NH’s gastronomic offer gets together eleven Michelin Stars

By NH | 12:06
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At NH, we believe that our guests’ experiences would not be complete without a haute cuisine gastronomic offering. An offering that includes avant-garde approaches, that does not abandon tradition, cuisine with local and international influences, and, of course, great chefs that know how to express their passion for gastronomy, which is understood as a unique sensory experience.

We are fortunate to have each and every one of the chefs in our kitchens. But we are also proud of being able to have a group of professionals in our hotels that, between them, have exactly eleven Michelin Stars and represent the cutting-edge of international cuisine: Paco Roncero, Óscar Velasco, Chris Naylor… Do you want to get to know them a little more?

Paco Roncero is currently the Executive Chef and Director of the restaurant La Terraza del Casino, at NH Collection Casino de Madrid, as well as various restaurants in Madrid, Ibiza, Shanghai and Bogotá. He has won some of the most prestigious prizes in gastronomy, such as the 2005 Chef LÁvenir Award from the International Gastronomy Academy and the 2006 National Gastronomy Award from the Spanish Royal Academy of Gastronomy. He has two Michelin stars as well as three Guia Repsol suns.

In the kitchen of the Santceloni restaurant, managed by Hesperia Madrid, you will find Óscar Velasco, the restaurant’s chef of over a decade who has two Michelin stars and experience in three of the greatest restaurants in Spain: Zalacaín in Madrid; Martín Berastegui in the Basque Country, and Can Fabes in Catalonia. In 2006, he was given the Chef of the Future Award by the International Gastronomy Academy, and one year later he received the National Gastronomy Award.

Working at the helm of the prestigious Restaurant Vermeer in Amsterdam is the British chef Chris Naylor, decorated with one Michelin star. Vermeer is located in our NH Amsterdam Barbizon Palace hotel, in downtown Amsterdam, right next to the main train station and close to museums and shops. It is a gastronomic journey that also offers a wide selection of wines chosen by sommeliers Simon Veldman and Wesley Schipper.

One of the most recent incorporations to the Group’s gastronomic lineup is the Dutch chef Jacob Jan Boerma, who has 3 Michelin stars for his restaurant De Leest, located at the edge of the “de Veluwe” nature preserve. In 2003, the restaurant was awarded its first Michelin star, and received its second in 2013. In 2009, Boerma received the prestigious Chef of the Year Award from Gault Milau and soon after was awarded his third Michelin star. Now, this great chef will open his new restaurant at NH Collection Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky hotel at the beginning of 2016. He will also be in charge of creating select menus for different dining in the hotel, among them the Grand Café Krasnapolsky. 

From Amsterdam we travel to Madrid, where you can find DiverXO, the city’s only restaurant with 3 Michelin stars directed by chef David Muñoz and located at NH Collection Eurobuilding hotel. Muñoz was trained by working in restaurants such as Viridiana, Catamarón, and Chantarella as well as later working in Asian restaurants in London. When he returned to Spain in 2007 he opened DiverXO, a space characterized for bringing together various cuisines to produce a complex dining experience that is creative, unique, and full of subtle details featuring flavors from all corners of the world. He was awarded his first Michelin star in 2010,the second two years later, and in 2013, exactly one year after moving the restaurant to our NH Collection Eurobuilding hotel, he received his third.

This great group of gastronomic professionals that hold eleven Michelin stars combined is a luxury that we at the NH Hotel Group put in your reach!

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Germany: history and contrasts for your next trip

By NH | 13:23
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Right in the middle of Europe sits Germany, one of the most interesting, beautiful, and diverse tourist destinations in the world. It is a country full of history and contrasts that captivate travelers, no matter if it’s their first visit or if they have been there before.

There are many attractions: spectacular views, breathtaking nature, charming small towns, and vibrant and modern cities full of culture. Do you need more reasons to make this country your next escape?

Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Munich, Cologne, Dresden, Leipzig… many interesting destinations await you with all you could ever wish for in a trip.

