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Dateline: 11th June 2014
Source: The Almanzora Group Ltd
Subject: Trip Advisor Award
Location: Desert Springs Resort
Title: Desert Springs Resort Awarded 2014 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence
     

The Desert Springs Resort, Europe’s only international award-winning luxury family resort and championship desert golf course in the Almeria region of Andalucía, south-east Spain, has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award for 2014. This award denotes Desert Springs being honoured as a top-performing holiday resort for the second consecutive year as reviewed by travellers on the world’s largest travel site.

 

The accolade, which honours first-class accommodation, facilities and hospitality provided, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.  Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.

 

 

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account reviews ratings. Businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travellers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months and the popularity ranking on the site of the business.

 

“Simon Coaker, Sales and Marketing Manager of The Almanzora Group commented,

“Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for a second consecutive year is a true source of pride for the entire team at Desert Springs Resort and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor. There is no greater seal of approval than being recognised by one’s customers. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence.”

 

Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business said. “TripAdvisor is pleased to honour exceptional hospitality businesses for consistent excellence.

The Certificate of Excellence award gives top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers. From Australia to Zimbabwe, we want to applaud exceptional hospitality businesses for offering TripAdvisor travellers a great customer experience.”

  • For details of Family, Golf  & Sports Holidays, Sports Training Camps, Corporate Events and Meetings at the Desert Springs Resort:

 

·         Call: 0034 678 679 387

·         Email: desertsprings@almanzora.com

·         www.almanzora.com

 

Additional background Information

Already renowned as a resort specialising in golf and family holidays, Desert Springs is gaining popularity as a centre of excellence for warm-weather training camps for cricketers and footballers.

 

Desert Springs is easy to reach from the UK, thanks to three international airports. They are: Almeria Airport, around 40 minutes away by road; Murcia Airport, 80 minutes by car, and Alicante Airport which is a drive of less than two hours. Airlines currently flying to the region from the UK include easyJet, Monarch, Ryanair, Jet2, Jetair Fly and Thomas Cook.

 

Accommodation is provided through The Lodge @ Desert Springs in a wide variety of serviced luxury apartments, townhouses and country villas available for holidays and short breaks. Meals are served in the resort’s Croc Restaurant, part of the family-friendly Crocodile Club that is geared up for a wide variety of leisure activities and the award winning El Torrente Restaurant at the Club House.

 

The Desert Springs Resort

Facilities include:

  • a 72 par 18-hole USGA Indiana golf course designed by former Great Britain and Ireland Golf Team Captain Peter McEvoy who was inspired by the desert courses of Arizona and California;
  • a golf academy whose PGA qualified teaching professionals cater for several international teams, for the women’s elite squads of the Golf Union of Wales and for many of the English County Union’s elite squads; PGA European Tour and LET players.
  • two hard tennis courts, two paddle courts, beach volley ball and two football pitches - one is a full-size grass pitch; the other is designed for five-a-side games;
  • a Cricket Academy
  • a Football Academy
  • a Spanish colonial style Golf Club House with a lounge, bar, restaurant, locker rooms, TV and reading rooms, and a Ralph Lauren Golf Boutique;
  • The Crocodile Club which provides family fun at the heart of the resort with pools, equipped sand play areas, a kid’s battery powered John Deere Gator circuit and a games room as well as a jacuzzi, sun lawns and a pool bar;
  • a health and fitness club and spa.

 

Awards

In 2005 Desert Springs won the Daily Mail Best Almeria Award and the Bentley International Property Awards for the Best Spain Development and Best Architecture.  In 2006, it was awarded the Spanish National Madera Verde Prize for Environmentally Sensitive Development.   In 2007, the El Torrente Restaurant received the New Millennium International Gastronomy Award for the Tourist, Hotel and Catering Industry. This award was created by the Trade Leaders Club with the aim of distinguishing companies from all countries, for the outstanding quality of their products or services.

 

The climate of the Almanzora coastal region

Desert Springs takes it name from the region’s desert microclimate, which is unique in Europe. It has the warmest winter weather on the continent with an annual average of more than nine hours of daily sunshine and maximum daily temperatures of between 16°C (60°F) and 30°C (86°F) throughout the year.  Annual rainfall is less than 200 mm.  The Almanzora’s coastal waters are among the cleanest and warmest in Europe, attracting both fish and diving enthusiasts.

 

 

Reader enquiries:
Simon Coaker
The Almanzora Group Ltd
The Manor, Boddington, Cheltenham,
Gloucestershire GL51 0TJ
Tel: +44 (0) 1242 680116
e: tag@almanzora.com
www.almanzora.com

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