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Terminal to the world

An ideal location, stunning interior and a dedicated events team make the Hilton Madrid Airport our Best Business Hotel, Spain, 2013


History in the making

For boasting one of Europe’s finest art collections and a programme of events that really brings the past to life, Spain’s Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is our Best Historical Museum, Europe, 2012

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Cheap travel to the Canary Islands

If you’ve overlooked the Canary Islands as a land of package holiday blues, it may be time to take a second look at the enigmatic and varied landscape while prices are low, says Andrew Blackall


The reign of Spain

With its numerous wine producing regions and ideal climate, Spain is asserting itself as a major player amongst European vineyards


Yo amo Madrid

Whether your visit is for business or pleasure, Madrid has such personality that you are sure to be left with a lasting impression, says Natasha Woollcombe


Stealing the spotlight

Barcelona may bristle with pride over its architectural charms, but Madrid’s cultural accolades have also helped the Iberian peninsula become a short break hotspot


Toast to the coast

The outstanding Hotel Villa Padierna has set a new standard for luxury hotels on Spain’s Costa del Sol; it is our Best Luxury Hotel in Spain


Barcelona bliss

Occupying a prime location on the Passeig de Gracia, the Hotel Condes de Barcelona is at the heart of the city’s Modernist landscape


Sampling Seville

The poet Lord Byron once referred to Seville as a city famed for its oranges and women; today’s visitors might add tapas, flamenco, sub-tropical climate and world-renowned festivals to this list. Lucia Cockcroft shows us why this is a city ripe for discovery


Spain’s allure

One of the more popular destinations in Europe, both Madrid and Barcelona are distinctive in what they have to offer for the roaming tourist. We survey two cities at the heart of Spain’s synergies and contradictions


A snapshot of business travel

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) has joined forces with KDS to identify elements that most impact the effectiveness and satisfaction of business travel professionals worldwide



The Basque are reckoned by some anthropologists to be the oldest culture in Europe; long before the Romans came they roamed the hills to the south and east of Bilbao. The city itself wasn’t founded until the 14th century, but today it is the commercial, cultural and political capital of the Basque region, locally known […]