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    Design hotels take the reins

    It’s been some time since design hotels have made such a strong impression but this year promises to be their year. Located in charming refurbished antique buildings and paying attention to small details, these hotels are a must-stay for your holidays. And now you’ll not only find them in big capital cities; Bilbao and Malaga now offer distinguished hotels, with unique experiences which suit and complement the destination’s surroundings. Welcome to a new era of hotel experience.

    Found in desirable locations, these hotels offer charming spaces, elegant furniture and exquisite design to create a unique atmosphere with the opportunity to enjoy historical buildings which, before the construction of the hotel, were not in use. They are small, charming and very selective hotels. A new design that will captivate all kinds of holidaymakers.

    Choosing one of these hotels means a guaranteed unique experience with many guests putting the same effort into finding one of these as they would searching for a specific beach or museum, making them a prime reason for their trip. In fact, most of the time, the hotel counts for a big part of their holiday, with guests wishing only to take advantage of all the hotel’s services and facilities without going on outings away from the establishment. Guests only come to rest, disconnect and relax in a place that has character.

    Although up until a time ago there was something exclusive and special about going on a city break to a big capital city, now you can find everything you want to do in medium-sized cities or touristic sun and beach destinations like Mallorca or Tenerife. Bit by bit, this trend is expanding and big hotel chains like IBEROSTAR are adding these types of hotels to their profile such as Vincci Hotels, Catalonia, Melià, Barceló, NH or those in Madrid city centre. Additionally, another pioneer hotel joining in with this trend is Petit Palace by High Tech.

    Feel different

    Petit Palace Hotels is the perfect example of this trend sweeping Spain. Other than in Madrid and Barcelona, where the best part of their city break hotels are based, they are now setting up shop in places like Malaga, Bilbao, Seville, Malaga and Valencia. All these will be design hotels constructed from antique buildings, combining the classic with the modern, completely refurbished whilst still maintaining their exquisite historical design, converting spaces into chill out areas with new age services and attention to detail when it comes to making the experience unique to every guest.

    They will be distinct in their design and, moreover, their services: free bike hire, free wifi in all rooms and renting of technological devices at no extra cost (iPad, rooms fitted with computers, etc…) They allow pets and specialise in accommodating all different guests (high-ranking directors, groups of friends, families with small children, etc…) offering custom-made rooms.

    Take advantage of the experience

    Built over the basic structure, every hotel has its own character, it mimics its surroundings and offers many leisure activities to complement the guest’s experience. Special walking tours, activities for families (like the Family Experience), couples or friends; discounts on entries to the best shows or cultural centres of the destination; reservations for nearby golf courses; beauty salons; spa and wellbeing centres; and direct access to beaches or authentic old towns.

    Taste all the flavours

    The hotels’ gastronomy is a treat in itself as much as any other part of the hotel; it’s unique and different. Signature dishes with a concoction of variety and fusion, combining innovative and traditional blends with local and international influences. The dishes in these hotels are made keeping in mind the destination and guest preferences. Thus, there are hotels that offer restaurants á la carte or special dishes for business meetings;  banquets and others that offer free breakfast at the time of booking.

    Fair prices

    True, design hotels offer more experience but they are also a bit pricier; yet, at the same time, fairer than you would think. Most are 4 star hotels, accounting for the wide variety of services and facilities on offer, without amounting to the price of a luxury 5-star hotel. They offer lots of attractive promotions with guarantees that would be unthinkable in other type of hotel; extremely important and necessary when it comes to feeling at ease during your stay. Consult, as an example of what these hotels offer, the offers of Petit Palace to see for yourself that the price is a fair proposal for the values and services it has available. What’s more, you’ll see that the quality is as good as any luxury hotel.

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