NH Tips for Valentine’s Day

By NH | 14:21
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Every year, you spend hours racking your brain trying to come up with ideas on how to make February 14th special for your loved one… Well, never fear, NH Hotel Group is here to help! We’ve pieced these St. Valentine’s guides together to ensure you have the most unique and memorable Valentine’s Day date ever! 

With an abundance of history, culture and nature, finding something special to do this February 14th in Europe should be relatively easy to. But just in case, we’ve put together a complete plan in our Top 4 cities for Valentine’s Day for you to seduce your loved one and celebrate your love.

# 1: AMSTERDAM 

No matter where you are in the city, there’s an opportunity for you to entice your special someone, and shower them with love. From a luxury cruise by starlight, to sneaking a kiss on Magere Brug, Amsterdam has it all! Read more about Valentine’s Day in Amsterdam for a complete list of dreamy dates and weekend ideas.

# 2: MILAN

If you want to celebrate Valentine’s Day in style, then Milan is the city for you. Visiting the gothic cathedral, Duomo, or having a romantic night at the theatre are two perfect ways to enthrall your lover. Keep reading about Valentine’s Day in Milan and discover the rest of them.

# 3: BERLIN

There is a lot of things to do and see in Berlin for a perfect Valentine’s Day. So go ahead and get in the mood! Marvel at the view of the famous Alexanderplatz whilst enjoying a romantic dinner or wander around the mesmerizing Tiergarten. For more inventive ideas for romancing your sweetheart, take a look at our ideas for Valentine’s Day in Berlin here.

#4: MADRID

It’s not hard to piece together a great plan for a night out if you’re in Madrid. The immaculate greens of the Sabatini Gardens, or the Temple of Debod are also great places for taking a moonlight stroll or enjoy the splendid aerial views of the city taking the cable car or “teleférico” as it is known locally. For a total package of ideas for Valentine’s Day in Madrid, keep reading here!

But who are we to say you can’t enjoy St. Valentine’s Day solo? There are many plans out there for people enjoying their ‘singledom’.

Madrid is a hot spot for entertainment and amusement. If it’s art you’re after, visiting city’s many museums is a great way to spend St. Valentine’s Day: The Museo del Prado, where art by the greats can found; The Reina Sofia, the city’s modern art gallery, where you can see the famous masterpiece by Pablo Picasso ‘El Guernica’; and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, which offers works from the 13th century to the late 20th century.

In Berlin, discover the parliament, one of Berlin’s most iconic buildings: the Reichstag, build by world famous architect Norman Foster completed in 1984. Or, you can enjoy 360-degree city views of the city from its glittering glass dome.

If you are an art-lover, don’t miss Milan‘s most famous mural, Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, located at the Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie. Also, catch a concert at the world famous La Scala and enjoy an evening of opera.

Solo in Amsterdam? No problem! Bike tours are a very fun way to get to know the city , just as the locals do, so don’t miss the chance to book one of the many cycling tours offered. Who said practicing exercise can’t be done while enjoying the attractions of the Dutch capital.

So no matter if you are engaged or single on Valentine’s Day. These four cities offers lots of alternatives to spend a lovely day with your partner or on your own. Follow our tips and enjoy!

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An extraordinary Michelin Stars gastronomic proposals for 2016

By NH | 10:22
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NH Hotel Group’s gastronomic wager this year starts with two very unique phenomenon. Alinea restaurant held by the three Michelin Stars Grant Achatz has moved to our NH Collection Eurobuilding, and we’ve opened Roomservice at Olof’s, a pop-up restaurant in the oldest chapel in Amsterdam led by one Michelin Star, Chef Chris Naylor.

Alinea Madrid

One of the most influential chefs of contemporary cuisine nowadays, Grant Achatz, has moved his Alinea restaurant in Chicago to our NH Collection Eurobuilding. From January 12th to February 6th, Tuesday to Sunday, Alinea Madrid offers an exclusive experience for diners.

Alinea in residence aims to offer two distinct and amazing gastronomic experiences in Madrid.

From January 12th to 16th, Alinea offered an Up/Down dinner collaboration with DiverXO, Dabiz Muñoz’s restaurant located in the lower level of NH Collection Eurobuilding. Guests began in one of the restaurants and then, after the first menu, guests would journey to the other restaurant. An outstanding experience is the result of two different menus, two different styles and two different locations in one soirée.

