ARTEH – Hotels and Resorts has been strongly betting on the SPA segment in response to the demand of an obviously expanding market. The hotels that offer the best infra-structures at this level are Quinta das Lágrimas in Coimbra, Portugal, Quinta da Casa Branca, Choupana Hills Resort and Spa and Quinta Mirabela, in Madeira, Portugal, Barceló La Bobadilla, in Loja-Granada, Spain, and Le Mont Blanc, in Megève, in the French Alps.
Built in 1888, refurbished and adapted into a famous tea house, it has been visited by illustrious personalities of the European aristocracy, like King Humberto of Italy or D. Juan de Bourbon, the Count of Barcelona.
With attractive architecture, refined decor, and modern interiors, Quinta Mirabela, after an exceptionally reconstructed and converted, was transformed into a luxurious hotel with an unforgettable view of the famous Funchal Bay, Madeira and the Atlantic Ocean offered in every room.
At Quinta Mirabela one can also enjoy the famous descent of the Caminho do Monte in basket cars described by Hemingway as one of the most exciting moments of his life.
Here one can also benefit from a wide set of treatments in a SPA atmosphere: Turkish Baths, Jacuzzi, Massages, Sauna, Solarium and Turbo Jet, as well as a well equipped Health Club and an excellent heated outdoor Swimming Pool.
New SPAs in 2007
In 2007, this service will be extended to the Vila Monte Resort, in Moncarapacho, Algarve, Portugal, the De las Letras H&R, in Madrid, Spain, and the Barceló La Bobadilla, in Loja-Granada, Spain, with new SPA facilities. The latter will open in the 2nd quarter of 2007.