Iberostar makes Italy debut

Iberostar opened its first hotel in Italy on the increasingly popular island of Sardinia last month.  The five star Iberostar Carlos V is located in Alghero in north-west Sardinia, also known as ‘the Caribbean of Europe’.  This is the third new island destination for Iberostar this year - the Iberostar Lindos Royal Village opened in Rhodes in April 2007 and the Iberostar Rose Hall Beach on the Caribbean island of Jamaica also opened this month.

Heike Genshow, Marketing Director for Iberostar Hotels & Resorts comments: ‘Whilst Spain and Greece continue to be the most popular destinations for our guests from the UK in short / medium haul destinations, we have also noticed a substantial growth in demand for holidays to Italy.  With its picturesque beaches, remote coves and fascinating history, the beautiful island of Sardinia was the ideal destination for our first Italian property.  We’re delighted to be able to offer our guests three new island destinations this year, and whether they’re interested in experiencing a Caribbean like destination such as Sardinia, or the real thing in Jamaica, Iberostar has it covered’.

The opening of the Iberostar Carlos V brings the total number of Iberostar properties in Europe up to 65.  Billed to be ideal for the honeymoon market, the newly refurbished hotel is in a secluded location 50m above the bay, with all rooms featuring either a balcony or terrace, and a view of the emerald-green waters below.  The bay below is ideal for swimming, diving and snorkelling.  Other facilities at the hotel include a sea water and a childrens« swimming pool complete with complimentary sun loungers and parasols, a children’s pool and playground, a massage centre, a restaurant and a Piano Bar, tennis and mini golf.  The hotel has 179 rooms.

Thomas Cook offers seven nights accommodation on a half board basis at the new five star Iberostar Carlos V from £736 per person.  Price includes charter flights from London Gatwick into Alghero Price and is based on two sharing and departures in September 2007.  To book visit www.thomascook.com, call 08450 70 25 30 or visit the nearest Thomas Cook travel shop. Price inclusive of fuel supplements and correct at the time of publication, however subject to change.  Other supplements may be applicable at the time of booking.