Sunday, 31 July 2011

IHG Race Around the World

On 27th July , The Holiday Inn Algarve - Armação de Pera participated in the IHG Race Around the World.

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) globally is donating $1 for every kilometre that one of their employees either walked, cycled or swam on 27th July. 2011 around the world, in all its 4400 hotels, committed to travel.

The goal was to raise $150,000 (150,000km worldwide) support the "Shelter in the Storm," a program that supports communities where the hotels are located in the Group and that are affected by natural disasters, providing food and shelter.

Holiday Inn Algarve participated by organising a 3.8km walk on the evening of 27th July which despite the heat eleven staff members took partcontributing a total of 170 kilometres. Another six staff members got out their bicycles and add a further 130 kilometres to make a total 170 kilometres.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Racing around the world!!!

IHG has initiated a project called Race Around the World, which we are participating in.

It is roughly 150 000km around the world, and IHG has said that for each km an employee walks, runs, swims or cycles on Wednesday 27th July, they will donate $1 to the new IHG “Shelter in a Storm” fund, up to that 150 000km mark.

Almost 20 Holiday Inn Algarve staff are participating today. We are hoping to achieve 171 kilometres.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Raj Indian Restaurant Promotion - July and August

Complimentary Dessert when you next dine in the Raj Indian Restaurant.

"Kulfi " - Indian Ice Cream

Kulfi or Qulfi is a popular flavored frozen dessert made from milk which originated in South Asia and is popular throughout neighbouring countries in the Middle East. It has similarities to ice cream in taste, texture and preparation.Unlike Western ice creams, kulfi is not whipped, resulting in a solid, dense frozen dessert similar to traditional custard based ice-cream.

Don't miss this opportunity to try "Kulfi".

Bring the voucher with you -

Book your table now tel:- 282 320260

This offer may not be used in conjunction with any other Raj Promotion

Offer valid till 31 August, 2011

Raj at Garbe
Holiday Inn Algarve
Avenida Marginal
8365-909 Armação de Pêra
Tel: 00351 282 320260

Monday, 11 July 2011

In our mailbox

Just wanted to thank you for sorting out such a lovely room for us during our stay last week. We had a lovely time and really enjoyed our stay. It was nice to see so many of the usual staff again and the new BBQ was very good..

We hope to see you again next year.

TripAdvisor - “Great Location, Good Food, Great Views”

We stayed in a 4th floor seaview room for seven nights at beginning of July - The Hotel is certainly a proper 4 star hotel and deserves the Holiday Inn name -

The room was excellent with wonderful wide views over the massive sandy beach below - the beds were confortable and the bathroom very clean - the large flat screen TV had BBC1 as one of its channel options with good reception - WiFi Internet is free in the bar area but you can also pick up a fairly good free public service from most rooms and the grounds both my laptop and iPhone worked well -

The Hotel has a buffet breakfast which again meets the 4 star rating with lots of choice both full English and lighter choices - the evening buffet is OK but as there is a excellant Indian Resturant (we eat curry a lot and this was one of the best) on the complex plus loads of local eateries within walking distance its best to book B&B terms - The Indian is called The Raj and you can even apply for a 10% discount card before you arrive and it will be waiting for you on your first, but I can assuure you not your only visit - this is a real Indian Resturant run by Indians not Bangledesh people as in UK - The swimming pool is fairly small but very clean with plenty of sunloungers and cushions plus a pool side bar servering drinks and snacks - a few steps leads you to the beach and another excellant and very good value Palm Beach bar serving drinks, snacks and delicous ice creams -

The large beach has plenty of sunshades and watersports plus trips to the sea caves available - Many guests here on repeat visits and we will be one of them.

For more from TripAdvisor click here

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Summer Lunch Menu

2ª Feira - Monday - Montag
Bife Grelhado Com Pimenta
Grilled Pepper Steak -- Gegrilltes Kalbssteak Mit Pfeffer

3ª Feira – Tuesday - Dienstag
Posta De Salmão Grelhado
Grilled Salmon - Gegrillter Lachs

4ª Feira - Wednesday – Mittwoch
Peitinhos De Frango Com Gogumelos
Chicken Breasts With Mushrooms
Hähnchenbrust Mit Champignons

5ª Feira – Thursday - Donnerstag
Arroz De Tamboril
Seeteufelreis Mit Garnelen
Monkfish Rice With Shrimps

6ª Feira – Friday - Freitag
Frango Grelhado Com Piri Piri
Grilled Chicken “Piri Piri” Sauce
Gegrilltes Hähnchen Mit “Piri Piri“

Sábado – Saturday- Samstag
Espadarte Grelhado Com Azeite E Alho
Grilled Swordfish With Olive Oil And Garlic
Gegrillter Schwertfisch Mit Olivenöl Und Knoblauch

Domingo - Sunday - Sonntag
Bife À Portuguesa
Steak “Portuguese” Style - Steak “Portugiesicher” Art

Todos Os Dias – Everyday . Jeden Tag
Sardinhas Assadas Todos Os Dias Algarvian Sardines With Potatoes and Salad
Gegrillte Sardinen Mit Gekochten Kartoffel& Salat

€:10,00 por pessoa / per person / pro person - IVA INCLUÍDO 13%

Book your table - 282 320260

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Quiz Nights and Buddies Charity Success

Back row L-R Carole Good-Dixon, Martin Binks , Lynn Love Middle &Front row L- R 3 Gaivota Girls , Fatima Saude

During the early months of 2011, funds for the Gaivota Childrens Home charity in Albufiera were raised from Lynn & Martin’s quiz nights -- held at the ‘Holiday Inn Algarve‘, Armação de Pêra and various social outings with Carole’s Buddies (a group of like minded people). Visits included Alte and Monchique. Also before the summer break, a wonderful finale meal at the ‘Casa de Pasto’ restaurant in Algoz.

The total amount raised by each group was €500. A cheque for €1.000 was handed to Fatima Saude on behalf of Gaivota Childrens Home (Santa Casa DA Misericordia) .

This money will be used for the children to shop for some of their own clothes and to meet the cost of dental treatments, when required.

Lynn & Martin and Carole thank all those that took part in the events as well as all those venues that supported this very important charity work.

For more information about future events please contact Lynn (919266770 or Carole (966571639)