martes, 28 de febrero de 2017

Hotel Don Pancho, the only hotel in Benidorm with Bowling Green

The Hotel Don Pancho currently has one of most modern bowling green of  Benidorm.

This Green is located inside the hotel grounds, in the heart of Benidorm.

For those who do not know much about this sport ...
Bowls or grass bowls is a sport that involves rolling slightly asymmetric balls with the aim of placing them as close to a smaller white ball called "jack", "kitty" or "sweetie".

As it belongs to the family of ball sports, it is related with petanque, sport also well-known and practiced in France and in Spain. Bowls are very popular in Australia, New Zealand and UK.

Bowls are normally played outdoors, on greens of natural or artificial grass. It is also a group sport so it becomes a perfect ally for good health habits and for social relationships.

A little history?
The origins of this sport go back to the thirteenth century, where stories of well-known writers already relate graphic scenes of the London of the time, when talking about the summer amusements of the boys.

During the fifteenth century when the game reached a certain popularity, it was banned by the monarchy and parliament, as they feared that it could harm the practice of archery so important at that time to form good warriors.

In addition, the discredit of the practice of this game was increasing since it became the favorite game in the alleys of London, in areas of taverns, with bets included.

By a decree issued by Henry VIII in 1541, which was not lifted until 1845, artisans, laborers, apprentices or servants were prohibited from playing bowling except at Christmas. In addition it was strict condition that the sport was always practiced in private gardens, which is why today it is practiced on courts of mainly grass in the open air.

In 1864, a cotton merchant from Glasgow, he published the "Bowls Game Manual", becoming the basis of modern game rules. In 1892, the Scottish Bowling Association was established which today has been extended to 40 countries. The birthplace of the modern game is still Scotland, with the World Bowls Center.

The Don Pancho's Bowling Green
The hotel's Bowling Green is fully approved for the practice of this sport, enabling it in this way for tournaments and all kinds of official competitions.

It is divided in 3 tracks of artificial grass of the recognized brand DALE'S, leader in this field.

The track is located in an open space on the first floor of the hotel with fantastic views of Benidorm and with the enjoyment of the warm climate of the city so appropriate for the practice of this sport. 

The hotel has all the necessary equipment to play.

Fond of this sport?
If you are fond of this sport and also hotel guest can enjoy free of both the material and the tracks, you should only book the track at reception.

If you are not a hotel guest you can enjoy the bowling green for only 10 €/match, making use of the bowling equipment of the hotel if necessary.

But if you also belong to a club or an association that practices this sport and want to organize a tournament or any type of competition, the bowling green of the Hotel Don Pancho meets all the conditions for this and also puts at your disposal all your experience in your hosting service and event organization in Benidorm.

Hotel Don Pancho
Hotel with Bowling Green in Benidorm

The month of love at the Don Pancho Hotel

This month February has been a different month at the Hotel Don Pancho.

This year the month of love has been noticed in all corners of the hotel to the delight of our most romantic clients.

And not only through decorative details, such as our Tree of Love that we have been able to enjoy while consulting with the receptionists, but also through the romantic programming that the hotel has prepared for these dates.

Valentine's Gala Dinner 
On Saturday 11 and 18 February, as well as on the 14th, at the Hotel Don Pancho, Valentine's gala dinners have been held.

The new halls of the hotel have been dressed in gala with a very romantic style, where the color red, hearts and roses were the theme, accompanied by a backdrop of the film White House creating an atmosphere full of sensations.

Individual tables per couple, a very suggestive and special menu, the courtesy of a rose per table and all set by background music of a fantastic violinist.

Our most sincere thanks to all those opinions that have been passed on to us by those attending these galas and who confirm once again that the Hotel Don Pancho is a benchmark in terms of creating memorable experiences for our clients.

And about the Love short break?
The Hotel Don Pancho has also launched for this month a complete package thinking of its most romantic clients.

Two nights at the weekend, with cava and chocolates on arrival, free parking, tickets to Benidorm Palace and late checkout until 2pm for the late sleepers.

A very complete offer to give your partner the surprise they really deserve.

A different setting. 
The Hotel Don Pancho remains faithful to the philosophy of exceeding the expectations of its customers. A put in place that has been realized since the beginning of the hotel through excellence in its service, and now also we want to strengthen with the creation of new experiences within our hotel.
We have prepared more surprises. Stay attentive!

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Hotel 4 Star Benidorm

We are already 2000 fans on Facebook and we are going for the 3000! , do you help us?

Hotel Don Pancho has reached the 2000 fans on its Facebook profile.

2000 thanks to all of you who contributed to reach this number, and have deposited your confidence in our profile!

The Hotel Don Pancho and the social networks 
Within its strategy of approach to the customer, the Hotel Don Pancho has a company profile on Facebook, Twitter, Google + and Instagram.

It is through these networks that the hotel shares with its customers not only their offers or promotions but also the most peculiar moments and curiosities of the day that make our fans enjoy so much: a photo of our new Don Pancho cocktail at the pool , a greeting from our reception team, an album with details of our Valentine's Gala ...

Social networks are the perfect vehicle for communication with our customers.

