Promotions for next 2020 Valentine's Day. At Elba Hotels we launched the “All you need is love” campaign with great discounts.
Only one month left for Valentine's Day! This holiday is known worldwide as the day of the year in which love is declared. Its origin dates back to the third century, during the reign of Emperor Claudius II. He decided to ban marriages among young people because he considered that single soldiers worked better when not having emotional bonds. However, a priest named Valentin considered this an injustice and secretly celebrated marriages between young lovers. When Claudio II found out, he sentenced him to death on February 14, 270. For this reason, this date is commemorated as Valentine's Day every year.
If you were one of those who Valentine’s Day seemed too cloying, do you see this date now with a new meaning? Read on to discover the best ideas to celebrate Valentine's Day… while traveling!
Enjoy the best Valentine's getaway
Discover some traditional New Year's Eve celebrations from different parts of the world.
New Year's Eve! Have you already decided wich outfit you will wear? Have you bought the grapes yet? In Spain it is tradition on New Year's Eve to eat twelve grapes when the clock strikes twelve o'clock at the turn of the year and put on some red underwear. In other countries these traditions would sound strange. Do you want to know what are the traditions in other places of the world? Keep reading!.
The most curious traditions in New Year
Surely you've heard about lentils; In Italy and Germany it is very typical to include this dish at New Year's Eve dinner to attract good luck and fortune. In Greece, they leave the legumes aside and opt for a bread prepared with basil in which they hide a coin and, as happens here with the King Cake, whoever finds it has guaranteed luck for 2020!
During this 2019 we have shared with the readers of our blog the story of some of the people who make up the great “Elba Family”. They make everything possible, they are responsible of the success of Elba Hotels, and that is why we wanted to dedicate this space to them. To close these series we have someone known by all the workers in our brand, Fernando de las Heras, our CEO.
“We live times of volatile situation that always affect our activity, but I want to send a message of encouragement to our teams. If fortune gives us health, everything else will be fixed. We must be self-demanding in offering our guests the best service and our best smile; this makes our work enjoyable and attracts success to our project ”
Fernando has been at Elba Hotels for 22 years. "A lifetime!", As he says. “I arrived as the opening director of the first hotel of the chain in the Canary Islands, which at that time was the second hotel of the company. As the chain grew with the opening of new hotels, my responsibilities also did it, until I reached my current position” explains the current CEO of Elba Hotels.
Traveling as a couple and having a few days of relaxation is one of the best options to strengthen bonds.
One of the situations that usually occur in a relationship is monotony; The routine, however pleasant and comfortable, ends up making the butterflies that used to flutter in our stomachs to calm down. Over time, relationships gain in depth, but it is necessary to take care of them with new experiences in common and positive memories. And what better way to do this than planning a trip with your couple?
Know the treatments for two of our Thalasso Spas
As is well known, the benefits of thalassotherapy are very numerous: it promotes circulation, relaxes the muscles, helps to free ourselves from stressful situations, puts our body and mind in harmony... At Elba Thalasso Spa we want to put at your disposal all the advantages that seawater can contribute to your health and beauty.
December is a good month to enjoy cultural tourism in Spain and its capital, Madrid.
With the rain and cold that December brings with it, it is normal to feel more like staying indoors enjoying your warm house and those (pre) Christmas moments in family that we miss so much during the rest of the year. But December is also a perfect month to travel and discover, for example, the Spanish capital. In today's blog we show you the best cultural plans in Madrid.
Discover the culture of Madrid
The options for cultural tourism in Spain and, specifically, in Madrid are endless. In addition to the typical Christmas plans, such as visiting the traditional market at the Main Square and tasting a delicious squid sandwich or a chocolate with “churros” in the famous San Ginés chocolate shop, opened since 1894; There are also many exhibitions and museums in Madrid that will allow us to shelter from the cold and will discover artists and art works that will not leave us indifferent
Celebrate the end of the year with Elba Hotels. Discover the best dinners, parties and promotions in accommodation.
