Parador


Parador

Parador, in Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries, is a kind of luxury hotel, usually located in historic buildings such as monasteries and castles.

Paradores de Turismo de España

"Paradores de Turismo de España" are a chain of Spanish luxury hotels. They were founded by Alfonso XIII of Spain as a means to promote tourism in Spain, with the first opening in Gredos, Ávila in 1928.

A profitable state-run enterprise, the hotels are often in castles, palaces, fortresses, convents, monasteries and other historic buildings. They stretch from Galicia in the North West through Catalonia to Andalusia in the south of Spain, the Canary Islands and to the Spanish cities in North Africa.

Prices usually vary according to room, region, and season.

The Portuguese equivalent, the Pousadas de Portugal, were founded in 1942, after the Spanish model.

Paradores de Puerto Rico

"Paradores de Puerto Rico" are typically small, one-of-a-kind, locally owned and operated hotels found throughout the island commonwealth. They are frequented by guests looking to enjoy the local customs and charm while escaping the bustle of the more populated areas. Often translated as Country Inn, Paradores in Puerto Rico are usually located in rural areas.

Paradores of Puerto Rico Program

To be part of the "Paradores of Puerto Rico Program," the hotel must meet certain standards set forth by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. These includes being located outside the San Juan metro area (most of them are located on the west coast or in the mountains), must have 15 to 75 rooms, must have a restaurant on site or nearby, and must be family-owned and operated. [http://escape.topuertorico.com/tour/type.shtml]

ee also

Parador is also the name of the country on the movie Moon Over Parador.

External links

*es icon en icon [http://www.parador.es Paradores de Turismo de España]
* [http://www.keytel.co.uk/index.php?mid=32 Official UK representative of the paradors]
* [http://www.flickr.com/groups/paradores/pool/ Flickr group with photos of paradors]
*en icon [http://www.gotoparadores.com/ Paradores de Puerto Rico]


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  • parador — ● parador nom masculin (espagnol parador) En Espagne, hôtel géré par l État. ⇒PARADOR, subst. masc. En Espagne, hôtel de grand confort, généralement aménagé dans une demeure historique ou de caractère et dont la gestion dépend des services du… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • parador — sustantivo masculino 1. Establecimiento hotelero situado en lugares de mucho interés turístico: Han convertido este castillo en un parador. parador nacional de turismo …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • parador — parador, ra 1. adj. Que para o se para. 2. Dicho de un caballo o de una yegua: Que se para con facilidad, o que lo hace bien, es decir, quedando cuadrado y en buena postura. 3. Dicho de un jugador: Que arriesga mucho. U. t. c. s.) 4. Bol. Dicho… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Parador — (Ла Гранд Мот,Франция) Категория отеля: Адрес: 34280 Ла Гранд Мот, Франция …   Каталог отелей

  • parador — PARADÓR s. n. hotel în Spania, administrat de serviciul de turism naţional, instalat într un castel vechi, palat sau mănăstire. (< sp. parador) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • parador — [pär΄ä thō̂r′] n. pl. paradores [par΄athō̂r′es] [Sp] esp. in Spain, a government owned inn or hotel intended for tourists …   English World dictionary

  • parador — ► adjetivo 1 Que para o se para. 2 EQUITACIÓN Se aplica al caballo o a la yegua que se para con docilidad y se queda cuadrado y en buena postura. ► adjetivo/ sustantivo 3 DEPORTES Se refiere al jugador que tiene aptitudes para parar en los juegos …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Parador — Emblème des Paradores de Turismo …   Wikipédia en Français

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