The Spanish hotel chain Paradores shows its involvement with the global humanitarian organisation ‘Action against Hunger’. This NGO is committed to ending hunger in the world and helps malnourished children, among others.
Paradores supports the ‘Restaurants against Hunger‘ action, which aims to help those families that have been worst affected by the pandemic. As such, Paradores in the following areas will donate part of the restaurant sales made between September 15 and November 15.;
- El Saler (Valencia)
- La Granja (Segovia)
- Santo Estevo
- Santiago de Compostela
- Alcalá de Henares
Consequently, they will receive the ‘Restaurante Bueno’ label, which recognises them not only as a good place to eat, but also fights hunger.
Contributing to UN goals
Furthermore, the partnership is in line with Paradores’ commitment to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. However, in this case, it is the specific goal that promotes actions to end hunger, achieve food security and better nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.
Higher risk of social exclusion in Spain
According to the Spanish National Institute of Statistics (INE), the percentage of the population at risk of poverty or social exclusion in Spain has increased from 25.3% to 26.4% by 2020. Therefore, Action against Hunger commits to preventing and reducing its impact, helping thousands of families every day to stay fed.
About the Paradores
Parador hotels are luxury state hotels located in often magnificent historic buildings such as castles, monasteries and palaces. Moreover, in the early 1900s, there was hardly any tourism in Spain. Therefore, in order to boost the economy, the government wanted to start a solid tourist foundation in Spain. Thus was born the Royal Commissariat for Tourism. Consequently, military and politician Benigno de la Vega-Inclán came up with the concept of the Paradores.
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The Royal Commissariat for Tourism had two goals: to develop tourism in Spain and to establish a high-quality hotel chain. In 1928, the first Parador hotel, the Parador Nacional in the Sierra de Gredos in Ávila, was opened. Since then, Spain has 97 Parador hotels in beautiful locations that emphasise the beauty and uniqueness of the country.