Lodging will not be an issue, since we have exactly 59 hotels located in 30 cities throughout the country. You can choose between our NH Hotels brand, our NH Collection premium brand, and, if Berlin is your destination, our modern and cutting-edge nhow hotel. All of our hotels are ideally located and have all the comforts you need for a vacation that is perfect in every way.


For example, you can enjoy Berlin’s vibrant atmosphere and impressive leisure, cultural, and gastronomic offerings, with hundreds of museums, art galleries, bars, and restaurants. This is a city that, in 1891, Mark Twain said was “the youngest” he had visited. More than a century later, it can still hold claim to this title.

When it comes to lodging, choose between our eight NH Hotels locations, our new NH Collection Berlin Friedrichstrasse hotel (ideally located in the world famous Friedrichstrasse street just steps away from the Brandenburg Gate and the Unter den Linden), or, if you prefer, our cutting-edge nhow Berlin hotel with its iconic style, which does not leave anyone indifferent, and designed by New York’s Karim Rashid. We have hotels for all travel tastes and needs. 

From Berlin, we travel to the banks of the Rhine River to visit Düsseldorf, a fabulous shopping destination, and its precious historic center. You can also experience its famous carnival if you plan your trip at the right time. However, if the city stands out for anything, it is its wealth of modern art: today, the old river port is a golden mile dedicated to art, communication, advertising, and design. It’s called MedienHaffen, and is a must-see on your trip. 

In Düsseldorf, you have three NH Hotels to choose from: the ultramodern NH Düsseldorf City (just steps away from the famous shopping street Königsallee and central train station), NH Düsseldorf City Nord (located between the city center, the airport, and the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre), and NH Düsseldorf Königsallee (right on the city’s most famous shopping street). 

Frankfurt is Germany’s financial center, a megacity dedicated to business that is considered the country’s most international city. But don’t let this fool you: it is also a must-visit destination for all of its charms and attractions, such as its museums, shopping malls, opera houses, and neighborhoods like Nordend and Bockenheim. 

Any of our seven NH Hotels in the city will make your stay in Frankfurt perfect. You just need to choose the one that best fits your travel style and preferences.

Germany awaits you, and so do we! We’ll see you there!



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Our NH Collection Brussels Centre hotel opens its doors!

By NH | 18:24
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The day has arrived. The first Belgian hotel in our upper upscale brand, NH Collection, has opened its doors. After a complete upgrade and total renovation, NH Collection Brussels Centre hotel has become part of our NH Collection catalogue of hotels.


For the grand opening, we were honored to have the presence of the Flemish Tourism Minister, Ben Weyts, the ambassador of Spain in Belgium, Ignacio Jesús Matellanes Martínez, as well as the hotel’s director, Alain Bouchat.


The event could also not be missed by Maarten Markus, the Managing Director NH Hotel Group BU Benelux, UK, France, USA and Africa. He emphasized that Brussels is one of the destinations that NH is focusing on the most, with a total of seven hotels in the city”.


The new NH Collection hotel – previously known as NH Atlanta Brussels– is located in the heart of the city’s downtown, only a five minutes’ walk from Brussel’s main square, and also very close to the city’s main points of interest, such as the emblematic bronze statue Manneken Pis.

The hotel is on a street that runs parallel to Rue Neuve, the city’s most famous shopping street, and is only five minutes by car from the European District, where the European Council, European Parliament, and European Commission are headquartered.

Its location is also among the most iconic, being situated in a beautiful historic building that dates back to 1929. Many details from the era have been maintained, such as the original staircase and the magnificent terrace.


It has 241 superior and Premium rooms, eight meeting rooms, a restaurant on the top floor, and a terrace with extraordinary views that is an ideal space for all types of events, from conferences and meetings to weddings.


With this new NH Collection hotel, the brand now has 48 hotels in 11 countries, a list that will continue to grow in the next several months with the addition of new hotels. We will keep you informed! Stay tuned!


