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Lanzarote for a Valentine’s break

The Hesperia Lanzarote hotel has prepared two original alternatives that will allow guests to enjoy Valentine’s Day either with or without a partner. Valentine’s Day is obviously a hugely important date for couples, but it doesn’t have to be enjoyed exclusively by couples. The Hesperia Lanzarote has created two separate break options suitable for couples and singles alike to enjoy themselves and have fun in a tropical paradise on Valentine’s weekend.

For Valentine’s weekend the hotel has prepared a party for single guests who want to have a great time. The hotel is putting on a Valentine’s Singles night on Friday 11th February. The evening will begin with an Italian buffet dinner with live music. After dinner there will be a dance show, games, prizes, and many surprises. Later in the Nautilus night club guests will be able to enjoy a night filled with music, dancing and entertainment until 2.00am. The Hesperia Lanzarote is offering this original opportunity to celebrate being single for only 25€ per person.

The Hesperia Lanzarote Hotel has also prepared a magical night for couples to enjoy a unique Valentine’s experience. At 21.00 pm  on Saturday 12th of February the restaurant “El Risco”will offer a romantic dinner consisting of a menu consisting of five highly original ...Click to read more about Lanzarote Hotels

Luabay Beach hotel opens in Lanzarote

The hotel group Luabay Hotels & Leisure has just added to its portfolio the Luabay Lanzarote Beach  hotel, becoming the firm’s fourth hotel in the Canary Islands and the fifth in Spain. The hotel was recently renovated and offers its clients a unique experience including accommodation, leisure and relaxation.

Built in the typical local style of the island of Lanzarote, with whitewashed three storey buildings  and a large central area, the hotel was opened in 1989 and completely refurbished in 2010. There are a total of 238 modern and quiet rooms completely renovated, most of them overlooking the sea and spread over several buildings. Among its facilities is a buffet restaurant, pool snack-bar, lounge bar, playground, spa, gym, swimming pool for adults and children.
The new Luabay hotel is located in a quiet and peaceful area in the center of Costa Teguise on the Cucharas beach in Lanzarote. With the Luabay Lanzarote Beach there are now four hotels in the Canary Islands managed by the Luabay group, most of which have undergone renovations to become part of the Luabay hotels & leisure concept based on an innovative leisure offer committed to quality tourism in the Canary Islands.

The general director of Luabay, Miguel Sierra, stated that, “we want to offer ...Click to read more about Lanzarote Hotels

Lanzarote hotels show signs of recovery in August

Demand for accommodation from tourists staying in the hotels and apartments of Lanzarote led to occupancy rates of nearly 80% during the month of August confirming a tentative recovery of the sector in this part of Spain. According to the Association of Hotel and Apartment Owners of Lanzarote (Asolan) this level of occupancy was achieved thanks to a reduction of some 25% in the overall price of accommodation on the island.

Owners of hotels in Lanzarote confirmed that the number of reservations was higher than in August last year at 78.43% and, although this figure is still seven percentage points lower than that achieved in 2008,  Asolan welcomed the positive outcome of the main month of the summer season. Asolan went on to state that if the hotel sector in Lanzarote managed to attract a greater number of visitors it was because of the “offers and promotions they had launched to be more competitive in these times of economic crisis in Spain. However, these strategies also naturally meant achieving lower profit margins”.

The manager of the Occidental Allegro Oasis hotel, Marino Orlandi, stated that the occupancy rate of his hotel was 86 percent in August and, on average, the majority of guests stayed for nine days. Adolfo del ...Click to read more about Lanzarote Hotels

Lanzarote hotels improve numbers in August

The Federation of Tourism Operators in Lanzarote (AETUR) has made a positive assessment of the evolution of the amount of tourism business and hotel reservations achieved on the island during the month of August which recorded higher levels of bookings than in the same month last year.

Victoriano Elvira, the president of AETUR in Lanzarote stated that: “The month of August has been good and much better than that of 2009”. The announcement of a potential strike by air traffic controllers in Spain that was scheduled to begin on 22 August and which was only called off at the last minute does not appear to have had a major negative impact on the hotel sector in Lanzarote. And, according to the assessment made by Mr Elvira, “Whilst some hotels in Lanzarote did experience a few cancellations in reservations these were nowhere near as numerous as we had originally feared”. However, the president of AETUR remained cautious and said that “Although demand has improved it does not solve all the problems affecting the hotel sector in Spain which is suffering increasingly lower incomes due to the expansion of “all-inclusive” packages. This type of business now exceeds 30 percent of all hotel reservations in Lanzarote”.

The president of the Association ...Click to read more about Lanzarote Hotels

Lanzarote hotels to enhance guests stays

The minister for Tourism in the Regional Government of the Canary Islands, Yolanda Perdomo has launched the “Canaries Wine Tasting” campaign on the island of Lanzarote. Tasting of local wines from this area in Spain is to be promoted among the catalogue of experiences to be offered to tourists in the Lanzarote hotels that belong to the “Volcanic Experience Club”. This campaign is being piloted in Lanzarote and is expected to be progressively extended to other islands in the archipelago.

Perdomo explained that this is part of an ongoing strategy to differentiate the hotels in Lanzarote in order to appeal to various market segments and that many hotels on the island have already become members of different clubs. “After completing the first phase of the segmentation strategy which involved getting as many different hotels in Lanzarote as possible to sign up to four different clubs – the Family Welcome Club, the Water Sports Experience, the Wellness Delight Club and the Volcanic Experience Club – the second phase of the strategy now involves introducing experiences to the hotels that will enrich the stay of hotel guests when they come to Spain”.