One of the most anticipated times of the year is approaching: Christmas. It is time to enjoy with family and friends; to meet with those people we see only on special occasions, but with whom we would like to spend all the time in the world.
Preparing your New Year's Eve party in a hotel is always a good idea, although you may have never thought about it. At Elba Hotels, our clients are like family and we know that this is a perfect time to disconnect and have fun. Therefore, if you want to spend Christmas Eve or New Year in a hotel, we would like you to come with us
Keep reading because we have very special promotions to make your Christmas unforgettable. If you have not decided where to go at the end of the year, you will be very interested in what we have to tell you.
Discover the New Year’s Eve and Christmas offers with Elba Hotels
Today we share with you the story of one of our employees about her life and her work with us. They make everything possible.
Next June, Emma, a waitress at Elba Castillo San Jorge, will not only turn 20 as an employee of Elba Hotels, but also as a member of our big family. Our partner began with us almost by chance: “One day I came to have a drink at ‘La Barca’ and they offered me to work at the hotel”.
Her great experience as an employee is evident in every detail, since her main priority is "to make the customers who visit us happy, making them enjoy the time they spend with us to the fullest." And it doesn't surprise us because the attention she provides to our guests is extraordinary.
When we ask her what she likes most about her daily life at Elba Castillo San Jorge, Emma doesn't hesitate for a second: “The best thing is direct contact with customers, seeing that they feel comfortable and have a good time with us and, above all, see familiar faces return to the hotel every year”.
Golf is a sport that will surprise you the first times you practice it and with which you can get fit. Find out more with Elba Hotels.
In addition to proper nutrition, sports are something that all experts recommend to lead a healthy life. For many, it can be difficult to find that sport with which to feel comfortable and enjoy: running, swimming, playing football, paddle tennis ... If you have tried everything and have not yet found your ideal sport, read on. In today's blog we will encourage you with a very specific proposal: practice golf.
Golf, a sport for all audiences
Practicing golf is very beneficial for our physical and mental health and is recommended for all ages. The average level of injuries is very low and they only occur when you don't have a correct knowledge of how to play, but don't worry, learning golf is simple
In addition, without realizing it, in a field of about 18 holes, you can walk around 17,000 steps on a day of golf. Being a sport that is practiced in a relaxed way, you won't even realize how much you have walked.
Do you want to spend an unforgettable New Year's Eve but you don't know how? In Elba Hotels we have the solution and it is called Mediterranean.
The last night of the year has something magical and that is why it must be of celebration and joy. We dress in our best clothes to celebrate the transition to the new year, leaving the past behind and focusing our illusion on the projects that are to come. If you still have not decided what to do on New Year's Eve, we have a proposal that you will love: celebrate a Mediterranean New Year's Eve.
As we know that one of the things you like most is traveling, do not hesitate: prepare your suitcase and come to Mallorca! Your special New Year's Eve awaits you on this beautiful Mediterranean island where we opened Elba Sunset Mallorca just half a year ago.
Therefore, it will be the first New Year's Eve of Elba Sunset Mallorca and we will celebrate it in style, with a great New Year's Eve party in whose preparations we are already working to make it an unforgettable night.
Your best New Year's Eve in the Mediterranean
On October 31, World Cities Day is celebrated, a day that advocates the sustainable growth of cities around the world.
International Cities Day is celebrated every October 31, focused on making sustainable construction possible. As we are good travelers, from Elba Hotels we dedicate this post to talk about this day and, by the way, we invite you to visit Madrid, the city where our headquarters are located.
The theme of World Cities Day changes every year, focusing this 2019 on “innovations and a better life for future generations”. Currently more than half of the population lives in cities, a number which is expected to double in 2050. Therefore, it is necessary to take into account urbanization to ensure sustainable growth and future.
Get to know Madrid with Elba Hotels
That said, today we will talk about an emblematic city, Madrid. Full of life, the capital of Spain is a destination that no traveler can miss due to its enormous attractions.