accommodations managed by this Colombian company in another country, a hotel located in the Ecuador’s capital: the famous Dann Carlton Quito, where this phrase about life and luxury really makes sense.

It is an accommodation full of style, with classic details and avant-garde design conceived to please the most modern travellers, without giving up to a charming place for those who enjoy the lifelong pleasures and the historic elegance with certain baroque touches. Its lines and architecture have a European influence, without losing the essence of the city where it is located. A combination of luxury that only few chains have known to combine with such harmony.

Luxury accomodation in Quito

Luxury accomodation in Quito

The hotel especially stands out for its wide and detailed rooms. Its executive and suite rooms in Quito are some of the most recommended ones, since they allow you to rest with comfort right in the financial centre of the capital.

Another of its best appreciated spaces is an exclusive swimming pool with crystal roof, surrounded by deck chairs, with specialised staff looking after guests. It is very close to the gym, to the squash court and all you may need for a quiet and healthy stay and a business trip.

As this is a special business hotel in Quito, this accommodation offer services conceived to provide companies and managers with all the facilities they need: special rooms, wifi connection, meeting rooms, business days, business centre and executive menu.

For further information, hotel has its own website allowing you to book directly online, without intermediaries or extra charges, guaranteeing the best prices: Dann Carlton Quito Hotel.

Cadiz and Marbella: luxury for all publics

It is impossible read Marbella without thinking of luxury, glamour, party and famous people. The high-standing tourism capital of Malaga is still the meeting point of some of the most sophisticated celebrities in Europe: politicians, businessmen, cinema and TV figures… And anonymous tourists that want to pamper themselves and immerse in this exclusive paradise of relaxation, quietness and beach.

Cádiz, in turn, is a destination growing in a natural way, very controlled and respectful with the wonderful environment it offers. In the last years, they are working on a quality tourism that we can now notice especially in places such as Chiclana, Roche and La Barrosa beach. Less famous than Marbella, but equally exclusive, Cádiz is the fashionable destination for those in search of sun, beach and sophistication.

Golf lovers

The Golf Valley is one step away from Marbella, in the mountain range and next to beautiful villages.  It is one of the must-visit destinations in golf tours and is gaining more and more followers. In this areas we can find some of the most important golf hotels in Spain, most of the with a 5-star category and golf courses that receive year after year all types of competitions for all levels. Luxury wellness services and gourmet gastronomy are the complementary mainstays of this hotel service that has been a turning point.

Golf hotels in Chiclana doesn’t have anything to envy of them. Although it is truth that golf tradition is less strong in this part of Cádiz than in Marbella, the opening of new and complete golf courses in front of the beaches and coves or next to natural parks and marshes offers an added value, increasing the demand on accommodations for golf lovers in the entire coast. In Huelva, for example, golf hotels in Isla Canela have become an international reference.

Beach and relaxation

You can find all inclusive hotels in Marbella all around the municipality, although the most sought-after and recommended ones are situated in front of the beaches of this Andalusian coast. There are many family hotels, although the tendency of specialized accommodations is growing: for children, Adults Only, for sport lovers… Beaches are authentic oasis of relaxation, with all types of services and a varied gastronomic proposal for all publics.

In a similar environment, more natural and less crowded, we find the spa hotels in Cadis which have significantly improved their services and facilities, targeting at a higher quality segment, with personal attention and more specialization according to the needs of different customers. They are usually located in the surroundings of Sancti Petri, La Barrosa beach and Roche coves, and a few of them are also situated in the centre of Cádiz.

5-star service

Even 3 and 4-star hotels in Marbella and Chiclana can boast a luxury service. Besides offering affordable prices, these hotels which are not deluxe, are working to increase their service quality, adjusting their rate and experience without giving up the increase of their business. In short, taking care of customer. In this way, everyone win: guests enjoy an impeccable space with affordable rates, but with a 5-star personal attention.

 

Golf in Mallorca? Drop by the Iberostar Son Antem

In our summer 2015 hotels list, we have something to fulfil each preference. So we add a Majorcan hotel. A hotel in the middle of the Majorcan fields, surrounded by nature, and 10 minutes away from the beach, to show you something more than just sun and sand of the Island

We are talking about the IBEROSTAR Son Antem, once known as the Marriot, located in the middle of two complete golf courses, with renowned golf lessons and trainers, a golf shop and all complementary services for those who seek a golf holiday in Majorca

It’s a luxury resort in Llucmajor, 20 minutes away from Palma, with a highway connected to the airport and with private access. The services are open even if you’re not staying in the hotel, the prices are really low considering that it’s a 5-star hotel in Majorca.

You will need to rent a car, since there’s no bus routes. But thanks to that it’s a beautiful and peaceful atmosphere, something uncommon in the Majorcan resorts. In addition it’s designed to be a touristic destination, so probably you wouldn’t want to leave the hotel for a single day.

Location

Son Antem is one of the most preserved and beautiful countrysides of Majorca, located in the Llucmajor municipality, really close to the Palma beach and the Son Verí, Cala Blava and Maioris coves. On the other side the hotel is a near to the Algaida town and the Montuïri town, beautiful and traditional places interesting thanks to its local cuisine

Son Antem is just 15-20 minutes away from Palma by car, through the highway that connects the Cathedral and the Paseo Marítimo, that leads to a public parking spot close to Parc de la Mar, you also can see beautiful places like the Molinar beach or the Portixol beach

Amenities and services

Besides the golf services, the Son Antem hotel offers a Spa service, heated swimming pool inside and outside, sunbeds, lounge and snack bars, lovely terraces to have breakfast enjoying the view to the countryside, restaurants with gourmet menu, wifi, beauty treatments and spacious, comfortable common spaces

But the main service is undoubtedly the Sunday brunch in Son Antem, 24 euros per person, Guest or no, can come and enjoy the best breakfast buffet, with cooking show, and freshly made dishes to enjoy outside or in the dinner room.