The networks allow the hotel to transmit content that is of interest to our current and potential customers.

And these, in turn, share with the hotel their opinion about such contents while using the networks as a means to make inquiries and resolve doubts regarding the hotel.

A perfect bi-directional communication tool for both parties.

Let's go for the 3000! 
And now we want to become 3000 fans. And you can help us.

If you're not a fan of the Facebook's Hotel profile then click on this link and like "Like".

You will enjoy exclusive contents related to the hotel and you will be updated with all the last minute information, so you do not miss anything at all ...

What are you waiting for? We are already waiting for your "I like".

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Hotel in Benidorm

jueves, 2 de febrero de 2017

How has Valentine’s day arrived in our lives?

When we think of  Valentine, apart from thinking about love, about our partner, if we have one, what to give and where we will go to dinner, almost everyone comes to his mind that this Valentine's Day has been an invention of a shopping mall. However nothing is further from the reality ...

Cupid and his arrows, the origin
Cupid is the God of Love in polytheistic Roman mythology.

It represents the less controllable part of the attraction and that is why it was represented through a childish image and a little thug with the theme of the arrows. It symbolizes unrestrainable love and passion.

At the same time the Romans had the festival of Lupercalia, which was celebrated on February 15, a festival where rampant carnal relations were the protagonist of the celebration.

So that with the time was related to Cupid with the Festival of the Lupercalia since they represented the same concept.

How did Cupid and Valentines end up? 
Valentine appears to be a saint of the church who was martyred and finally murdered for marrying young couples when the Roman Empire specifically forbade that practice.

Marriages were forbidden since amorous unions were considered to be harmful to the military, since the military without family ties were more effective in the great battles.

The date of the Saint Valentine's murder was February 14.

Given that on February 14 was celebrated on Valentine's Day and on the 15th, the festival of Lupercalia already associated with the symbology of Cupid, over time were related both celebrations and from there to today.

The association of the celebration of Valentine with the symbolism of Cupid has allowed that the figure of this Roman god has persisted while the rest of gods were being forgotten.

In addition, the Catholic Church in its effort to make any pagan festival disappear, ended up banning the festival of the Lupercalia and decided instead to fight against the enemy, to join him.

That is why they took the symbolism of Cupid for the visual image of the holiday of Valentine, although endowing him with certain angelic characteristics that made him closer to the visual canons of the church. For all this, today, Valentine is totally related to the image of Cupid.

Was it the shopping malls who invented the rest?
Although we all know this saying, no, it was not the shopping malls.

In 1840, Esther A. Howland, decided to sell congratulations on February 14th with the message "Happy Valentines". Such was the success that the following year repeated the campaign and little by little the businesses were incorporating some elements at the moment like chocolates and roses.

This custom was expanding to other countries with the name of Valentine's Day and in South America it is also the day of friendship.

Curiosities of the celebration of Valentine in the world 
If there is a city in Italy where to celebrate Valentines, that is Verona, the home of the famous lovers Romeo and Juliet.

The whole city is turning this day with the theme of love, with different activities along its streets, the famous Juliet Club that helps lovers to write love letters, their traditional dinners with candles and wine ...

In Japan on Valentine's Day, women give chocolate to men they love or like, and a month later, on March 14, the "answer day" they have to give chocolates to those women who they liked.

In Croatia it is customary to give a tender heart, a heart-shaped cake painted with very cheerful colors and with a mirror in the center so that who receives the gift sees his image inside the heart.

In Denmark men anonymously give away a "joke letter" with a funny poem or a rhyme. If the woman finds out who the sender is, an egg is won for the next Easter parties. In England the women place 5 laurel leaves under the pillow, two on each side and one in the center. It is said that those who practice this ritual dream that night with who will be their future husband.

In New York seven couples are chosen to marry that day, in the lookout of the eightieth floor of the Empire State Building, they become part of the Bridal Club of the famous building. From there, they have free admission on the day of their anniversary.

There are many curious customs on Valentine's Day in different parts of the world, but for a different Valentine's Day, you do not need to go to any of these countries!

Valentine’s at the Hotel Don Pancho
This year the Hotel Don Pancho makes it available to all its customers to have a wide offer to celebrate this date so important with your partner.

Valentine's Gala Dinner
On the nights of February 11 and 14, a Gala Dinner is held at the hotel's facilities in its new halls. A special Valentine's menu, 1 table per couple, welcome cocktail, pleasant music during dinner ...

It is the best option in Benidorm to surprise your partner.

Valentine's Day Getaway 
To close a perfect night, Hotel Don Pancho has a 50% discount on overnight accommodation for Valentine's Day in all its room types. There is no excuse possible this year.

Love Short Break 
On the weekend before Valentine's Day the Hotel Don Pancho offers its guests a complete getaway that will delight many couples. In this getaway you can enjoy, besides the Gala Dinner on Saturday 11, cava and chocolates in the room, late checkout until 14h, free parking and a varied Brunch on Sunday morning to recover forces. A perfect plan for any couple.

 And you? What is the plan you have to surprise your partner this Valentine’s?

Hotel Don Pancho
Hotel in Benidorm