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Late Summers in the countryside with Eurostars Hotels

Late Summers in the countryside with Eurostars Hotels

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In this atypical summer it seems that going back to the village on holiday is the order of the day. The profusion of open spaces, the contact with nature and the lack of overcrowding in rural areas are elements that this summer play in favour of recovering old customs, and reconciling ourselves with those destinations that, although closer in distance, had been forgotten in favour of holidays in exotic destinations, long transatlantic trips or escapes to large capitals.
Those who “have a village” have surely visited this year, eager to rediscover memories and sensations of yesteryear, and to enjoy a few days of peace and quiet without frights; and those who do not have a village can always look for an adopted one, make use of the guide and launch themselves into discovering surprising and unique areas of our geography, hitherto unknown.
To make this experience complete and extremely pleasant, Eurostars Hotels has a collection of establishments with proposals designed to discover new destinations within our territory. This is an attraction for those travellers who have not yet been able to enjoy their holidays without having to go far away, and without giving up the opportunity to enjoy countless pleasant surprises.

A palace in the heart of Cáceres

In Trujillo, Cáceres, the Eurostars Palacio de Santa Marta awaits us, an elegant 16th century mansion converted into a hotel that allows you to learn about the history of the first Extremaduran conquerors who brought new horizons to the city of Trujillo.
Its excellent location in the heart of the historic centre makes the hotel the ideal starting point for discovering this historic town in Extremadura; inviting you to wander through its cobbled streets and discover the charms of the town at your own pace, tasting the exquisite cuisine of the area or relaxing on a terrace to contemplate the architectural beauty of its palaces or the Renaissance Plaza Mayor.
In addition, its beautiful natural surroundings allow you to go on foot or by 4×4 on different routes that invite you to get lost among centenary chestnut trees or old mills.

History and modernity, an exclusive experience in Ruavieja de Logroño.

Walking along La Ruavieja in the old town of Logroño means going back in time and breathing in the history of its buildings and cobbled streets. The Eurostars Fuerte Ruavieja, located in the heart of the city, allows you to enjoy the essence of a centenary building that maintains the beauty and architectural characteristics of the original construction, with its old stone walls and wooden beams.
The decoration of the hotel is inspired by the universe of wine, an excellent prelude for the visitor who wishes to tour the area distinguished by its endless vineyard landscapes. A mosaic of colours that shines with every sunset and will delight those who on holiday are not separated from their camera. Of course, the day cannot end without a tasting of its D.O. wines, accompanied by its rich gastronomy.

The best kept secret of the Ribeira Sacra: a palace full of history.

The Eurostars Pazo de Sober, in the province of Lugo, is one of the best kept secrets in the Ribeira Sacra. It stands between 7th century walls and endless gardens that surround a palace full of history, hidden in the heart of Galicia, which gathers the best of this land of wines, thermal waters and countless legends. The visitor can enjoy its peaceful atmosphere, its attractive gastronomic proposal and its complete glazed spa with views of the estate’s gardens.
On the other hand, its surroundings invite you to tour its unique vineyards that defy gravity, viewpoints from which to contemplate the immensity and rivers that flow between gorges with unsuspected shapes. A country of stories and folklore with an exquisite gastronomic and wine tradition that will captivate you.

Stays with total security.

This refreshing experience, suitable even for the most urbanites, can be enjoyed with complete peace of mind. All Eurostars hotels are subject to the Eurostars Clean+Safe safety and prevention programme, designed to ensure the health and wellbeing of guests, employees and the local community.

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Fauchon L´Hotel, Le petit plaisir

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Auguste Fauchon, the leading figure of French luxury gastronomy, opened his first delicatessen shop in the Place de la Madeleine in 1886. In September 2018, the family-owned company brought the iconic brand to the next level, opening its first concept hotel, Fauchon l’Hôtel, in the same place where it all started.

Hotel Fauchon is located in the heart of Paris, on the right bank of the Seine, in the distinguished 8th arrondissement. The district is home of world-famous attractions like Les Champs Elisées, l’Arc de Triomphe or le Grand Palais, and it’s also the bustling centre of commerce, culture, gastronomy and architecture of France.

A classical cream-coloured and elegant Haussmann building —a symbol of Paris par excellence since the XIX century— harbours the boutique hotel. The project not only has become the home of the historic brand and an excellent opportunity to let hosts immerse in it, but a complete and unique experience, that blends culinary excellence with creativity, design, modernity, and refinement.

With its gorgeous views of the city’s rooftops to its chic interiors, dominated by fuchsia, black and white, Hotel Fauchon has managed to keep the delicacy and exquisiteness that has always defined the brand from a new modern perspective. And that has been possible thanks to the collaboration between the prestigious architect Richard Martinet and Atelier Paluel Marmont.

The hotel’s decoration includes original designs of furniture, lighting, panelling and carpeting developed by a team of designers, artists and craftsmen who have found a unique way to bring the flavours of Fauchon to its now live design. 

