London, November 2018:The Barceló Hotel Group is delighted to announce three winners from across their portfolio at the 2018Luxury Hotel Awards. These awards recognise the most exclusive hotels in the world. This year the awards celebrated their 13thanniversary and received more than 2,000 submissions. The winners were nominated by more than 300,000 people including consumers and worldwide professionals from within the industry.

Royal Hideaway Corales Resort, in Tenerife, has been named Europe’s Best New Luxury Hotel. Since its opening in February this year, the resort has been awarded severalaccolades including: ‘The Best Future Hospitality Building 2018’ at European Hospitality Awards; ‘Best New Luxury Spanish Hotel’ at World Travel Awards 2018 and ‘The Best Beach Hotel in Spain’ at Roca Hotel Awards.

Royal Hideaway Corales Resort








In addition, home to the largest spa in Andalucía, Royal Hideaway Sancti Petri in Chiclana, Cadiz had been named the Most Luxurious Spa Resort in Spain for the third year running.

Royal Hideaway Sancti Petri








Lastly, Barceló Teguise Beach, in Lanzarote,won the award for the Best Luxury Coastal Hotel in Europe. This is not the first time this resort has been recognised for its beach-front location, having previously been named ‘Best Luxury Resort on the coast of Spain and in the south of Europe’ in addition to winning an award for having the ‘Best spa and thalassotherapy centre in Spain’.

Barceló Teguise Beach


London, 2018: This year Barceló Hotel Group has decided to extend the highly anticipated Black Friday and Cyber Monday into ‘Seven Days ofBlack Friday deals’,meaning consumers now have even longer to grab aholiday bargain and book a stay at one of their much-loved hotels across Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Middle East.

Barceló Maya Grand Resort








These exceptional offers will be available to book from 19 – 26 November and valid for holidays taking place through 2019. Up to a 55% discount will be applied for stays at hotels in Mexico, Dominican Republic, Cuba and Costa Rica and up to a 45% discount will be applied for stays in hotels in Spain, Europe and the UAE, where the Barceló Hotel Group have recently expanded. With over 249 hotels across 22 countries there is something to suit everyone.

Barceló Teguise Beach








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6 November 2018. Portugal has been one of the Barceló Hotel Group’s top destinations in 2018. Following the June grand opening of its first hotel in the country, Allegro Madeira (124 rooms), the chain is now welcoming guests to its first establishment in the Portuguese capital: Occidental Lisboa. This charming four-star hotel with 105 rooms was built in 2015 in the heart of the city, only five minutes walking from the famous Praça do Marquês de Pombal and the elegant Avenida da Liberdade.

Occidental Lisboa








According to the Barceló Hotel Group’s Business Development Managing Director, Jaime Buxó, “We are pleased to continue our Portugal expansion with this lovely hotel under lease in the centre of Lisbon. With Allegro Madeira and Occidental Lisboa, we have been able to address the needs of Portuguese hotel owners who want to work with a manager like the Barceló Hotel Group that knows how to showcase their hotels, maintain their personality, optimise their long-term profitability and pamper their clientele. We will continue to expand our Portuguese operations in the upcoming years thanks to new alliances with local partners and our varied brand architecture that enables us to establish more than one hotel in the same destination”.

Occidental Lisboa, an excellent alternative for (re)discovering the Portuguese capital:

Just like other European cities, Lisbon is banking on its famous rooftop bars, and the one at Occidental Lisboa, housed on a sixth floor overlooking the river and the city, is one of the hotel’s most attractive spots. Occidental Lisboa will also owe its success to the delicious food served at its à la carte restaurant that combines local specialities with international cuisine, in addition to its spacious and comfortable rooms. Additionally, the hotel will have a gym, a meeting room for up to 75 people and a car park.







At Occidental Lisboa

Double room with breakfast included, starting at €85 a night

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Culinary tourism enthusiasts visiting Playa del Carmen are in luck. Royal Hideaway Playacar, a hotel that is always at the forefront of guest services, brings the local culture even closer to its customers through their taste buds.

How? The vanguard chef Alejandro Sánchez, who has been coordinating the hotel’s culinary creations since early 2018, is a pioneer in the Riviera Maya for “zero kilometer” cooking.

This trend attempts to connect diners with the destination through the ingredients: local products are delivered fresh to the kitchen from the hotel’s surrounding area.

