Granada is buzzing!

jaarverslag-2015The ongoing operation in Granada is buzzing as always! We had a close to record revenue of USD 277,785 in 2015 and 231 students have started the new school year in January of 2016. Read more


Amsterdam is hiring


We’re looking for new Board Members of the Dutch foundation, based in the Netherlands. Are you interested in leading our transition from a voluntary based foundation Read more


Winning Gueguense Awards

gueguenseThis February, Hotel con Corazón  won a National Award in the category of Corporate Social Responsibility 2016 for its work focused on education.
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Successful refocus of plans

hhhSince our last update in June, we have made important progress on our hotel plans. Our crowdfunding campaign has continued to be successful, with an amount of over € 100,000 on the meter now.

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Board Members visit Oaxaca

joost$geerGeertje van der Pas and Joost van Duin, former managers of Hotel con Corazón Granada and now board members of the Foundation, visited Oaxaca while on a 3 months trip in Central America.
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CREST Newsletter.

geertjeHotel con Corazon has been  named in Center of Responsability Travel

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Annual Report 2014 available

Annual Report 2014During 2014, the new managers of Hotel con Corazón, Boris and Marcela, succeeded in continuing to run the best hotel in Granada. We were awarded TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice and Most Romantic Hotel in Nicaragua. Read more


Tourguide App

Tourguide appDownload our Tourguide App for Granada and about Hotel con Corazón! We co-created this App with Izi.travel, a company that helps designing your own city tour.  Read more


Running for Corazón

Runners for CorazonLast Sunday, 50 people participated in the Amsterdam Marathon to raise money for the new Hotels con Corazón in Suriname, Cambodia, Mexico and Nicaragua. Read more


Another successful year for Corazón

Cover Annual Report 2013We proudly look back on another successful year for Hotel con Corazón! Read more


Dutch Hotel School raises money

Unite and Connect for CorazónHospitality, education and fundraising are three values that Hotel con Corazón stands for. The same goes for a group of Dutch hospitality management students of Hotelschool The Hague, Read more


Three new hotel expansions

Beeld expansieCambodia, Léon and Suriname: the three new locations on the Corazón map! Today, three entrepreneur teams launch their crowdfunding campaigns Read more


Winning three TripAdvisor Awards!

2014 Travelers' ChoiceHotel con Corazón has been named as a winner in no less than three categories in the 2014 Travelers’ Choice awards!  Read more


Launch Crowdfunding Platform

CorazonesToday we launched our crowdfunding platform for our worldwide expansion. Our ambition is to open up 10 new hotels over the next 10 years. We kick off with our campaign for Mexico! Read more


Improving every day

Tutor Yakosha with one of her pupilsEvery month a Hotel con Corazón tutor tells about their experiences teaching our students. Successes, difficulties, big or small, with the idea to give you an insight in the work they are doing and the progresses they make. Read more


Lonely Planet: “Best Place to Stay”

Cover Lonely Planet Nicaragua 2013In the newest 2013 Lonely Planet Nicaragua edition, Hotel con Corazón is awarded again! Read more


Our Annual Report 2012 is out!

Annual Report 2012In 2012 we took maximum advantage of the growth in tourism that Nicaragua experienced in 2012 and we marked exceptional annual results. Read more


New Management Team for Corazón

New and former Management: Marcela, Boris, Joost and Geertje Only a few weeks before our fifth anniversary, Hotel con Corazón is celebrating a novelty. For the first time in its existence the managerial team consists of two people that did not have to travel 5,600 miles to arrive at their new job. Read more


Be creative!

Gelga at work in her crafts classEvery month a Hotel con Corazón tutor tells about their experiences teaching our students. Successes, difficulties, big or small, with the idea to give you an insight in the work they are doing Read more


Dynamic English classes

For two years now, we have been providing English classes for children in 5th and 6th grade in Las Laguna. My name is Eva, I’m the English teacher for the second year now, together with Mercedes Pacheco.  Read more


Excellence Award for Corazón

We are proud to announce that Hotel con Corazón has received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award for 2013.

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Meeting the parents

School for parents Hotel con Corazón

A new column: every month a Hotel con Corazón tutor will tell about his or her experiences teaching our students.

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A matter of perseverance

Deyvi and tutor SkarlethDeyvi (13) is one of our four students who with the support of Hotel con Corazón is studying at the private school Salesiano.

