Hotel con Corazón in Nicaragua is not just a hotel; it is a hotel with a heart. This means that the hotel, in its unique way, is contributing to the sustainable development of Nicaragua, by investing in education and employment. With the hotel as the inspiring heart. Marcel Zuidhof and Onno Oostveen, two Dutch guys with ‘big hearts,’ established Hotel con Corazon in 2006. With extended experience gained in the international business world, they left the Netherlands to make their dreams come true in Nicaragua. One and a half years later, Hotel con Corazon is now greeting its first guests.
Onno and Marcel did not achieve this all by themselves. They have an enormous network of energetic helpers and faithful supporters, both in the Netherlands as well as Nicaragua. The initial capital was raised through fundraising efforts of numerous ‘amigos’ in the Netherlands in combination with big public and private sponsors such as Wilde Ganzen (Wild Geese), the Dutch National Commission for Sustainable Development (NCDO) and Carlson Wagonlit Travel. And during the construction phase of the hotel no less than 36 friends came to roll up their sleeves and pitched in.