Rooms

The different views the hotel offers can be appreciated though its four different double rooms in Son Antem, the double room with garden view, double standard, double room with view to the golf course, double room with view to the pool, with all you need for your holiday, private bathroom, and balcony or terrace.

Additionally, for those who travel with children, the hotel has connected and family rooms, junior suites and suites.

Reservation

Booking in the IBEROSTAR Son Antem is fast, easy and cheaper if you do it on the hotel chain site, or through the hotel official website, where, from time to time, they post special accommodation offers in Majorca for golf lovers, spa services and family holiday.

 

 

Las Letras, a new hotel for a new Madrid

Among the summer 2015 hotels we have decided to break our rules and be on a completely urban hotel. The new IBEROSTAR Las Letras hotel in La Gran Vía, Madrid. An accommodation that seems to make the difference. Why? For a start, it is an unusual hotel in the IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts group, different from the usual beach resorts except in the big variety of services that offers, which is not frequently found in a hotel in the centre of Madrid.

In addition, it was conceived as a design hotel for those travellers that choose the destination as a life experience, not only to spend the night in the city, and that’s what we love about Las Letras Hotel, because it is a place you don’t want to miss if you visit Madrid. It also has one of the best restaurants in the capital, the perfect lounge areas for a pause in your trip through the city and a breathtaking rooftop.

The location is perfect too, just a step away from everything you need, especially the area for partying or going out for some tapas, and the government institutions: the parliament building, the city hall and the Círculo de Bellas Artes. The rooms, the bedrooms and common spaces are designed for visitors with sense of art, quietness and exclusive environments, without feeling uncomfortable or out of place.

Aimed to be a hotel for events in Madrid, it’s specially designed to host corporate meetings, product presentations, cocktails and parties, it also boasts the service of the chef Paco Morales, Michelin star, for its catering services for companies.

Without leaving the charm of an antique building in Madrid, the strategies, similar to the Petit Palace firm, take the best of the building but preserve the old façade, Its coffered ceilings, the inner stairs, creating a balance spirit between tradition and a modernity and avant-garde halo that will cover you.

Location

Being right in the centre of Madrid, the location shouldn’t matter but we want to emphasise in this one because it is a hotel next to the Parliament and Las Letras neighbourhood, an area not only close to everything, but also with the best transport services, comfortable and simple, making easy the shift to outside the city or the airport

Best way to travel in the city is through the public transport (taxi or metro). If you bring your car, there’s a parking (extra fee) near the hotel. You can also rent a bicycle which is trendy nowadays and run through the centre of Madrid, and know the parks in two wheels, a lovely experience, we can assure you.

Amenities and services

As we mentioned before to the Catering service, we can add the event counselling in Madrid, the bar, the chill out area in the terrace, in the 7th floor with a beautiful view to the Gran Vía.

Another remarkable service that caught our attention was the Wifi & Walk service, it allows you to be online inside and outside the hotel, another plus is the customized service, the gym and the room service.

Bedrooms

Something astoundingly is the opportunity to book an accommodation with terrace in the Gran Vía and… Jacuzzi, beautifully decorated (not to mention the area, not a single room with less than 24 square metres, an exaggeration in the centre of Madrid, where we used to have tiny rooms) and some other services: minibar, Plasma TV, reading lamps, wardrobe, private bathroom.

The most exclusive bedrooms are the double deluxe and the double superior with terrace, located on the top floors of the building, and offer you some spectacular views to the city

Reservations

Booking in Las Letras Hotel is quite simple: even though you can make the reservation through its website, we suggest you to make it through the IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts official webpage, there you can find guarantee at the best price, plus some other hotel offers in Madrid, that you can exploit if your schedule is flexible, Check the availability before making any reservation.

Quito: Business travel destination

The capital of Ecuador is one of the most visited destinations in Latin America.  Although its heritage is one of the main attractions, it boasts a significant economic activity, so it has become an important city for business travellers. In the last years, hotel trade has substantially increased, so those who are planning a business trip to Quito have many options to choose from.

MODERN AND HISTORIC HOTELS

As Quito has preserved a big part of its historic places, it is divided into two areas: the modern and the old part. The Old Quito is characterized by offering luxury hotels, many of them situated in colonial-style buildings, very attractive for those in search of unique hotels, without leaving behind the importance of offering quality services and facilities. As for modern hotels, there is a wide range of hotels with avant-garde architecture located right in the centre of the city, as is the case of the hotel chain Dann Hotels.

Dann Cartlon Quito Hotel

Dann Cartlon Quito Hotel

PLACES TO STAY

If you like colonial style, Patio Andaluz boutique hotel is the place. It is an impressive building situated right in the heart of the city, offering rooms designed under international comfort standards, with services specially targeted at those who use to stay in 5-star hotels.

On the other hand, if you look for a modern accommodation, Swissôtel Quito, located in the commercial area of the city, has a beautiful décor where the combination of sobriety with modernity prevails. Its rooms offer many facilities such as air conditioning, mini-bar, cable TV, Wifi. Besides, it has gym, spa with hydromassage bath, tennis and squash courts, and five restaurants offering the best of the Swiss, Japanese and French cuisine.

If you travel to Quito for business, do not miss to stay in a hotel, there are many business hotels waiting for you.