The Hotel Carlton is renewing the surface of his fachade with mineral paintings, which advanced technology is respectful with the environment. The improvements are carried out for the conservation of the front, embellishment and satisfaction of the persons who visit the Hotel and walk along Bilbao.
From his inauguration in 1926 the Hotel designed by D. Manuel M ª Smith, is a multicultural emblem of the city and adds this way to the celebration of the distinction “Best European City 2018” of Bilbao, for his urbanism.
Aránzazu Hotels attended the inauguration of the stand of Basque Country in the fair FITUR, in Madrid.
In words of Mr. Alfredo Retortillo, Counselor of Trade, Tourism and Consumption of the Basque Government: ” Basque Country grows and it does it in the good direction, with criteria of sustainability and balance, quality and own characteristics “.
As the Counselor explained, the Tourism has happened to be an authentic industry in the Basque Country and there is foreseen that in the year 2017 we have overcome 3,5 million visitors.
For the agenda of these days, we can highlight the delivery of the EDEN and SICTED awards as well as the presentation of the international events that will take place in Bilbao – Biscay this year 2018.
The 38th Edition of the international tourism fair, FITUR 2018, which takes place from 17 to 21 January 2018, will once again host the world tourism industry, with the most complete exhibition of proposals and destinations of enterprises, organizations and institutions around the world.
FITUR is a global meeting point for tourism professionals and the leading trade fair for inbound and outbound Ibero American markets.
This week we have been in a Cycle Tourism meeting celebrated in Vivanco.
The presentation was directed by Bikefriendly. The cycle tourism is undoubtedly nowadays a tourist subsector in strict sense very important. Between other reasons, because it implies attracting a sustainable tourism and promoting this type of tourism already it is an aim in yes same for Vivanco, and because the cycle turism is a tourist of integration product: a walk is not alone cicloturista between vineyards, but it includes monuments, heritage, cultural resources, natural resources, etc.
Inside the Plan of Tourist Actions for International Promotion programmed for the year 2017, Basquetour – Basque Agency of Tourism has foreseen to celebrate, in collaboration with the OET of Munich, two Days of Promotion and in GERMANY. These cities have been chosen by their excellent flight connection by Bilbao. Stuttgart on October 25th and Munich on October 26th.
Some representatives of the mentioned organizations will attend the events: Mr Alfredo Retortillo – Counselor of Tourism, Trade and Consumption of the Basque Government, Ms Maider Echevarria – Director of Tourism of Basque Government, Mr Harkaitz Millán – The Director of Basquetour and Mr. Álvaro Blanco Volmer, The Director of the OET of Munich.
The program for the event is directed to tourism professional agents, and the destination presentation will have following actions:
– Workshop with the principal tourist Basque companies. Aránzazu Hotels will show the functionality of the Abando Hotel to the tourist agents and the luxury of the Hotel Carlton in Bilbao; the wide offer of leisure and business at Hotel San Sebastian and the charming Hotel Los Agustinos.
– Presentation of destination. The Director of Tourism of the Basque Government, Ms Maider Echevarría, will make a detailed presentation of the destination.
The event will finish with a cocktail with the main ingredients of the Basque gastronomy.
On October 11 Red Cross celebrates in Bilbao the traditional Flag Day.
This year the collection is destined to the projects that the Institution comes developing in favour of the most disadvantaged children: school success, hospitalized infancy, support to families with minors, … “Say YES to the infancy ” and collaborate with Red Cross. Aránzazu Hoteles as collaborator, will place a charity booth at Carlton Hotel. We wait for you.
One more year, Donostia it´s open to the culinary world with his already known San Sebastian Gastronomika, which besides the congress offers different activities to everybody.
This year the protagonist will be India, which will aromatize the city and will bring color and a lot of flavors different from our palates.
From this Sunday, the 8th of October, and until Wednesday, the 11th, in the entry to the Kursaal you will be able to enjoy indian “Street Food”. In addition, for the most advanced in the world of the kitchen, on the 8th there will be courses to learn how to make curry, the tikka chicken, how to use the spices ….
From the 26th to the 29th September is taking place in Paris the IFTM-TOP RESA fair, one of the most important ones in Europe for the MICE sector.
For its 39th edition, IFTM Top Resa will gather all players of the tourism industry from 26th to 29th September 2017, in Paris – Parc des Expositions, Porte de Versailles, Hall 1. IFTM Top Resa is 31,000 professional visitors more than 1,600 brands. The fair offers a multi-target proposition with dedicated visitor programmes suitable for each segment: Leisure, Business, Mice.
At the heart of Paris, the world capital of tourism, this complementarity makes it possible to combine French and worldwide tourism offers in one unique venue.
Aránzazu Hoteles will be there, on behalf of Diputación Foral de Bizkaia.
From 22nd to 30th Septemberit will take place in Donostia the 65th International Film Festival of San Sebastian, or e Zinemaldia.
This cinema event, as important as the ones in Cannes or Venice it will assemble actors and directors of international reputation. Among them the 3 Donostia Awards of this edition: Monica Bellucci, Ricardo Darín and Agnés Varda.
In addition, also they will walk along the red carpet between others John Malkovich (president of the juror of the official section), Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Glenn Close or Arnold Schwarzenegger.
San Sebastian, a film city!
It is the largest open-door festival in the city to discover the architecture, transformation and values of Bilbao, offering free views to 47 significant buildings.
Hotel Carlton is part of the 47 buildings that can be visited in this initiative.
“Enter the Carlton Hotel´s bunker where the Lehendakari José Antonio de Aguirre took refuge during the bombardments of the Civil War”.
Sunday 24th September from 10 to 7 pm