Barcelona: one destination, 4 different getaways

By NH | 12:37

From the top of Tibidabo to the criss-crossed roads of Barrio Gracia and down at the beach! This is the best thing about Barcelona, the number of different activities that the city offers. Visiting this marvelous place on the Spanish coast is an experience full of art, architecture, great food, beautiful streets, surprising happenings, amazing people, and so much more that we don’t have time to say. Whether you’re going for a weekend trip or staying for 4 days or more, here are 4 different holidays that await you in Barcelona (as well as 22 hotel options!).

Cultural Getaway

Start your day in the glorious Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter), a former Roman village. Wander the narrow streets of this fascinating neighbourhood and discover gems such as The Cathedral, the tempting bakeries that can be found in abundance, the infamous ‘Kiss’ mural, and welcoming bars where people watching is a must. Any trip to Barcelona is not complete without a taste of Gaudí, visit the unfinished masterpiece of ¨La Sagrada Familia¨. This church, still under construction, portrays the bridge between ancient and modern architecture and leaves you in awe with the wonderful details the decorate its interior and exterior. Park Guell is another must see by Gaudi, pairing beautiful gardens with stunning architecture.


If you would like to visit a local park, one of the best is definitely Parc de la Ciutadella, dating from the 19th century, and the earliest green space to take form in the city, this 70-acre park has plenty of green space – perfect for a picnic and to take a breath of fresh air.

Time to take the Cable Car stations from the port. This will take to the top of Montjuic, which is a hill in Barcelona overlooking the Barcelona harbor. Check out the Montjuic Castle, with a fascinating history thanks to its past as a fort where battles, architectural renovations and political dealings.


Gastronomic Getaway

It is no secret that Barcelona is a paradise for foodies! Home to the delicious Mediterranean cuisine and tasty tapas bars. Good food is everywhere around the city, but if you are looking for delicious pinchos head to El Born district, with a great atmosphere and that mediterranean feel, you will find amazing gastronomic delights to indulge in. Make sure to try empanadillas, buñuelos, olives and patatas bravas among the other staple tapas of Barcelona. And, of course, accompanied with a refreshing vermouth!


Spain is known for having colorful and delicious markets, Barcelona is home to La Boquería Market, with its origins dating back to the 1200s. This wonderful spot in Ciutat Vella District is a foodie paradise and one of the best food markets in Europe!

Our suggestion: Try the latest food-lover trap at NH Collection Barcelona Gran Hotel Calderón, the new Tablafina restaurant where quality, fresh products and delicious Spanish cuisine are the main ingredients in all the menu.


Getaway with Friends

Of course, you’ll have to visit the main attractions like La Sagrada Familia and the museums, but are you willing to try something different while in the city? In a place as wonderful as Barcelona it is worth to explore a little more and make great memories with friends! For Example, hiking to the Bunkers at El Carmel, just 30 minutes away from Plaza Catalunya you’ll be able to enjoy amazing views, and pack some snacks and drinks so as to enjoy one of the best picnic spots the city has.

Whether you’re visiting in winter or summer, strolling through Barceloneta Beach is a must, just like the rest of the city this 1.1 kilometres long beach is filled with music, art and tasty restaurants, making it a perfect place to enjoy the outdoors in Barcelona.


Be sure to take a rest and enjoy a drink with tapas at a beach-side chiringuito or move back into the city for a delicious  cocktail while delighting in the views from our rooftop terrace at NH Collection Barcelona Podium. And then, end the night at any of the famous nightclubs located in this neighbourhood.

Talking about nightlife, Barcelona is known for how diverse it can be, from 5 story nightclubs, to chill small bars by the beach, each spot has unique characteristics that are worth exploring. Get ready to dance ’til sunrise, because the city doesn’t stop.


Business Trip

Even if you’re visiting the city on a tight schedule, it will charm you with its enchanting pace of life. Just taking an afternoon stroll through Passeig de Grácia, one of the most important streets in Barcelona, is the perfect excuse to do as the bourgeoisie once did; to this day it’s still a local favorite. Filled with jewellery stores, and leading fashion houses, this street is also a majestic Art Nouveau showcase where you will find Gaudí´s famous Casa Battló, La pedrera, among other architectural wonders.


Of Course at Passeig de Grácia you will find numerous coffee shops, tapas bars and terraces, from where to rest your feet whether before or after your meeting.

Our NH Collection Barcelona Tower is the place you’ll want to stay in when in a business trip in Barcelona: it’s located in the business and financial area, close to the airport and the city centre and fully-equipped with the latest technology and facilities for meetings and events. Everything you need is there! Then you have the option to extend your stay over the weekend and truly soak up the city.

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Which Barcelona getaway will you be choosing? Can’t decide on one? Then mix them up and pair the different experiences together.

Solo travelling: is it for you?

By NH | 17:07

Have you ever thought of going it by yourself? We’re talking travel and, yes, we mean “alone”, with you as the only company. For some it is a frightening thought, others are convinced they’ll get bored, and some literally just don’t feel the calling. However, becoming a solo-traveller, at least once is a trend that is gaining popularity once again and is an enriching experience that must be tried. Why? Let us tell you…

Meet the world and new people

Of course, this is something that happens every time you travel, even when you have friends or family in town. But, when you are alone, there’s no doubt that the need to connect with others is emphasized. Conventionally, we’re scared to step out of our comfort zone and speak to someone, only to be ignored. But, take a breath and open that conversation and show your most real you. Before you know it, you’ll be sat with someone, and the relief and ease of doing it will give you the confidence to do it again and again. Get ready to live some of the most exciting experiences with fleeting faces that may become lifelong friend.


