Thursday, 21 April 2016 Re Think Hotel in Gran Canaria.


The third edition of the contest Re Think Hotel begins its journey of days in one of the most tourist areas of Spain success as Gran Canaria.

The presentation, sponsored by Matimex and supported by the Canary Islands Government, Promotur, the Cabildo of Gran Canaria and the municipality of the town of San Bartolome de Tirajana also has the collaboration of entities of the local sector as FIT Canarias, Ashotel, Asolan, Asofuer, the Hotel Technological Institute among other associations and organizations linked to the hotel and tourism sector.

Contest "Re Think Hotel" aims at the recognition and promotion of the "Top 10" best sustainability projects and hotel refurbishment in Spain within the framework of the FITUR fair. This is a competition that aims to highlight the benefits of the hotel refurbishment and the incorporation of sustainability through the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations to the strategy of tourism enterprises.

The jury, including Juan-Luis Grafulla, General Director of Matimex, will evaluate the projects in five sections: global sustainability, building sustainability, Marketing and RSC; cultural heritage and universal access.

This year the event includes a completely new format where success cases will expose its sustainability policies in its broad definition and highlight its motivations to turn the experience into a discuss full of synergies. Among the success cases is the Hotel Langre Surf Cottage project, winner of PIAM (International Architecture Award of Matimex) in 2015 and made by: Pablo Saiz Sánchez, Fran Saiz Sánchez, Ana Izquierdo de la Cal, Miriam Gutiérrez Fernández and Silvia Torres Gómez. Sr. Pablo Saiz, Architect of Modulab firm, will expose and explain the success case.

Ramón Carneros, Commercial Director of Matimex, will join it as a moderador of the second panel discussion of the first block of the day dedicated to the Hotel Innovation.

Furthermore, in the event will participate a panel of experts, online search engine companies, experts in innovation and technology hotel and tourism, who will speak on current issues involved.

Finally, a gastronomic presentation will report on the gastro experience as a strategic element for the hotels.

The event will take place at:
Lighthouse Cinema room. Lopesan Baobab Resort.
Street Mediterranean Sea 1. 35100, Meloneras - Gran Canaria
Free access. Limited capacity.
Download the preliminary program of the day in Gran Canaria Contest Think Re Hotel.