A little ‘house, a little’ hotel: the innovative recipe of Italian hospitality, debuted in the province of Salamanca
A little ‘house and a little’ hotel: this is, in short, the winning formula of the Albergo Diffuso, an innovative recipe for Italian tourist accommodation that is now being adopted in Spain, opening new scenarios to this tourism model defined by New York Times “simple but brilliant idea” to save Italian abandoned and depopulated historic towns and villages.
The model of the Albergo Diffuso is seen as a proposal of “sustainable” hospitality, can enhance the specificity of the territories in Spain, and is emerging as a trend model, capable of conquering the international stage.
At 14 years of official debut, with the recognition by the Region of Sardinia, and after having convinced and recognized some 60 structures in our country who have decided to use this formula to be proposed in the hospitality industry, now the idea of ‘”hotel that not be built”, but offers its services and deliver them to homes within walking distance of each other, allowing you to live in contact with local residents and to breathe the full local flavor and atmosphere, comes to doors Arribes del Duero Natural Park, an area renowned for its outstanding natural heritage and its excellent wines.
A bet on ‘”Diffuse Hotel” is THE HACIENDAS, a chain of small hotels to 5 star distributed in north-western province of Salamanca. His most famous hotel is Hacienda Zorita Wine Hotel & Spa, an ancient convent of the Dominicans of Salamanca built over the River Tormes and set in an incomparable natural setting. In recent years, notably since 2009,
THE haciendas has pursued a successful collaboration with local governments of the ancient village of Ledesma, a few kilometers from Salamanca, for the renovation of empty spaces and abandoned the village for the purpose of sending them to the hospitality tourism.
Currently, the renovation of the spaces are going to end so that the opening of the new hotel is planned for June 2012. The distribution of rooms in various buildings of the village has meant that both the promoters of the project, such as local authorities were referring to the new hotel with the term “pueblo-hotel”.
The deep affinity between the new structure in Spain and the Italian model of Albergo Diffuso. The deep affinity between the new structure of the Spanish and the Italian model of hospitality led “THE HACIENDAS” to demand and to obtain recognition of Albergo Diffuso issued by ADI: Diffused Hotels Association.
Spaces and services that will be included in the project with the name of Albergo Diffuso Hacienda Zorita, are:
• Casa de Padua (of 1751): 12 villas and suites with private garden and terrace. Opening soon
• The Wine Alhóndiga ceremonies and banquets. Opening soon
• Abascal House (circa 1900’s) 10 rooms. Opening soon
• Former barracks of the Guardia Civil: 30 rooms + suites and villas. Opening soon
• Gardens for cocktails. Opening soon