During our holidays in 2004 we realised we had been very lucky in life. Life had given us many opportunities to develop ourselves so we decided we wanted to do something in return.
So in 2006 we travelled to Nicaragua to discover how we could contribute to the country's welbeing. We found out that the school drop-out rate was very high. Tourism on the other hand offered us some opportunities. The concept of Hotel con Corazón was born.In 2007 & 2008 we lived in Nicaragua and built the first hotel to then set up educational projects. After seeing the tremendous success of hundreds of educated children we decided to expand our concept and opened another Hotel con Corazón in Mexico.
Now we are determined to expand our impact to support many more children in Central-America. We will serve many more conscious travellers and increase our number of hotels to 5 locations by 2022 and 15 in 2028.
Hotel con Corazón thanks its authentic atmosphere to the local teams.
Granada is managed by Gretcheen Gonzalez, a local hotel management expert who made our first Hotel con Corazón and its projects a great success.Oaxaca is set up and managed by Saskia Fiselier and Erica Donkers. Two Dutch women who saw an opportunity for a second Hotel con Corazón in Oaxaca and made it today's reality.
Wondering how our teachers support children? Meet Eva, one of our teachers at our school in Nicaragua. Eva here speaks about what its like to work at Hotel con Corazón and how she teaches children.
Interested in our education programs and approach?
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