With 54 rooms, a restaurant with a terrace, a fitness centre and a Carita Spa, Fauchon has a lot to offer. Still, of course, the best to start with is with the food, at any time of the day, at Café Fauchon, where you can delight yourself in the sunny terrace, observing Paris movement in real-time, or stay inside, more cosy and intimate. 

Homemade pastries, different types of bread, fresh juices, hot drinks, teas, cakes, exotic fruits, cheeses, chutneys, and smoked fish are available for breakfast. For lunch and dinner, the hotel’s chefs shine at reinventing traditional French récipes. Fauchon poultry with pâté of veal, mushrooms, foie gras and slightly acid juice or carpaccio of scallops with pickles and creamy shavings are some of the dishes available.

Fauchon Hotel has a Chef Service too, which allows you to ask any dish in the comfort of your intimacy, and even In-Room Gourmet Moments. The service will make sure that your wine or champagne will be served within ten minutes since you ask for it. And there’s a Preparation in Room service too, which will bring the chef himself to you to finish the dish on the spot.

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If you are a lover of the most famous pastry shop in the world, this is your personal paradise. Each room has a minibar full of complimentary Fauchon brand delicacies.

J. Garrido

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4 Boulevard Malesherbes, 75008 Paris, France.
Tel +33 1 87 86 28 00

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AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado, Lisbon’s best kept secret

AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado, Lisbon's best kept secret

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Now that in Europe we are keeping a close eye on where to travel, Lisbon has become a fairly safe and very desirable destination. 

Moreover, Lisbon is one of those quiet, romantic and very European cities that has made up for itself in recent years in an exceptional way. 

And that is why we are going to present you with a place full of charm where you can stay. It is AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado, a 28-room and suite boutique hotel set in a historic building right in the heart of Lisbon, offering a smart alternative for urban travellers looking for a more contemporary approach to luxury. Ostentatious perks and unnecessary extras are eschewed at AlmaLusa in order to provide accessibly-priced luxury that retains the elements that really matter for guests – stylish décor, character, lux amenities and truly stellar personalized service.

Set on the historic Praça do Município, where Lisbon’s royal palace once stood and the plans for Portugal’s maritime exploration were born in the 15th Century, AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado occupies a renovated 18th-century building where Lisbon’s arsenal was housed. It was where weapons and cannons destined for Portuguese explorers’ ships were constructed and stored.

AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado is made for visitors who want to get under the city’s skin and experience Portuguese culture. The Hotel doesn’t just rely on its connections to the past to capture the essence of the city, but partners with exclusive Portuguese brands. From the beds, towels and in-room coffee right down to the Castebel products, local produce and wines, almost everything here is sourced from the finest Portuguese producers. 

All 28 rooms, among them 8 suites, have been designed in an individual style and are inspired by the history of the building and the Portuguese aristocratic way of life, but with a contemporary approach. Every room is fully equipped with such as high-speed Wi-Fi, an HD 43” Led smart TV, heavenly luxury King or Twin beds, REVO Supersignal radios, safes and Delta coffee and tea machines. The bathrooms feature power showers and Castebel products. 

We all know the Portuguese gastronomy, rich in tradition, flavours and with an excellent wine selection. Therefore, in AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado you can’t miss its gastronomic proposal under the name of Delfina Restaurant with a menu which celebrates regional cuisine, with chefs using fresh, seasonal ingredients from the Mediterranean larder to craft moreish dishes, such as “bacalhau à bras” (a delicious concoction of scrambled egg, salt cod strips, onion and crispy potatoes). The alfresco dining area is an ideal spot for sipping fabulous local wines beneath the sun.

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AlmaLusa is a place brimming with charm. If you want to breathe the Portuguese culture, this is the hotel to stay. The hotel staff is very generous and helpful. An intimate place to spend a relaxing holiday.

J. Garrido

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Praça do Município 21 Lisboa. Portugal
Tel. +351 212 697 440
info@almalusahotels.com
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A Quinta da Auga Hotel Spa Relais&Châteaux

A Quinta da Auga Hotel Spa Relais&Châteaux

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With Spain preparing to welcome visitors back to its sunny shores once again, this summer presents the perfect opportunity to delve deeper among the country’s lesser known regions and uncover some of its best kept secrets, starting with the historic hub of Santiago de Compostela.

The capital of Spain’s north western corner of Galicia, claimed final resting place of the apostle Saint James and the culmination point for the famous Camino de Santiago pilgramage, the city provides a gateway to a treasure trove of fascinating ancient history, breath-taking untapped scenery and a rich culinary culture complemented by rarely exported wines.

