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Seasons's greetings and warm wishes to you... For a year full of joy, success and good tidings!
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The hobby of caring for Bonsais has grown exponentially in recent years, especially in Europe, currently these small shrubs can be found throughout the world. The interest in Bonsais has accompanied the general public´s growing curiosity for the martial arts and Asian culture. This hobby requires patience along with some artistic ability and is ideal for individuals who wish to relax and escape from their everyday stress.
On the 7th and 8th of December at 3:00 p.m. Monte Santo will host a bonsai workshop in collaboration with the Win Garden & Home. This workshop will teach participants the basic steps of caring for such sensitive trees. Each session has a length of 1 hour and 30 minutes, a minimum participation of 10 people and is free of charge. Feel free to bring your own Bonsai or choose one made available by the Win Garden. The workshop will be held within the five star resort’s Club House in Carvoeiro; reservations may de booked by telephone +351 282 321 000 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A entrada para o espectáculo é gratuita e é limitada a uma lotação máxima de 300 lugares, maiores de 12 anos. Os bilhetes estarão disponíveis a partir do dia 30 de Novembro de 2009 no Convento S. José (em Lagoa). O número 282380434 (Convento S. José) encontra-se disponível para mais informações sobre este espectáculo. Também o número 282010080 (Ideias do Levante) encontra-se disponível (de Segunda a Sexta-feira, das 18h00 às 20h00), para eventuais contactos relacionados com informações sobre esta ou outras actividades da associação. Mais se informa que o atendimento online encontra-se disponível 24 horas, todos os dias, em www.ideiasdolevante.net .
Winter retreats are wonderful opportunities to relax while enjoying a wonderful destination; knowing this IMOCOM Hotels and Resorts has prepared everything for guests to make the most of their winter getaway.
Back your bags and escape to the Algarve, one of the most sought out destination in Europe. Select a resort as your destination, and then simply enjoy, without worrying about the rates, which are consequently pleasant surprises.
Tempting flavours, live fireworks, entertainment throughout the night and luxurious accommodation are but a few of the surprises prepared for New Year´s Eve 2009. For more information and reservations please call +351 282 321 000 I +351 289 304 900 or e-mail: email@example.com I firstname.lastname@example.org
The Holiday was introduced to the United States of America by the early pilgrims; and is currently one of the most widely celebrated dates in the world, especially amongst Americans. Disguised in scary costumes or as their favourite character countless children go door to door repeating the famous question: Trick or Treat? neighbours then gladly offer sweets in exchange for their piece of mind. In the Algarve Halloween has come to gather quite a legion of fans, particularly amongst the younger population, the local shops and hotels, who offer special children´s programs to celebrate the holiday.
At Monte Santo, IMOCOM Hotels and Resorts´ five star resort in Carvoeiro, you will find jack-o’-lanterns to lighten your path, a wonderful promotion on accommodation, entertainment for children throughout the weekend, and a delicious dinner prepared by the Club House Restaurant for haunted evening. Join US!
IMOCOM Hotels and Resorts’ Vilamoura property- As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa- has created a 2009 Portugal Masters golf package. With rates as low as €139 per person per night this promotion incorporates luxurious accommodation, complimentary access to the 7Seven Spa Vilamoura social areas, a €100 spa voucher, tickets to attend the golf tournament and a round of golf.
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The Vernissage is scheduled for September 2nd at 6 p.m. and the painter will be on hand to share her inspirations with all of our guests. Admission to the event is free of charge and includes an enjoyable cocktail.
After the success of the Smallest Concert in the World, Lulla Bye returns to the Algarve for another unforgettable show.
After a memorable performance in the “Smallest Concert in the World”, organized by the national radio station Radio Comercial, the band Lulla Bye returns to Monte Santo on Saturday the 12th of September for a spectacular concert dedicated to previous and present guests.
The upcoming concert on the 12th of September will celebrate Monte Santo’s successful first year of operation. Everyone who has selected Monte Santo as a holiday destination in the past is invited to revisit and enjoy our gift: a wonderful evening under the stars with the Lulla Bye.
The unforgettable concert will start at 10 p.m. following a 9:30 cocktail besides the resort´s magnificent club house pool.
The event will also be open to the general public; to attend one must simply be accommodated at Monte Santo (one bedroom suites in September as affordable as €190 per night). For those who have yet to enjoy the true beauty of the only 5* resort in Carvoeiro this is a wonderful opportunity to do so while taking pleasure in one of the most promising Portuguese pop/rock bands. Please accept our invitation. For more information and reservations please call +351 282 321 000 or e-mail: email@example.com
According to the non-profit association founded in 2000 for the conservation of the Iberian-Lynx, SOS Lynx, this creature is the most endangered feline species in the world. It is calculated that only 200 specimens currently live within their natural habitat. This species, that once inhabited the entire Iberian Peninsula, has come to disappear in the last decades due greatly to the loss of its natural habitat, the decrease in prey, and a high mortality attributed to car accidents, and hunting.
