Monthly Archives: December 2012

Iberostar Playa Gaviotas, a place to come back to

There are places you always want to go back to, year after year, at least for a couple of days.

This is what it is like at the Iberostar Playa Gaviotas Hotel where we have managed to create this exceptional ambience of comfort and relaxation for our guests which makes them want to come back here holiday after holiday.

Located steps from the beautiful sandy Jandía Beach, the Iberostar Playa Gaviotas is a hotel on Fuerteventura island with its own particular style and a different atmosphere: the personalised attention, the friendly staff and luxurious facilities.

All this together has made this hotel one of the most popular on this fantastic island.

In order to achieve this relationship with our clients, the hotel offer must be strong and coherent, have a bond with the holiday destination and let guests enjoy all the marvellous things on offer: from security and tranquility to the comfort of an accommodation choice that is always guaranteed by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts.

Iberostar Playa Gaviotas, an all-inclusive hotel on Fuerteventura awaits.

Golf, a sport for health and technique

Golf is one of the in vogue sports of the moment, perfect to practice at any age and is particularly helpful in preventing cardiovascular disease. The secret is to apply more technique than strength to the muscles without damaging the articulations.

Professional golfers continue to maintain their form well into old age thanks to the moderate practice of this discipline involving walking around the ondulating greens, passing time in the open air in mild climates, away from every day stress in a relaxing environment and outstanding scenery.

Apart from improving the cardiovascular system, regular practice helps to control cholesterol and it is a perfect, easy to follow complement for those who are on special diets.

Although it is still a predominantly male sport every day there are more women taking up the sport to help them maintain their fitness.  It is a sport very beneficial for synthesizing vitamin D which helps to maintain optimum levels of calcium.

Recommended particularly after 40, golf is a perfect excuse for healthy holidays, available in Spain, in particular in the south, such as great hotels with spa in Marbella, offering special packages with treatments and pampering, a perfect complement after a day of golf.

These hotels for golfers in Marbella are authentic meeting points where apart from maintaining fitness while enjoying golf with your partner or with friends, you can also spoil yourself and partake of the exquisite gastronomic delights and luxury wines, available at the Hotel Melia La Quinta.

Situated in the luxury resort of Marbella, offering a unique experience for golfers and gourmets: outstanding wines, unforgettable gourmet cuisine and relaxing spa treatments.

Travels and experiences: the fashionable Christmas gift

What Christmas present to give this year is the eternal question we repeat every early December, when the letters to the North Pole are still only half finished and Father Christmas himself is working day and night in his workshop in Lapland.

For some there have been a long stretch of Christmas socks and ties and there are no new smart phones to try out.

The service sector has managed to see this niche in the market and for a couple of years they have taken advantage of these dates to commercialise packet holidays: hotels with experiences that you can give your partner, friends or even parents.

A trip to an adults-only hotel on Mallorca, a weekend in a boutique hotel in Bilbao, a weekend escape to a golf resort in Marbella, a wine route in Rioja, or a shopping route in Barcelona with accommodation in an appealing hotel on Las Ramblas…

This is to give moments, unique experiences, unforgettable events for you to enjoy as a couple. And the ideas and combinations are endless: hotel, experience and destination are combined and matched to offer a personalised gift down to the last detail.

The big hotel chains in Majorca, such as Sol Hoteles, Iberostar or Marina Hotels, as well as the urban hotels in Madrid and in other Spanish cities are some of those who offer the most variety for these gifts, because their services are especially designed for adults and go further than just offering accommodation.

Many of these packets can be found consulting the hotel offers for couples found on the official web pages of all the hotel chains, depending on what destination you prefer and the travellers’ needs.

It is common to find promotions for a romantic hotel in Mallorca, a luxury hotel with spa in Marbella or even a gourmet hotel on Tenerife. It is only imagination that sets the limits.

The prices are affordable, because there is competition for this gift market. This is, above all, a perfect choice for group presents such as for example giving a holiday on one of the Canary Islands to the grandparents, at a hotel for seniors, from the entire family.

The offers cover all kinds of experiences as well as the hotel: excursions to get to know the surrounding area, bikes to explore the city centre, the sale of tickets to museums and shows… And destinations all over the world: resorts in Greece, 5-star hotels in Santo Domingo, hotels in Cuba and so on and so forth, only limited by the budget for the gift itself.

The dates are normally limited, which is what allows for better prices. These packets are normally for low season holidays or with offers that are specifically detailed and where the services are limited in certain ways. This is the only problem with the experience gifts. But it does not have to be a problem: at the end of the day, it is a gift and it is the thought that counts.


Recovering history: Iberostar Grand Hotel Mencey

Constructed over half a century ago, the emblematic Iberostar Grand Hotel Mencey building is one of the shining jewels in the history of Tenerife, without which the identity of the island and the essence of its capital could not be understood.

The Grand Hotel Mencey is living proof of history and tangible proof of how it is possible to preserve the spirit of old whilst introducing cutting-edge service.

Spa, parking, gym, sport areas with tennis courts, pool, lavish gardens and an integral renovation of the Duke’s Home have recovered the building and given it back the presence with which is has always overlooked the heart of the city.

This luxury hotel on Tenerife managed by the chain Iberostar Hotels & Resorts is a symbol of the neo-Canarian style: a combination of colonial and palatial architecture that is defined by its impeccable white colour, just like it was created in 1950 by the great architect Enrique Rumeu Armas.

Rest in the majestic rooms at this hotel in Tenerife and enjoy the sunsets from the balconies; this is a unique experience and we are told so by many of our guests.