Iberostar Hotels & Resorts

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Iberostar Hotels & Resorts
Private
Industry Hotel and catering trade
Founded 1986
Headquarters Palma, Majorca, Spain
Products Hotels
Number of employees
+ 20,000
Website Iberostar.com
Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso from Ocean, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso from inside Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico
An Iberostar in Obzor Beach.

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts is a hotel chain based in Spain, specializing in 4 and 5 star hotels. It is owned by Grupo Iberostar, which also owns Iberostate Golf, Villas & Condos and Iberoservice, its incoming tourism division. The company's trademark is "first line" hotels (meaning directly on the beach), surrounded by gardens.

History[edit]

The company was founded in 1986 in Palma, Majorca, Spain by the Fluxá family.

Iberostar's head office is located in Mallorca and hotels that operate under their brand name are located in the continents of Europe, North America, Latin America,[1][2] and Africa.

Travel Trade Gazette, a U.K.-based travel industry publication, named the company "Best Hotel Chain of the Year" in 2009.[3]

On April 7, 2010, Iberostar announced that Antonio Banderas would be the new face of a global campaign to promote the company's hotels and resorts.[4]

In mid-2014, Iberostar renewed their partnership with Toni Nadal, uncle of professional tennis player Rafael Nadal, which had lasted since 2009. This deal is scheduled to continue until 2017.[5] Toni Nadal, also from Majorca, wears an Iberostar brand hat to every tennis match he attends.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frommer, Arthur (December 15, 2005). "Spanish mega-hotel chains compete in tropics market". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  2. ^ "Iberostar Invests in Brazil". DTCNews. November 3, 2008. Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  3. ^ "TTG Travel Awards 2009 winners revealed!". Travel Trade Gazette. September 23, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  4. ^ Travel Agent Central | Antonio Banderas, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts Unite for Global Campaign | (Accessed 2010-04-07)/
  5. ^ "IBEROSTAR RENEWS PARTNERSHIP WITH TONI NADAL". iberostar.com. IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 

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