It is a form of sustainable cuisine that promotes local ingredients and also helps diners learn more about the food in the region. Some of the dishes made with 100% Mexican ingredients that are already available at Las Ventanas restaurant include a popular Caribbean dish based on bluefin tuna and another centered around the Mexican Creole hairless pig.

Royal Hideaway Playacar

Local bites, inside and outside the kitchen

This concept is based on local ingredients and is aligned with the existing services available at the hotel, such as cocktail-making classes with a mixologist or weekly tequila-tasting events at Spices Bar so guests may try the different types of 100% local agave spirits.

About chef Alejandro Sánchez

This Michelin-starred chef and expert sommelier has extensive international experience that brought him to Mexico in 2014. The restaurant named after him that he ran in Roquetas de Mar, Almeria, earned him a Michelin star, and chef Alejandro Sánchez is now committed to bringing the best of Mediterranean cuisine to Mexico with the aim of creating fusion dishes using local ingredients.

Discerning diners in search of a complete culinary connection with Mexico should plan Royal Hideaway Playacar as their next destination.


London, August 2018: Newly opened in February this year, Royal Hideaway Corales Resort, has been shortlisted for the AHEAD Europe Awards under the ‘Spa & Wellness’ category. AHEAD celebrates hospitality and design around the world. The awards are dedicated to the relentless pursuit of the exceptional, recognising design in all its forms, and the guest experiences created inhospitality projects worldwide.Results will be announced on 19 November 2018.

Built by award-winning Spanish architect Leonardo Omar and designed by the renowned MKV Design (London), together they have created an innovative modern resort with cutting-edge design. Drawing on the local surroundings and underwater sea life, the communal areas are inspired by the intricate formation of coral. Using fractural geometry design in the communal areas, which mirror the shape of the coral, the hotel seeks to raise awareness about the delicate natural beauty of the marine world. The hotel has also won ‘Best New Hotel 2018’ at theEuropean Hospitality Awards and ‘Best Hotel Villa’ at the World Travel Awards.

Spa of the Royal Hideaway Corales Resort

The spacious 1,000m2 spa has been created to be a peaceful place to relax and unwind for adults only. With floor to ceiling windows in the reception and gym, the space makes the most of the natural light and has a sense of bringing the outdoors in. Guests can enjoy a range of treatments in one of the seven private luxury spa suites or relax and unwind in the hydrotherapy circuit which is thoughtfully designed to be part-covered so guests can use it in any weather. Facilities also include hammam; sauna; sensation showers; fitness centre and a barber/beauty shop.

Located on The Costa Adeje in South West Tenerife this 5* resort is surrounded by an oasis of nature reserves. It is split into two hotels – the adult specific ‘Royal Hideaway Corales Beach’ which is created exclusively of Junior Suites, complete with ocean view terraces, and the family-friendly ‘Royal Hideaway Corales Suites’ which have 114 deluxe ocean-view suites with private terraces. The hotel has nine restaurants with its rooftop restaurant, Maresía, being headed up by the Padrón Brothers, who are the only Chefs to specialise in Canarian cuisine with a Michelin star. The resort also offers a bespoke collection of local experiences to guests.


Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 August 2018: The Spanish hospitality holding giant Barceló Hotel Grouphas announced a new milestone in its regional expansion plans. The group will debut its newest project Occidental IMPZ Dubai, Conference and Events Centre,set to open in September 2018. The opening signifies the group’s plans to cement its brand presence in the Middle East and significantly increase its footprint across the next five years.

With close proximity to the EXPO 2020 landmark and only 30 minutes away from the Dubai airports, the new hotel will be located in the epicentre for corporates and offer an array of modern meeting and conference rooms for exhibitors.

From concept to completion, Occidental IMPZ Dubai, Conference and Events Centre represents a modern and striking additional to Dubai’s hospitality scene,” says Goulam Amarsy, CEO of Barceló Gulf, partner of Barceló Hotel Group in the Middle East. “We continue to grow in UAE and we are adapting our strategy to suit the unique needs of the local residents as well as international business and leisure travelers. There is a strong demand for Barceló in the Middle East and a desire for the distinctive design, prime locationsand all-round top quality service that we are known for worldwide”.

The new property is just one of eight new ventures the group announced were in the pipeline for the Emirates – as commented earlier this year by Jaime Buxó, Chief Development Officer at Barceló Hotel Group. As a pioneer for hospitality globally, Barceló Hotel Group’s vision is to provide its excellence in service across the United Arab Emirates. Barceló Hotel Group currently operates two hotels in the region – Barceló Residences Dubai Marinaand Occidental Sharjah Grand -and planning to open new hotel Barceló Al Jadafin Dubai in June 2019.8.