To fulfill the experience of what a dinner is like in Alinea Chicago, Chef Achatz also brought Beverage Director of The Aviary in Chicago, Micah Melton, to manage The Office. Recreating the VIP bar ‘The Aviary’ in Chicago, filled with art and antiques, The Office’s been used as a transition location from one experience to the other.

For the second experience, Chef Achatz, chef Bagale (head chef of Alinea) and the team of his headquarters in Chicago offers a degustation menu, prepared exclusively for their residence in NH Collection Eurobuilding, honoring the culinary heritage of Spain. From 19th of January until 6th of February you can still enjoy this savory yet temporary experience.

Roomservice at Olof’s

Located in the oldest chapel in Amsterdam, the Saint Olof’s Chapel, One Michelin Star Chef Chris Naylor, known as the Executive Chef of Restaurant Vermeer (Part of NH Collection Barbizon Palace) opened a pop-up restaurant.

Chef Chris Naylor aims to put vegetables and herbs in the spotlight and serves fish and meat as a side dishes. The dishes are paired with the best wines and great stories that come along with them.

The interior is entirely designed with hotel elements from the adjacent NH Collection Barbizon Palace to bring the intimacy and scale of a hotel room. An impressive collage of bedside tables, bedside lamps, mini-bars and other characteristic items from hotel rooms. Roomservice at Olof’s even has a Fever-Tree cocktail bar and the first vermouth bar of the Netherlands.

You can either walk in and take a seat or make your reservation beforehand. It’s open every day until April 30th.

These pop-up restaurants are a true commitment of our company to offer only the greatest experiences to our guests. Don’t miss this culinary delights!

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All of Our Recent Developments, at FITUR 2016

By NH | 13:12
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Once again this year, we wanted to participate in the FITUR 2016 International Tourism Trade Fair, the global meeting place for tourism professionals and the leading trade fair for origin and destination markets in Ibero-America.

2015 was a very important year for us, with the opening of new hotels, the expansion of our upper-upscale brand NH Collection, and the integration of Hoteles Royal in Colombia, Chile and Ecuador. For this reason, in this edition of FITUR we have reviewed what the last year has meant for us, as well as look towards the future and tell you about our new developments and plans for expansion of our brands: NH Hotels, NH Collection, nhow, and Hesperia.

The most important piece of news was announced at a press conference by Hugo Rovira, our General Director for Spain, Portugal, and Andorra: in the next four years, we will open 19 hotels in 13 countries, and invest in renovating many of our existing establishments.

Mexico, Germany, and Italy are some of the countries that will have new hotels from our chain, as well as Spain where we anticipate finishing the year with 24 NH Collection hotels.

This year our Group also showed a strong commitment to gastronomy, as demonstrated by our collaborating chefs during the presentation of our gastronomic offerings: from Paco Roncero to Andrea Tumbarello, then on to Óscar Velasco, Luis Bartolomé, Jesús Almagro, Abel Valverde, David Robledo and Miguel Barrera.

This is a great team of well-known professionals that work hard to innovate and bring the best local and international gastronomy to our kitchens, which attendees were able to enjoy during the cooking demonstration prepared by our NH Collection Eurobuilding team.

FITUR was also an ideal venue to communicate our two most recent agreements. First, we signed with the airline Air Europa to collaborate in their points program. We’ve also signed an agreement to become global partners with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA)- the leading organization in gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual tourism.

Our Directors Marta Martín (VP of CSR and Internal Communication) and Mónica Chao (Director of Corporate Sustainability) didn’t want to miss out on participating in several of the round tables organized during the Trade Fair.

Marta Martín, who was among the speakers for the “Spanish Companies Driving Responsible Tourism” panel, spoke about the importance of CSR for our Group and made clear that at NH “we don’t look at profits without our employees”, a value that is one of our most important assets.

Mónica Chao was also present at FITUR to talk about our environmental campaigns and programs. She explained that sustainability is becoming an increasingly important factor in client decision making and that our Group is fully in line with that sentiment, always trying to understand the needs of our guests in order to innovate and incorporate sustainable activities not only in our establishments but also through local gastronomy, electric vehicles, and the use of bicycles.

The environment and sustainability are two themes that are becoming more and more important for global tourism, and therefore which occupied much of our time at FITUR.

