Any one with lots of money and an urge to impress is looking at small and mid-size hotel groups right now. Occidental Hotels & Resorts, the hotelier owned by billionaire Amancio Ortega and Spain’s second ... and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA.
Director Pituka Ortega Heilbron and artistic director Diana Sanchez consider ... its connectivity, infrastructure, hotels, access and support from the government, private sector and the local business sector.” In a mere four years, IFF Panama has carved.
The nearby parador (government-owned hotel) in the main square is as gorgeous as the cathedral. Santiago’s Parador Hostal Dos Reis Católicos is one of Spain’s most beautiful ... of the brand’s founder Amancio Ortega still stands.
Hotel Lopez de Haro (Calle Obispo Orueta ... one of Spain's leading chefs. Elsewhere, Yandiola, at Paseo del Campo Volantin, 15 (0034 944 134 013; www.yandiola.com, closed Sundays) is in the centre of Bilbao and at the centre of Bilbaino cuisine.
ac-hotels.com), has doubles from €270, room only. Begin where the city did, in the Plaza Mayor (3). There is still a whiff of the imperial Spain that ruled half the planet in this elegant three-storied rectangular square (if not its overpriced cafés.
Amancio Ortega's investment arm, Ponte Gadea S.L., obtained the loan from Bilbao, Spain-based Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria ... Mr. Ortega also assumed a lease to the adjoining Peninsula Chicago hotel. Mr. Ortega bought the complex from London financial.
An emblem of Basque identity, Athletic has long been one of the best teams in Spain. Tickets ... does not serve breakfast. . The Lopez de Haro, 2 Obispo Orueta, is widely considered the finest hotel in Bilbao. It has a polished staff and elegantly.
I began to fall under the spell of Spain's slow seduction on our first ... and a drive-by of Bilbao's Gugenheim Museum before calling it a night in Hondaribbia. The Obispo Hotel tucked behind a picturesque fishing port's medieval walls was a hidden gem.