Le Meridien Penina to Play Host to Portuguese Open

  As official venue and sponsor of the 2004 PGA Portuguese Open, Le Meridien Penina Golf & Resort is offering a special package which includes admission to the prestigious tournament, valid from 24th March to 07th April 2004.Based on a minimum five-night stay, the package is priced at Euros 1,050 per room (double occupancy) and Euros 825.00 per room (single occupancy). One child up to 11 years can be accommodated in an extra bed, sharing the room with two adults.
The package includes:

* Standard room accommodation at the luxurious, five-star Le Meridien Resort with VIP treatment
* Buffet breakfast daily at hotel restaurant
* Three rounds of golf on any of the following courses: Sir Henry Cotton Championship (except 27 March to 4 April), Resort, Alto Club, Morgado, Salgados, Palmares, Vale da Pinta, Gramacho (subject to availability)
* Free entrance to the Open
* Free entrance for the Penguin Village, for children aged 3-11
The 2004 Portuguese Open marks the ninth time the prestigious event will take place at Le Meridien Penina Golf & Resort. The Open will be played on the magnificent Henry Cotton designed, par 72 Championship course. According to the PGA European Tour, 152 professional players are taking part in the tournament, vying for a purse totalling Euros 1,250,000 in prize money.
The title sponsor of the event is the Algarve Regional Tourism board. The tournament will enjoy more than 300 hours of live and tape delayed worldwide TV coverage.
The five-star Le Meridien Penina Golf & Resort, in the central Algarve, is one of Portugal’s most elegant resorts. Set amidst 360 acres of wooded parklands and flowing gardens, the resort boasts the largest swimming pool in Portugal and one of the best children’s clubs in the Algarve. Featuring three distinct golf courses, the 18-hole, 6273 metre Championship Course, designed by Sir Henry Cotton, is considered his masterpiece. Designed for everyday play and major events, it has played host to many international and charity classics.
For further information or to reserve, call 08000 282840 (UK) and quote “Portuguese Open 2004 Special Offer” or visit www.lemeridien.com and click on Portuguese Open link on home page.
London-based Le Meridien is a global hotel group with a portfolio of 130 luxury and upscale hotels (34,000 rooms) in 56 countries worldwide. The majority of its properties are located in the world’s top cities and resorts throughout Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. The company also enjoys a strategic alliance with JAL-owned Nikko Hotels, providing loyal guests access to an additional 44 properties around the world.