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The Europe Hotel & Resort, Killarney - 20 Sep 2010
New Day Spa Offer - €149
For those of you who have not yet been lucky enough to enjoy the recently refurbished and highly luxurious Europe Hotel & Resort in Killarney, now is the time to do so. During September and right up until 29th October 2010, you have a chance to 'See & Feel' the really stunning ESPA spa for day, for just €149.00 (Monday to Friday only so perfect for skiving off whilst the kids are at school!).
Experience the therapeutic thermal suites, soothing heated loungers and vitality pools to refresh & revitalise your weary body. Follow up with an ESPA Skin Brightening Facial and a tension relaxing ESPA Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage. This Day Spa Experience includes a light spa lunch and complimentary access to the Active Level of ESPA at the Europe which includes a 20m lap pool, indoor and outdoor vitality pools, thermal suites and relaxations areas. Highly recommended.
The Europe Hotel and Resort
100% Design - 10 Sep 2010
Inspirational ideas at 100% Design London
Good design can make or break a spa. It doesn't matter if a spa is tiny; if the design is right, and the use of light and materials is sensible, the tiniest of spaces can appear spacious and airy. The big boys of Spa design - ESPA - do design superlatively. But not every spa can be an ESPA so if you're running a spa, or thinking about it, and looking for some decent design inspiration, head to the 100% Design Show at Earl's Court, London, from 23-26 September.
The aisles will be alive with architects and groovy designer types but don't let that put you off. Just for fun look out for Lamiflex's new exercise bike Ciclotte. Designed by Luca Schieppati, Ciclotte's unmistakable form, of one large circle and two horns, is reminiscent of the Victorian Unicycles and pretty wow. Plus we are totally in love with the wooden baths from William Garvey, they would sit beautifully in any Irish spa, well worth a view.
100% Design London
Muckross Park Hotel - 07 Sep 2010
Grandparents Day 12th September - very special offer.
Muckross Park Hotel & Cloisters Spa is rolling out the red carpet to mark Grandparents’ Day on September 12th next with a discounted two-day package that will enable sons, daughters and even grandchildren say a five-star thank-you to beloved grandparents.
The two day package is available for this entire week, taking in Grandparents’ Day on Sunday, September 12th,and includes two nights with full-Irish breakfast each morning in a Deluxe room at the 5-Star Muckross Park Hotel and one fine-dining dinner in GB Shaw’s award-winning restaurant. Package price is €300.00 per person sharing.
Also included in the package is a trip by traditional horse-drawn jaunting car through the grounds of the stunning Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional farm estate, with a mouth-watering picnic to be had on the shores of Lakes of Killarney, prepared by the hotel kitchen thrown into the bargain. Not finished there, Granny & Grandad will also be treated to a 30 minute relaxing massage at the stunning, award winning Cloisters Spa.
The hotel and spa, owned by Apprentice Gurus Bill Cullen and Jackie Lavin, is also marking the Grandparents Day offer with a competition for one free package for two people. Entries for this competition must be from grandchildren who, in not more than 150 words, are asked to set out why their grandparents deserve this treat. Email your entry without delay to info@muckrosspark.
To book the package phone The Muckross Park Hotel on 064 6623400.
Healing in the Algarve - 01 Sep 2010
The Ultimate Wellness Getaway
With Portugal so well serviced by Irish airlines, and many Irish people owning holiday homes there, the country is almost a natural extension of Ireland so we feel reasonably justified in giving a mention on our very Irish website to the Longevity Wellness Resort in Monchique on the Algarve.
There's a lot that's unique about this place, and it's just jumped to the top of my list of places I want to visit. Pitching itself as the first integrated 5 star wellness resort in the Algarve and nestled in the green hills of Monchique with breathtaking views of the hills and the Algarve coast, this is a mountain and nature retreat but only 15 minutes from two main cities in the Algarve (Portimão and Silves).
It claims to be the first medical spa in Portugal and is engaged in an exclusive partnership with La Clinique de Paris and Dr. Claude Chauchard, a world leading expert in Preventive Medicine and Ageing Management. The resort has three separate areas of focus - Wellness and Relaxation, Beauty and Rejuvenation and Health and Longevity. There is a wide range of programmes from Slimming and Detox to Beauty and Health Optimization but you could quite easily just sit and admire the views.
Accommodation is in spacious, elegant and fully fitted suites (one-bedroom apartments) as opposed to hotel bedrooms and every effort has been made to ensure this resort 'fits' the natural setting and is respectful of the imperative to be as eco friendly as possible.
Check it out Longevity Wellness Resort