Palomo went on to state that “the wines from the Canary Islands are one of the best business cards we have ...Click to read more about Lanzarote Hotels

Affordable deals on Lanzarote hotels

Thanks to the economic crisis many people may have opted for a “staycation” in Britain this year instead of going on their usual annual summer trip to Spain or elsewhere. However, the weather has not been brilliant recently and many parts of northern Britain have had to endure the usual dull and wet summer days. It is noticeable that the nights are starting to close in and so some of us may be tempted to put aside our concerns over the economy and head off in pursuit of some last minute rays of sun before the winter sets in for real.

If you are considering a trip to Spain but do not want to overspend on accomodation then Hotels Spain has noticed that the hotel chain Beatriz Hotels currently has some good deals on offer in various locations throughout Spain. The group has hotels in areas that are very popular with holidaymakers like Lanzarote, Tenerife, Costa del Sol and Valencia  and they have rates starting at just 27€ per night!

The Hotel Beatriz Playa & Spa is a four star hotel located in Puerto del Carmen, near Arrecife, on the island of Lanzarote. This hotel is an ideal accommodation option for any family looking to holiday on Lanzarote. The hotel ...Click to read more about Lanzarote Hotels

Lanzarote hotels fear strike impact

The announcement of a possible strike by air traffic controllers in Spain, which might take place during the second half of August, has provoked renewed uncertainty among the hotels in Lanzarote.

According to the Association of Hotels and Apartments in Lanzarote (Asolan) many hotels are already suffering the consequences of this announcement and hotel bookings for the last two weeks of August from both Spain and abroad have fallen over recent days. This drop in demand is especially significant among those guests who normally make their holiday hotel reservations directly with the hotels or apartments in the main resorts of Lanzarote. According to the president of Asolan, Susana Perez, “if the strike goes ahead visitors who normally come to Lanzarote will end up changing their holiday plans and will choose hotels on the “costas” of mainland Spain instead of the island of Lanzarote. These holiday-makers will be able to move to the coastal areas of mainland Spain by using other transportation alternatives without having to fly. This will obviously be to the great detriment of the Canary and Balearic islands”. However, Perez went on to say that, “although there have already been cancellations in some of the hotels of Lanzarote, as yet, they are not significant in ...Click to read more about Lanzarote Hotels

Lanzarote hotels achieve 64% occupancy in June

It seems that the tourism sector in Lanzarote has started a tentative recovery from the recent crisis and hotel owners have reported an increase of some 6% in hotel reservations in June on this island in Spain compared to the same period last year.

According to the Hotel Association of Lanzarote the arrival of summer has meant that the hotels and tourist resorts on the island are now showing high levels of occupancy which is a source of some optimism in these difficult times in Spain. A monthly report carried out by this hotel association in Spain shows that 4 star hotels in Lanzarote, which are the second most important type of accommodation on the island due to the volume of rooms these establishments represent as a percentage of the total on the island, achieved an average occupancy of 69.90 per cent in June past. The occupancy rates recorded for apartments in the same period was just over the 73.86 per cent mark.

When compared to the same period last year, which was the worst for the tourism sector in the Canary Islands and for hotels in Spain in general, occupancy levels in hotels and apartments have achieved a rise of almost 6 points (5.84).
According to the monthly statistics carried ...Click to read more about Lanzarote Hotels

Lanzarote hotel promotes family holidays

The Hotel Hesperia Lanzarote, which belongs to NH Resorts, has launched its range of family summer holidays including many ideas for enjoying the natural resources of the paradise island of Lanzarote in Spain.  There is a huge selection of activities for children and the whole family as well as special discounts for younger ones and reduced family rates.

The hotel has just won the “Award for Excellence 2009”  from British tour operator Thomas Cook. The prize is voted for by Thomas Cook customers who have visited and stayed in the nominated establishments. Guests voted for the Hesperia Lanzarote Hotel becasue of  its high quality standards and the range of services offered to customers, making this the only five star hotel to receive the award this year.

The hotel has introduced a special offer for this summer which includes a 50% discount for children between the ages of 9 and 12, children under 8 stay at the hotel free of charge.  The hotel also offers special reduced prices to all the family so they can enjoy the exclusive services of staying in a five star hotel during the summer holidays.

Half board accommodation with breakfast and buffet dinner will be 53€ per adult during July, 65€ in August and 52€ in September.

The hotel has also organised activities for the young ones so they ...Click to read more about Lanzarote Hotels

Lanzarote hotels affected by volcanic ash cloud

The recent closure of airports in Ireland and the UK  has made April the month with the lowest occupancy rates in Lanzarote hotels during the first four months of 2010.

The UK and Ireland are two of  the main countries sending thousands of tourists to the island of Lanzarote every month.  The volcanic ash cloud from Iceland forced all the airports in Ireland and some in the UK to close for several days last month cancelling flights to Lanzarote and other tourist destinations in Spain.

The Association of Hotels and Apartments of Lanzarote believes that this is the reason for which April has been the worst month in terms of tourism occupancy rates this year on the island.  In April most Lanzarote hotels only reached an average occupancy rate of 62.5% of their total capacity.

Apartments,  however, showed bettter results reaching  73.4% occupancy, followed by 4 star hotels which enjoyed 63.4 %.  Guests who stayed in 5 star establishments represented a total of 55.8% although this includes all the tourists who visited the island during the Easter holiday.

If we compare these figures to the same period last year we can see that the average occupancy rate in April 2009 was 61.25 per cent.  In January of 2010 it went up to 65.1 %, reaching 70.3% in February and 75.3% in ...Click to read more about Lanzarote Hotels