Along these lines, our sustainable project Cork2Cork, which is dedicated to the collection and reutilization of corks from bottles opened in our hotels, won a prize during the Fair with a certificate for “Best Specific Action in Sustainability and Interior Design”. This recognition inspires us to continue forward in working and innovating in sustainability.

FITUR 2016: Sustainability, gastronomy, openings, and plans for expansion. See you next year!

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‘Hotels with a Heart’ returns this Christmas

By NH | 12:21
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At NH, we believe that the best way to contribute and create social value in the cities where we are present is through our hotels themselves. For this reason, we are pleased to announce that our Group is once again launching our Christmas campaign ‘Hotels with a Heart‘ this year.

For more than 10 years, ‘Hotels with a Heart’ has supported families with children and teenagers with severe illnesses, donating almost 22,000 rooms in hotels near hospitals. The objective? That these families can celebrate Christmas together while their children receive treatment outside of their home city.

For this reason, between December 21st  and January 11th , 2016 we are donating free lodging to families in 30 cities in 9 countries in Europe and Latin America (Germany, Argentina, Belgium, Spain, France, Holland, Italy, Mexico, and the United Kingdom). We are working with different NGOs and local foundations to select the families and counting on the ‘heart’ of our employees, who participate voluntarily each year in this initiative.

It is our employees who play a fundamental role in putting this initiative into action year after year. In fact, ‘Hotels with a Heart’ is one of the projects that we work on with the most excitement and the most care each year, because it is for a good cause and because of the way that it involves our employees around the world” emphasized Marta Martín, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for NH Hotel Group.

Since the beginning of the program, which this year was recognized with the “Best Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative” award in the Worldwide Hospitality Awards 2015, more than 2,000 employees have participated, acting as “Ambassadors” in each of our hotels by hosting the families and helping the hotel become a second home for them.

For this reason, this year we wanted to thank our employees for volunteering in a special way, by featuring them in the campaign video and telling many of the stories that have happened in our hotels.

We invite you to watch this compelling video and share it so that this initiative can reach anyone who may need it, and so that no family is unable to enjoy this Christmas.

 


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Experience the Magic of Christmas in the Markets of Central Europe

By NH | 11:31
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From mid-November until the end of December, Central Europe is filled with Christmas markets. Although they can look similar in appearance, each city has its own version. Feel the bustling energy of the markets in Vienna, enjoy the vibrant city of Berlin’s Christmas views, contemplate the historical beauty of Frankfurt’s market, experience the tradition of Saint Nicholas and the warmth of the people of Salzburg, and savor the smell of holiday treats in Düsseldorf.

VIENNA

The Austrian capital is a perfect entry point into the world of Christmas markets. The smell of traditional hot mulled wine and characteristic Christmas pastries create a festive environment that is felt throughout the city.

Vienna has a mix of historic and popular traditional markets as well as smaller local markets. The city’s popular municipal market (in Rathausplatz) has everything you could want, including a classic carousel. The markets in the Palace of Schönbrunn and the Belvedere Palace are spectacularly beautiful. And you can visit Freyung, the most traditional market in Vienna, or Am Hof and Karlskirche, which smaller but equally popular.

At the markets, you can find all of the seasonal classics: mulled wine, gingerbread, roasted chestnuts, a wide variety of cookies, pastries, sweets, culinary gifts, and you can even enjoy a pony ride.

BERLIN

The Christmas season in Germany is different than in the majority of other countries. The Germans simply love to celebrate Christmas and they show it by decorating all of the streets, houses, and shopping centers.

In Berlin, there are around 60 Christmas markets to visit and enjoy in the city center. The majority are free to enter, but some, like Weihnachtszauber at the Gendarmenmarkt, charge a small entry fee (around 1€). Generally, the markets remain open much later than the neighborhood businesses, and for this reason can be a good way to end a long day of touring the area.

The Weihnachtszauber at the Gendarmenmarkt is especially popular for its unique handmade products. In addition to the giant Ferris wheel and the remarkable stalls, this market also has a large ice skating rink. Another option is to strap on your ice skates at Potsdamer Platz, which also has one of Europe’s largest sledding hills. Additionally, you can even play curling.

There are many special delicacies to be found in the markets of Berlin, such as a glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate, fried apple, Berliners, and special cheeses from around the world.

SALZBURG

The Christmas markets of Salzburg will fill you with warmth as you gaze at the city’s snowy rooftops, cupolas, and towers. It’s the perfect location to start catching the Christmas spirit.

