09/08/2014

Another successful year for Corazón

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

03/06/2014

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

13/02/2014

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

29/01/2014

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

10/01/2014

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

16/12/2013

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

05/12/2013

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

20/09/2013

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

05/09/2013

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

05/09/2013

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

05/08/2013

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

17/06/2013

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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01/06/2013

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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25/04/2013

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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26/03/2013

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

31/01/2013

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

19/12/2012

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

24/11/2012

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

16/10/2012

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

23/09/2012

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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14/09/2012

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

02/09/2012

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

19/07/2012

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

05/05/2012

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

01/05/2012

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

30/04/2012

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

18/04/2012

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

17/04/2012

Entrepreneurs on a mission kick off.

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

22/03/2012

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.

22/01/2012

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

13/01/2012

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

06/01/2012

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

04/12/2011

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

25/10/2011

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

20/10/2011

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

15/09/2011

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

15/02/2011

Hotel con Corazón both start and finish for sponsored cycle tour

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

10/01/2011

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

23/07/2010

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

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Annual report 2013

Another successful year for Corazón

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