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NH Hotel Group is presented internationally in Colombia following the integration of Hoteles Royal

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It is a pleasure to report that in the last few weeks our presence in Latin America has grown and that now we have 15 new hotels located in the major cities of Colombia, as well as four in Chile and one in Quito, Ecuador.

The acquisition of the Hoteles Royal chain, which had 20 hotels in these three countries, at the beginning of the year has enabled us to merge its brand with ours and to begin operating the Royal hotels under our NH Hotels and NH Collection brands. With this development, we operate 57 establishments and more than 10,000 rooms in Latin America.


The NH seal is present in all of them: unbeatable service, excellent locations, high standards of service and comfort, an ongoing commitment to innovation and the latest technologies for business and leisure, a full-service option for the meetings and events sector, and top-notch gastronomic proposal combining the avant-garde and local tradition led by internationally renowned chefs.

The launch of this new concept took place in NH Collection Royal Teleport (Bogotá) and was led by Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, President of the Republic of Colombia, Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization, Cecilia Álvarez-Correa, Colombian Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Rafael Roldán, President of FECECA (Federation of Official Spanish Chambers of Commerce in America) and Federico J. González Tejera, CEO of the NH Hotel Group. 

Also present were important representatives from Colombia, the business world, and national and international tourism.

Well-known 2 Michelin Star Chef Paco Roncero, currently executive chef and director of the restaurant La Terraza del Casino which is managed by our Group, was in charge of design and serve the gastronomic offer of the event, sharing his passion for cooking and creating an enjoyable experience for the guests. 

Colombia is, in the words of our CEO, an ‘increasingly attractive’ destination. For this reason, NH Hotel Group desires to “continue growing in this country, taking an active role in the development of its society and using our knowledge and experience to boost the development and evolution of its tourism”.

In fact, Colombia already has more NH hotels than any other country in America and is the fifth country in the world with more NH hotels. We have a total of 15 hotels there located in Bogotá, Medellin, Cali, Barranquilla and Cartagena. Eight of these belong to our upper upscale brand, NH Collection and the other seven are part of NH Hotels, with  a total of 1,700 rooms.

Along with Colombia, we have also arrived in Chile and Ecuador. In Chile, we have opened four hotels in Santiago, Antofagasta, Iquique and Concón, while in Ecuador we have an NH Collection in the city of Quito.

We are growing in Latin America with you. We hope you will visit us at any of our new locations in Colombia, Chile, and Ecuador so we may offer you an extraordinary and memorable experience. 

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Hotels with History (Part I)

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At NH Hotel Group, we like hotels with history. Through them you can have incredible and extraordinary experiences. Do you want to take a look?

NH Collection Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi

Without any doubt, this is one of the most beautiful hotels in the world;, because of its location, facilities and history. 

To discover its origins, we have to travel back in time to the 13th century, when the Kingdom of Sicily, founded a few years before by Norman mercenaries that drove out the local Saracens, was governed by the Ghibellines. An abbey and a monastery originally belonging to the Cistercian Order was built on the Amalfi coast. In the 15th century it was used by Amalfi University as a lecture hall, and after that,  it was nhabited by Capuchin monks until the 17th century. Towards the end of the 18th century, the Napoleonic occupation resulted in its rich heritage being scattered and reduced. In the 19th century, the government of Amalfi proposed to use this site as a cemetery but, fortunately, in 1882 it started to be used as an inn. Important figures such as the playwright Henrik Ibsen or, the composer Richard Wagner, were frequent guests, among others.

After the renovation done in 2009 by Claudio Tenerelli, some old medieval features were restored such as the original cloister, the colonnade, the chapel, and the 18th century frescos. Air conditioning was also installed in order to meet the high standards of our Premium brand, NH Collection, thus being transformed into an authentic 21st century establishment with 18th century ambience.

As such, our guests can enjoy an infinity pool, a wellbeing center, a full workout area, rooms with views of the Mediterranean and the impressive Amalfi coast, as well as a panoramic restaurant on the fifth floor.

