Iberostar Hotels & Resorts

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Iberostar Hotels & Resorts
Type Private
Industry Hotel and catering trade
Founded 1986
Headquarters Mallorca, Spain
Products Hotels
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 Mallorca, 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] One of its directors is Manny Fontenla-Novoa, who was also the Chief Executive of Thomas Cook Group.[4]

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.[5]

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. ^ Cave, Andrew (15 August 2009). "Thomas Cook chief is always in holiday mode". The Daily Telegraph. 
  5. ^ Travel Agent Central | Antonio Banderas, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts Unite for Global Campaign | (Accessed 2010-04-07)/

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