OPCE Training Day´s first edition

15 December, 2017

OPCE organized this week in the Palace Europe of Vitoria – Vitoria the Training Day’s first edition, a day thought to give small pills of knowledge to companies, associations or entities with projects of organization of events and congresses.

The aim of the “Training Day” is to show the last trends in the world of the events, to promote that the professionals of different areas stimulate the organization and capture of congresses in and towards Basque Country, and to put in value the association and the paper of the OPC.

The day, in which they have taken part the director of Tourism and Hotel and catering business, Maider Etxebarria, has been directed persons in charge of scientific companies, professional associations, public entities, … and more than 100 professionals have come.

December´s Long Weekend in San Sebastián

28 November, 2017

The December´s long weekend approaches and San Sebastian offers many activities for these days.

The first thing and the more exciting one, it´s the possibility to enjoy the city completely illuminated for Christmas. In addition, the shops of the center will have their windows decorated also, as it is the Contest of Christmas Shop windows with prizes for the most sustainable, more innovative and more original shop window.

If the climate accompanies, you will be able to see winter sights in the city.

In addition, from the 8th to the 10th December it will be celebrated in Tolosa the Txuleta Big Party, one of the stars of our gastronomy. You will be able to see the work of the parrilleros and to enjoy products of great quality.

The best option for your stay will of course be Hotel San Sebastian. To get the best rates, visit our website:

Hotel San Sebastian Website

San Sebastián, a city for running

06 November, 2017

Sports tourism is increasing and San Sebastian is one of the favorite cities for the runners to take part in the races.

This November 2 of the most important appointments of the year will take place in Gipuzkoa: the Behobia – San Sebastian and Donostia’s Marathon.

We include information about both races:

Behobia – San Sebastian On November 12th, 2017. More than 25.000 runners lead anually one of the most exciting popular races of Europe, with half a century of tradition and a tour of 20 km.

The Marathon of San Sebastian On November 26th, 2017 where near 5.000 people take part in this urban itinerary at the sea level.

Tourist Promotion Work Days in Germany – Aránzazu Hoteles

20 October, 2017

Inside the Plan of Tourist Actions for International Promotion programmed for the year 2017, Basquetour – Basque Agency of Tourism has foreseen to celebrate, in collaboration with the OET of Munich, two Days of Promotion and in GERMANY. These cities have been chosen by their excellent flight connection by Bilbao. Stuttgart on October 25th and Munich on October 26th.

Some representatives of the mentioned organizations will attend the events: Mr Alfredo Retortillo – Counselor of Tourism, Trade and Consumption of the Basque Government, Ms Maider Echevarria – Director of Tourism of Basque Government, Mr Harkaitz Millán – The Director of Basquetour and Mr. Álvaro Blanco Volmer, The Director of the OET of Munich.

The program for the event is directed to tourism professional agents, and the destination presentation will have following actions:

– Workshop with the principal tourist Basque companies. Aránzazu Hotels will show the functionality of the Abando Hotel to the tourist agents and the luxury of the Hotel Carlton in Bilbao; the wide offer of leisure and business at Hotel San Sebastian and the charming Hotel Los Agustinos.

– Presentation of destination. The Director of Tourism of the Basque Government, Ms Maider Echevarría, will make a detailed presentation of the destination.

The event will finish with a cocktail with the main ingredients of the Basque gastronomy.

11st October Flag Day – Aránzazu Hoteles

10 October, 2017

On October 11 Red Cross celebrates in Bilbao the traditional Flag Day.

This year the collection is destined to the projects that the Institution comes developing in favour of the most disadvantaged children: school success, hospitalized infancy, support to families with minors, … “Say YES to the infancy ” and collaborate with Red Cross. Aránzazu Hoteles as collaborator, will place a charity booth at Carlton Hotel. We wait for you.

día de la bandera

San Sebastian Gastronomika 2017

03 October, 2017

One more year, Donostia it´s open to the culinary world with his already known San Sebastian Gastronomika, which besides the congress offers different activities to everybody.

This year the protagonist will be India, which will aromatize the city and will bring color and a lot of flavors different from our palates.

From this Sunday, the 8th of October, and until Wednesday, the 11th, in the entry to the Kursaal you will be able to enjoy indian “Street Food”. In addition, for the most advanced in the world of the kitchen, on the 8th there will be courses to learn how to make curry, the tikka chicken, how to use the spices ….

Zinemaldia 2017 – San Sebastián

20 September, 2017

From 22nd to 30th Septemberit will take place in Donostia the 65th International Film Festival of San Sebastian, or e Zinemaldia.

This cinema event, as important as the ones in Cannes or Venice it will assemble actors and directors of international reputation. Among them the 3 Donostia Awards of this edition: Monica Bellucci, Ricardo Darín and Agnés Varda.

In addition, also they will walk along the red carpet between others John Malkovich (president of the juror of the official section), Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Glenn Close or Arnold Schwarzenegger.

San Sebastian, a film city!

Aránzazu Hoteles at M&I Private Forums

28 August, 2017

Aránzazu Hotels takes part in a new appointment of M&I Private Forums, this time in Ljubljana (Slovenia).

The Forum will take place from August 29 to September 2 in format workshop. With an agenda confirmed of more than 52 meetings with the principal travel agents of Europe, we will promote the services of meetings, congresses and conventions of Aránzazu Hoteles’s different hotels. This professional appointment is focused on the MICE tourism: meetings, incentives, Congresses and Events.

The cities of Bilbao and San Sebastian have enough resources to attract this type of tourism, and the Hotels: Hotel Abando, Hotel Carlton and Hotel San Sebastian, the quality services in order to ensure successful events.

In addition, La Rioja is standing out the latter years as one of the fashionable national destinations also in the MICE sector. Therefore, the Hotel Los Agustinos is postulated as a very attractive option between the event organizers.

Aste Nagusia in San Sebastián

02 August, 2017

It approaches the Big Week of Donostia. In I make concrete the holidays of the Beautiful Easo they will be celebrated this year from August 12 to August 19 and will bring to the city hundreds of activities.

Between the whole programming they fit to emphasize certainly the spectacles of fireworks that are given every night and that Chenoa, La oreja de Van Gogh or Morat congregate in The Shell to all the natives of San Sebastian, concerts of the bands Effect Corridor; the Jump contest of the Racetrack and the pirates’ “Boarding” that turns out to be one of the most multitudinous and enterteining appointments of the week.

52 Heineken Jazzaldia

20 July, 2017

The 52nd edition of the Heineken Jazzaldia is here, and it will bring the best international jazz music to the city.

This year Donostia will assemble more than 80 artists and bands that will play in 17 scenes distributed by the whole city.

Let´s enjoy the music!