The Hotel Huerto del Cura, owned by the Valencian hotel chain Port Hotels, celebrated on Thursday its 50th anniversary in an institutional act with more than 300 attendees gathered in the greenhouse located in the garden of the same hotel in Elche. The ceremony was attended by the management of the hotel group, as well as the general director of Tourism of the Generalitat Valenciana, Herick Campos, the mayor of Elche, Carlos González, and various representatives of entities from Elche and the Valencian Community, such as CEV, Cedelco, IFA and Rotary Club Elche.
Toni Mayor, president and co-owner, and Rafael Blanquer, general manager of Port Hotels, opened the meeting by dedicating a few words of recognition to the former property, the Orts family. Likewise, both directors have shared the roadmap of the next projects that the company has devised and launched for the growth of the establishment and the experience of its clients.
“Since Port Hotels acquired the Hotel Huerto del Cura in 2019, our mission has been to consolidate and extend the vision of the founding family so that the hotel continues to be an icon of reference for accommodation in its category, a meeting point for the society of Elche and a place to come to celebrate the happy moments of our lives”, explained Toni Mayor at the end of his speech.
During the event, a video was also broadcasted with different testimonies in which important personalities highlighted its role as a catalyst for the socioeconomic development of the city of Elche and the well-being of its citizens. In the feature 'Hotel Huerto del Cura: the voice of the protagonists', influential people from the city and the province take part, such as the historian Miguel Ors, the journalist Gaspar Macía, Joaquín Buitrago, President of Elche CF, Doctor Fernando Soler, ophthalmologist and Director of FACO, Esther Guilabert, General Secretary of CEV, Carles Molina, Councilor for Tourism of Elche City Council and Mayte Antón, President of AEFA.
For his part, Rafael Blanquer has emphasized "the great challenge" that successfully managing the establishment has involved: "In this hotel we accommodate thousands of people throughout the year, we serve lunches and gala dinners, we offer leisure activities for both tourists and people of Elche. We are the meeting point for many families for large celebrations and meetings, and we are also a strategic ally for companies that trust us for their extraordinary activities. In this maelstrom of services, we have been able to find a balance thanks to having a clear direction and a great team.”
During the event, mention was also made of the chain's new projects for this emblematic hotel in Elche, such as the opening of the Leopoldo, a new gastronomic space in honor of the man who was head of the house for decades until last year he agreed to his retirement. The Leopoldo will offer a gourmet Mediterranean menu paired with Laurent Perrier sparkling wines as part of a recent collaboration agreement.