Conrad Algarve – The Travel Hotspot for 2016
Introducing new authentic experiences at Portugal’s Finest Resort
ALGARVE, Portugal - With holiday prices having fallen dramatically over the last 12 months in Portugal, there is no better time to plan a trip to Conrad Algarve. According to the annual Post Office Travel Money report, "the costs of holidays for British travellers to the Algarve has dropped by 19%" and according to Travel Weekly "In-resort prices have dropped by almost a third in more than half of resorts and cities worldwide with the Portuguese Algarve now the least expensive for UK tourists for the first time in five years." Portugal is now in the Post Office Travel Money's ten hotspots for 2016, meaning Bulgaria has been knocked off the top spot for the least expensive destination on the list.
To celebrate the Algarve as the top travel hotspot for 2016, the five-star hotel has introduced a brand new 'Algarvian Enrichment' offer. Guests will explore the incredible Ria Formosa Natural Park on a traditional fishing boat, visit a local market with the hotel's Executive Chef or enjoy a lunch in a traditional local restaurant in the countryside. In the evening, the guests will be treated to an unforgettable gastronomic experience, paired with premium Portuguese wines, in the hotel's restaurant GUSTO by Michelin-starred chef Heinz Beck.
Following another successful year in 2015, the award-winning luxury hotel, Conrad Algarve kicks off 2016 with a plethora of unforgettable guest experiences. The hotel will be showcasing new Hollywood inspired cocktail making classes to taking a swim in the Atlantic Sea alongside Portuguese waterdogs.
Hollywood Mixology Masterclasses
In the food and beverage news, Nelson Matos - Gusto's Head Bartender - has created a new Hollywood-themed cocktail masterclasses, with a menu to tie in with classic cinematography. Cocktails from the new menu include 'What Happens in Vegas' inspired by the film Indecent Proposal with hints of Grand Marnier, Champagne, Agave and 'The Mastermind' inspired by 007-Goldeneye with notes of Cherry, Lemon and Beluga Vokda.
Learn how to mix drinks with Nelson Matos in unique 'hands-on' masterclasses - two hour sessions include welcome drinks, the history of cocktail making, full demonstrations, food bites and at least two cocktails per guest. Pick spirits of your choice for the cocktail base and then name your new signature cocktail.
Prices for The Hollywood Mixology Masterclasses start from €80.00/£61.36 per person, for 2 hours of this activity.
'Maria's First Fishing Experience'
Home to a sweeping coastal lagoon dotted with pine trees, marshes and expansive salt pans Conrad Algarve encourages its guests to explore the great outdoors. Exquisite Portuguese fauna and flora can be enjoyed throughout the Ria Formosa Natural Park, through a range of family-friendly activities introduced by Conrad Algarve. New for 2016, is the unique family fishing trip called 'Maria's First Fishing Experience'. A memorable day out for all the family, guests will take to the calm waters of the lagoon on a traditional fishing boat, allowing for amazing views of the National Park, Ria Formosa.
Price for up to 4 participants for 'Maria's First Fishing Experience' is €200.00/£153.31 and this includes fishing rods and bates.
Swimming with Portuguese Waterdogs
Other outdoor activities include swimming with Portuguese waterdogs, Portugal's favourite canine. Originally companions to fisherman, they are now mainly household dogs, however a park in Faro is being created to let guests learn more about this special breed. Until this is open, breeder Carla Peralta arranges a day for the guests to spend time with the dogs and even swim with them.
Prices for Swimming with Portuguese Waterdogs start from €65/£50.00 per person.
Stress & Sleep Therapies at Conrad Spa
Wellbeing is a top priority at Conrad Algarve for 2016 and the hotel offers a bespoke approach to health and wellness. For those who lead a busy lifestyle Conrad Algarve has the perfect remedies to tackle stress and sleepless nights. The Conrad Signature Tranquil Body is a massage that aims to alleviate stress, allowing for total relaxation using earthy oils of chamomile, vertivert and sandlewood. Whilst the Essential Aromatherapy Experience is a personalised treatment to target the mind and body's needs. The twelve signature oils used are formulated from natural plant and flower oils, to create powerful therapeutic benefits for the body and mind.
Conrad Algarve is an exquisite hotel built in the style of an 18th Century Portuguese palace, with 154 guest rooms spread over six floors. Conrad Algarve offers unique, bespoke experiences for families, couples and the savvy traveller. In addition to this, the hotel is surrounded by some of the most famous golf courses in the world, overlooking panoramas of the Mediterranean Sea. Whilst Conrad's gastronomy is a force to be reckoned with, housing six amazing dining experiences, including Michelin-star Chef Heinz Beck heading up the sleek and contemporary restaurant, GUSTO. The award-winning spa offers tailor-made treatments to leave guests feeling relaxed and rejuvenated with decadent intraceutical facials and personalised Aromatherapy Associates massages.
The nightly rates for the 'Algarvian Enrichment' package start from €455/£349 per night, with a total of €1,325/£1,016 for 2 persons, in a Deluxe Room.
Conrad Algarve accepts reservations by telephone and online at +351 289 350 762 or www.conradhotels.com/algarve. For more information about the Conrad brand, visit http://news.conradhotels.com or www.conradhotels.com.
About Conrad Hotels & Resorts
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