“We intend to take advantage of August-our busiest month of the year- to appeal to our visitors´ ecological conscience. This exhibit, composed of 8 panels, presents the Iberian lynx in a didactic yet fascinating perspective, showing us how this feline species struggles on a daily basis to survive. Receiving this exhibit within our resort is a simple contribution to a noble cause we are happy to make.” stated Marc Sontag, IMOCOM Hotels and Resorts’ Director of Residential Tourism.
Do not miss the opportunity to visit Carvoeiro and discover how you may help the Iberian Lynx- the last large feline indigenous to the Iberian Peninsula and the most endangered mammal in Europe.
Having performed in locations throughout the world, these musicians tend to have extensive lists of demands regarding their accommodations; requesting special attention to every detail. Their elevated standards have been met by our resorts in the Algarve. The musicians are scheduled to entertain the nightlife throughout the Algarve followed by a well-deserved retreat to this exclusive resort so they may enjoy the true comfort and luxury it is known for.
“Receiving musicians of this scale within our resorts demonstrates the true standards of quality our brand withholds. This is also reflected in our guest reviews on various websites where our anonymous visitors continuously rate us amongst the destination´s top 5 resort for nearly 2 years”, stated Marc Sontag, IMOCOM Hotels and Resorts´ Director of Residential Tourism.
Monte Santo - IMOCOM Hotels and Resorts´ other property in the Algarve - recently celebrated a successful first year of operation. The day was commemorated with a delightful dinner amongst friends, co-workers and family. Guests are invited to enjoy a belated yet memorable gift: all previous guests are welcomed to return during the first two weeks of September and enjoy an exclusive concert with the Portuguese rock band Lulla Bye. After the success of their previous concert, “O Concerto Mais Pequeno do Mundo” organized by one of the leading radio stations in Portugal, Radio Comercial, Lulla Bye will return to Monte Santo on the 12th of September for an unforgettable concert prepared especially for guests.
Further to this concert in September, Monte Santo will also welcome international performers like Fatboy Slim, Roisin Murphey and countless more.
Perfectly situated - less than 45 minutes from the Faro International Airport- with convenient access to famous local attractions and shopping, along with the benefit of onsite complimentary parking, the meeting Suites are located on the 1st floor of the Club House, overlooking the resort and provide stunning sea views. The meeting suites feature high-tech amenities and luxury décor - ideal for everything from a dinner meeting to an intimate social gathering. The private suites provide the perfect venue to impress.
Outstanding attention to detail and extensive indoor and outdoor meeting facilities ensure every event is successful and highly productive. Whether you are hosting a training session, a private boardroom meeting or celebrating a company milestone with a grand celebration, our resort offer just the right venue for your event. An inspirational setting for your meetings, you can choose from day or overnight packages. Alternatively, meeting room hire only prices are available.- our 5 star resort offers all you need to plan a memorable gathering. Take advantage of all our benefits, including:
- Flexible event space, ranging from private boardrooms with en-suite break-out rooms to large functions
- Lovely outdoor venues, including terraces and the Garden Tent
- Business Services through dedicated Meeting Concierge, to assist you in all aspects from start to finish
- Complimentary transportation to the Airport, making it easy for your attendees to arrive
- Extensive activities in the hotel and nearby for participants and their families
- 133 suites and townhouses with deluxe amenities
Meeting planners can enter the drawing on the Monte Santo Web site at http://www.montesantoalgarve.com/ and by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Previously contracted groups are not eligible to win. The winner must sign the contract within 10 working days of the drawing. The winner will be notified the day following the drawing via e-mail and a phone call.
Packages and booking incentives are available throughout the year, minimum numbers may apply.
Monte Santo, is a part of IMOCOM Hotels and Resorts which offer the largest most luxurious suites in Carvoeiro and Vilamoura. Each property provides guests with exceptionally personalised service and exquisite décor, creating a distinctive, yet informal experience. IMOCOM Hotels and Resorts offer an unsurpassed range of guest services and amenities, including high-speed Internet connectivity, wine tastings, gourmet dining and unique Spa & fitness options from in-room treatments to state-of-the-art fitness facilities.
A typical day at Monte Santo might include an early bird run around the Resort’s fitness track or an energizing swim in indoor pool, a buffet breakfast by the outdoor pool, morning meetings followed by an express lunch, a bicycle ride or a transfer to the Golf course (3 minutes by car, 20 minutes by bicycle). Then our guests may choose between 18 holes of Championship Golf, a Tennis tournament, or various treatments by the 7Seven Spa. To end a perfect day, the guests may enjoy cocktails, while watching the sunset at the Club House followed by a casual BBQ dinner.
Visitors can locate hotels, book accommodations or find out more by calling 282 321 000 289 304 900, or accessing the resort websites at www.montesantoalgarve.com http://www.ascascatasvilamoura.com/. For enquiries on this and other offers please e-mail email@example.com.