The markets are full the 5th and 6th of December, the days of the Feast of Saint Nicholas. Especially well-known is the main market in the city center, which has the cathedral as an impressive backdrop. Outside of the center, you can visit the Christmas market at Hohensalzburg Fort, treat yourself to something delicious, and enjoy a magnificent view of the historic center of Salzburg. A local secret you won’t want to miss is the Christmas farmer’s market at Meier-Mellenhof farm in Grödig-Glanegg.

In all of these places, you can enjoy the scent of toasted almonds and mulled wine, the best way to keep warm. Here you’ll find Christmas decorations, carvings, toys and lots of culinary specialties, among them traditional Christmas cookies.

FRANKFURT

The spectacular city of Frankfurt concentrates all of its Christmas spirit in one market, which is one of the largest and oldest in the country. Its vibrant holiday decorations and the careful details put into its stands make it one of the most beautiful and most visited markets in Germany, with around three million visitors per year.

To fully enjoy the Christmas experience in this city, you can take a guided tour of the market where you can gaze at the impressive views from the tour of the Old Nikolai Church and hear stories about Frankfurt and its most famous characters.

You can delight your palate with this market’s various classics, including sausages and other kinds of grilled meats, mulled wine, traditional marzipan candies, pretzels, and more.

DÜSSELDORF

At the end of each year, the Christmas market in Düsseldorf casts a spell over the center of the city, making it a unique experience for visitors.

There are seven markets in the city. The environment is absolutely enchanting, and as you approach its stands, you can smell roasted chestnuts and all manner of treats that are typical of the city. You’ll also find numerous resplendent cabins covered in colored lights and attractive decorations for the occasion. It’s possible to buy anything, from jewels to German sweets to unique handmade toys.

Some of the culinary delicacies of the market include currywurst (sausage with curry), gebratene pilze (savory mushrooms), Reibekuche (grated potato fritters with apple sauce), and different flavors of brezel (pretzels).

Delight your senses by exploring the best of the Christmas markets in Germany and Austria. We invite you to visit this festival of smells, colors, and flavors by offering a 25% discount in our hotels this Christmas. All you have to do is sign up for our NH Rewards Program! We’ll be waiting for you!

 

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We’re celebrating the opening of eight new NH Collection Hotels!

By NH | 17:39
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It is with pleasure that we announce that our upper upscale brand, NH Collection, has recently expanded its offerings in eight cities and now has eight new establishments in Europe and America.

Madrid, Quito, Brussels, Porto, Taormina, Zaragoza, Frankfurt and Berlin are the cities that now have new NH Collection Hotels, adding to the 48 hotels we already operate in 37 cities around the world.

All of the hotels are situated in strategic locations in the main international destinations of Europe and Latin America. They are always housed in distinctive properties which have been carefully restored and preserved with the goal of captivating guests who are looking for a unique and memorable experience.

Our first stop is Madrid, home to NH Collection Paseo del Prado. Located across from the Prado Museum, this building draws attention with its Neo-Baroque style. It was designed by the architect Antonio Palacios, who also left his mark on the Cybele Palace. One of the best kept secrets of this hotel is on the top floor, where you can find a gym and spectacular panoramic views of the city. Additionally, the tapas bar serves small treats created by 2 Michelin Star Chef, Paco Roncero. 

In Quito, just a few steps from the finance district, the World Trade Center, and some of the area’s best restaurants, you’ll find NH Collection Quito Royal. It is located only 15 minutes from the historic center and has 112 rooms, many of which have spectacular views of the mountains surrounding the city. 

Incredible views can also be found from the terrace of NH Collection Brussels Centre, formerly known as NH Atlanta Brussels. Its location is perfect: five minutes from Brussels main square and very close to famous landmarks such as the Manneken Pis and Rue Nueve, the most famous commercial street in the city. Its building is a jewel in itself, which was constructed in the 1920s and maintains its original staircase. 

This isn’t the only exceptional location. Look no further than NH Collection Porto Batalha which is located in an 18th century palace that was originally home to an important wine producing family, and later served as the headquarters for the city’s postal service. Even though the hotel has been completely renovated, it still preserves the essence of the old city in its historic façade and elegant decoration. From the hotel, you can easily access all of the attractions that make this city a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

From Portugal we travel to Italy, where we will find the 5-star NH Collection Taormina, in the center of its namesake city, on the eastern coast of Sicily. The building combines details of the early 20th century with modern touches that give it a truly spectacular character. Additionally, the primary commercial street in the city, Corso Umberto I, is nearby. 

