Prestige Holidays’ annual 2013 “Destinations” brochure features new hotels in the Algarve, Turkey, Crete, Tenerife, La Palma, Mallorca, Marbella and Morocco. The operator is offering more family friendly and All-Inclusive options and, for the first time, a “star buy” guide which highlights hotels that offer particularly good value in 2013.
Also new for 2013 are QR bar codes on each resort intro page. When scanned these take customers direct to the relevant resort page on the company web site (www.prestigeholidays.co.uk) where they can read more about the destination and make an online booking.
Holidays lead in at just £357 per person for a week’s stay on BB at the Holiday Inn in the Algarve, new for the operator in 2013, including: return flights from London, the services of Prestige’s local representative and private transfers. This is one of the “star buy” properties as it offers superb value, good leisure facilities, a stunning beach location and is only a short walk from the Old Town.
Also new to the Algarve programme is the family owned Belavista da Luz located above a sandy beach in Praia da Luz. Breaks here start at £518 per person.
Nicky Shafe, Marketing Manager, Prestige Holidays, comments: “All-Inclusives are a very popular option for our family customers as they enable them to stay in a luxury property while sticking to a pre determined budget. We recognise that in this tough economic climate many customers are looking for the best value possible. For this reason, we have introduced the “star buy” hotels to support our long standing Prestige plus programme which offers added value and free hotel nights.”
New from Prestige in Turkey are the “Design Hotel” Hillside SU Resort near Antalya and the Hilton Bodrum. The Hillside SU features a wide range of dining options and five bars plus a choice of water sports and activities. Prestige is offering a week’s stay next summer from £566 per person on BB with flights and transfers (including an early booking saving of £33 per person if booked by 31 March 2013).
The Hilton Bodrum is located on the northern tip of the Bodrum peninsula, with breath taking views of the Aegean. It has excellent facilities including: pools, a spa, a beautiful sandy beach, seven restaurants, five bars and an All-Inclusive concept. Prestige is offering an All-Inclusive stay next summer from £769 per person with flights and transfers.
Two hotels make an entrance in Crete: the All-Inclusive Iberostar Creta Panorama and the Grecotel Meli Palace. The Iberostar Creta Panorama is a family orientated all inclusive hotel just three kms from the fishing village of Panormo. Facilities include four outdoor pools, children’s clubs and a host of activities like archery, basketball, mini-golf and tennis. A week’s All-Inclusive stay next summer starts from £699 per person including: flights and private taxi transfers (if booked by 31 December 2012).
The Grecotel Meli Palace is another great family property in a quiet location just 2 kms from Sissi Village close to a sand and pebble beach. The hotel features a large outdoor pool, separate children’s pool, beach bar, games rooms and children’s clubs. The hotel also has tennis courts and water sports. A week’s All-Inclusive stay next summer from £727 per person including: flights and private taxi transfers.
A new addition in the Canaries is the unique adults only Hacienda de Abajo on La Palma. This restored 17th Century sugar estate features a pool and a spa and offers just 32 spacious rooms. A week’s stay with flights and transfers starts from £883 per person including a free night saving £70 per person.
Another fascinating addition to the Canaries programme is the Iberostar Grand Hotel Mencey. The property is steeped in history and many famous and even notorious guests have graced its rooms including: Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, U2, Robert Maxwell, James Brown, Sofia Loren and the King and Queen of Spain. Built in 1950, this landmark hotel was totally renovated last year and is located in the relatively undiscovered Santa Cruz, which offers great shopping, entertainment and restaurants. Also new in Tenerife is the RIU Garoe in Puerto de la Cruz just 300 yards from the Botanical Garden and only 1 km from the beach and the “Lago Martianez” salt water pools.
In Mallorca, Prestige has added the family friendly Pollentia Club Resort in the bay of Pollensa. This large hotel features a full programme of organised activities throughout the day ranging from volleyball, archery, squash and football to surfing and other water sports. Also new in Mallorca is The Jumeirah Port Soller.
Unusually designed in the shape of an elephant’s head and trunk, the hotel has been built down the rugged Cliffside. The property is surrounded by the Sierra Tramuntana mountain range, a UNESCO heritage site and provides guests with a wide range of facilities.
The four star Fuerto Estepona and Fuerto Marbella are a new to the operator’s well established Marbella collection. The Fuerte Estepona is a great family hotel with excellent facilities including: four pools, a children’s club and spa. In addition to hotel rooms the property also offers one, two or three bedroom apartments.
Fuerto Marbella boasts a fabulous beachfront location and is very close to Marbella’s old town. Guests can immerse themselves in Andalusian culture here by booking excursions like the historical city centre tour and an olive oil tasting trip.
In Morocco Prestige is offering the luxurious five star Four Seasons. This stunning new hotel is located in a quiet spot just outside of Marrakech but close to the Medina, the Place Djemma El Fna and the Koutoubia Mosque. The hotel appeals to couples and families alike as it offers a beautiful spa, two pools, a children’s club and a choice of restaurants. A four night break here starts from £797 per person with flights from Gatwick, transfers and BB accommodation and one free night saving £147 per person.
The new brochure also features holidays in Gran Canaria, La Gomera and Lanzarote in the Canaries as well as breaks to Malta, Gozo, Cyprus, the Italian Lakes, Madeira and Morocco.