We are the place where you can live and find a special care… a personalized attention. Where what you would like to have it is expressly designed for you.
We love the experience of serving our guests, to attend them and to pamper them, to let them feel as if they would “stay at home”.
Today we would like to introduce you to a great person, great professional and an essential part of our team: Nayra.
Where did it all start?
I began working 13 years ago when I was just 22 years old. I started out as a secretary at a law firm but I then got into hospitality, particularly in the world of bars.
Where is your favourite place on the island?
A village called Temisas in the Agüimes area. There’s this little track which leads to a Guanche cave where you can really see how their people used to live. The cave is divided into rooms and there’s a huge opening in the rock which looks out onto the mountain side and you can see the entire village. That’s where I’ve experienced the best silences in the world.
How do you like to spend your free time?
I like spinning, going to the beach and reading, especially spiritual literature. I particularly love Eckhart Tolle’s “The Power of Now” and at the moment I’m reading “A Course in Miracles”. I’m about to go on a course about the book in Las Palmas with a facilitator, who is a person to help you understand it all since it’s pretty complicated. It’s considered the greatest book on metaphysics and “thought correction”. In other words, it helps you to “change the lens”, to see things from a different perspective and slowly begin to change your way of thinking.
How would you define yourself in three words?
In three words? That’s very tough… I couldn’t tell you. I guess I could say I’m always “searching”, trying to look for meaning in life.
What are you most passionate about in your work?
What really got me hooked on this work is the learning process, because despite having worked in hospitality for many years now, you’re always learning new things, we’re always looking to innovate. I never knew what a good cocktail bar was like until I got here and realised it was possible to make great cocktails! (she smiles) … and what I’m most passionate about… the Atelier team and the understanding between us! We’re able to talk about anything, without any conflict or confrontations.
What’s your favourite cocktail?
I’d go for one of ours, since this is the place where I discovered “The art of the cocktail”. It’d have to be the “Wood Memories” cocktail, made with a base of Ron Aldea Familia. It’s really simple! The presentation is one of the most spectacular we’ve got and a combination of all the elements that go into it make it a wonderful cocktail.
Any funny stories?
(She thinks and laughs) Years ago I had a cocktail in my hand and someone bumped into me, the cocktail went all over him, covered him in strawberry, and I had to give him new clothes from the hotel.
What do you consider the most important quality in someone?
The ability to understand any situation, because without it a situation can become twisted. As far as I’m concerned, understanding is knowledge and that helps everything run smoothly.
What’s your motto?
If you change the way you look at things, then the things you look at change.