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The Hesperia Lanzarote introduces luxury, all-inclusive deals

This year, for the first time, the five-star Hesperia Lanzarote hotel, which is located in the chic, international marina of Puerto Calero, is offering all-inclusive, high-end packages for individuals, couples and families. These include great deals on top dining options as well as entertainment and a full range of leisure activities for adults and children.

The aim of the packages is to allow customers to enjoy the unique facilities of this excellent five-star hotel at very competitive prices during 2013.  Guests who book the new packages will avail of comfortable rooms as well as being able to enjoy excellent international cuisine services, entertainment and other amenities. They will also avail of wi-fi in all parts of the hotel, access to the gym, sports facilities (including tennis, paddle, squash, beach-volleyball, table tennis and mini-golf), a reading area, games area, pool chairs and towel service as well as entertainment with live music every night in the Piano Bar.

For guests travelling with children the hotel also has a range of fantastic family rooms, as well as Kids Rooms which are furnished and decorated specially for the younger ones. There is also a dedicated playground for children. With the new, all-inclusive package families can enjoy a unique stay in this exclusive hotel that ...Click to read more about Lanzarote Hotels

A unique volcanic hotel in Lanzarote

The five star Hotel Volcán in Lanzarote offers guests the chance of a very pleasant stay in very unique surroundings. The architecture of the hotel which is located in the Playa Blanca resort on the south end of Lanzarote goes well beyond what one would consider a traditional hotel design.

Spanish architect Andrés Piñeiro integrated into the design of the hotel various different areas which reflect some of the famous places and monuments of Lanzarote. The hotel includes church-like features as well as areas that remind one of a convent or the dome of a church. There is even an area which reflects the unique nature of the vineyard area of La Geria. There is also a reproduction of a volcano, inside of which is to be found the hotel reception. The 255 rooms are spread across twenty different buildings that go to make up this luxury five star holiday resort. The hotel overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and the Rubicon marina as well as the famous Papagayo beach and the island of Fuerteventura.

According to hotel manager Alexis Arteta, the design of the hotel Volcán is its most unique feature. The Times newspaper recently ranked the Volcán Lanzarote among the best luxury coastal hotels in Europe. According to assistant director ...Click to read more about Lanzarote Hotels

Good sport at the Sands Beach Resort Lanzarote

The Sands Beach Resort on the Costa Teguise is quickly becoming a leading light of the sports tourism sector in Lanzarote. The resort focuses on providing guests with a wide range of opportunities to enjoy an active holiday. The resort offers facilities for everything from table tennis to windsurfing. The management not only devotes a significant portion of its efforts to serving the needs of its guests but also to putting something back into the local community on Lanzarote by sponsoring local sports teams on the island. These activities have been recognized this year by the Lanzarote Tourist Board which granted the hotel the Distinguished Tourism Business Award.

The CEO of Sands Beach Resort, Juan Carlos Albuixech, recently said: “Our goal is to attract customers who like to play sports and spend their holidays with their families.” Mr Albuixech went on to highlight the investment of more than seven million Euro which was required to revive an establishment that was virtually in ruins only four years ago.

The resort now has 368 apartments which means it covers an area larger than any other hotel in Lanzarote. Moreover, one of its main features is a sea-water lake with a la carte restaurant for the exclusive use of its customers. Albuixech highlights the ...Click to read more about Lanzarote Hotels

The illustrious guests of hotel Los Fariones in Lanzarote

Kings, presidents, prime ministers, artists and judges are among many of the guests who have stayed in hotel Los Fariones on Lanzarote over the 45 years since it opened in 1966.

Hotel Los Fariones has not only been responsible for pioneering the tourism sector in Lanzarote but has also attracted a parade of personalities from around the world to stay on the island. This Lanzarote hotel is located in the privileged area of Puerto del Carmen, between Playa Grande and Playa Chica, and boasts spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean.

King Hussein of Jordan and King Olav (father of the present King Harald of Norway), former Prime Ministers of Spain Adolfo Suarez and Felipe Gonzalez, are just some of the well-known personalities who have stayed in Los Fariones over the years. The managing director of the hotel, Bienvenido Saavedra, remembers “a secret meeting being held at the hotel in the early eighties between Felipe González and Helmut Schmidt, the former German Chancellor and leader of the Social Democratic Party, so journalists would not be able to find them.”

But without a doubt one of the clients who “was almost like a family member in the hotel” was the former Irish Prime Minister, Bertie Ahern. “He was more a friend to ...Click to read more about Lanzarote Hotels

Dominguez Brothers invest €13 million in Lanzarote hotel

The Las Arenas resort on the Costa Teguise in Lanzarote is to become part of the HD Hotels group in Spain. HD Hotels is owned by two brothers Jose and Andres Dominguez Santana. The move means that Las Arenas will be renovated into a four star luxury hotel and will be renamed the HD Beach Resort. According to Javier Puga, director of the business group owned by the Dominguez brothers, the Las Arenas resort which is situated on the seafront of Playa de Los Charcos currently has 177 rooms and had been operating as an apartment complex managed by an external company.

The resort will undergo a complete renovation aimed at significantly improving the quality of tourism in the area and on Lanzarote in general. The renovation is scheduled to finish at the end of this month when the hotel is due to be reopened. The director of Dominguez Brothers Group said that the aim of the €13 million investment is to ensure a total transformation of the resort complex, with a complete upgrade of the facilities, both internally and externally, to become a luxury hotel overlooking the beach. The project will try to ensure an aesthetically pleasing integration of the hotel with the local environment and the creation of ...Click to read more about Lanzarote Hotels

Travel awards for NH Resorts and Hesperia Lanzarote

NH Hotels has won two awards from the German wellness magazine Senses. Whilst primarily aimed developing readers’ well-being, the publication has a strong travel focus and gives annual awards to hotels, hotel chains, international tourism businesses or tourism companies that excel in the sector during the year.

