Choice Hotels Europe has announced its expansion further into
Southern Europe, investing in some of the fastest developing leisure
destinations in the Mediterranean, including Sicily, Granada and
Coimbra, Portugal.Coimbra, PORTUGAL: The modern, three-star Comfort Inn
Almedina-Coimbra is situated in the heart of the city centre, in a
vibrant area where old town history and modern day business life
converge. As well as being close to most of the city’s major
attractions, including its castle, cathedral and famous Santa Cruz
Monastery, it is also within the main commercial business district and a
short walk from the city’s main shopping and entertainment centre - a
place where new really does meet old. Following an extensive renovation,
the hotel reflects the contemporary flavour of its surroundings, with 75
large and modern guest rooms, all equipped with air-conditioning,
en-suite bathrooms, radio, satellite TV, mini-bar and complimentary
wireless Internet as standard, as well as some with private balconies
and a selection of family rooms, suitable for up to four guests. The
hotel caters for breakfast, lunch and dinner in its main restaurant,
offering a menu packed with local and Mediterranean flavoured dishes, or
for drinks and lighter snacks in its lively cocktail bar. Business
travellers will also welcome a number of specialised services, including
a 24-hour business centre, copy and fax services, and two meeting rooms
capable of handling up to 70 delegates for any type of event or banquet.
Granada, SPAIN: A highly popular tourist area, known as the crossroads for
European and Moorish history and culture, it is now the home for two new
Comfort hotels. The three-star Comfort Hotel Los Jeronimos and two-star
Comfort Hotel Los Girasoles are both situated in the city centre and
having undergone full renovation programmes, are widely considered the
best hotels, within this mid-market category, in the area.
These sister hotels are now elegantly modern properties, with excellent
ambience and comfortable rooms, offering satellite TV, air-conditioning,
telephone, contemporary styled en-suite bathrooms and wireless Internet
access. They also both offer their own coffee shop, cocktail bar and
hotel lounges, open for drinks and snacks until 10pm each evening.
Siracusa, ITALY: Sicily is a rising star within the European leisure
break market and Siracusa is one of the finest examples of its rich
southern Mediterranean culture and history, as well as traditional
Italian style and flair. The newly launched Quality Hotel Park Siracusa
Sicily brings a modern touch to this historic city and, with 142 rooms
and suites, is now the largest hotel in the province.
Each room is fully equipped with air conditioning, en-suite bathroom and
satellite TV as standard, but the superior rooms and suites have the
added benefit of complimentary high-speed Internet access and minibar.
Ideal for leisure guests, the hotel also offers a welcoming lobby area,
bar and two restaurants, each offering a fine selection of regional and
International cuisine and a private swimming pool & solarium.
However, as the largest hotel in the area, it also ensures its place in
the meetings and events market, with four dedicated banqueting rooms for
up to 270 guests and the perfect venue for business meetings, incentives
The city of Siracusa is home to an immense cultural heritage and
represents one of the best ways of getting to know Sicily and its
monuments. The Isle of Ortygia is the oldest part of Siracusa, a
charming place to discover by walking round its typical lanes, where
most of the museums and historical buildings can be found. However, the
2400m? Neapolis Archeological Park, Aretusa Fountain, Piazza Archimede
are also close to hand, as well as hundreds of examples of its Greek,
Roman and Arabic past.