Michele Frederick, most commonly known as Mikki.F, was born on March 11th 1963, in Gent, Belgium. Her artistic techniques were perfected at the Brugge’s Arts School, where she graduated with a major in art. She later complemented her studies with graphic and fashion design. For 15 years, she dedicated her talent to designing for world renowned jewelers. Throughout these years Michele Frederickx was also able to evolve as an artist through several small projects including interior design. In 2002, she achieved her ultimate passion, to create art with absolute freedom and creativity.
Her paintings have been displayed throughout Belgium, in events such as Liberat, Talent and Sfeer, from 2004 until 2006. In 2004 her work was also displayed in Sun Valley (U.S.A). Her latest exhibits have been in Portugal, more specifically the Algarve, where she has already presented her work on 4 separate occasions.
This exhibition, organized by Monte Santo and the artist, will include 13 paintings and will be on display within the resort´s Club House. On September 1st, Monte Santo will then welcome a new collection of Mikki F.´s art, 13 paintings with a “Marrakech” theme. These will be displayed during 6 months.
In our endevour to show more about what the Algarve has the offer, we thought of intruducing to you the FIESA.
This year an international team of 60 sculptors, specialized in sand sculpture, transform fifteen thousand square meters of area and thirty-five thousand tons of sand in to FIESA 2009, with the theme of DISCOVERIES, giving the visitor a fascinating journey through time and the history of the evolution of mankind. The findings from Prehistoric times through Middle Ages and Modern, to the great achievements of current time through science and technology. FIESA also incorporates a playful dimension with a space for sand sculpture activities, where each day, adults, teens and children may experience and show their creative abilities in this form of artistic expression.
During the day the sculptures can be admired in all their detail and elegance, while at night, the lighting takes you to a mystical atmosphere, enhanced by performances of live music, theatre, dance and performing arts.
To counter balance this we thought of bringing you some positive news and offer you a family escape to the Beach with a stay Monte Santo, Carvoeiro.
Monte Santo welcomes families this month with its "Kids On Us" offer that allows children under 12 years old to eat, play and stay free.
During June 2009, "Kids On Us" offers savings for families including extra bed in the parents' room for up to two children at no additional cost and complimentary breakfast, lunch and dinner from the resort's children's menu. Various recreational facilities such as full use of the Planet Junior Kid’s Club, swimming pools, tennis courts and dedicated daily activities can be enjoyed at no charge.
Kids On Us' represents exceptional value, making this month an ideal time for families planning a holiday in the Algarve.
Please check with reception for further details on this June campaign: +351 282 321 000 or mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visitors are offered free access and are eligble to win free stays
The climate, proximity and quality of offering are the ingredients to atrract the visitors
Seeing the current economic down-turn, the internal and Spanish markets have increased their relative importance in the hotel occupancies.
No âmbito da nova rota Gatwick-Faro operada pela Aer Lingus, a partir de 26 de Abril, a Associação Turismo do Algarve (ATA), em parceria com a sua agência de Relações Publicas no Reino Unido – Hills Balfour Synergy, a delegação do AICEP de Londres e a companhia aérea irlandesa, promove uma mega visita educacional com agentes do sector e jornalistas britânicos.
Recorde-se que a Aer Lingus vai passar a efectuar dois voos diários para Londres
Numa altura em que se assiste à retracção de investimentos por parte de agentes turísticos internacionais, a ATA saúda o esforço da Aer Lingus e congratula-se com abertura desta nova operação para Faro, a qual oferece novas possibilidades para os turistas do principal mercado emissor para o Algarve.
For those wanting to learn more (text in Portuguese) about the effects per region or star classification, please click here
In May the Algarve Touris Association (ATA) starts promoting the Algarve on the Irish TV and 180 city busses in Dublin, Cork and limerick with the slogan “Algarve. A Family Paradise this Summer”.On the channels RTE and TV3 a total of 167 spots of 20 seconds will promote the Algarve as the perfect family destination - predominantely aimed at women's programmes, such as the Oprah Winfrey Show, Judge Judy, Mornings Ireland Am, aiming to reach 3.7 million viewers.
Monte Santo is now active on various Social Media Networks. Follow us or become a fan!
Every month we will draw a winner for a free stay at our resort.
In the meanwhile we will keep you posted on further anticipated inclusions such as Wikipedia and YouTube.
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For those, who not have had the pleasure of stying with us, Monte Santo is a luxury retreat offering the perfect blend of tranquillity, comfort and style. Ideal for the perfect holiday.
The multi-room modern Suites and townhouses, the resort facilities and the impeccable service complemented by the ever-present sunshine make this an ideal destination for families, couples, golfers and sport enthousiasts.
Nestled upon the hilltops of Carvoeiro, minutes from extensive golden beaches with the complimentatry resort shuttle, secluded coves and dramatic cliffs this unique resort benefits from the magnificent climate and all year round sunshine for which the Algarve is famed.
I also take the opportunity of introducing our "Planet Junior", “Baby Must Have” and “InFavour” guest loyalty program that were introduced recently. In the near future, we will be adding services, of which we will inform you first through our Blog.
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Look forward to blogging with you.
Director of Residential Tourism