Full Freedom

The only one with whom you’ll have to negotiate on where you  go, what to do and when to do it is you. That’s it. You decide whatever it is you want to do and the moment to do it. There’s no-one else interceding. Who doesn’t like that? Another good thing about this is the fact that you’ll realise how many options you have and how many opportunities are out there waiting to be chosen by you. This simple yet strong skill can be applied to all areas of life, so knowing how to take decisions on your own is important! It’s all about learnings.


Become creative

There are going to be moments when you’re tired of ‘seeing’ and ‘visiting’ but then perhaps that you don’t want to waste your time doing nothing… It’s time to get creative; whether it’s through your camera lens, taking part in classes or even writing down your journey, we’re 100% sure that there’s a plethora of things you always want to try but never had time to do it! So, why not doing it when on your solo-trip? The only thing we should warn you of… is that you may be surprised with how creative you truly are 🙂


Learn how to improvise

It looks easy but sometimes it is not! And not everyone feels comfortable doing it. If you’re a decisive person, you’ll love it. But if you’re not, then this is the moment to start being decisive! It can be a real challenge, but it is also part of the charm of travelling by yourself. Change plans, choose new ones, don’t be afraid and enjoy being on your own! It’s the best you can do.


Get to know yourself and face fear

Travelling on your own will give you the opportunity to get to know yourself in a deeper way, as well as the time to do it. In fact, this is one of the main reasons why being a solo traveller will enrich you. Because of our busy day-to-day life, stress, social plans or family, it’s hard to relax and be on your own. And it’s not boring at all! Even if you feel like having someone at your side to share the experience to have fun or have a good time, you have to take advantage of it instead of being afraid of it. All these will help you face some of your fears you have. Not only the ones related to discovering new places, but also the ones related to discovering yourself. Relax, think, do the things you don’t usually have time to do and meet your other you, you’re going to love it!


So, how do you feel know about becoming a solo traveller? Did any of these reasons waken some kind of curiosity within you? Travelling, discovering new places, getting to know yourself, learning new things and living new experiences are always enriching things to do so… why not? Your good vibes and you are the best travelling partners!

The other European capital cities

By NH | 12:38

We are all familiar with the big hits when it comes to the European capital cities and more than often they steal our attention away from the other capital cities of Europe, sometimes known as “second cities”. They’re beautiful, intriguing, and armed with a plethora of reasons to visit. So, which of these ‘second cities’ are we talking about? Let’s see…

Zurich (Switzerland)

Most business travelers are more than familiar with Zurich, with it being a key meeting point for events, trade and more (perhaps you may have also stayed at our NH Zurich Airport). It also just so happens to be the biggest and most populated city in Switzerland. There are many reasons to love this Swiss city: its location near the Alps, the enchanting Zürisse lake (an absolute must by boat), and of course its unique blend of old meets new meets top quality of life.

It’s mixture of modern architecture and a well preserved medieval historic center is backed into wonderful boulevards and winding streets. You can’t miss Hauptbahnhof, the biggest train station in the country. And you should take the Polyban tram to go up the hill and get to the best viewpoint of the city while soaking up atmosphere  against a backdrop of beautiful nature.

Our recommendation: visit Zurich during Christmas time! It’s a great destination in winter because of its location next to the Alps (perfect for a ski trip!) as well as because of its lovely Christmas markets, where you will find all manner of cute decorative items . And of course… do not forget to indulge in as much swiss chocolate as possible! It’s one of the best chocolates in the world!


Marseille (France)

Oh, lá, lá… la belle France! There are a lot of special cities in France, and one of those is the outstanding Marseille, a coastal city that’s more than 2500 years old, and one that everyone loves to visit. A lot of people assume that is smaller than what it is but, in fact, it is the second largest city in France. Marseille has a unique style and vibe which can’t be described. The warm weather combined with its emblematic buildings, beaches and old maritime port make Marseille a dream location.

It is a perfect city to walk, to discover  picturesque neighbourhoods like El Panier, to be delighted by the beauty of its monuments like the Notre Dame de la Gare or the distinguished XIX century cathedral Sainte Marie Majeure, as well as to soak up culture at its numerous museums. There’s nothing you can’t do in Marseille. If you’re visiting Marseille in summer remember to try the typical drink El Pastis: so refreshing!

Coming soon to this not-so-little Mediterranean paradise? We can’t wait to have you with us!


Hamburg (Germany)

If you still didn’t know, Hamburg’s in luck this year, being included on Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel list 2018 in 4th position! Well, it’s safe to say that Hamburg has grown in popularity over the last year or two. It is striking and has a dynamic lifestyle, which makes it a perfect destination for a trip with friends! You’ll love its nightlife and clubs, no doubt!

As the second largest city in Germany, it has a wide variety of attractions to choose from, and is considered to be one of the most important musical references. It has the elegant, amazing Elbphilharmonie building, where hoards of famous musicians take part in unforgettable musical performances. It’s a must-visit location, even if just to look at it from outside, especially at night, when it’s beautifully illuminated with colorful lights. Moreover, it will be awesome if you can also take some time to disconnect while exploring the green areas of Hamburg and its Alster river… just incredible!

