Monthly Archives: July 2012

Rioja wineries, up-to-date tradition

By Sergio González | 10:15

  Arguing about wine usually arises hot debates on which one is better, what region ferments the finest or which techniques are the most suitable for proper aging. Truth be told, such thing as the best wine does not exist -the book of likings is an empty page. Moreover, history brings us some facts that […]

Olympic Games London 2012: A play by play of the weekend

By Courtney Imel | 12:48

Queen Sofía of Spain inaugurates the House of Spain at the NH Harrington Hall The countdown is over. The 2012 London Olympics have begun! Wanting to show her support for the Spanish Olympic family, Queen Sofía of Spain opened the House of Spain in London, by staying at the NH Harrington Hall. The House of Spain plays […]

A Coruña: Sieges and lobsters at Earth’s end

By Sergio González | 10:15

A Coruña -or Corunna- is located on a small peninsula in Northern Atlantic Spain, surrounded by tough cliffs and wild green flora. Its origins, like many other places in Atlantic Europe, were Celtic. However, Spanish cultural identity was gravely molded by the Romans -they ruled for more 600 years- although it’s a very mountainous country […]

We have listened to you: We are offering free WiFi in all our rooms

By Courtney Imel | 17:10

“Free WiFi is now one of the main services requested by our customers and increasingly affects their booking decisions. Although NH Hotels has been offering this service free of charge in its lobby for some time, we have wanted to extend it to our rooms for a single purpose: to satisfy our guests’ needs and […]

Ancient sacred destinations

By Sergio González | 10:15

From the very moment we went down the tree, we have been wandering around and wondering about our world. Nowadays many people take a peek at science looking in response to life’s troubles but, during most of the time, gods and goddesses had all the answers. Violent climate changes resulting in devastating droughts and floods, […]

Smart destinations

By Sergio González | 11:32

Current world changes every single minute of our lives, carried on by new ideas and breakthroughs that -please, allow me to be optimistic despite the financial crisis- improve the old ways to create a brighter future. Respect towards our environment and a better use of resources are covering every corner of our life and soon […]

Summer Buzz: Brussels

By Courtney Imel | 12:16

Summer is almost half way finished and you still haven’t decided where to take your next holiday? If you are tired of the typical beach getaway and looking to get lost amongst captivating medieval streets, vibrant squares and endless historical delights, we suggest you check out Brussels, Belgium. Apart from its famous beer and unique chocolate, […]

Roman Theatres: alive as ever!

By Sergio González | 11:04

Roman history started seven centuries before Jesus Christ was born and lasted four more after his passing away, so more than a millenia of Roman culture spread over Europe, Northern Africa and Middle East definitevely shaping the world and the way we understand it. As any other empire in history, good and evil was done -depending […]

A Gin and Tonic tale

By Sergio González | 10:15

A dying Spanish countess,  a huguenot smuggler, a German jeweler, some stylish British Army officers and two centuries were needed to develop modern Gin and Tonic. At the begining of 17th century, the Countess of Chinchon fell ill with malaria in the Peruvian Andes. Her husband’s desperation for the life of his young wife -no […]

15 Best beaches in Spain

By Sergio González | 11:44

When it comes to choosing the best beaches there are several factors to take into account -not all of them are equally important to everybody. Some prefer the lively crowded ones, full of beautiful people and trendy music spun by DJs but some others would die for a quiet unspoiled piece of sand. With the […]