It is a company that has learnt to adapt to the changing world of high-quality hospitality, taking on the challenges that innovation brings, continuously adapting its hotels to the demands and choosing new technologies, all of which without losing that special personal and warm touch that only family businesses can offer, where the treatment with clients and employees is always exquisite.
SANTOS HOTELS was founded in 1970 with the opening in Madrid of Hotel Praga, 10 minutes from the emblematic Atocha station and the famous Art Triangle, made up by the Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Reina Sofía Museum. To this hotel, a pioneer in Madrid’s ever-changing hospitality back in those days, the chain added Hotel Agumar, also in the Spanish capital, clearly choosing to serve the growing tourist demand and business clients that the city generates.
Ten years after these inaugurations, the Santos brothers decided to continue their Spanish expansion in Santander, the land where they were born. The opening of Hotel Santemar became a landmark for northern Spanish hospitality, both due to its large capacity (350 rooms) and to its rooms (12), which make it northern Spain’s largest hotel. Located on the shores of the beautiful beach of El Sardinero, today it is still a reference of tourism in Santander.
A few years later, the chain welcomed the new additions of Hotel Saray in Granada, a modern hotel with charming local gardens; and Hotel Nixe Palace, the first 5-star hotel in the chain, located in Palma de Mallorca.
In 2006, Santos Hotels expanded to the Eastern Spanish Mediterranean coast by opening Hotel Nelva, located in the centre of Murcia, with a diaphanous room that can gather up to 1,400 guests in its more than 10,000 ft2. A further addition was Hotel Balneario Las Arenas in Valencia, a 5-star Grand Luxury hotel that is part of the select club of Leading Hotels of the World. It preserves the spectacular architectonic beauty of its predecessor, Las Arenas Spa, and it combines elegance and comfort to bring you service of the highest quality. It is a hotel that respects history and its surroundings, which is the home to 5,000 different natural species in its 2-acre garden, some of which are endangered.
Santos Hotels is a lively and growing company. Clearly investing in Spanish tourism, in the summer of 2008 it inaugurated Hotel Maydrit, a modern and functional 4-star hotel with a stunning construction in the shape of a boat, strategically located between Madrid-Barajas Airport and the IFEMA trade fair. It is excellently communicated by road (A2 and M40 motorways) and the Metro.
That same year, Hotel Diagonal Plaza opened in Zaragoza, a practical hotel of the highest quality, both for business and pleasure. There was also a new addition that autumn, a 5-star hotel in the ski resort of Baqueira Beret: Hotel Val de Neu, a magnificent spa where you can pamper yourself with exclusive Sisley treatments, massages, foot baths, aromatherapy showers, Finnish sauna or outdoor jacuzzi with views of the mountains, among other facilities.
Shortly after, the first Santos Hotel opened in Barcelona: Hotel Porta Fira, designed by the Japanese architect Toyo Ito and the b720 architect studio, lead by Fermín Vázquez. This unique building, famous for its organic shape and 370 feet in height which is now part of Barcelona’s skyline, was awarded the EMPORIS AWARD 2010 for best skyscraper in the world.
Soon, we will inaugurate the new Palacio de Miramar, the first 5-star hotel in Malaga. This stunning palace on the seafront of Malagueta beach will become the first SANTOS HOTEL in the city of Malaga. A new landmark for the chain and a return to its origins for this emblematic building (built between 1921 and 1926).
Santos Hotels offers you the chance to enjoy unforgettable stays in different Spanish cities: Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Murcia, Santander, Palma de Mallorca, Zaragoza, Granada, Baqueira and soon in Málaga.
If you want to enjoy skiing and accommodation next to the slopes, our hotel in Baqueira offers the best facilities. It is a hotel with Spa in Baqueira that will delight both skiers and mountain lovers alike.
Our hotels in Madrid offer you the chance to stay in different locations depending on the type of stay you are looking for. We have hotels in Madrid city centre, next to the Prado Museum and Atocha station, by Madrid-Barajas Airport and IFEMA, next to the Madrid Trade Fair or our hotel in Madrid, near the Caja Mágica and the Vicente Calderón Stadium.
If the beach is what you are looking for, Santos Hotels offers you hotels by the seafront in Valencia, Palma de Mallorca and Santander. In our luxury hotel in Valencia, you will enjoy Leading Hotels of the World accommodation by the seafront on La Malvarrosa beach, very close to the City of Arts and Sciences.
If you also like the north of Spain, in the heart of the beach of El Sardinero and very close to the centre of Santander you will find Hotel Santemar, ideal for your holidays and business trips to the Cantabrian capital.
Our Hotel Nixe Palace in Palma de Mallorca is located on the beach itself next to the Palacio de Marivent. It is equipped with a spa, solarium terrace and rooms for conferences and events. A luxury hotel with magnificent terraces and sea views.
Hotel Nelva, in the centre of Murcia, is also the city’s flagship hotel, with a modern infrastructure of diaphanous and versatile rooms that are the best option for any kind of event, both for conferences and congresses as well as for weddings.
Hotel Diagonal Plaza has been recently inaugurated and it is our hotel in Zaragoza, located in a unique spot in the heart of the Zaragoza Logistic Platform, next to the airport and the Exhibition Trade Fair.
If you are looking for a hotel in Granada next to the Congress and Exhibition Centre and also close to the Alhambra in the city centre, Hotel Saray is the ideal choice, since it is in a perfect location and it is ideal for events or conferences as well as for your holidays in the city.
Our spectacular Hotel Porta Fira, located next to Fira Gran Vía and very close to Barcelona-El Prat Airport and Zona France, is the ideal hotel in Barcelona for your business stays close to the trade fair or for business meetings, conferences and important events. It is one of the most important hotels in Barcelona thanks to its award-winning design and architecture. It won the Emporis Award 2010 and its architect, Toyo Ito, won the Pritzker Architecture Award in 2012.
Soon, Santos Hotels will open a new hotel in Malaga, a luxury hotel in the centre of Malaga of 5-star category, which will also include meeting rooms to host your events, as well as a swimming pool. It will also have a spa, private car parking and spectacular gardens that surround an emblematic building.
Santos Hotels offers you its establishments in Spain’s most important cities, with hotels in Madrid, Barcelona, Santander, Zaragoza, Majorca, Granada, Valencia, Murcia, Baqueira and soon in Malaga.