We also have two suggestions for you and your time in Hamburg: visit the famous old fishermen neighbourhood at night, Sankt Pauli, and share some drinks there (fun will most certainly be on the cards), and choose from  our 4 hotels in this beautiful water filled city.


Turin (Italy)

Turin or Torino, have you ever been there? It’s probably not the first city that comes to your mind when thinking of Italy, but this city is ready to really amaze you. Why? Wide avenues, elegant palaces, symmetric buildings and harmony? If you like organised cities (Alps as the backdrop  included), you’ll love Turin.

This Italian corner has a very interesting history that even made it the capital of the country when the Italian unification took place. It used to be the central power to some of the most important noble families in Italy, and that grace has been kept with the passing of years. Some of the buildings reflecting this fact are the Royal Palace of Turin, the Madama Palace and the different Saboya family residences, the ultimate must-see when in Turin. Talking about the Saboya family… did you also know that they were the owners of the Holy Shroud and so it is kept there in one of the cathedral’s chapels? Turin is a city full of hidden secrets!

If you’re a gastro lover too, this city is perfect not only for trying traditional Italian food but to delight in the taste of the typical Piamonte region cuisine. All of their dishes are enough to make anyone’s mouth water! Did you know that vermut was invented here, as well as grissini sticks and sandwich bread? This is a paradise for foodies!

We firmly believe everything about visiting Turin is worthy… and so they are our 4 hotels in the city! 😉


Bilbao (Spain)

This time, we won’t talk about Madrid or Barcelona, no. It is time to put the spotlight on one of the most amazing cities in the north of Spain: Bilbao. After years and years of transformation, this city has become one of the favourite destination options for both, locals and tourists. It has a strong unique personality reinforced by the charm of its varied architectonic pieces, museums, traditions and magical places.

Bilbao is a reference in the world of architecture, in between other examples, because of the Opera House, its bridges and the famous Guggenheim museum: a titanum structure that catches (and amazes) everyone’s eyes. Not only that, it is a reference of lifestyle: it even was declared Best European City of the Year 2017 by the Urbanism Academy of London, that’s a big something!

You’ll love to walk around its streets (even if it looks big, it is not as large as the other popular cities in Spain like Barcelona or Madrid, so going around it is easy and inviting!), indulging in some delicious pintxos at traditional restaurants, taking pictures by the Nervión river, and visiting both, mountain and coast landscapes! It has every single thing a smart traveller can desire. Need a place to stay? Don’t worry, we’ll help you out.


Start packing and book your stay because there are at least five European destination looking forward to having you there! Which one’s going to be first?

New NH Hotel Group openings in 2018

By NH | 10:45

A new year means new projects, new challenges and, for us, new hotel openings! And we couldn’t be more excited about what we have coming up. From the latest destinations to openings in world famous cities, let’s give a warm welcome to the new members of NH Hotel Group in 2018 and find out where you’ll be travelling this year…

NH Collection Victoria la Habana (Cuba)

Welcome to Cuba, a country with the world’s eyes turned on it right now! The first of our new openings in 2018 is located in the heart of the beautiful and colorful yet polarizing city of La Habana. Our 4* NH Collection Victoria La Habana awaits you surrounded by a vibrant environment of La Rampa, where authentic bars and cafés stand next to one of La Habana’s most famed ice cream parlours and key commercial centres. What’s more is that it’s just a short walk from the harbour front, connecting you to the Centro neighbourhood. All of our NH Collection features are found at this amazing hotel (and a pool too!) that’s ready give you the most extraordinary stay.


NH Collection Marseille (France)

Open since 29th January 2018, we already know where your next summer holidays will take place! Elegant, unique and placed in an ideal location: welcome to our NH Collection Marseille. You’ll fall in love with its décor, its 176 rooms and facilities, as well as with its Tablafina restaurant. The vibrant city of Marseille, where a mixture European and African cultures, style and architecture meet, is the perfect place for those globetrotters looking for a lively coastal destination that offers more than just a beach. Bienvenue à La France!


NH Brussels Bloom (Belgium)

There’s no way you don’t couldn’t fall in love with this fun, modern, art-themed and cosmopolitan hotel located in the lively Botanique area, just 15 minutes away from the historic center (by foot, of course)! The capital of Belgium has an additional dash of colour thanks to the opening of 4* NH Brussels Bloom that will delight you with its unexpected paintings and decorations. Don’t forget to check out its cute bar, Smoods! Oh, and we almost forgot to mention that it comes with its own waffle van in the OO! restaurant, perfect to make your breakfast the tastiest you’ve ever had!


NH Brussels EU Berlaymont (Belgium)

Brussels is in luck, two openings! And if you’re traveling to the European Union institutions, even better because the NH Brussels EU Berlaymont is your hotel! Well connected, perfect for business travellers, rooms with views to the indoor garden, seven meeting spaces, in-room Nespresso machines… what else could you ask for?


NH Monterrey La Fe (Mexico)

Cosy rooms, stylish gym, easy access to tourist and business locations… this is just is a taster of what you’ll find at our new hotel in Mexico, and the only one we have in the city of Monterrey: the NH Monterrey La Fe. Located in the luxury shopping mall, you’ll find yourself close to attractions like Parque Fundidora and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. This hotel is a clear example of what NH has in mind for you, no matter what of kind of stay you’re on. Book now and discover it yourself!