Another 5-star hotel is NH Collection Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, located in Amsterdam’s main square with magnificent views of the Royal Palace. The building, which was constructed in 1855, offers a privileged location from which you can visit the best shops in the city and is near the lively Red Light District. 

In Frankfurt, NH Collection Frankfurt City, formerly known as the NH Frankfurt City Center, offers travelers everything they need, whether they are travelling for business or simply want to explore the city. It is located only five minutes from Frankfurt’s famous exhibition hall and a just a few steps away from the city center. 

Also in Germany, NH Collection Berlin Friedrichstrasse, formerly known as the NH Berlin Friedrichstrasse, is located on the world-famous Friedrichstrasse Street, near places of interest and Berlin’s most famous shopping districts. It is also just a few steps away from the Brandenburg Gate and Unter den Linden, the historic, tree-lined boulevard in Berlin. 

These are our new NH Collection hotels, but they aren’t alone! From now until the end of the year, we will grow from 48 to 64 establishments. Keep an eye out and we’ll keep you posted! 

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NH Global Customer Summit: An Occasion to Discuss the Current State of the Events and Travel Sector

By NH | 12:22
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At NH, we believe that it is essential to be up to date on what’s happening in the tourist sector through events that host professionals from all over the world.

For this reason, it has been a pleasure for us to organize the NH Global Customer Summit “Travel & Meetings Reality Check”, which was held on the 17th, 18th, and 19th of November at NH Collection Constanza in Barcelona and whose purpose was to thoroughly analyze the current situation that the meetings sector is experiencing in relation to travel. This is an extremely important and constantly changing segment of the tourist sector.

International experts and members of our Group participated in the summit and shared their point of view on topics like creativity, the future, clients, and changes, including: Amon Cohen, Director of TravelWord; Deborah Short, Global Travel Manager at Willis; Luis Aparicio, Senior Global Account Manager at Amadeus IT Group; and Eric Billaut, Director of Supplier Management & Procurement EMEA at American Express.

After a welcome from Hugo Rovira, our Managing Director of Spain, Portugal and Andorra, the first day began with an inspirational talk from Paralympic swimmer Enhamed Enhamed, who shared his life experiences and motivated all of the participants with his strength and spirit of overcoming adversity.

Our COO, Rufino Pérez, spoke next about our Group’s perspectives, goals, and strategies for the future.

There was also time to network, enjoy a drink, and end the day with a dinner at our Hesperia Tower hotel.

The second day began with a welcome from Catherine McGavok, Regional VP-EMEA at GBTA, followed by the first session of the day: “Creativity in Motion”, led by Amon Cohen, Director of TravelWord, and Andreas J. G. Wellauer, the CEO of GALIANT. Both reflected on the current and profound creative needs of the business travel and meetings sector, putting several alternatives and solutions on the table.

The following session focused on the client and client needs, attempting to better understand what clients really want and how to offer it to them. Carlos Sánchez, Manager of Big Data Analytics and Product Innovation at CWT, Deborah Short, Global Travel Manager at Willis, and Inmaculada Martínez-Ruiz, VP of Corporate Sales at NH Hotel Group gave their points of view. They presented their experiences and opinions, and the audience voted for their favorite until only one presenter was left on stage in the style of “Room 101”.

Change, specifically how to adapt to and manage it for our benefit, was the theme of the day’s third session, titled “Modelling Change-The Collaborative Distraction” and led by Eric Billaut, Director of Supplier Management & Procurement EMEA at American Express.

To finish the summit, we wanted to discuss “Virtual Reality Check- Intelligent Travel Management” and present our cutting-edge 3D holographic technology. Chris Elmitt, Managing Director of Crystal Interactive, Luis Aparicio, Senior Global Account Manager of Amadeus IT Group, and Verónica González, Business Development Director of our Group discussed the latest technologies and considering the impact, changes, and opportunities they bring. The session also featured the virtual presence of our CEO Federico J. González Tejera who closed the summit that finished with a final dinner at the Don Giovanni Restaurant, located in NH Collection Constanza.

Two days of intense analysis and discussion that helped us all better understand the current state of the sector and gave us ideas and weapons to face the future in the best way possible. We’ll see you at the next summit!

 

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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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