During the fifteenth edition of the awards, which took place recently at a gala evening in Dubai on 4th May during the annual International Tourism Fair the hotel sector in Spain was well represented. The hotel Hesperia Lanzarote received the award for best resort for families and NH Resorts received the award for best holiday concept within a hotel group. The awards were collected by Jordi Caralt, director of NH Resorts Business Unit (the holiday division of the hotel chain).

The Hesperia Lanzarote hotel was honoured for its focus on family holidays even though the hotel has luxurious facilities which any traveller would enjoy. The hotel management has decided to retain a focus on providing for enjoyable family holidays unlike some of their competitors who recently have been aiming at holidays for couples and single people. This five star hotel has four swimming pools, four bars, three restaurants, and a spa and sports club. It is located on the south coast of Lanzarote ...Click to read more about Lanzarote Hotels

Record occupancy rates in Lanzarote hotels

Occupancy levels among the hotels in Lanzarote reached historic highs during the first quarter of 2011 driven up both by the crises in Tunisia, Egypt and other North African countries and by the beginnings of a recovery in some European markets important for tourism on the island.

In spite of the strong occupancy rates, entrepreneurs involved in the tourism sector in this part of Spain recognize that hotel prices are still very low and are now at levels not seen in Lanzarote for 25 years. According to a spokesman for the Association of Hotel and Apartment Owners in Lanzarote (Asolan), Francisco Martínez: “If guests were able to book a room in a hotel in Lanzarote for 5,000 pesetas in 1986 they can also get it nowadays for €30 per night”. The hotel association points out that hotel prices in Lanzarote have declined by some 22 percent over the last three years.

According to Asolan the average occupancy rate recorded last March in Lanzarote was 83%, a figure last recorded for that month in 2003. The hotels on the island achieved average occupancy of levels of 77.99 percent during April, 15 percent higher than the same period in 2010 when occupancy levels were only 62.52 percent. According to Asolan ...Click to read more about Lanzarote Hotels

Luabay Lanzarote Beach opens its doors

Luabay Hotels & Leisure has opened its newest hotel on the island of Lanzarote. Called the Luabay Lanzarote Beach, the hotel has only recently been completed and opened its doors on 1st April. Built in a modern and avant-garde style, the Luabay Lanzarote Beach hotel is an all inclusive establishment that offers all the normal Luabay facilities, with excellent cuisine and entertainment in one of the most privileged locations on Lanzarote.

The hotel is located in the area known as Costa Teguise right on the beach front of the Playa de las Cucharas, famous for its golden sand and one of the most popular areas of the island to practise water sports especially windsurfing. The Luabay Lanzarote Beach also offers privileged access to some of the most beautiful places on Lanzarote like the impressive Natural Park of Timanfaya, the Cueva de los Verdes or Mirador del Rio and the structures of internationally renowned architect Cesar Manrique.

The hotel was built in a style typical of this part of Spain, with whitewashed three-storey buildings and a large central area, combined with cutting edge design in its many facilities and a modern touch in its rooms, most of which have sea views. Given the charm of the natural environment of the ...Click to read more about Lanzarote Hotels

Hotels in Lanzarote show positive growth

According to Susana Perez, the president of the Association of Hotel and Apartment Owners of Lanzarote in Spain –  ASOLAN, the hotels in Lanzarote registered, on average, over 80 percent occupancy levels during the month of February this year. Overall in 2011 this island in Spain has increased its occupancy levels by some 15.02 percent in relation to the same period last year. These figures represent a very strong recovery of the hotel sector in Lanzarote, which is the main engine of the economy of this island in Spain. In February 2010 the island registered average hotel occupancy levels of 70.35 percent. In February 2011, the month with fewest days of stay for statistical purposes, hotel occupancy levels of 83.71 percent have been achieved which is already higher than in August last year, which is normally the busiest month in the year.

Aparthotels in Lanzarote registered the highest levels of occupancy in February at 86.93 percent, followed by apartments with 82.55 percent and four star hotels with 80.91 percent occupancy. According to ASOLAN in Spain apartments are the most popular type of accommodation on the island followed by four star hotels. In addition, the six five star luxury hotels in Lanzarote reached an average of 67.73 percent occupancy during the month ...Click to read more about Lanzarote Hotels

Expansion of the “all-inclusive” hotel sector in Lanzarote

Recently, hotels offering all-inclusive packages have been taking a greater and greater share of the total hotel accommodation available in Lanzarote. Year after year, demand for this type of tourism has been steadily growing all over Spain and many tour operators are now demanding that hotels provide this type of deal in order to satisfy the demand that exists from this kind of visitor. The Tourist Business Association of Lanzarote (Aetur) estimates that over 30 percent of all the hotels in Lanzarote now offer this type of service, whilst if we go back only as far as 2009 only 25 percent of hotels in Lanzarote offered this option.

“There is a very high percentage of hotels that now offer the all-inclusive service option. In specific areas, such as Playa Blanca, there are hardly any hotels that are not all inclusive”, the president of Aetur, Victoriano Elvira, stated. In recent months several additional establishments have chosen to include this option to compliment their existing services. Among others, the Occidental Grand Teguise Playa hotel, La Geria hotel and two Riu hotels in Puerto del Carmen have started to offer the all-inclusive service, with the latest addition being the Hotel Beatriz Costa Teguise.

According to the president of Aetur this ...Click to read more about Lanzarote Hotels