Verdura Golf & Spa Resort celebrates 2010 Virtuoso award for Best Family Programme
FAMILIES ARE KING AT VERDURA GOLF & SPA RESORT, SICILY
September 2010 - With summer now but a distant memory, parents’ minds are turning to the next school holidays. Having recently been awarded the accolade of Best Family Programme at the 2010 Virtuoso Best of the Best Hotel Awards, Verdura Golf & Spa Resort in Sicily makes for the perfect choice for an unforgettable family holiday.
Since the resort opened in 2009, it has – in a very Sicilian fashion - put families high on the agenda, with carefully thought-out, fun programmes for all age groups that make full use of the resort’s diverse facilities and give its younger guests the chance to be creative, energetic and sociable.
In designing the family programmes, Verdura has put itself in the role of parent and come up with everything children need or want, including free sunscreen, mini-sized towelling robes, Kids’ and Teens’ Clubs decked out with the latest gadgets and naturally – a fully qualified and experienced team of people to ensure that the days and nights run smoothly.
Budding chefs can set about creating their own three course dinner in the resort’s kitchens or learn the important life skill of making pizza, while young adventurers can discover all the resort’s surroundings have to offer during treasure hunts or trips to nearby coves. Active types are in for a treat with tennis tournaments, golf initiations and football games. And with an extensive mile long beach, Verdura is ideally situated for water sports and offers sailing, windsurfing and stand-up paddling – the trendy new pursuit from Hawaii tested out at the resort by the German national football team before they left for the World Cup in South Africa.
Mother and daughter can indulge in a spot of pampering at the Verdura Spa, with treatments specifically designed for teenage skin available. At night, the resort’s mixologist will reveal all about making the perfect mocktails before teens can take to the sea for their very own laser sunset cruise or head to the beach for regular beach parties.
To highlight the recent Virtuoso accolade, Verdura Golf Resort & Spa is launching its Family Fun Package. The package, available from 1 October 2010 to 31 March 2011, includes one spa treatment for mother and daughter or father and son, one family cooking class followed by lunch and one mocktail making class per family stay. Prices start from €1815 and include three nights accommodation in a deluxe room on a half board basis ( buffet breakfast and daily three course dinner for the whole family) with an adjacent or interconnecting room for children at half price.
For more information or to book, visit www.roccofortehotels.com
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For further information:
Ilse Van Steen
Rocco Forte Hotels
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7321 2626
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Rocco Forte Hotels
Rocco Forte Hotels is a family of 13 individual hotels and resorts. Each property has a unique style, reflecting its nationality and location, but all share The Rocco Forte Hotel's trademark attention to detail, high quality and immaculate service.
Established by Sir Rocco Forte in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels comprises: Hotel de Russie, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; The Lowry Hotel, Manchester; Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg; Hotel Amigo, Brussels; Brown’s Hotel, London; Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; The Charles Hotel, Munich; The Augustine, Prague; Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, Sicily; Rocco Forte Hotel Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi.
Future openings: Marrakech 2012; Jeddah 2012; Cairo 2013.