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48th ANNUAL MEETING 2015 Donostia - San Sebastián SPAIN.

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1 48th ANNUAL MEETING 2015 Donostia - San Sebastián SPAIN

2 Contents 1.San Sebastian 2.Miramar Palace 3.Surroundings 4.Gastronomy and other pleasures…

3 One of the most beautiful places in the world A well-known tourist destination for a long time A prime location and gateway to Europe Easy access, convenience and short distances Unique structures that cater for every type of need Modern and multi-functional hotel facilities CitySan Sebastian

4 Human scale San Sebastian is a cosmopolitan human scale city to enjoy by foot and bicycle. The quality of life of a big city in a friendly place inhabitants CitySan Sebastian

5 Lively Cultural Events City European Capital of Culture 2016 San Sebastian is a reference in the international cultural scene. A complete agenda of cultural events all through the year: shows, festivals and exhibitions. San Sebastian

6 Located in the North of Spain (18 Km. from France) Coastal medium-size city (186,000 inhabitants) Excellent National and International connections Four airports within 100 km distance and train and motorway communications LocationSan Sebastian

7 HELSINKI Gothenburg COPENHAGEN STOCKHOLM DUBLIN LONDON Birmingham Bilbao Biarritz ROME PARIS Munich Frankfurt Nice Lyon Vienna AMSTERDAM Milán MADRID Düsseldorf Stüttgart LISBON Brussels Marseille BARCELONA Venezia Bologna BERLIN Santorin Bucarest OSLO Prague Liverpool Manchester Edinburgh Flights to LYON Flights to SAN SEBASTIÁN Flights to BIARRITZ Flights to BILBAO SAN SEBASTIAN airport 20 km distance – Direct Bus Service every hour, 30 minutes time National Destinations: Barcelona - 1 hour; Madrid - 55 minutes; BILBAO airport 100 km distance – Direct Bus Service every hour, duration: 1 hour National destinations: Alicante, Barcelona, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Madrid, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Santiago de Compostela, Sevilla, Tenerife, Valencia, Vigo International Destinations: Amsterdam, Düsseldorf, Dublin, Frankfurt, Geneva, Manchester, Milan, Münich, Stüttgart, Paris, Praga, Roma, Lisboa, Londres, Brussels, Tunez BIARRITZ airport 40 km distance – Direct bus service Destinations: Strasbourg, Dublin, Geneve, London, Marseille, Nice, Paris, Manchester, Lyon, Rotterdam, Bruxelles, Stockholm LYON airport Destinations: Montreal, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Birmingham, London, Manchester, Brussels, Copenhague, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Marseille, Nice, Paris, Dublin, Bologne, Florence, Milan, Rome, Venise, Amsterdam, Prague, Edimburg, Göteburg, Zurich San Sebastian AIRPORT TRANSFERS TO AND FROM  San Sebastian Airport - City centre: Shuttle bus every hour – 30´ jouney (20 Km distance)  Bilbao Airport - San Sebastian City centre: Shuttle bus every hour – 1 h journey (90 Km distance)  Biarritz Airport – San Sebastian City centre: Shuttle Bus every 40 minutes - 45´journey (40 Km distance)

8 High quality and comfortable accommodation in a long tradition tourist destination with a unique setting Accommodation San Sebastian

9 2. MIRAMAR PALACE

10 A typical English Cottage facing La Concha Bay, surrounded by wonderful gardens Summer Residence of the Queen Maria Cristina until 1929 Unique space for receptions, gala-dinners and banquets MIRAMAR PALACE Miramar Palace, ideally located facing La Concha Bay, is an ideal setting for meetings and conferences. The Palace counts with 8 rooms class-room style and 5 other rooms for exhibitions and receptions

11 MIRAMAR PALACE Julio Caro Baroja Room – 195 pax (class- room) Royal Dining Room – 80 pax (class-room) Music Hall – 80 pax (class-room) White Hall – 60 pax (class-room) Wood Hall – 60 pax (class-room)