The surroundings are absolutely worthy of attention. The Amalfi coast, the Isle of Capri, the old towns of Amalfi, Positano, y Sorrentino, Naples and the Pompeii ruins, and Herculano…all in all, a wealth of diverse cultural, artistic, and leisure attractions that will delight our guests and provide them with an extraordinary and unforgettable experience.

NH Collection Torino Piazza Carlina

Now we’re moving from the South to the North of Italy, to make a stop in Turin, the capital of Piemont before the Duchy of Savoy, and the first capital of the Kingdom of Italy at the end of the 19th century. 

We’ll take a rest in this wonderful city at the foot of the Alps to talk about our NH Collection Piazzas Carlina hotel. The building has been standing since the end of the 17th century, when Turin was the most important city in the Duchy of Savoy. During the several centuries since it was built until 1890, it was known as the city’s “Albergo di Virtú”, a charity dedicated to providing medical care to the needy and offering classes so they could learn a trade.

Later, part of the building was used as rental apartments, and between 1921 and 1922 the Italian politician Antonio Gramsci, founder of the Italian Communist Party, lived in an attic rented by the mother of one of his university classmates. His room was located on the third floor on the side of the building facing Vía San Massimo.

Finally, after being closed for several years, it reopened in November 2014 as the NH Collection Piazza Carlina after being completely renovated. Among other features, our guests can enoy its comfortable hard-wood floors, its two terraces with spectacular views over the city, and its fully equipped gym.

All of this is in the heart of the city, close to the Mole Antonelliana (which houses the National Cinema Museum), the Royal Palace, the well-known Egyptian Museum, and the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist which is famous for holding the Holy Shroud.

NH Collection Jousten

Inaugurated in 1928 during the city´s “belle epoque”, the NH Collection Jousten hotel is without any doubt one of the most emblematic hotels in Buenos Aires.

In the 19th century, there was already a hotel on the same lot where our building stands today. It was known as the “Immigrant Hotel” because many travelers that came to Argentina from the old world chose to live there due to its proximity to the city’s port. Later on the hotel changed locations, and the building stopped being used as a residence. It stayed this way until 1926 when María Lidia Lloveras, Princess of Faucigny Lucinge (an aristocratic family from old Europe) and owner of a residence on the lot, asked the architect Ramón Pérez Irigoyen to construct a building reminiscent of her château in France that she longed for. Two years later, in 1928, the Argentine president Marcelo T. Alvear inaugurated the luxury hotel.

During many years, it was a symbol of splendor in the city of Buenos Aires. “El Faisán”, the restaurant located on the hotel´s bottom floor, was particularly well-known. In the style of Rick´s in Casablanca, it hosted spies from both sides in World War II. But the golden years went by, and in 1980 the hotel was closed and its luxurious furniture was put up for auction.

 However, this would not be the end of the mythical Jousten. NH Hotel Group took over the building and extensively renovated it for its reopening in the year 2000. The renovation respected most of the original elements built by Peréz Irigoyen in 1928. His neo-plateresque style is still clearly recognized on the exterior façade. On the inside, the original columns and staircases were maintained, and some of the furniture auctioned off in 1980 was even recovered. For this effort, the Museum of the City awarded the building the title of “Testimonio de la Memoria Ciudadana” in 2003. 

Later on, the hotel became a part of our Premium brand, NH Collection. Its classic decoration, its large and well-lit rooms, and all the comforts of a 4-star hotel combined with its privileged location on Avenida de Corrientes has made the Jousten continue to be a point of reference in the Argentine capital well into the 21st century.

NH Collection Palacio de Tepa

NH Collection Palacio de Tepa hotel is located in Madrid in the Barrio de las Letras. Although the building itself dates back to the beginning of the 19th century, its story begins a few centuries earlier.

Madrid’s Barrio de las Letras neighborhood originated during the cities expansion in the 16th century. Starting from the original city center around the Royal Palace, the city began to grow towards the south and east arriving at the present-day Paseo del Prado. The neighborhood is known for its literary activity and the writers that lived there, such as Cervantes, Góngora, Quevedo, and Lope de Vega.

