Hotel Carlton´s Fachade Renovation

19 January, 2018

The Hotel Carlton is renewing the surface of his fachade with mineral paintings, which advanced technology is respectful with the environment. The improvements are carried out for the conservation of the front, embellishment and satisfaction of the persons who visit the Hotel and walk along Bilbao.

From his inauguration in 1926 the Hotel designed by D. Manuel M ª Smith, is a multicultural emblem of the city and adds this way to the celebration of the distinction “Best European City 2018” of Bilbao, for his urbanism.

The Artagan Restaurant of Carlton Hotel Offers Sunday´s Buffet Lunch

19 January, 2018

Every Sunday are to enjoy them. With friends, with family, with your couple…..From February 4rd The Artagan Restaurant of the Carlton Hotel offers every Sunday, his wide and varied buffet lunch. Mixed salads, pasta, paella, hummus, stuffed, showcooking, pintxos, home made sweets.

The entrance from 14:00pm up to 16:00pm.  The end of the service: 18:00h.

Adults price: 25,00€ (10% VAT included).

Children price until 12 years old: 17,00€ (10% VAT included).

Drinks not included.

“Personal Assistant” service available

18 January, 2018

New service of “Personal Assitant” for our guests.

We offer a wide range of plans and option to make your visit to Bilbao an unforgetable experience. We will be your “Personal Assistant” in the city, together we can develop a range of activities depending upon your interests and requirements. You will be provided with a part-time or full-time assistant who will facilitate your daily city life, escort you through the city’s museums and its best and most traditional restaurants. Our clients can choose to go shopping accomanied by a stylist or  request that a selection of clothes be brought to your hotel room, request a massage, a hairdresser or even a personal trainer.

We are able to arrange anything you require via our website

Inauguration of Basque Country´s stand at FITUR

18 January, 2018

Aránzazu Hotels attended the inauguration of the stand of Basque Country in the fair FITUR, in Madrid.

In words of Mr. Alfredo Retortillo, Counselor of Trade, Tourism and Consumption of the Basque Government: ” Basque Country grows and it does it in the good direction, with criteria of sustainability and balance, quality and own characteristics “.

As the Counselor explained, the Tourism has happened to be an authentic industry in the Basque Country and there is foreseen that in the year 2017 we have overcome 3,5 million visitors.

For the agenda of these days, we can highlight the delivery of the EDEN and SICTED awards as well as the presentation of the international events that will take place in Bilbao – Biscay this year 2018.

Aranzazu Hoteles present at Fitur 2018

08 January, 2018

The 38th Edition of the international tourism fair, FITUR 2018, which takes place from 17 to 21 January 2018, will once again host the world tourism industry, with the most complete exhibition of proposals and destinations of enterprises, organizations and institutions around the world.

FITUR is a global meeting point for tourism professionals and the leading trade fair for inbound and outbound Ibero American markets.

Tourist Promotion Work Days in Germany – Aránzazu Hoteles

20 October, 2017

Inside the Plan of Tourist Actions for International Promotion programmed for the year 2017, Basquetour – Basque Agency of Tourism has foreseen to celebrate, in collaboration with the OET of Munich, two Days of Promotion and in GERMANY. These cities have been chosen by their excellent flight connection by Bilbao. Stuttgart on October 25th and Munich on October 26th.

Some representatives of the mentioned organizations will attend the events: Mr Alfredo Retortillo – Counselor of Tourism, Trade and Consumption of the Basque Government, Ms Maider Echevarria – Director of Tourism of Basque Government, Mr Harkaitz Millán – The Director of Basquetour and Mr. Álvaro Blanco Volmer, The Director of the OET of Munich.

The program for the event is directed to tourism professional agents, and the destination presentation will have following actions:

– Workshop with the principal tourist Basque companies. Aránzazu Hotels will show the functionality of the Abando Hotel to the tourist agents and the luxury of the Hotel Carlton in Bilbao; the wide offer of leisure and business at Hotel San Sebastian and the charming Hotel Los Agustinos.

– Presentation of destination. The Director of Tourism of the Basque Government, Ms Maider Echevarría, will make a detailed presentation of the destination.

The event will finish with a cocktail with the main ingredients of the Basque gastronomy.

11st October Flag Day – Aránzazu Hoteles

10 October, 2017

On October 11 Red Cross celebrates in Bilbao the traditional Flag Day.

This year the collection is destined to the projects that the Institution comes developing in favour of the most disadvantaged children: school success, hospitalized infancy, support to families with minors, … “Say YES to the infancy ” and collaborate with Red Cross. Aránzazu Hoteles as collaborator, will place a charity booth at Carlton Hotel. We wait for you.

día de la bandera


25 September, 2017

From the 26th to the 29th September is taking place in Paris the IFTM-TOP RESA fair, one of the most important ones in Europe for the MICE sector.

For its 39th edition, IFTM Top Resa will gather all players of the tourism industry from 26th to 29th September 2017, in Paris – Parc des Expositions, Porte de Versailles, Hall 1. IFTM Top Resa is 31,000 professional visitors more than 1,600 brands. The fair offers a multi-target proposition with dedicated visitor programmes suitable for each segment: Leisure, Business, Mice.

At the heart of Paris, the world capital of tourism, this complementarity makes it possible to combine French and worldwide tourism offers in one unique venue.

Aránzazu Hoteles will be there,  on behalf of Diputación Foral de Bizkaia.


Open House Bilbao (Hotel Carlton)

18 September, 2017

It is the largest open-door festival in the city to discover the architecture, transformation and values of Bilbao, offering free views to 47 significant buildings.

Hotel Carlton is part of the 47 buildings that can be visited in this initiative.

“Enter the Carlton Hotel´s bunker where the Lehendakari José Antonio de Aguirre took refuge during the bombardments of the Civil War”.

Sunday 24th September from 10 to 7 pm

Winners of the VII Contest of Art Hotel Carlton 2017

15 September, 2017

Hotel Carlton and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) have joined forces to hold the seventh Art Competition for the students of the Faculty of Fine Arts.

The 31 word shortlited were exhibited at the Hotel Lobby during the Aste Nagusia 2017 festival.

The works were exposed during Take hold Nagusia of Bilbao 2017, from 19/08/2017 up to 03/09/2017, both inclusive, in the lobby of the Hotel Carlton of Bilbao.

All the exposed works are unpublished and original, with a technology, size, format and topic to the free choice of the artist.

The failure of the Juror was announced september 14th of at 13:00. And the winners were:

1st. “Portada del sol” by Bryan Maycol Chipaña

 2nd “Plegaria”  by Josu Ezquerro

3rd “Humo” by Leticia Gaspar