NH Venezia Rio Novo (Italy)

At the end of April, we’re giving you another excuse to revisit Venice (if you’ve not already been that is). Our upcoming hotel goes by the name of NH Venezia Rio Novo, a modern hotel located in the so-called real Venice, in the Dorsoduro district. Whether you’re back to see if you navigate this floating city’s winding canal system or if you’re planning to discover the wonders of the amazing Italian city of Venice for the first time, find yourself in Dorsoduro with us. It’s hard not to fall in love with this city, we just hope you do it whilst staying at our stylish hotel. Bookings already available!


NH Collection Madrid Gran Vía (Spain)

We’ve been counting down the days until this hotel opens as much as you have. Finally, 2018 is the year! The new NH Collection Madrid Gran Vía is everything you were looking for in a hotel: elegance, extraordinary rooms and services, incredible central location, an amazing rooftop cocktail bar … and all this in the heart of Madrid, right in the middle of one of the most emblematic boulevards. Be the first one to discover it, we’re taking bookings now for May vacations!


NH Collection Santiago Casacostanera (Chile)

You’ll be intrigued to find out that our new NH Collection Santiago Casacostanera is located right inside a fashionable shopping mall! Perfect for shopaholics. But that’s not all, as well as being surrounded by exclusive boutiques and art galleries, the Vitacura neighbourhood where you’ll find our hotel is also perfect for those on business too. So, if you find yourself travelling to Santiago de Chile for work and want to experience extraordinary comfort in Chile, what are you waiting for?


nhow Marseille (France):

We head back to Marseille but this time to the coast, where our just-renovated hotel awaits in Palm Beach, full of enchanting history, both historic and modern, to discover and amazing, endless blue views to delight in. Our nhow Marseille will be part of our most creative brand, the nhow series we are curating in key countries around the world. We couldn’t be more excited about its opening in the coming months! Its fresh new look will captivate you thanks to the hard work of the designers and architects in charge of its new appearance and modern décor. 2018 is shaping up to be a good year and we can’t wait to be there!

So, tell us, which of our new openings in 2018 will be your first choice? After all, it’s thanks to you that our family continues to grow, so make sure you take advantage of these new openings… they are made for you!

Best hotels for sport lovers

By NH | 13:49

Are you a big fan of sports? Love living an active lifestyle? Or even the kind of person that loves to keep on top of their fitness routine even when on vacation or when on a business trip? Then this might be the article you’re looking for! We’ll be showing you around some of our best hotels for sport and fitness lovers. Football, gym, golf, paddle… we’ve got plenty of options for you that’ll work you up into a sweat for sure.

For football (and gym) fans

NH Barcelona Stadium

First of all, whether you are a sport lover or not, Barcelona is a must-visit. It’s crammed full with art, beautiful boulevards, colours, unique neighbourhoods and, of course, laced with sporting activities… If your passion is for football, we’ve got the perfect hotel for your stay in Barcelona: the NH Barcelona Stadium. It is the nearest hotel to the FC Barcelona football stadium, Camp Nou! Is there any football love who wouldn’t like to experience the excitement of a Barça football match or at least feel the atmosphere and hear the crowds?


Not only that, but from the services on hand at NH Barcelona Stadium, we have to highlight its amazing rooftop swimming pool, which features an access to its fitness center! Is there a better way of exercising than by overlooking a sunny rooftop while admiring the views of the city and its famous football stadium? Thought not.


NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding

We’ve got another great option in Madrid, an option located on the same street where you’ll find the Santiago Bernabéu stadium (also known as the Real Madrid stadium). This option is our NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding, a completely renovated hotel, just off the beaten track in the capital city of Spain. Of course, as fan of football, attending to a Real Madrid football match is an exciting idea. It is as simple as walking down the street, where you’ll be greeted by hundreds of others making their way to the stadium. This hotel is the perfect place to stay for the avid football fan.


Moreover, when not chanting along with your compadres, flex your own sport skills on any of the three paddle courts the hotel boasts, or even sweat it out in the Metropolitan® gym, one of the most famous, best value and full-equipped gyms in the city.  


And after a long day, there’s not a better way of feeling unique than with a visit to the spa. Ice cabins, massages, beauty treatments and so many other different innovative features will be waiting for you to relax and unwind!


Let’s play a few holes

NH Sotogrande

Let’s forget about football for a while and put the focus on the green, the golfing green that is. Which takes us to NH Sotogrande, a modern hotel in Sotogrande, Cádiz, placed in a privileged area near amazing beaches of the Costa del Sol and some of the best golf courses in Spain.


Surrounded by nature, green gardens and just some kilometres away from the coast, this is the perfect base for those that love to be outside. Oh! And if you are not much of a golf lover, there are also the tennis courts for you to make use of (or even just lying on your sun longer by the pool)! Which one would be your choice?


Hotel Almenara

In the same area, only a few kilometres away, the Hotel Almenara is found snuggled in a magical and peaceful environment. A 10 kilometres drive will take you to the beach, but there’s also a lot to enjoy in the hotel.


A fully-equipped gym that’s open from 8am to 9pm, and amazing outdoor pool fenced in extensive green gardens and palm trees,… and a golf course, designed by former Ryder Cup player Dave Thomas, open to hotel guests, members and external clients. Trust us, you’ll end up going there even before you see your room.