Before the current palace was built which our hotel now occupies, the well-known Fonda de San Sebastián was located on the same site, one of the many points in the city where artists and intellectuals would famously gather during the second half of the 18th century during the reign of Carlos III. Men of letters such as Espronceda, Larra or Zorrilla used to frecuent this place. There were some rules in these literary gatherings: “Theater, bullfighting, love and poetry were the only topics allowed”. The current building was constructed by order of the Count of Tepa at the beginning of the 19th century. Designed by architect Pedro Durán, it was completed in 1808. Later on it converted to a residential building with storefronts on the bottom floor. Then the building partially burnt, and was confiscated during Spanish Civil War. It also hosted offices and even a hairdress academy.

The present-day hotel was opened in 2004, after a renovation process overseen by architects Javier Feduchi Benlliure and Werner Durrer. During the renovation, the so-called “Viajes de Agua de la Castellana” were uncovered, a system of pools and tunnels built at the beginning of the 17th century which provided water to the areas surrounding what is today the Paseo de la Castellana and its extension, the Paseo del Prado. The pipelines’ remains can be viewed in the hotel itself through glass floors.

The NH Collection Palacio de Tepa hotel is therefore a good example of Madrid’s literary, artistic, and cultural side. The neoclassical exterior contrasts with a modern interior, with hard-wood floors and naturally lit large rooms. Also, in the “La Cuchara de Tepa” restaurant you will find the best examples of new Spanish cuisine.

Finally, we’d like to highlight its excellent location…It is very close to the Prado Museum and the Huertas area, with a multitude of options for dining and leisure. Just in front of the hotel we can find  San Sebastian’s Church, where the famous writer Lope de Vega was buried, and not far from the Convent of Trinitarias, where it’s said that Cervantes’s remains rests.  It is an ideal place for an extraordinary experience.

These are just a few of our historic hotels, but we have many more…

Keep an eye out!

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NH Hotel Group’s Outstanding Presence at the Annual GBTA Convention

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The GBTA (Global Business Travel Association) held its annual convention in the city of Orlando, Florida (USA) from the 25th to the 29th of July 2015. The event hosted more than 7,000 participants and 400 companies with exhibitions, including NH Hotel Group.

The slogan for this year was #sharing, referring to the need to share ideas between providers and companies for whom employee and director travel expenses make up much of the annual budget.

Rufino Pérez Fernández, our Chief Commercial Officer, participated in a panel on the 27th of July called “Differentiating Brands in the Sharing Economy”, along with Guy Landford (Deloitte), Chip Conley (Airbnb), Greg Stubblefield (Enterprise Holdings), and Kaye Ceille (Zipcar). Our CCO highlighted the importance of offering customers an experience that builds loyalty and trust, given that technology (another pillar of our group) for the sake of technology doesn’t make sense. He also indicated that the eruption of new businesses in the market poses “a challenge that drives us to improve”.


 Also, there were another two panels called “The Future of Airline Competition” and “The Future of Travel Distribution”. Conference attendees also enjoyed presentations from individuals such as Steve Wozniak, one of the founders of Apple, and the actor Kevin Bacon, among others. Another highlight of this event were the 80 workshop focused on travel education and held throughout the week.

The GBTA is the first global association of “business, travel and meeting organizations”. It has members on six continents, is committed to bringing together travel sector businesses and large multinationals to make the process of managing business traveler’s trips more efficient through agreements between members.

In each region in which the GBTA is present, they periodically host conferences, workshops, and meetings on a wide range of topics related to the business travel sector. Additionally, this convention is held annually, and is attended by its members and market leaders on a large scale. The previous edition was held in Los Angeles, California (USA) and after this year’s Orlando edition it will travel to Denver, Colorado (USA) in 2016.

This indispensable meeting for those who are dedicated to the travel industry had its crowning moment for NH Hotel Group when our most leading technology, the hologram, was presented. Thanks to this technology, attendees were able to be at GBTA’s convention and Amsterdam at the same time!


