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 (păr′ə-dôr′, pä′rä-thôr′, -dôr′)
n. pl. par·a·dors or par·a·dor·es (-thō′rĕs, -dō′-)
A country hotel owned by the government of Spain.

[Spanish, from parar, to stop, from Latin parāre, to prepare; see parade.]
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(ˈpærədɔː; Spanish ˈparaðor)
n, pl -dors or -dores
a state-run hotel in Spain
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(ˈpær əˌdɔr)

a government-sponsored inn, esp. in Spain.
[1835–45; < Sp: wayside inn, hostelry]
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References in periodicals archive ? SPECIAL EATS Foodies will love the Parador De La Gomera in the capital San Sebastian where we enjoyed a delicious lunch of fresh cod and langoustines.
I discovered all this after a stay at three different Parador hotels in the Madrid region.
AIF you can afford a bit of luxury check out a government-owned parador. They are usually in historic buildings such as castles, palaces, convents, monasteries or forts and converted into high quality hotels that offer a taste of the real Spain.
Snow-capped Mount Teide, with serrated black volcanic flanks, towers over the national park and dwarfs our hotel, the island's parador. This isolated 37-room inn is situated on Tenerife, the most majestic of Spain's Canary Islands that lie 180 miles off the Moroccan coast.
special offers 35 or over 55 com) flights from pounds 24.99 to from way There was no problem finding the parador as the modern construction sat on a slope facing the city, giving unrivalled views over the old town with the two cathedrals towering above the medieval city.
IF there is one thing better than being able to travel across a country staying in fabulous parador hotels that range from charming castles to modernist marvels, it is discovering that the prices are extremely reasonable.
"Digital design plays an important role in looking for new visual options, as consumers and designers alike move towards digitally customising their flooring," said Erno Nemeth of German floor manufacturer, Parador.
But four years later their house has still not been built and the firmwho brokered the deal, Parador Properties Ltd, has just gone into administration.
German Manufacturer Parador Places the Emirates in the Top Ten Most Lucrative Markets
Arriving at the courtyard entrance of the four-star Parador de Chinchon, a 17th-century Augustinian convent-turned-hotel, you feel as if you've been transported to post-Gothic Western Europe.
Overseas property specialists, Parador Properties, will be coming to The Newcastle Marriott, MetroCentre, Gateshead, on January 14 and 15.