At Vincci Selección Posada del Patio 5* we’ve created, together with the Spanish Geographical Society (SGS), the first library dedicated to travel and explorers: a space to broaden your knowledge and find out about new destinations, and which is available to the guests of the hotel. With a multitude of books relating to the topics, the hotel is already planning to increase the available material with new acquisitions and loans from the SGS. The new library is just part of the agreement our hotel in Málaga has signed with the society, under which it becomes a collaborating entity. In fact, the hotel will now host some of the society’s activities in Málaga, such as conferences, presentations and exhibitions.
Last Friday saw the first of these events, with the launch of the journalist Cristina Morató’s latest book, “Divine Lola”, a biography of Lola Montes, one of the most famous women of the 19th century and a tireless traveller. Through her experiences the book takes the reader to exotic and remote destinations, with the adventure going from her native Ireland to India, where she lived in Kolkata and Danapur, to cities such as Paris, London and Munich, where she shone with her ‘Spanish dances’ and to the dangerous lands of California and Australia where she was an intrepid pioneer.
The Spanish Geographical Society is a non-profit organisation that works to encourage the rediscovery of the history of exploration and discoveries throughout the world by Spanish people, promoting geographical and social awareness of different peoples, creating an understanding of, and human contact with, different cultures and ways of life, and being a driving force behind travel and exploration projects that serve investigation, science, culture and adventure, while promoting initiatives to help young people understand the world and being a meeting point for every institution and individual interested in geography, travel and exploration.
The agreement signed by Vincci Posada del Patio is another commitment from our hotel chain in the promotion of the spirit of travel, culture and historical awareness, as well as the effect on the environment of each of our hotels.
Hotel in Málaga: Vincci Selección Posada del Patio 5*
Located in the historic centre of Málaga, the Vincci Selección Posada del Patio 5* is built on the site of two ancient buildings. One of these was one of the last posadas (old style inns) that existed in Málaga, while the other was a residential building, of which the façade from the start of the 20th century has been preserved. It’s been entirely renovated, preserving the patio that gives it its name and the old hall from the entrance on Calle Camas.
Under the two buildings were found remains of Málaga’s Arabic Wall, together with remnants of the old Puerta del Río. It’s the best preserved section of the Arabic wall and the only part that can be visited on both sides, walking along the city’s old ‘ronda’ pathway. Together with the remains of the wall, which can be visited in the hotel, there are also the remnants of the old tannery and various utensils on display in the hotel.
This history-rich hotel allows the visitor to enjoy the city’s attractions, without even needing to step outside its doors thanks to the wide variety of activities from the worlds of art, music, culture and gastronomy that it offers.
Vincci Selección Posada del Patio 5* hosts monthly painting, photography and/or sculpture exhibitions by artists who mostly come from Málaga. The hotel is a corporate friend of the Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga, collaborating on various activities and with a special area of the patio dedicated to the Thyssen, which is decorated in line with each of the temporary exhibitions the museum organises. What’s more, its à la carte restaurant, “Le Diner”, crafts a special dish inspired by each temporary exhibition, to ensure that art and gastronomy go hand in hand to create a unique experience.
The hotel is a sponsor of Concerto Málaga chamber orchestra, which performs a number of concerts every year with explanatory talks before each concert carried out by the musicians themselves. Vincci Selección Posada del Patio 5* organises weekly jazz concerts every Friday and Saturday in its Jazz Club.
Vincci Selección Posada del Patio 5* is a partner of the Museo del Vino, which also has a collaborative agreement with the hotel’s gastronomic restaurant ‘Le Diner’.
In addition to the agreement with Spanish Geographic Society, the hotel is the home of the Málaga Rotary Club, which meets weekly at the hotel. It sponsors School Training, which runs a Masters in Film Directing, Sound, Staging and Production, putting up speakers and hosting some of the master classes in the hotel itself. It also has agreements with NGOs, where it gives space for talks and exhibitions.