The iconic Granada accommodation celebrates its first anniversary with its fifth star
A year after having become what is probably the five oldest stars in Spain, the Alhambra Palace Hotel continues its wake as a reference for luxury tourism in Andalusia. With its theater as one of the venues for the most lauded tango festival in Europe and the stage for the already classical ‘Musical Evenings’, the emblematic establishment continues to reaffirm its commitment to art and culture. In addition, it has also consolidated its commitment to social causes through initiatives such as its membership in the ‘Friends of UNICEF’ group and recognition of its solidarity in the area of labor insertion of people at risk of exclusion, awarded by Cruz Red
A year has passed since the Alhambra Palace Hotel received its fifth star, a recognition that reflects the effort with which the accommodation has been turned to offer its guests a unique experience in an environment unparalleled. Since its foundation in 1910 by the Duke of San Pedro de Galatino, a visionary ahead of his time who bet on tourism in Granada long before its rise, he has been governed by a great vocation of service and a singular elegance, which has led him to achieve excellence.
A meeting point for the society of Granada and a place of lodging for important personalities throughout its more than 108 years of history, the Alhambra Palace is today an indisputable emblem of the city itself. And it is that the haunted landscape of Granada could not be conceived without the Galatea orange fortress that the hotel represents.
With a characteristic solemnity and its own personality, the building stands imposing before the eyes of the visitor on the hill of Peña Partida, a few meters from the majestic Palace of the Alhambra, to which it pays homage. After crossing the threshold of its doors, it opens a magical universe capable of transferring all who submerge in it to the Andalusian era thanks to its spectacular Alhambra interiors, where every corner keeps a story, maybe even a secret.
Currently, the Alhambra Palace lives one of its moments of greatest splendor, not only from its reclassification as a five-star hotel, but also for its role in Granada society and as a benchmark for luxury tourism internationally.
Committed to Granada, as well as the numerous Andalusian and international tourists who choose this modern Arab palace every year to stay, accommodation has once again been one of the main bastions of art this year. The role of her theater as one of the venues of the most lauded tango festival in Europe and the setting of the already classical ‘Musical Evenings’ that take place in summer is also mentioned as honorary member of the Artistic, Literary and Scientific Center from Granada.
Another of the great milestones of this 2018 has been the publication of ‘History of the Hotel Alhambra Palace’, a book that collects the legacy and memory of the establishment, always linked to the essence of the Nasrid city and its history. All this in a story that is nourished by the anecdotes, the experiences and the biggest secrets of what is probably the oldest five-star establishment in Spain.
As a climax to a five-star year, the emblematic Granada accommodation has reaffirmed its commitment to social causes through initiatives such as its membership of the ‘Friends of UNICEF’ group. It is a collaboration agreement that commits to actively collaborate with the organization in its fight for the protection of children’s rights. In addition, recently Spanish Red Cross in Andalusia highlighted the solidarity work of the hotel in the field of social and labor insertion of people at risk of exclusion.