Don’t forget to visit (and enjoy) our Elysum Spa. It’s more than just a relaxing place, it’s a beautiful place, with private rooms, saunas, and jacuzzis… Welcome to paradise!


Gym in the city

NH Cali Royal

Let’s travel to beautiful Colombia now to explore two more options we have for our sport lovers. Especially for those who gym addicts. Welcome to NH Cali Royal, a lovely hotel in the Colombian city of Cali right next to the Holguines Trade Center.

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You can choose between all of its services and facilities: relaxing spa, takinga dip in the pool or challenging your body in our compact gym. Being fit has never been so easy!

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NH Collection Medellín Royal

Also in Colombia, but this time in the city of Medellín, our NH Collection Medellín Royal awaits you. A minimalist jewel with the latest and most innovative facilities located in the financial and business district of Medellín. Are you obsessed with cardio machines and weights? This is your hotel! (And your gym!) It’s perfect for both early rises and late trainers, as it opens at 6 in the morning and closes at 10 at night.

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As it happened with some of the other hotels, you’ll be able to relax and recover from the gym exercises at the hotel spa. Already thinking of a massage there? ‘Cause we are!


So, which of these hotels meets your active life needs? 🙂

A guide to our hotels by our guests

By NH | 13:21

Our guests are the reason that NH Hotel Group is what it is. They are the ones who push to grow, challenging us to improve in every way, day by day. One of the ways in which they do this, believe it or not, is by posting pictures on Social Media. They share their experiences, show our brand and, in turn, influence others to delve into the world of NH. With this post, we’d like first to thank them all but also to guide you around our hotels through the eyes of our guests. After all, they, better than anyone, can truly tell you what and NH experience is really like.


NH Breakfast

This is probably what guests share the most! And we love it! We feel pleased that you like to delight in the different breakfast offers we’ve got throughout our broad portfolio of hotels. We think it is the perfect way to start the day full of energy and to take a momento to yourself. It doesn’t  matter whether it is breakfast buffet with amazing views…


or breakfast in bed! One of the little pleasures we all like to have from time to time!


A room with a view

Who doesn’t like waking up to inspiring views? Feeling like you are in the right place, at the right moment, with the best scenery laid our before you to enjoy from the coziest of rooms. Please, enjoy!



Having great views has a lot to do with being in a great location, and our guests know that well and clearly appreciate it. It is important when travelling to be well located, right in the heart of your destination or in that special, secret spot. Can you imagine waking up in front of this paradise?


And what about being right next to incredible feats of architecture and monuments in the historic center of the city?


Decoration and atmospheres

Carefully designed to give each hotel the personality it deserves, our interiors create different atmospheres that enchant our guests. From elegant spaces to modern and chic ones: they become an important part of our inviting standards.


Look at the magnific piano with the original lamp on top and the red stairs around, such a perfect combination!



Having the perfect rest is a must, especially when going to a hotel. We offer our guests the best options when sleeping in our rooms, and because they’re happy, we’re happy! Some even make them their office for the day…



Apart from people staying in our hotel rooms, we also offer some magic spaces for everyone to enjoy a coffee or a drink or even attending a fancy event: these are our terraces. Rooftops, courtyards… it doesn’t matter what the concept is but being captivating places is a must for us (and our attendees).



Who doesn’t like to discover flavours from around the world? We work hard on creating high quality restaurants with local food, inspired by local concepts and crammed with delicious dishes to give you a memorable gastronomic experience. We are proud to work with Michelin Star chefs at some of our restaurants, one of the many ways we show that we care about the service we offer.


Look at this creation, doesn’t it look amazingly tasty?



Making you feel at home while in our hotels is another must if we want to guarantee comfort and special feelings. That’s why amenities are a relevant ingredient in our hotel experience recipe.


NH Rewards

The same thing can be said for our NH Rewards programme: the best way to have the perfect stay with us. Benefits, special discounts and services… You’ll feel more than welcome!


Hotel facilities

Last but definitely not least, our hotel facilities are loved by everyone who stays with us because they these space add that extra something (extremely) special to their stay with us. Gym, spa, pool… what else could you ask for?


It is not us saying it… but our guests! Let’s see what you have to say when you come to stay!



Rome: one destination, 4 different holidays

By NH | 12:31

Is Rome beckoning you to visit? Even if you’ve already wound your way through the Eternal City’s bustling streets, sampled its world-famous flavours or queued hours in order to catch a glimpse of Apollo and Daphne, there is always good enough reason to visit Rome much more than just once. This must-see destination has many faces, 4 of which you can discover below. We’re giving you the opportunity to revisit this incredible urban playground but approaching it from a different perspective. Here are 4 different holidays for Rome.

Cultural getaway

In the mood to broaden your mind? One of the main reasons that Rome has managed to establish its notoriety is due to the sheer volume of historical elements that lace every nook and cranny. It the favourite destination for history, art and architecture lovers all over the world, and regarded as someone what of an open-air museum, where you’ll find a centuries old story everywhere you look.


Even the classics of the Eternal City can surprise in right light; the Roman Colosseum together with the Platino and the Roman Forum never cease to amaze. The proximity of these ‘ruins’ is somewhat unbelievable and within a few steps, you’ll have walked through hundreds of thousands of unknown stories. But it’s not just the big hits that should be wrestling for your attention, step off the beaten path and let the city reveal all manner of fantastic sights, sounds and smells.

