Monte Santo in Carvoeiro to giveaway €5000 Meeting Package to a Lucky Event Planner

In conjunction with the launch of IMOCOM Hotels and Resorts´ Suite Meetings, Monte Santo will award one lucky meeting planner €5.000 worth of hotel services to plan their next suite meeting at the 5-star Monte Santo in the "Win A Free Meeting" drawing.

Entrees are currently being accepted on Monte Santo´s website (http://www.montesantoalgarve.com/) until the end of August 2009 and the winner will be announced until the 7th of September 2009. The package includes complimentary guestrooms, meeting facilities in dedicated meeting suites, banquet food and beverage, parking and welcome amenities up to a retail value of €5.000.

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 suitemeetings.montesanto@imocom-grupo.com. 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 suitemeetings.montesanto@imocom-grupo.com.

Belgian artist Mikki.F exhibits her artwork at Monte Santo

Between the 1st of July and the 31st of August, Monte Santo will welcome the Belgian artist Michele Frederickx´s exhibit, entitled “Nature in Progress”.

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.

Monte Santo Algarve - Concerto mais pequeno do Mundo - Lulla Bye

"The Smallest Concert in the World" hosted by Monte Santo - Carvoeiro

Together with Radio Comercial, Monte Santo hosted the band Lulla Bye for a concert in Monte Santo. This original concept is one of the trademarks of this radio station, inviting 20 listeners to join the concert and to have dinner with their favourite band at a unique and intimite location.

This private concert has been held in various locations throughout the country, in the last 5 years, with great artists like Katie Melua, Mark Knopfler, Ez Special, Rita Guerra, Secondhand Serenade, João Pedro Pais, Mafalda Veiga, Simon Webbe, Clã, Pólo Norte, David Fonseca, Reammon and 3 Doors Down, among others.

In 2005, Lulla Bye stood out within the Portuguese music with the single “Making Me Better”. The radios, as well as the popular TV series “Morangos com Açucar” played their song, leading it towards success. This success guaranteed over 80 shows to the band, and Lulla Bye even performed in festivals with artists like The Calling, Melanie C, Extreme and even Alanis Morissette. The new album is called “One Way”, and it was edited with the guarantee of Radio Comercial.

Please click the link and enjoy this fantastic event.



World's largest Sand Sculture Event - Pera, Algarve

In our endevour to show more about what the Algarve has the offer, we thought of intruducing to you the FIESA.

FIESA is a mega exhibition of sculpture in sand held since 2003 in Pera, Algarve. The festival is unique in the Iberian Peninsula and is considered the largest festival of sand sculpture in the world by the size of its sculptures and the area they occupy. In each new edition the exhibition is devoted to a different theme.

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.

FIESA 2009 is a space where the discovery, the encounter and fun, co-exist in total harmony with the art, providing unforgettable moments.

FIESA is shown to the public every day from 22 May to 22 October from 10 am to midnight (from 22 September to 22 October from 10 am to 9 pm).