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Breakfasts, Pools, Terraces, and Cocktails….. The Best Plan for This Summer!

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Summer is a time to rest the mind and body, to relax and enjoy the small pleasures of life. A nice dip in the pool to beat the heat, a cocktail on a terrace with good company, an evening walk with your family…

We invite you to enjoy an authentic and unforgettable experience in our hotels this summer season, whether you are travelling for business or pleasure. To make it easier, we’re launching our Summer Promo so that you can get the most out of your stay. At participating hotels, you’ll get free breakfast, late check-out until 2:00 p.m., and children under 11 years old stay free.

What’s this experience like? We’ll show you through moments that our guests have captured and shared with us on social media.


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In the morning, wake up hungry and enjoy the breakfast we’ve prepared for you. At our buffets you’ll find a wide selection to help you get energized for the day.

Delicious juices, fresh fruit, fine pastry, the best deli products, crunchy toast…. It doesn’t matter if you prefer sweet or savory, we’ve got everything to make sure your day starts in the best way possible.


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And the best part…. At hotels participating in our summer promotion, it’s free!

Are you ready? Then now’s the time for the day’s first dip in the pool! A good pool is something that can’t be missed this summer, but if you prefer salt water we’ve also got hotels by the beach. You choose!


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After a swim, it’s a great time to relax by working on your tan or reclining in the shade in one of our deck chairs. Everything else can wait.

When it’s time to eat, choose from the menu of one of our restaurants. Original and surprising dishes cooked with high quality local ingredients by the best chefs. Let’s eat


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And there’s no better way to finish a meal than treating yourself to dessert, don’t you think?

In the afternoon, you can enjoy the amenities in our hotels, from getting a little exercise in the gym, to relaxing in the spa, or simply spending time with the family. Remember that this summer you don’t need to leave the kids or grandparents at home — thanks to our Summer Promo, kids under 11 years old who share a room with their parents are free.

However, remember that since it’s summer…. you can always go back to your lawn chair!

Another fantastic part of our hotels are the terraces. Having a delicious cocktail outside with unforgettable views sounds like a good plan, doesn’t it?


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And in the evening you have a choice. Do you still have energy to hang out in the hotel bar?

But if you’re ready to call it a day, we have one last suggestion for you: Take a relaxing bubble bath, get comfortable…. and sleep like a baby! Don’t worry about the summer heat, all of our rooms have air-conditioning.

And don’t forget! If you’ve stayed up late and have to leave the next day, you won’t have to worry about getting up because with our Summer Promo, you have until 2:00 p.m. to enjoy your room….and your bed.

As you can see from our guests’ photos, each summer has its story. At NH Hotel Group, we want to hear yours. We have everything you need to have an unforgettable experience with us. Choose your ideal hotel and don’t forget to share your photos on social media with the hashtag #travelwithnh. We’ll be waiting for you!


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From Portugal to Italy: a Tour of 2015’s Grand Openings

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Now that summer is in full swing, it’s time to look back of the first half of the year, during which we have been lucky enough to open around a dozen new hotels, as well as our first VIP Level.

Porto, Trento, Taormina and San Sebastián are some of the cities that have new hotels belonging to our NH line or our Premium brand NH Collection.

The newest of these is our NH Collection Porto Batalha Hotel, which opened last february in the heart of the Portuguese city of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Located in a recently renovated 18th century palace, the hotel is filled with history: it was originally the home of an important wine producing family and later became the city’s central post office.



NH Collection Porto Batalha hotel maintains the essence of old Porto in one of the city’s best locations, with views of the famous Batalha Plaza. It is also located near the Ribeira neighborhood, the Torre dos Clérigos bell tower, and the Serralves Foundation, Portugal’s most visited museum. It’s the perfect base for your next trip to Porto.

From Portugal we travel to Italy, where we opened hotels in Trento and Taormina between May and June.