Of course, you can’t miss the Vatican City, with its Vatican museums, Saint Peter’s Basilica and, of course, the masterpiece that is the Sistine Chapel. It could almost be too much for some to handle! Do you want more? Write this down: the Pantheon, the Trajan Market, the National Gallery of Modern Art and the Borghese Galleries… among so many other extraordinary places!


Romantic getaway

Have you ever dreamt of what it would be like to step into the classic film, Roman Holiday? We all fell in love with the Oscar-winning movie starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. This movie is the perfect example of how to explore Rome when love is the reason for your visit.


Walking along the banks of the Tiber River, having an aperitivo accompanied by a refreshing Spritz on the romantic Trastevere terraces (even in winter as they set up stoves to keep you warm!), and taking pictures of all the lovely scenarios that the city (and the movie) cast out before us.  Rome is full of magic places, charming cafés and restaurants, delightful spaces…

For the ultimate experience, what about exploring the city together on a Vespa? Of course, it’s practically expected that any couple will toss a coin into the Fontana di Trevi or taking a stroll through the Villa Borghese. What romantic corners of Rome to you love most? Let us know.


Gastronomic getaway

Organising a trip to please the palate? Going to Italy means delighting in its plates of pasta, pizza, fishes, cheeses and desserts…, and even more so if you decide to make it a gastronomic trip. Italian food is one of the most beloved in the world and it’s famous for its variety, the quality of its tasty products, and also because of being rich in nutrients.


Rome boasts a lot of popular Italian recipes and some of the best restaurants in the country. It’s true that there are also many touristic places, but even they can turn out to be really good ones.

Feel like trying a real carbonara, typical from the area? Not cream but eggs and not bacon but guanciale. It’s delicious! Don’t miss out some perfectly prepared penne all’arrabbiata, suppli (rice and cheese balls) or some traditional meat dishes or a pizza with bresaola… a personal favourite of ours. They are all so good! And, for dessert, gelato of course! 


Business trip

Embarking on a business trip to Rome is probably one of the best destinations that work can take you. Why? Well, because Rome never fails to leave an impression, even if you don’t have time to truly delve into the city, but simply going from the airport to venue will give you a feeling for it. Because of the richness of the city, even if you don’t have time to visit the main attractions, you’ll be able to admire its streets and monuments from wherever you may be.


If you need to buy something for a special event, just walk to Via del Corso and find whatever you need. You may also have to arrange a business lunch with colleagues, or just a coffee break, and you’ll be lucky to have so many options to choose from around the city that you’ll be spoiled for choice . Thinking about it, you’ll forget you went there for work!


So, what kind of getaway will you be taking? And depending on what you’ll be getting up to one of our 5 hotels will be able to help you?

Winter plans in Europe’s capital cities

By NH | 16:04

Want to make the best of the cold winter months? Then turn your attention to the European capital. There are so many ways for you to discover these cities during the fresher temperatures, with the cold weather giving the perfect excuse for a different set of plans! In addition, cooler temperatures usually means fewer tourists. Berlin, Madrid, Amsterdam,… and so many other options! Which one will you choose?



Winter in Berlin is a wonderful moment for a relaxed city break and to explore the different cosy bars and cafés where hot wines and beers are a must. Delicious pastries or warming soups cut through the frosty air, a tasty pick-me-up after an invigorating walk around the Tiergarten, one of the most famous spots of the city, and one of the most enchanting ones too, especially during these months.

Visiting Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of Cultures of the World) serves as the best cultural shelter (AKA museum) if the thought of walking through the gardens doesn’t tempt you. This museum is an authentic exchange of cultures, art and masterpieces. Its architectonic structure will captivate you even before entering.

Are you a big fan of movies and cinematography? Then you’d love to experience the Berlinale, Berlin’s International Film Festival, “an exciting, cosmopolitan cultural hub that never ceases to attract artists from around the world”. Culture, diversity, art and so much fun is waiting for you in Berlin this winter!



Even in Winter, you can’t stop the sun shining down over Madrid, and it’s common place to see people sat on squares enjoying a drink. However, in case you have the bad luck of having to a rainy or windy day, Madrid is host to world famous museums: The Prado, the Reina Sofía and the Thyssen, to name but a few of the exceptional places to visit.

Another thing you shouldn’t miss out on is the opportunity of trying the traditional cocido madrileño: a delicious stew with a soup, chickpeas, meat and vegetables. You’ll love it and it will keep you warm! Our suggestion! Try the delicious cocido served at our DOMO restaurant in NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding. Every Thursday at lunchtime you can ask for a menu with this tasty and traditional dish, cooked up by our Executive Chef Luis Bartolomé. Trust us, it’s too tasty to miss.

And, of course, the winter plan par excellence in Madrid is to go to Navacerrada or Cotos, locations in the mountains of the Sierra de Madrid for a day of skiing! Yes that’s right, skiing near the capital of Spain… I bet you hadn’t thought of putting that on your to-do list! . Check our hotel options here!



Amsterdam has a special charm in winter and thanks to the fewer holiday makers visiting the city now, it becomes a pleasure to walk the city. Depending on just how cold temperatures get, one of the most beautiful experiences you can have is going ice-skating in the canals. Seeing the city from this exhilarating perspective never fails to capture the imagination of people of all ages. However, an alternative, you can always go to its famous skating rinks, such as the ICE*Amsterdam or the Leidseplein one.