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Learning outside the classroom

We believe that education is not only learning to read, write and calculate, but that it is also important to have fun during the learning process.  Read more


Hotel con Corazón in 2012

For Hotel con Corazón, 2012 was a year full of highlights. The occupation rate rose from 58% in 2011 to 67% in 2012. February even turned out to be our best month ever, with an occupancy rate of a staggering 93%! Read more


10 hotels in 10 years

Hotel con Corazón aims to open 10 new hotels in the next 10 years! To achieve this, we are looking for partners that match our ambition and share our values. Info session in Amsterdam on 6 February 2013. Read more


Made by Corazon Contento

Last week we received new key-rings in Hotel con Corazón. Beautiful hearts made at Corazon Contento (Happy Heart), a comprehensive development centre for disabled people based in Granada. Read more


Geertje’s first six months in Las Lagunas

Only 12 kilometers between Hotel con Corazón and our education projects in Las Lagunas. Yet there is a world of difference between these two locations. Read more


126 chances for a better future!

Hotel con Corazón Annual Report 2011In 2011 Hotel con Corazón washed 9,000 sheets, cooked 5,000 staff meals, made 1,200 home visits and the reading speed of our kids more than doubled.
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Back home again

Marcel Zuidhof back in Granada One of the founders of our hotel, Marcel Zuidhof, was back in Granada for a week. He shares his experience of revisiting ‘his’ hotel after two years! Read more


Low season discounts

September and October are the low-season months in Nicaraguan tourism. Which gives you a great opportunity to visit this beautiful country at low costs! Read more


Enriching Encounters

Last month we officially launched our newest brand Corazón Trips, the new name for the in-house tour agency of Hotel con Corazón. Corazón Trips offers a broad variety of tours to discover the city and its friendly inhabitants. Read more


Our first month at Hotel con Corazón

After a month of talking, learning, seeing and sweating a lot, we – Joost van Duin and Geertje van der Pas – are now in charge of Hotel con Corazón. It’s an honour! Read more


Celebrating Dutch Queen’s Day

Last Saturday we celebrated the birthday of the Dutch queen at Hotel con Corazón with a ‘Fiesta Naranja’ (Orange Party). This typical Dutch party is becoming a tradition now in Granada. Read more


Prime time television

Last night we experienced our 5 minutes of fame on Dutch television. The popular travel show BNN’s ‘3 op Reis’ (3 on Tour) visited Nicaragua. The entire crew, headed by Chris Zegers, stayed at our hotel. Read more


Hotel con Corazón on Dutch TV

Crew BNNThe popular Dutch travel show BNN’s ‘3 op Reis’ (3 on Tour) is broadcasting an item about Hotel Con Corazón on April 29th at 19.55 pm on Nederland 3. Read more


Entrepreneurs on a mission kick off.

On 10 May 2012, Hotel con Corazón launches Goldmakers, network of social entrepreneurs in the Netherlands. Read more


Join our team!

Hotel Con Corazon is looking for a receptionist (M/F) for 24 hours per week (including weekends), starting April 2012. For more information go to our Vacancies page. Apply before: March 26, 2012.


Three Tripadvisor Awards for Hotel con Corazón

We are very proud to announce that we won 3 Traveler’s Choice Hotel Awards 2012 on Tripadvisor. We were rated nr. 5 Best Bargain, nr. 24 Trendiest and nr. 25 Best Service in Central America!  Read more


Here’s our new management team

Joost van Duin (43) and Geertje van der Pas (42) will take over the management tasks from Hans and Monique van Hal in April 2012. Read more


Hotel con Corazón is looking for an English teacher

It concerns a postion for 24 hours a week for the Hotel con Corazón education program in Las Lagunas. Read more


Improving education and operations

We have been working hard this year on improving the educational program and hotel operations in Nicaragua. Here’s a short overview of our activities so far. Read more


Change a Child’s Life

School kidKarin Badt, author and professor of cinema and theater at the University of Paris, visited Hotel con Corazon and the tutoring program. She writes about it in the internet newspaper the Huffington Post. Read more


Celebration party for all Granada

Fiesta con CorazónLast Saturday October 15th our normally tranquil hotel was converted into a true party location, with 600 balloons in red and white, selfmade decorations and party lighting. Read more


Hotel con Corazón’s second annual report is out

In 2010, we extended our tutoring pilot scheme initiated in 2009. Hotel performance exceeded expectations with an overall occupancy rate of 60%. Read more


Hotel con Corazón both start and finish for sponsored cycle tour

During this first Empowerment International Challenge, the participants cycled Read more


Travel agency Tree House Travels fully integrated into Hotel con Corazón

The agency offers tours to hotel guests as well as non-residents. Read more


Hotel con Corazón featured as “our pick” in the Lonely Planet edition 2009

What does Lucas Vidgen, author of Lonely Planet Nicaragua & El Salvador, have to say Read more


Annual Report 2015

Granada is buzzing!

jaarverslag-2015The ongoing operation in Granada is buzzing as always! We had a close to record revenue of USD 277,785 in 2015 and 231 students have started the new school year in January of 2016. Read more