The spectacular and brand-new NH Trento hotel is in a privileged location surrounded by stunning landscapes, situated along the Adige River with views of the Alps and nearby natural parks. It is located in “Le Albere” district, which was designed in its entirety by the famous architect Renzo Piano, who also designed the hotel itself.

Enormous windows flood the rooms with light, and if you stay in one of the Junior Suites on the fourth floor, you will enjoy magnificent views of the Alps. Who could ask for more?

Moving on to Southern Italy, the 5 star NH Collection Taormina hotel awaits us in the middle of the fabulous city of Taormina, located on the east coast of Sicily and one of the region’s most famous destinations. Its central location is one of its biggest advantages. It is only steps away from Corso Umberto I Street, the city’s best street for shopping with dozens of stores, cafés, and bars.

The balconies and terraces found in the majority of its rooms, as well as the spectacular pool, make the hotel an exceptional place to enjoy the beautiful views of Taormina and the Mediterranean. Once you’re there, all your worries will disappear! If you reserve the Presidential Suite, you will also enjoy a private Jacuzzi, an independent living room, and a large bathroom. Luxury is within your reach.

Now in Spain, NH Collection San Sebastián Aránzazu hotel, previously known by its former name NH Aránzazu, lets you stay only five minutes from Ondarreta beach, one of the best in the region. Located in the distinguished neighborhood of the same name in San Sebastián, it is surrounded by dozens of bars and restaurants, including the Basque Culinary Center and numerous Michelin Star restaurants.

In the hotel itself, you can delight in the best of Basque gastronomy from the hands of Chef Martin Aristondo in the Kukuarri restaurant. Thanks to its excellent service and first class kitchen staff, the restaurant provides hotel guests with an unforgettable gastronomic experience that combines tradition and the avant-garde in high quality, market-fresh cuisine.

We finish our tour at NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding hotel, where our VIP Level was unveiled on May 27. This is a new concept of exclusive and distinctive customer service found in our premium brand, NH Collection.

This new concept, already available in this this hotel and soon to come in other NH Collection hotels around the world, offers a series of exclusive services before, during, and after your stay. This includes exclusive Guest Relations, a VIP lounge, private reception, early check-in, late check-out, a private breakfast area, access to the Metropolitan Eurobuilding’s Fitness & Wellness Center, and the possibility of making a priority reservation in David Muñoz’s DiverXO restaurant, the only Michelin three-star restaurant in Madrid. All of this guarantees a unique and completely personalized experience.

At NH Hotel Group, we keep growing year after year with the goal of becoming closer to you, our guest, and increasingly satisfying your tastes and requirements. We await you!

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NH Ribera del Manzanares achieves Excellence with the BREEAM Certificate

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Charging stations for electric cars, sustainable materials, LED lighting, electric bicycle rentals…These are just a few of the reasons why our NH Ribera del Manzanares hotel has received the “outstanding” rating for building management with the BREEAM certification (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology), becoming the first hotel in operation to receive such a high score. This certificate is recognized as the method for evaluating and certifying sustainability in the world’s most prestigious buildings.

BREEAM NH Ribera del ManzanaresSeveral categories were assessed for this certification, such as Management, Health and Wellbeing, Energy, Transportation, Water, Materials, Waste, Environmentally Friendly Soil Use, and Pollution, with high marks being received for each. Also within the framework of the BREEAM certification, the hotel has received the “very good” rating for the characteristics of the building itself.

Since the hotel was built in 2009, continuous improvements made to the facilities and the measures adopted how business is conducted has culminated in us receiving this prestigious certificate with excellent results.

BREEAM NH Ribera del Manzanares

Along with having a neutral carbon footprint, the hotel, just like other hotels belonging to the Group, has the ISO 14001 certification, which recognizes organizations for efficiency in environmental management, and the ISO 50001 certification, which recognizes efficiency in energy management. NH Ribera del Manzanares also exhaustively controls water and energy consumption as well as waste management. It even has a Biodiversity Management Plan for taking care of outdoor green spaces.