12 3. Surroundings

13 SS is located in a privileged spot: surrounded by mountains (Pyrenees) and facing the sea. - All along the coast there are many little fishing villages maintaining the old-times atmosphere Surroundings

14 Twenty minutes from the city we can find the famous area of “Flysch” of Zumaia, a relevant geological formation (alternation of different rocks layers emerging from the sea) Surroundings

15 Also surrounded by mountain villages (trecking and mount climbing) Surroundings

16 Food in San Sebastian is a traditional and sophisticated pleasure: Gastronomy Great variety High quality products Tradition and innovation The greatest exponent: San Sebastian´s Pintxo

17 The city with more Michelin-Star restaurants per square meter in the World 3 MICHELIN STARS – 3 RESTAURANTS: Akelarre / Arzak / Martín Berasategui 2 MICHELIN STARS – 1 RESTAURANT: Mugaritz 1 MICHELIN STAR – 5 RESTAURANTS: Arbelaitz Miramón / Kokotxa / Zuberoa / Alameda / Mirador de Ulía 16 Michelin-Stars in 2012 Gastronomy

18 The World’s first 10 Best Restaurants 1.Noma (Copenhagen, Denmark) 2.El Celler de Can Roca (Girona, Spain) 3.Mugaritz (San Sebastian, Spain) 4.D.O.M. (Sao Paulo, Brazil) 5.Osteria Francescana (Modena, Italy) 6.Per Se (New York, USA) 7.Alinea (Chicago, USA) 8.Arzak (San Sebastian, Spain) 9.Dinner By Heston Blumenthal (London, UK) 10.Eleven Madison Park (New York, USA) 11.… Andoni Aduriz 4 years among the 1st-4th place Gastronomy

19 The Veuve Clicquot World’s Best Female Chef award celebrates the work of an exceptional female chef whose cooking excites the toughest of critics. Elena is the fourth generation of the Arzak family to head up the restaurant since it opened in In the past five years, the restaurant has consistently ranked within the top 10 of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list and was the first Basque restaurant to be awarded three Michelin stars. A highly decorated family, Elena’s father Juan Mari Arzak was honoured with the esteemed Lifetime Achievement Award at last year’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants ceremony. Having learnt her craft at home, Elena expanded her horizons through extensive travel. She studied in Lucerne, Switzerland before moving through the great kitchens of Europe including Maison Troisgros, Bras and Pierre Gagnaire in France, Le Gavroche in London and El Bulli in Spain before returning to the family business. Elena has won international respect for her constantly evolving, cutting edge, research-based approach to cooking and experimentation with flavours. Through her single-minded dedication to Arzak and its signature Basque cuisine, Elena oversees not only a thriving restaurant but by working in tandem with her famous father, Juan Mari, has ensured that it is recognised as one of the most influential restaurants in the world today. Elena Arzak – 2012 Best Female Chef Gastronomy

20 PINTXOS TOUR The Old Part is the best place to taste some “pintxos” (culinary art in miniature). There are traditional and innovative “pintxos” at the spectacular bars of San Sebastian. Testing cider from the “kupela” (wooden barrel) is a delightful, almost ceremonial rite that takes place in “sidrerías” (Cider Houses). Relaxed and friendly atmosphere in a rustic rural setting. People is free to get up as often as they like to visit the “kupela” for a refill of newly fermented cider pressed from locally-grown apples. CIDER HOUSES Gastronomy

21 THALASOTHERAPIE - La Perla Other pleasures AQUARIUM Therapeutic circuits with the Cantabric Seawater as the main protagonist in front of the famous La Concha Bay. The building has its roots in the Royal Summers of the beginning of the 20th century. La Perla offers direct access to the beautiful beach of La Concha. The Museum of the Sea at the fishing port, is one of the most modern in Europe. An aquarium with an acrylic tunnel with 360º vision and more than 5,000 species.


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