Occidental IMPZ Dubai, Conference and Events Centre will offer 239 expansive rooms with accessible amenities and a contemporary interior. Catering to business travelers, the guestrooms and the five meeting rooms will be equipped with cutting-edge technology featuring Smart Automation System, Smart TVs and high-speed Wi-Fi. In addition, the hotel will provide with six unique cuisine offerings, a ballroom, conference area, two swimming pools and a fitness centre.

Guestrooms and Suites
The property will include two buildings adjacent to one another and connected via X. Both buildings – Target and Seeb, will each house111 and 128 spacious rooms as well as conferenceareas with projectors and screens. The vast ballroom and foyer will make for an ideal location to host bigger themed events. Divided into, classic and superior room, junior suites and suites, the hotel will welcome business and leisure guests to unwind, whilst exploring the cosmopolitan city and its surroundings.

Authentic Spanish Cuisine
Visitors can find a range of distinctive cuisine experiences that speaks to all the senses including an All-Day dining, Coffee Shop, Tapas Sports Bar, Pool Bar, a Rooftop Lounge, and a multifunctional dining offering.The outlets are set to revitalise the Dubai social scene with tastes and ambianceinspired bythe vibrantSpanish culture.

Wellness and Leisure
The property will feature anextensive gymnasium, giving guests the option to access box gym packages for high-intensive exercise, or sign up for a muscle relaxing yoga and pilates session. In addition, beauty and spa serviceswill be available and each building has its own temperature-regulated pool.

About the Barceló Hotel Group:

Barceló Hotel Group is a family run business with over 85 years of history. It is part of the extensive tourism offerings of the Barceló Group including tour operators, incoming services, an airline and 700 travel agencies.

The Barceló Hotel Group is the hotel division of the Barceló Group, which is the 3rd largest chain in Spain and the 29thin the world. It currently operates 247 leisure and city hotels with 4 and 5 stars, and over 53,000 rooms in 22 countries, all marketed under four brands: Royal Hideaway Luxury Hotels & Resorts, Barceló Hotels & Resorts, Occidental Hotels & Resorts y Allegro Hotels.


July, London 2018:The Barceló Hotel Group is delighted to announce the management of two hotels in Morocco. Located in Tánger and Agadir, this will form part of the group’s global expansion plans.

The urban hotel in Tánger has 138 rooms and boasts a fantastic location on the picturesque corniche and is just a ten-minute walk from the historic centre. Meanwhile in Agadir, guests will find a fun resort located close to the popular promenade which runs along the coast. In both hotels, guests can expect to find a varied foodie offering with a buffet and an a la carte restaurant; a bar and outdoor pools. The Tánger hotel also lends itself to business guests with MICE facilities, whereas the Agadir resort is aimed at leisure guests and has a wide range of sporting facilities including mini-golf, a tennis court and a basketball court.

Barceló Tánger

Having first launched in Morocco in 2006 with Barceló Casablancaand then Barceló Fez in 2011, this North Africa hotspot is a key destination for the group. In addition to these two properties will be the launch ofBarceló Anfa Casablanca, which is set to open at the end of this year, taking the total rooms on offer throughout Morocco to 888 across five hotels.

Allegro Agadir

Jaime Buxó, the Chief Development Officer of the Barceló Hotel Group comments: “we are very excited to be adding to our portfolio in Morocco, offering two new destinations for our guests. Following the refurbishments of the hotels to transform them into a Barceló and Allegro hotel respectively, we hope to see them benefit from the commercial experience of the group which spans more than 85 years.


Following the creation of the “El Embajador around the world” prize at the beginning of the year (coinciding with the celebration of the 62nd anniversary of El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel) as an award that every 12th of February recognizes and rewards the work of people on both a national and international level whose projects are achieving integration and an impact on a social level, as well as encouraging the protection of the environment and promoting gender equality, the emblematic establishment wanted to strengthen its alliance with the María Batlle Foundation, co-organizer of the previous award and specialized in the development of the democratization of knowledge in the Dominican Republic, with the launching of the “El Embajador for integration” program.

El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel

On this occasion it is a series of conferences which share the objective of promoting and supporting integration. The first presentation chosen concerns “Cultural democratization” and is presented by a true expert in the field: Michel Lo Monaco, Cultural Democratization and Territorial Action Manager at the Louvre Museum in Paris (France), an institution which has signed a collaboration agreement with the Maria Batlle Foundation.

