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Nudes and truths, Anailogico’s visual prose

Nudes and truths, Anailogico’s visual prose

Anailogico is a visual prose project began in 2013 in Panama. It has already more than 100 pics of men and women from all over the world. These pics always go with words, and everyone can identify with those texts. 5 years ago, the artist behind this project moved to Barcelona. Last November he was in Axel Hotel Barcelona for…
Save your Ass: Pillows against AIDS

Save your Ass: Pillows against AIDS

Because of World AIDS Day, this week our customers have found something different in their rooms. On their bed, they’ve found two pillows with this sentence: “SAVE YOUR ASS” with two condoms HEX. A direct message that made our costumers think about the risks of having sex without protection. According to UNAIDS, the use of condoms is decreasing in a…
Come out and flee

Come out and flee

What would you feel if you had to flee your country because you are gay? Anger? Helplessness? Sadness? In Orgullo de Valientes (Pride of the Brave ones), the new exhibition of Axel Hotel Madrid you can look in the eye some LGBTQ+ refugees and realize how they felt. The photographic exhibition, organized by La Merced Migraciones, shows persons who asked…
Axel Hotels has new corporate identity

Axel Hotels has new corporate identity

We are veeeeeeery happy because… we are introducing you our rebranding, at last! We’ve updated everything: logos, room keys, amenities, phonebooks… Every single thing! We feel like fresh air entered all of our hotels, our corporate identity was the same since we opened our first hotel in 2003. El Gallinero designers describe our rebranding this way: “We had a lot…
Open Sea Cruises x Axel, the LGBT+ cruise that made the difference

Open Sea Cruises x Axel, the LGBT+ cruise that made the difference

7 days in the Mediterranean Sea, 7 popstars, a lot of influencers, a new family and more than 1200 guffaws a day. This is a good recap of the experience of being on board Open Sea Cruises x Axel, Axel Hotels and Dreamlines new cruise. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1qcZo1rToE&t=1s We dreamed about creating a safe space where LGBT+ community could feel free to…
Sailors, start your engines and let Open Sea Cruise x Axel set sail!

Sailors, start your engines and let Open Sea Cruise x Axel set sail!

There’s only 10 days left for Open Sea Cruise x Axel to set sail. More than 1.000 passengers are waiting to have one of the best weeks of their lives! Fun is guaranteed, the ship has an incredibly amusing agenda. Here there’s a preview of what will happen: You’ll enjoy international popstar shows every night Icona Pop are the first…
All the gay beaches of Spain in one map

All the gay beaches of Spain in one map

Spain is worldwide known for its sun, shore and for being a very LGBT-friendly country. What if we mix these attributes? Spain becomes the LGBT paradise of summer. And if you like to be tanned without any line, Spain is your totemic country, because it’s full of nudist beaches. One question: why all gay beaches are also nudist? Who was…
The sexiest soccer players at World Cup 2018

The sexiest soccer players at World Cup 2018

Even if you don’t like football, you’ll know that France is the winner of the World Cup. But, do you know which country won the World Cup of Beauty? “What’s this?”, you may ask. The World Cup of Beauty is a competition to know who is the national team with the handsomest player. Our followers have voted on our Instagram…
5 alarming facts about LGBT refugees and 5 ways to help them

5 alarming facts about LGBT refugees and 5 ways to help them

Every year thousands of people are forced to flee their country because of their sexual orientation and / or their gender identity. They escape from persecution and mistreatment to which they are submitted simply because they are not heterosexual and / or cisgender. Axel Hotels attended the Conference about LGBTI refugees organized by Pride Barcelona and we wanted to share…
Around the world in 14 LGTB+ anthems

Around the world in 14 LGTB+ anthems

If you want to be a good traveler you’ll have to know some techniques of camouflage. To know local culture, it’s a must to slip by unseen. Pride is here and maybe you are going to another’s country parade. “I will survive” or “YMCA” are global hits, but every country has its own LGTB anthems. We’ve prepared a list with…