Manuel Santiago Manuel Santiago

Madrid’s first LGBTI hotel

Categories: LGBT June 12, 2018

Axel Hotels is the first hotel chain to cater specifically for the LGBTI community, with a marketing hook I really love: “hetero-friendly hotels”. Their philosophy? To create spaces of diversity conceived for and open to all, where everybody feels truly welcome. The centrally located Axel Madrid opened a few months ago, at 49 Calle Atocha, determined to become a benchmark. Read more

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Enrique Cortés Enrique Cortés

LGBT-friendly hotels

LGBT-friendly hotels Categories: LGBT
November 8, 2016

“They’re being snapped up like hotcakes!” would be an apt description of what will happen in Madrid in June 2017. I’m sure you think I’m exaggerating and that there’s still time to plan for the festivities. But I assure you that next year’s Gay Pride in Madrid will be one of the most incredible, crowd-pulling …

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Silvia Roba Silvia Roba

The value of a comb

posada-del-pene-150x150 Categories: Art & Culture
February 27, 2013

The title of this blog entry is a Spanish expression dating back to the Middle Ages. At that time, a lack of hygiene was commonplace and virtually no-one spent much time on their hair. When society gradually acquired better and healthier habits, this expression came to be used as an insult hurled at the vagabonds …

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Carlos Menéndez Carlos Menéndez

The Palace and the Ritz: 100 years of history

minipalace Categories: Art & Culture
January 17, 2013

When visiting a city, the first thing you need is somewhere to stay. But that’s not what this post is about. Yes, the Palace and the Ritz are two hotels. Two centrally-located, comfortable, exclusive, classic, punctilious and perfect establishments. But the aim of this post is to help us understand why these two emblematic hotels, …

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