It is a real honor for our organization to have signed a collaboration agreement with the Louvre Museum, to be able to consult their experts and apply successful methods of creating cultural democracy in the Dominican Republic, in our education, culture and tourism, which is a real necessity” says the Dominican artist, president and founder of the Foundation, María Batlle.

During the presentation, which will take place on Wednesday June 27th at 9 o’clock in the Gran Embajador salon, Lo Monaco will explain how the Louvre, one of the most important museums in the world, has been able to bring culture to society, eliminating barriers of all kinds and ensuring that 98% of the art gallery is accessible to everyone, among other interesting topics.

Gran Embajador Salon

According to Ventura Serra, manager of the hotels belonging to the Barceló Hotel Group in Santo Domingo, “we wanted to start this series of presentations with a subject particularly important to us here at El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel, and this is because we also wish to encourage integration in our field, the hospitality business, for example by eliminating architectural barriers when we recently refurbished the hotel, incorporating accessible rooms and adding Braille to much of our signage, among other actions”.

About Royal Hideaway Luxury Hotels & Resorts:

The art of fine moments perfectly defines the Royal Hideaway Luxury Hotels & Resorts establishments. Positioned in the luxury segment as guardians of the exquisite, these destination hotels provide an experience of luxury. There are two hotels belonging to this exclusive collection in Latin America, the Royal Hideaway Playacar, an exclusive Adults Only resort on the Riviera Maya (Mexico) and the iconic El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic). In Spain, Royal Hideaway has five distinguished establishments: La Bobadilla, a Royal Hideaway Hotel, in Loja (Granada); Hotel Formentor, a Royal Hideaway Hotel in Formentor (Majorca), Asia Gardens, a Royal Hideaway Hotel, in Finestrat (Alicante), Royal Hideaway Sancti Petri in Sancti Petri (Cádiz) and the Royal Hideaway Corales Resort in La Caleta (Tenerife). Seven different hotels united by shared values and their own interpretation of the art of living.


April 2018.-  When someone asks Scott Schuman what it takes to have the honor of standing in front of his camera lens, his response is always the same: a unique style that reflects a special personality and goes beyond time and trends. It is no surprise that the photographer who in recent years changed the rules of style is now the pioneer of finding it outside of fashion weeks by taking photos of the guests at one of the most iconic hotels in the world and the best luxury hotel in the Dominican Republic: El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel.
Scott Schuman
Scott Schuman
The Royal Hideaway brand and the photographer have joined forces for a second time in this exclusive experience for guests: their stay at El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel, is immortalized by the camera of one of the most acclaimed fashion photographers in the world. A series of photographs are transformed into a campaign filled with unique moments, The Guest List, in this second edition following the first campaign at Royal Hideaway Playacar, Mexico.
El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel
El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel

On this occasion, Scott Schuman captures guests who personify the urban luxury of a legendary hotel that is a symbol of Santo Domingo. “A hotel’s guests are closely tied to the vibes it gives off. Certain places in the world are able to represent the local culture of their surroundings, and El Embajador is without a doubt one of those destinations,” states the American photographer.

This hotel has become a true emblem of culture in the Dominican Republic and its magic has been conveyed throughout its 62-year history by maestros such as Francis Ford Coppola in scenes from The Godfather Part II. The hotel that is now being photographed by Scott Schuman is the same one where members of the Kennedy family have stayed, a number of political summits have been held, and fashion legends such as Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta have confirmed its status as a symbol of style.
The Guest List: The experience of being photographed by a fashion icon

Giving guests the exclusive feeling of being immortalized by a fashion photography legend is the concept behind The Guest List project. The campaign conveys the personality of Royal Hideaway through the people who best represent it, the chain’s guests, and by the person that is best able to capture them: Scott Schuman, the photographer who is an expert in reflecting the soul of the places he visits through people.

My job is rather simple. I travel the world and take photos of people, places, interior spaces and landscapes that inspire me, and then I share them on the Internet,” the photographer explains about his work.
About El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel
With a foundation based on the luxury of the most exclusive and quality service, El Embajador is a unique establishment located in a stimulating and multicultural city. Backed by a 62-year history, the hotel is a cultural symbol of Santo Domingo and a place that locals and travelers must visit.
Its 298 rooms are strategically positioned to offer views of the Caribbean Sea, the city and the exotic gardens surrounding the building. Decorated with a timeless classic elegance, the rooms have been recently renovated to offer the best facilities. When all of this is combined with luxurious service, the experience becomes one of the best that a visitor can find in Santo Domingo and only at El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel.


