Every year it is back: the family holiday. In order for parents to create an unforgettable experience, the wishes of children have first priority. But what about the adults then? Where is their chance for relaxation, time together and an escape from everyday life?
The Martinhal Family Hotels & Resorts in Portugal, the Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in Andalusia and the Forte Village Resort in Sardinia have given special attention to this issue and created a holiday world where both parents and children can relax and pursue their interests.
Martinhal’s elegant family hotels in Portugal
Martinhal Family Hotels & Resorts are designed with families in mind and are offering an elegant holiday experience with high class family-friendly facilities in a very casual atmosphere. All properties can be found in some of the most prestigious areas in Portugal – from beach front locations, sophisticated golf areas to the “World’s First City-Centre Elegant Family Hotel” in Lisbon. The essence of the Martinhal brand successfully brings together the elements of luxury, family, design and genuine hospitality. The hotelgroup was born from the expansion of the “Martinhal” brand and concept, beyond the 5-star Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort which was the first resort in the small collection of hotels that the owners of the brand have built up and is located in the Algarve.
Martinhal Quinta Family Golf Resort is a 4-star villa resort in the prestigious Quinta do Lago area with award-winning golf courses, sophisticated restaurants, lake water sports activities, beach lifestyle and much more.
Martinhal Cascais Family Hotel is a 5-star hotel on the Lisbon coast surrounded by 2 championship golf courses and superb Kids Club house and outdoor playgrounds!
Martinhal Chiado Family Suites is a 5-star City Center Hotel with 37 family friendly Apartments and Kids Clubs facilities in the centre of Lisbon’s trendy Chiado area!
Five Star Kid’s Club at Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa
Located on the Southern Spanish Costa del Sol, on the heart of the ‘Golden Mile’ only 5 minutes to Old Town Marbella and Puerto Banús, the Marbella Club Hotel • Golf Resort & Spa enjoys 325 days of sunshine. Open year round, the renowned Marbella Club Hotel, one of the “The Leading Hotels of the World” was once the private residence of Prince Alfonso von Hohenlohe and features 36 luxury bedrooms, 79 suites and 14 Andalusian-Style villas and the majestic Villa del Mar throughout 42.000 square metres (452.083 sq. ft.) of lush subtropical garden. Amenities and activities including two outdoor heated swimming pools, seasonal water sports, fitness centre, 10 tennis and 4 paddle courts at sister hotel, Puente Romano (only a 5-10 minute beach walk away), shopping gallery, equestrian centre and Dave-Thomas designed 18-hole golf course within the hills of Benahavis. The hotel also features six bars and restaurants including the famous Beach Club Buffet, legendary Grill Restaurant and avant garde MC Café.
One of the true highlights is the extraordinary Kid’s Club by Minimec, a creative design firm based in Madrid, whose ethos is to create the ultimate living space for children. Keeping with the spirit of the Marbella Club, the Kids Club is set in the spectacular grounds of Prince Alfonso’s original villa, in the heart of the hotel. This was where the magic first began as the von Hohenlohe family home and it’s where their children played alongside those of guests, such as Audrey Hepburn and the Duke of Windsor. The club was conceptualized to thrill, educate, and engage children in a playful, dynamic environment. Minimec designed the 5,000square metre venue into a completely interactive, educational and recreational experience. Sparing no expense the Kid’s Club includes everything from a dance studio, music room, library, art and pottery studio to an aroma workshop, garage kitchen, vegetable garden, out-door chill-out and green area, computer room and enchanted lagoon. Kids can also interact with majestic birds such as eagles and owls during regular visits from a local bird handler, just like the Hohenlohe children enjoyed playing in the garden with their pet donkey and falcon nearly half a century ago. The Kid’s Club is open 365 days a year for children ages 4 –14.
A village for kids at Forte Village Resort Sardinia
The continuous search for improvement portrays the successful philosophy of the award-winning Forte Village, a destination with 8 fully refurbished hotels, suites, newly-built bungalows and villas. A holiday at Forte Village – a resort set in 47 hectares of gardens in the heart of Southern Sardinia, right by the Mediterranean sea – Step into a world where everything is designed to offer you unrivalled luxury and relaxation.
In the resort there is an enchanted garden for children, just a stone’s throw from the sea called Wonderland. As never before the luxury family resort, Forte Village, will shine in the sky for every little guest. What will be the first thing to enjoy? Certainly the locomotive Thomas the Tank Engine who will accompany the children from the entrance through this oasis of happiness.
The charming Mario’s Village is a tribute to the friendly parrot. A small town square with a fountain, overlooked by nine magnificent miniature houses of 10sqm each. Each house dedicated to a theme: from the fire station (with lots of uniforms) to the restaurant, from the library to the town hall, the cinema, grocery store, the gas station and the beauty salon. Just imagine, children inventing new games every day, and through the fun of role play, learn to develop their personality and social skills. Imagine the happiness of every little guest who experiences the thrill of his birthday here and those who celebrate with a private party in this very beautiful and exclusive setting.
The smallest of the small awaits the most beautiful nursery in the world with all the games of the Fisher Price! The Formula 1 drivers will be at the helm of the very fast Hotwheels. And Barbie is back with the beautiful Barbie ™ Activity Centre. Creativity, fun and ecology in the new Wonderlab. Children use ceramics origami, and Velcro to the create objects made from recycled materials.
All three brands will be part of loop 2017 – Germanies only B2B trade fair for luxury travel. Further information about loop at www.loop-luxury-fair.com