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Axel Hotels in Bilbao

Axel Hotels, a chain aimed at the LGBTI group, continues its international expansion plan with a new opening in Bilbao. The hotel will open in the last quarter of 2020 and will mean the company’s second establishment in the Basque Country. Its first opening was in San Sebastián at the end of this year.

Axel will be located in Bilbao la Vieja, with a privileged position, on a plot next to a flour factory. The future establishment will be of new construction and will have the essential services. Also, Restaurant, Fitness & Spa, Lounge Bar and Sky Bar on the roof terrace, with swimming pool, solarium and lounge. That will make it a unique space in Bilbao, from which you can enjoy the hotels heterofriendly philosophy.

‘Trends and Experiences in Tourism’, the new concept of Expovacaciones.

The 40th edition of Expovacaciones took place at BEC (Bilbao Exhibition Center) in Barakaldo, from May 10 to 12. After offering traditional proposals, the fair has incorporated a new concept based on sports, gastronomy and adventure.

The new section is a new way of choosing destinations based on the activities, the gastronomic excellence of the territory or the unknown experiences.

In total, 228 participants participated in the pavilion 3 of the BEC, each with its tourist and culinary offers.

In addition, attendees can also do different activities. For example, making a virtual visit to the caves of El Soplao in the stand of Cantabria.

Finally, the Basque Country, together with Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia have commemorated the 30th anniversary of their alliance Green Spain. They have a union with the objective of promoting their destinations in the tourist, cultural and natural spaces.



The capsule hotels similar to those that exist in Japan arrive in Spain. The city Bilbao will open in the coming weeks the first establishment of these characteristics, with independent living quarters, promoted by the Bilbao company Optimi Rooms.


What will be the first capsule hotel in Spain with Japanese style will open its doors in the coming weeks. It will open at number 58 on Doctor Areilza street in Bilbao, as reported by the daily Deia on Tuesday.


The hostel, has fifty capsules, in which in addition to viscoelastic mattress, guests will have extraordinary facilites. For instance, TV, USB connection, headphones, safe and maximum privacy, to incorporate a sliding door to isolate from other users.

Seems like of the 50 capsules, 36 are individual cabins at a price of 24.95 euros a night and 14 doubles at 34.95 euros.

The promoters explain that “instead of betting on a bunk like any hostel does, we wanted a Premium hostel”. As a result, they bet on the futuristic line capsules that characterize the establishment.

The cabin, despite its size, is not claustrophobic. “It is not an anguishing or oppressive space at all,” says one promoter. The capsules are 120 centimetres, in contrast, in Japan are 90 centimetres. This fact makes the Bilbao capsules wider than others.

The accommodation consists of an area at the entrance where check-in is done, a common room with vending machines for food and microwave, another area where there are bathrooms and showers, a lockers area where you can store your luggage and finally you will find the area where the capsules are.

Finally, he Hostel Box also has establishments in Spain with bunk beds in the form of capsules, but they do not have the Japanese style of isolated compartments like the one that Optimi Rooms has promoted.

The surprising growth of Bilbao

Bilbao has not stopped growing in recent years. Since it became the best European city in 2018, companies have not stopped betting on this city. In the first place, and this being the most recent news, Air France is betting on Bilbao and increasing its offer for the summer by 30%.

But this is not the only positive news for the city, Leonardo Hotels has opened in Bilbao his eighth establishment in Spain. This is not the only hotel that has joined the city, Sercotel has inaugurated its fourth hotel in Bilbao recently and Vincci has just added a new 4 star hotel in Bilbao.

It seems that a promising future awaits for Bilbao.

Renoir in Bilbao coming soon in 2017

Renoir: intimacy brings together more than 60 works by the French Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir  loaned from museums and private collections around the world. They have been selected by Guillermo Solana, artistic director of the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza. The aim of this collection is revealing the importance of tactile values in Renoir’s work. Referring to that aspect of the artist, his son Jean Renoir wrote some words. “He looked at flowers, women, clouds in the sky as other men touch and caress.”

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