March 6, 2018 – The Barceló Hotel Group is delighted to announce that 97 properties within the group have been included within the prestigious Guest Review Awards 2017 – a title given to the best rated hotels by customers from around the world. These 97 properties accounts for 60% of the group’s portfolio in 15 countries across Europe and Latin America with the guest satisfaction across the acclaimed hotel chain averaging 8.3 out of 10.

Distinguished Hotels holding the Guest Reviews Award 2017:
Barceló Hamburg Germany
Barceló Aruba Aruba
Barceló San José Costa Rica
Barceló Tambor Costa Rica
Occidental Papagayo Costa Rica
Barceló Salinas Ecuador
Barceló San Salvador El Salvador
Allegro Granada Spain
Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa, a Royal Hideaway Hotel Spain
Barceló Bilbao Nervión Spain
Barceló Cabo De Gata Spain
Barceló Cáceres Spain
Barceló Carmen Granada Spain
Barceló Castillo Beach Resort Spain
Barceló Castillo Royal Level Spain
Barceló Corralejo Bay Spain
Barceló Corralejo Sands Spain
Barceló Costa Ballena Spain
Barceló Costa Vasca Spain
Barceló Emperatriz Spain
Barceló Granada Congress Spain
Barceló Hamilton Menorca Spain
Barceló Illetas Albatros Spain
Barceló Jerez Montecastillo Spain
Barceló Málaga Spain
Barceló Marbella Spain
Barceló Monasterio de Boltaña Spain
Barceló Montecastillo Golf Spain
Barceló Oviedo Spain
Barceló Portinatx Spain
Barceló Punta Umbría Beach Resort Spain
Barceló Punta Umbría Mar Spain
Barceló Raval Spain
Barceló Sants Spain
Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento Spain
Barceló Teguise Beach Spain
Barceló Torre de Madrid Spain
Barceló Valencia Spain
Formentor | A Royal Hideaway Hotel Spain
La Bobadilla | A Royal Hideaway Hotel Spain
Occidental Aranjuez Spain
Occidental Atenea Mar Spain
Occidental Bilbao Spain
Occidental Cádiz Spain
Occidental Cala Viñas Spain
Occidental Castellana Norte Spain
Occidental Estepona Thalasso Spa Spain
Occidental Granada Spain
Occidental Ibiza Spain
Occidental Isla Cristina Spain
Occidental Jandía Mar Spain
Occidental Jandía Playa Spain
Occidental Jandía Royal Level Spain
Occidental Lanzarote Playa Spain
Occidental Madrid Este Spain
Occidental Menorca Spain
Occidental Murcia Siete Coronas Spain
Occidental Playa de Palma Spain
Occidental Santa Cruz Contemporáneo Spain
Royal Hideaway Sancti Petri Spain
Barceló Hydra Beach Greece
Barceló Guatemala City Guatemala
Barceló Aran Mantegna Italy
Barceló Milán Italy
Occidental Aurelia Italy
Allegro Playacar Mexico
Barcelo Gran Faro Los Cabos Mexico
Barceló Huatulco Mexico
Barceló Ixtapa Mexico
Barceló Karmina Mexico
Barceló Maya Beach Mexico
Barceló Maya Colonial Mexico
Barceló Maya Palace Mexico
Barceló Maya Tropical Mexico
Barceló México Reforma Mexico
Barceló Puerto Vallarta Mexico
Occidental at Xcaret Destination Mexico
Occidental Costa Cancún Mexico
Occidental Cozumel Mexico
Occidental Cuernavaca Mexico
Occidental JF Puebla Mexico
Occidental Nuevo Vallarta Mexico
Occidental Querétaro Mexico
Occidental Tucancún Mexico
Royal Hideaway Playacar Mexico
Barceló Managua Nicaragua
Occidental Panamá City Panama
Barceló Brno Palace Czech Republic
Barceló Old Town Praha Czech Republic
Occidental Praha Czech Republic
Occidental Praha Five Czech Republic
Occidental Praha Wilson Czech Republic
Barceló Bávaro Beach Dominican Republic
Barceló Bávaro Palace Dominican Republic
Barceló Santo Domingo Dominican Republic
El Embajador | A Royal Hideaway Hotel Dominican Republic
Occidental The Public Turkey
Total: 97 hoteles  15 países
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