Wesfield Event 19-25 of March





Aldemar Hotels co-sponsor spa area at Visit Greece event 19-27 March


Shoppers at London’s Westfield Shopping Centre from 19-27 March looking to take a break from spending, should head to the spa area at the Visit Greece@Westfield event for a free massage and facial courtesy of Aldemar Hotels (19-25 March).


Aldemar Hotels (www.aldemarhotels.com) is one of Greece’s leading independent hotel groups with eight, four and five star hotels in Greece; including two award winning Thalasso Spa Centres at two hotels in Crete and the West Peloponnese. They are co-sponsoring the spa area and have flown in spa teams from both their Thalasso spa centres especially for the event, as well as MarianneAngelopoulou who originally designed and created these award-wining spa centres in Greece.


The spa area will be 32 square metresand Aldemar will be inviting tired shoppers to take a break and to try a taster massage and facial. Shoppers will also be able to find out about the group’s hotels in Crete, Rhodes and the West Peloponnese and to book a stay at the travel desk in the area.


Aldemar Holidays have a selection of exclusive early booking discounts, no single supplement periods for serious spa trekkers that enjoy a spa break on their own plus superb family holiday incentives for the Aldemar hotels on Crete and Rhodes. Booking made by 31 March for travel in April and May 2011 will qualify for 20% discount on Aldemar Royal Mare Suites, free upgrade from bed and breakfast board to half board, plus free room upgrade and a complimentary 35 minute AQUAROYAL® thalsso spa treatment per adult.


Visit Greece@Westfield is an event organised by the UK and Ireland Greek Tourism and will feature 1,500 square metres Greek Theme Park on the ground floor atrium of the shopping centre. All the park’s activities will be complimentary to the public, in a lively, interactive celebration of Greece’s unique characteristics as a major tourist destination.


The Greek Theme Park exemplifies that Greece is a great tourist destination offering an unlimited variety of holiday experiences to suit all tastes and ages. Visitors will be able to play golf in a game simulating state-of-the-art golf courses, challenge themselves to rock climbing, explore the Greek islands via a sailing simulator and treat themselves to a relaxing spa treatment in the exclusive Aldemar Thalasso Spa Centre.


Aldemar Hotels now has a total bed capacity of 5,500 and employs around 1,600 staff. Aldemar Hotels cater for the upmarket traveller whether that’s couples looking for a luxury spa retreat, families that want an all-inclusive holiday or independent travellers that want to get off the beaten track and have a truly Greek experience.


The group also features four state-of-the-art conference centres and two award-winning Thalasso Spa Centres, one of which was the first of its kind in Greece when it opened and is considered one of the top Thalasso Spa centres in the world.


In 2008 a clay court tennis academy was opened at the Aldemar Royal Mare in Crete and just 5 kms from the hotel is the Crete Golf Club, an 18 hole championship golf course.


Looking after the environment and promoting sustainable tourism is at the core of Aldemar Hotel’s philosophy. A pioneering corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy and environmental production programme is the unique, award-winning ‘Mare Verde’. This was launched in the year 2000, has three fundamental concerns – the environment, individuals and society as a whole – and has since set new standards for the hospitality industry.


The group has received awards for its eco-friendly programmes including the Kuoni (Tour Operator) Green Planet Award 2001-2006, Green Key Awards, World Awards for ‘Europe’s Leading Green Hotel Chain’ 2008 and the Blue Flag Award 1998-2010. The blue flag award recognises the Mare Verde programme and the efforts the group has made in order to maintain the beaches close to the Aldemar hotels.


For information log onto www.aldemarhotels.com


ENDS: Media enquiries to Marlen Taffarello on 01780 481689 or 07789533791 and email marlen@fcdcom.co.uk



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