During these months, locals like to go to their cosy bars with intimate atmospheres and have a drink with friends or warm themselves up with traditional recipes like the stamppot (mashed potatoes) or their popular sweets: oliebollen. You will definitely want to live like a local! Our suggestion: to book your hotel in the city centre.



As with Amsterdam, Prague is also one of those cities that becomes even more beautiful when winter arrives. Maybe because of the snow decorating the  building and romantic scenery, or maybe because of the street food markets that pop up as quickly as they disappear (if you have the chance to go for Christmas, you must do it!)… Anyway, Prague is always beautiful!

Winter is a good moment to ride on Prague’s tram and discover the city, as well as to visit the Castle, an unforgettable structure of beauty and reverence in the middle of a magical landscape. What about going ice skating afterwards and ending the day with a beer tasting session at Beer Geed Pivotéke? It certainly sounds good to us.



If you liked the idea of beer tasting in Prague, you’ll love the Delirium Café in Brussels, too. Probably, one of the places where you’ll find the most extensive range bottled beers . And it is also a perfect and warm place to relax after a day of sightseeing Brussels’ must-see locations, eating some moules et frites in Rue des Bouchers and delighting in some hot chocolate and waffles.

It looks like, if you like gastronomic getaways, this has to be your winter destination! Our hotels there.



These winter months are full of activities and fun things to do in London, as always! London is such a busy city with so many options and plans to do that any day of the week is the best day to take on the city.

This year, choose between the festivities of the 18th of February in Chinatown, when the Chinese New Year will be celebrated; or attending the famous and glamorous Fashion Week; or having a drink at any of the chic and fancy heated rooftop terraces around the city… It will be difficult not having something to do! Our NH London Kensington awaits you there.


Already made a decision? First of all, remember to wear warm clothes. Second of all, get ready to have fun. And finally, we know it’s hard to choose… but any of the options is the best option!

Top cities to visit in 2018 with NH Hotels

By NH | 12:17

A new year has just arrived! And that means… new resolutions, new plans and, of course, new destinations to discover. This 2018 has to be tapped into traveling and enjoying as much as possible and we want to be part of it. That’s why we’ve made an attractive selection of five different cities that you’ll appreciate more than ever during 2018. Already organizing the dates to fix them in your holidays calendar?



Seville is a place that simply has something special about it, which is perhaps one of the reasons why it has been named as the best city to travel to in 2018 by Lonely Planet. So, what’s Seville got to say about itself?


Seville is the 4th largest city in Spain and the capital city of Andalusia. It is a city full of beauty, brimming with Andalusian art, warm vibes, modern and traditional architecture, and some of the most emblematic buildings and spaces in Spain. We’re guessing you might have seen Giralda, its huge and wonderful Plaza de España, or the contemporary Metropol Parasol. Thanks to being at the top of this Best in Travel list, the city will be having a lot of local activities during the year, such as the European Film Awards, among others, helping to bring a wider variety of tourists to the city.

Our tip is to try to avoid summer time as the temperatures can reach upto 50 degrees, so Spring and Autumn are best for those milder temperatures. Why not visit during the famous Feria de Abril? Guaranteed to captivate you with the authentic Andalusian energy!

A total of four of our hotels located in different strategic spots in Seville are already waiting for you to spend an amazing time in the city.



The German city of Hamburg can be found on this Best in Travel 2018 list, too, and we couldn’t agree more. Some people say Hamburg has never been given the attention it deserves but… it’s never too late! In fact, The New York Times also recently included it in one of its travelling articles “36 hours in Hamburg”. Hamburg… maybe this is your year!


There are two things that can be highlighted as the reasons why this city is so special: its architectural masterpieces and its fun nightlife. Hamburg is full of young people and full of art. Did you know it has the 2nd largest church in Europe, the Sankt Michaelis Church? You can’t miss it when there. Nor should you miss the new and extraordinary modern construction: the Elbphilharmonie. Breathtaking in the outside and in the inside!

If you like nice bars, cool atmospheres and walking around, you’ll love Hamburg’s nightlife either. Its Sankt Pauli neighbourhood is one of the most famous of the region because of the neverending life that invades it every single day (and night, of course).

If all this is not enough to whet your appetite… Check out our Hamburg Travel Guides! There’s a lot to discover so as to be ready to make the best of a stay in this incredible German city.



Poland, oh beautiful Poland. This country is firmly on this list and is one of the countries that has slowly been increasing in its popularity. And it was inevitable that it was going to happen to the town of Poznan, in the western part of the country.


Famous because of its University environment, it is one of those Polish cities that is starting to catch the attention of many young tourists. Poznan is a great place to spend a weekend, to walk around and to admire: little colorful traditional constructions, a beautifully imposing Old Town Hall, a Royal Castle built in the XIII century on top of a hill… there’s so many artistic-cultural-tourist-attractions! Not to mention its charming parks and the green areas surrounding the city..

Is this little old town on your 2018 bucket list yet? Great! We’ll be glad if you choose to come to our NH Poznan, right in the heart of the action, which will supply you with every single service you may need. What else could you ask for?



Even if you’ve already been there, London is always a great idea. There’s always something going on in this amazing multicultural city. Maybe because of the news of the latest Royal engagement, its popularity on the internet has significantly increased once again. It has always been a trend in Europe, and it looks like this year it is set to be one of the most beloved ones.