All of the meetings, conferences, and events held at NH Ribera del Manzanares are also completely eco-friendly, following rigorous criteria for sustainability and reducing environmental impact to a minimum.

BREEAM NH Ribera del Manzanares

For all of these reasons, BRE (Building Research Establishment), a British organization that manages the certifications, has given an exceptional rating to a service hotel in the building management category for the first time.

In the words of Mónica Chao, our Environment & Sustainability Corporate  Manager, “we are very proud to receive such a high rating in this certification, which motivates us to keep working with the same commitment to the environment that NH has kept since the beginning. NH Ribera del Manzanares hotel has managed to achieve excellence in sustainability with this prestigious certificate”. This statement perfectly illustrates the joy this recognition has given our company. Furthermore, in October 2015 this hotel will host the first BREEAM course held in Spain for professionals that want to begin using the methodology.


The Green Corridor of Madrid

NH Ribera del Manzanares is located in southwestern Madrid, next to the Manzanares River, in the corridor known as Madrid Río. This unique enclave in the capital is made up of green spaces, bike paths, and sports facilities that combine to provide recreation and cultural opportunities available to the hotel’s guests.

It is also close to Vicente Calderón Stadium, home of the Atlético de Madrid footballl club, and other landmarks such as Puerta de Toledo, the La Latina neighborhood famous for its tapas bars, and the capital’s historic center.

BREEAM NH Ribera del Manzanares

NH Hotel Group continues its strong commitment to sustainability and caring for the environment. If you want to have a truly “sustainable experience” at a hotel unique in the world, we look forward to seeing you at NH Ribera del Manzanares hotel. Don’t miss it!


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Milan: A Must-Visit City for 2015

By NH | 11:43
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It’s the Italian capital of fashion and business, and this year, people from around the world will gather there for the Universal Exposition. For this reason, you can’t miss out on the opportunity to visit.

Expo Milano, which takes over from the last event celebrated in Shanghai in 2010, kicked off on May 1st and will not end until October 31st. During these six months, close to 150 countries and international organizations will be represented, attracting 29 million tourists, with an average of 160,000 visitors per day.

The event, which takes place in an exhibition area of one million square meters, will focus on nutrition, gastronomy, and global food resources. Under the tagline “Feed the Planet, Energy for Life”, the debate about the right to healthy and quality food for everyone will take place.

The objective is to raise awareness among attendees about hunger and childhood malnutrition, which affects 850 million people globally. Over the course of six months, there will be more than 7,000 conferences, workshops, ceremonies, debates and informational activities focusing on the subject.

Additionally, this is a great opportunity to visit the city, or if it’s not your first time, to rediscover its main attractions (the cathedral, the stock exchange, La Scala opera house, high fashion shops…) and to feel the pulse of Milan.

It was there that we went last week, to receive the 2015 Business of the Year award from the Federation of Spanish Chambers of Commerce in Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania (FEDECOM). The President of the Government of Spain, Mariano Rajoy, was in charge of giving us the award during the celebration of Spain Day in the Universal Exposition.

The award, which was received by the Group’s President, Rodrigo Echenique, and the CEO, Federico J. González Tejera, recognizes our efforts in boosting the international labor market as well as our commitment to excellent service.

In the words of FEDECOM President, Juan Rodríguez-Villa, “when we live abroad or we travel frequently outside of Spain, we feel proud to find signs of NH Hotel Group in landscape of many cities around the world, on the signs of prestigious buildings and in the best urban areas”.

In fact, Milan is one of the cities in which you can find the most hotels belonging to our Group: nine NH Hotels, one NHCollection and a nhow. The closest hotel to the Expo is the NH Milano Fiera, an impressive complex designed by the renowned architect Dominique Perrault, which is part of set of buildings involved in the FieraMilano Exposition and Demonstrations Fair.

Its two minimalist towers offer spectacular panoramic views stretching for various kilometers, and the best of all is that it only takes 20 minutes to arrive to the city center by metro. Without a doubt, it’s a great option to stay during the Universal Expo. We are waiting for you!

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