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Benvenuti a Venezia! New Axel Destination!

Benvenuti a Venezia! New Axel Destination!

Axel Hotels continues with its expansion and conquering new destinations. Now you have a new appointment with us in Venice, where Axel Hotels will disembark from March 15th, so you can enjoy one of the most magical cities in the world. As the hotel looks onto the Rio della Fornace and is located between the Basilica of Santa Maria della…
Lip sync for the (Carnival) crown

Lip sync for the (Carnival) crown

If you were in shock with Courtney Act’s wings or Violet Chachki’s reveal, you should watch the 21 editions of the most famous Drag Queen contest of Spain. It’s called Gala Drag Queen of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria andtakes place during the Carnival since 1998. But there’s an older Drag Queen contest in the island, Gala Drag Queen of…
Next Axel spot: Madeira

Next Axel spot: Madeira

Axel Hotels continues with its expansion. Next stop: Madeira. In 2020 you’ll be relaxing in our first hotel in Portugal. Actually, in 2020 you’ll also be able to sleep in AxelBeach Miami, Axel Hotel San Sebastián and Axel Hotel Valencia. Our 4-star new property will be located in the old district of Funchal, the capital of the island, specifically in…
Life, death and work of a body and gender dissident

Life, death and work of a body and gender dissident

Barcelona has dedicated the first major retrospective to Lorenza Böttner, an artist whose work and life is a constant fight against “normality”. The exhibition can be visited for free until the 3rdof February at La Virreina. Lorenza, daughter of immigrants, lost her arms in an accident when she was eight, she was born as a man, she grew up as a…
These are the LGBTQ+ theatre plays you cannot miss in 2019

These are the LGBTQ+ theatre plays you cannot miss in 2019

We've gone from seat to seat in all Spain and we've select 5 LGBT plays you cannot miss. There's something for everyone: from comercial to alternative theatre. Put your phone on airplane mode, and enjoy! La Llamada - Teatro Lara - Madrid La Llamada is a musical with original songs and live music. A comedy about faith, friendship, the first love,…
This is why you should spend New Year’s Eve in Spain

This is why you should spend New Year’s Eve in Spain

Spain is one of the most tolerant countries in the world. This country is a perfect spot for gays, lesbians, transexuals… But it’s also a perfect destination for lovers of heritage, party, beach, sun, food, traditions… If you are a member of the LGTBQ+ collective and you love partying and traditions, you’ll love to spend New Year’s Eve in Spain,…
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…
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…
The gayest moments of Eurovision 2018

The gayest moments of Eurovision 2018

Let’s play Snatch Game: “There’s only one thing gayer tan Eurovision, [blank]” Difficult, right? If someone knows anything gayer than Eurovision, please, write it in our comments. Eurovision really earned being the gayest show on Earth: transsexual Dana International winning the contest in the nineties (Viva la diva!), Conchita Wurst rising like a phoenix serving drama queen realness, Loreen’s “Euphoria”…
Pride Barcelona 2018 is dedicated to LGTBI refugees

Pride Barcelona 2018 is dedicated to LGTBI refugees

This year Barcelona’s Pride will be the biggest ever! Organization reinvented everything for this 2018. Like the new logo and this year’s slogan: #AllMyLoving, which transmits a message of love and recalls Barcelona’s famous Olympic Games anthem. https://twitter.com/PrideBarcelona/status/992133108345573377 Pride Barcelona 2018 will take place from 23rd to 30th of June, and it is dedicated to LGBTI rights of the refugees.…