Tucked among the rolling green scenery and just five minutes’ drive from the city centre, A Quinta da Auga Hotel Spa Relais&Châteaux – a new Mason Rose client re-opening from 5th July – provides an ideal base from which to organise personalised itineraries that truly highlight the best of this spectacular destination, with options including…

  • Expeditions through the stunning Ribeira Sacra incorporating riverboat tours along the meandering Miño river, flanked by traditional seafaring villages, and visits to the strikingly steep vineyards producing native Atlantic wines rarely found elsewhere
  • Sailing and horse-riding trips that trail the numerous estuaries, untouched sandy beaches and traditional fishing villages of the Galician coastline and islands, finishing with an unforgettable panorama of one of Spain’s most beautiful sunsets
  • Time-hopping city tours of Santiago de Compostela, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its diverse wealth of history and architecture open for exploration all year round, and where story-lovers can still spot the golden scallop shells that pepper the cobbled streets to guide pilgrims into the city
  • Adrenaline-fuelled adventures from abseiling into the Sierra del Barbanza canyons, to rafting down the Ulla, Tambre and Deza rivers, to diving for shellfish at the Arousa estuary, as well as unrivalled views from above thanks to guided paragliding experiences

When the time comes to wind down, the family-owned A Quinta da Auga promises all the ingredients for a luxurious getaway with a true sense of place. Housed in an 18th century paper factory nestled within one hectare of land, the 51-room boutique – including three individually designed premium suites previously sought out by Spanish royalty – offers the best of the Galician heritage, with original stone walls and rich wood flooring bedecked with an elegant combination of antique and contemporary furnishings and artworks.

The hotel’s dedicated spa and wellbeing centre extends the concept of slowing down and embracing the surroundings, boasting its own flotarium inspired by the mineral-rich salty waters of the Dead Sea. Pampering is on offer in the form of facial treatments using products from French skincare guru, Biologique Recherche, aromatherapy with Aromatherapy Associates and Ayurveda with Sundari, while couples can enjoy their own world of wellness at the intimate private spa. Meanwhile, delicious Galician fare can be found at the alfresco QCafé coffee bar and fine-dining Filigrina restaurant, which exemplifies gourmet takes on locally produced delicacies, such as seafood freshly sourced from the neighbouring Atlantic, all paired with specially selected regional wines.

For weddings and events, A Quinta da Auga’s owners, the Lorenzo-García family are delighted to offer personalised packages in their dedicated spaced that open out onto the riverside gardens, brought to life by seasonal flower arrangements.

Editor´s Quote

Galicia is a region of Spain with an exceptional tradition, culture and nature. This hotel is the perfect place to stay if you are coming to Galicia for the first time. A place steeped in history, tranquility and exceptional service. The origin of this hotel dates back to the 18th century, which housed a paper mill and one of the most important places in the area, rich in industry.

J. Garrido

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Paseo da Amaia 23b
15706 Santiago de Compostela,
A Coruña. Spain
Tel. (+34) 981 534 636

Price: 120€ to 200€

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The London Edition

When we talk about the Edition brand, an image of Ian Shrager, the man who revolutionised the concept of a luxury boutique hotel, immediately comes to mind. A hotel where luxury and glamour abound, embodying the “hotel as lifestyle” concept that Shrager created. His idea was to offer the very best of the place where one is staying, naturally attracting the rich, famous and beautiful.

The London Edition is the third property of the Marriott-Ritz Carlton group under the EDITION brand in cooperation with Ian Shrager.

This 19th century building was built in 1835 and is comprised of five private homes. The Berners Hotel was built later on in 1908. In 2013, it became The London Edition of today, preserving the façade’s Georgian style and turning the sumptuous interiors designed by Yabu Pushelberg and I.S.C Design Studio into an interesting blend of modern and classic elements.

A stunning example of the magnificence of this hotel is its impressive lobby, with its large marble columns and a massive polished mirrored egg, the work of German lighting designer Ingo Maurer. The lobby shares space with The Lobby Bar, surrounded by a group of tables and sofas distributed in front of an impressive fireplace and snooker table. Here you can try a variety of cocktails created by Andy Shannon.

The guest rooms are the epitome of luxury, recalling the interiors of a luxury yacht with wood panelled walls, magnificent hanging lamps, tufted lounge chairs, a bed made with white sheets covered with a faux mink blanket at the foot, and a fully stocked minibar hidden inside a wooden wardrobe.

The suites have differentiated spaces with sofas and balconies where you can enjoy views of the London skyline. 

The Berners Tavern.

Perhaps it’s the jewel of The London Edition or perhaps it’s simply one more excuse to visit this magnificent hotel. But for those who haven’t had the opportunity to stay at The London Edition, you really should try and see if you can have lunch at this fabulous restaurant. Just sitting at one of the tables is already an experience in itself as everything around 208 you is utterly breathtaking. It’s an opulent space with high ceilings and ornate plasterwork of incalculable beauty. The walls are covered with gilt-framed photographs and paintings, all mixed together as if they were Tetris pieces that fit perfectly. The tables are laid out in the style of cafés, with circular leather booths, round tables and wooden chairs.

With Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton at the helm, The Berners Tavern offers lively modern cuisine, blending English tradition with influences from continental Europe. Don’t miss its famous, award-winning mac and cheese!

10 Berners St, Fitzrovia, London
+44 20 7781 0000
www.editionhotels.com