At least once in a lifetime, this city has to be visited and simply walked around, as well as visiting all its amazing and countless attractions: Saint Paul Cathedral, Hyde Park, Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Street, Buckingham Palace, the British Museum… art, music, street markets, culture… So many things! Is there anything London does not have? Come on! Our NH London Kensington will be pleased to provide you with the best of the stays.



Because living and experiencing historic art and culture is more and more valued by tourists as time goes by, the outstanding Italian city of Florence is a winning option this year. Florence is one of those cities that everyone falls in love with. It’s like an open-air museum in which every single step and every single building has a story to tell… Florence is literally flooded with incredible, unforgettable history!


The dynamism and the unique charm of Florence means that the city is a haven for tourists all year round, but like with Seville, we would recommend you not to go in summer, as Florence would be full of tourists and under really hot temperatures… not the most ideal conditions for sightseeing comfortably!

Are you already thinking of your pictures next to the Ponte Vecchio or under the magnificent Santa Maria di Fiore? Are you already thinking of that gelato while admiring the views from Piazzale Michelangelo? Because we are!


As we mentioned in the beginning… 2018 is going to be a great year and the way to make it better is travelling the world! Do you want to come with us?

A Winter’s Tale in the Cutest Towns of Europe

By NH | 12:49

This Winter, let’s take a breath from the big cities and take a moment to explore some of the most beautiful towns and cities in Europe that are well known but not overly touristic. There are so many cute places waiting to be discovered, to teach you local culture and enrich your love of travel. History, art, beauty… these are the perfect and coziest destinations for your winter getaway this year.



Almost right where Germany ends and the Czech Republic begins, and nestled in the valleys of the River Elbe, we find the first ‘village’ on our list: Dresden. Because of its important historic heritage and natural beauty, this lovely little place has always cast a certain spell over those that visit.

Every single corner has a story to tell, something that makes it extraordinary, especially when you learn that Dresden was bombarded back in the 1685 but on recovering, not only was it rebuilt but it took its first steps to becoming the city we know today. It was again attacked during the WWII but in the following years, pieced itself back together and is once again the incredible flourishing city, drawing in all manner of visitors from around the world.


In between all the things it can be proud of, you’d be crazy to miss out on visiting its Frauenkirche Baroque church, considered the symbol of Dresden. Also, the Royal Palace, the Zwinger museum complex  and the Semperoper cathedral are three of the must-see’s this city has for you (and they are so close to where our accommodation options are!) . Did you know that the oldest European funicular is found there? And that it has some of the cutest winter markets? The stately city of Dresden awaits your visit to teach you about History, art and splendour.


Have you ever heard of this Romanian village? It’s never too late to, especially with us. Part of its allure is the fact that it’s not such a touristic place, but it’s safe to say it is well worth a weekend. You’ll want to come back.


Neat, clean and full of colorful buildings, influenced by a mixture of Art Nouveau and Baroque architecture, like the picturesque Piata Unirii square and commercial centre, for example. Dating back to the Middle Ages, it has an important industrial history and is one of the best examples of a village with a multicultural legacy around Europe. It used to be under the power of the Hungarian Empire, the Ottoman Empire and the Habsburgs, and all of them leaving their mark on what it is today.


Timisoara was also one of the most emblematic and strategic spots during the Romanian Revolution back in 1989, with beautiful street art decorating the walls as a reminder. Nowadays, it is a vivid place, full of life, good vibes and young people. If you’re planning to come to our NH Timisoara, let us suggest you one last thing: the Strada Alba Iulia, is a street covered by a blanket of colorful umbrellas. Impressively lovely!


If we were to mention Lake Como, it’s highly likely that you’ll know where we’re talking about. But, what if we say Lake Lecco? Not so familiar with that one, are you? Well, in fact, this is a not-that-known part of the same lake. The River Adda ends up in Lake Lecco, located in the Italian village of the same name, right on the other side of where Como is located.


Surrounded by nature, Lecco is the next suggestion on our list of fascinating European destinations. Often covered in a blanket of white during wintertime, its Romanesque architecture is probably one of the most appealing characteristics of this Italian spot, together with the contrast seen in between the lake and the Grigna and Resegone mountains. So inspiring!


Already captivated? Write down this must see’s before visiting it: San Nicola church, Piazza XX Settembre (an effortlessly elegant place!), the Belgioioso Palace and Villa Manzoni, where you’ll be delighted by the works of Alessandro Manzoni and beautiful contemporary art. Is there something we’re missing? Oh! Delicious Italian gastronomy… and our NH Lecco Pontevecchio!

La Spezia

Let’s stay in Italy for a little while longer. This time, we’ll explore La Spezia, a wonderful city sometimes considered as the connection between the villages of the World Heritage Site Cinque Terre: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.


La Spezia is an attractive, romantic spot, with its coastal houses, its port and the Ligurian sea breaking its waves into the rocks of this charming village. The colors of the cultural heritage sites of La Spezia, together with the blue sea, and the green forests look like a carefully designed artistic composition. Another advantage? The nice weather, warm and nice all year long, which is great if you want to get rid of cold temperatures for a while.


They say that an image worth more than a thousand words… we’re not so sure. So, come see it yourself!

So, in the mood for a winter getaway in any of these charming destinations? Even a brief weekend break will top up your love of travelling and take you away from the humdrum of the daily routine. And, we think that these places deserve to be visited as much as you deserve a winter break!