About Us Santos Hotels has become a hotel chain of the highest quality over the years. It is a Spanish 4 and 5-star hotel network based on quality, service and the distinction of its hotels.

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.

History

SANTOS HOTELS was founded in 1970 with the opening in Madrid of Hotel Praga, a hotel which was fully renovated in the year 2000 and is located just 10 minutes away from the emblematic Atocha train station and the popular Art Triangle, an area which comprises the Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Reina Sofía Museum. Later on, they opened Hotel Agumar, located in the heart of the Spanish capital, also very close to Atocha train station and created as a clear commitment to meet the growing tourist demand and business travellers.

Ten years after these inaugurations, the Santos brothers continued their national expansion in their homeland: Santander. The opening of Hotel Santemar resulted in the hotel becoming a landmark in the accommodation industry in Northern Spain, thanks both to its large room capacity (350) and to its many event rooms available (12), making it the largest hotel in the north of Spain. Hotel Santemar is located in the heart of Sardinero, very close to the homonymous beach which today is one of the city’s main tourist hotspots.

A few years later, Hotel Saray in Granada became the newest addition to the chain, a modern hotel with the charm of the famous local gardens located next to the Congress and Exhibition Centre, just a few minutes away from the city centre, making it the perfect accommodation for tourists and business travellers alike. Hotel Santos Nixe Palace, in Palma de Mallorca, was the chain’s first 5-star hotel and it combines leisure, business and luxury on the island thanks to its state-of-the-art technology and wide range of luxurious interior and exterior spaces, where you can also host personalised meetings and celebrations.

In 2006, Santos Hotels expanded to the Mediterranean coastal region in Eastern Spain by opening Hotel Nelva, in the centre of Murcia, an accommodation which combines comfort and elegance with an event room of over 10,000 ft2 with capacity for up to 1,400 guests. Hotel Balneario Las Arenas in Valencia is a 5-star resort which is part of the select group of The Leading Hotels of the World. It preserves the spectacular original architectural beauty of the historical spa, which dates back to 1898, and combines elegance and comfort to provide a service of the highest quality. The hotel’s respect for its history and surroundings has resulted in it being the home to 5,000 different plant species, some of them endangered, which you can enjoy throughout its two acres of gardens.

Santos Hotels is a company which feels alive and is highly committed to tourism in Spain. In 2008, it opened Hotel Maydrit, a modern and functional 4-star hotel in a stunning boat-shaped building which enjoys a strategic location between Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport and the IFEMA trade fair. It also has excellent transport connections with the city centre, an ideal feature which allows our clients to enjoy a pleasant and unforgettable stay.

Also in 2008, the company inaugurated Hotel Diagonal Plaza in Zaragoza, a practical hotel with quality services and facilities which is ideal for tourists and business travellers. In autumn of the same year, a wonderful 5-star hotel became the newest incorporation to the chain: Hotel Val de Neu in Baqueira Beret, the first 5-star hotel located at the foot of the ski slopes. The hotel has a magnificent spa where you can treat yourself to exclusive treatments, massages and aromatherapy showers and enjoy fantastic facilities which include a Finnish sauna and an outdoor Jacuzzi with stunning views of the mountains, among many other luxurious features.

Shortly after, the first Santos hotel opened in Barcelona, Hotel Porta Fira, designed by the Japanese architect Toyo Ito and b720 Arquitectos, lead by Fermín Vázquez. This peculiar building, famous for its organic form and 370 ft. in height, is already an integral part of Barcelona’s skyline and it won the 2010 EMPORIS AWARD for the best skyscraper in the world that year.

The latest venture of Santos Hotels is Gran Hotel Miramar, the chain’s first 5-star hotel in Costa del Sol and also a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. This stunning palace, located opposite La Malagueta Beach, is a new landmark for the company and a return to its original roots for this emblematic and historical building, renovated by Estudio Seguí and decorated by Aneta Mijatovic respecting the original design of Fernando Guerrero Strachan. Gran Hotel Miramar offers 190 rooms with different designs, including four Royal Suites, five restaurants and close to 107,000 ft2 of gardens, business meeting rooms and private dining rooms among other facilities.

Santos Hotels destinations

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.