Work has begun on the new Valamar Collection Marea Suites, which receives 5 * level facilities

first_imgValamar has started work on the new Valamar Collection Marea Suites 5 * hotel in the Borik area of ​​Poreč, which will welcome the 2019 season with 5 * level facilities. Valamar thus continues to develop the Borik zone through accommodation and the offer of more added value, and with this investment it plans to create 100 new jobs. The future Valamar Collection Marea Suites 5 * is designed for families with children and this investment will expand the offer of family vacations in Porec where guests will be able to enjoy V level services, luxury suites with sea views, more than 200 m2 attractive swimming pools, beaches, restaurants, sports facilities and Maro offer for children of all ages.Construction works have begun with the preparation of the construction site and the demolition of existing buildings, and part of the promenade along the beach will be fenced off from November 1, followed by construction and additional arrangement of the beach. Valamar points out that special care will be paid to arranging horticulture and planting new trees, plants and ornamental plants that are indigenous to the Istrian climate.The works have started according to plan, Valamar points out and emphasizes that they once again thank their fellow citizens for their understanding due to the limited access to this part of the promenade during the works during this autumn and winter. “Since 2017, HRK 4,6 million has already been invested in the beach in front of Valamar Pinia, in the arrangement of a sandy beach for families with small children, additional stairs to the sea, reconstruction of the protective embankment along the breakwater (schoolchildren), public lighting and showers, locker rooms , umbrellas, deck chairs and other equipment. Almost one million kuna was invested in Trattoria La Pentol in Borik, while 2,4 million kuna was invested in arranging the beach in front of the Pical hotel”They pointed out from Valamar. In 2019, Valamar Riviera continues with a strong investment cycle In 2019, Valamar Riviera continues with a strong investment cycle in the amount of HRK 752 million, which is a continuation of the company’s investment strategy in repositioning its portfolio towards high value-added offers and services.One of the major investments this year is certainly the repositioning of the current Istra Sunny Camping 2 * in Funtana in Poreč. This camp is entering the second phase of the investment to become a 5 * camping resort next season called Istra Premium Camping Resort and with the ambition to become one of the better camps in Europe.last_img read more

Secret Bay & Fort Young Hotel Launch ‘Koudmen Kitchen’ for Frontline Workers and Takeaway/Curbside/Delivery Service

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Share BusinessLifestyleLocalNews Secret Bay & Fort Young Hotel Launch ‘Koudmen Kitchen’ for Frontline Workers and Takeaway/Curbside/Delivery Service by: – April 7, 2020 204 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share About Secret Bay Secret Bay features a limited collection of freestanding, secluded and sustainably-crafted villas that are immersed in nature and positioned on a breathtaking clifftop promontory overlooking the azure Caribbean Sea. Offering architectural residential-style villas, fine dining (including Zing Zing, a no-menu concept open-air restaurant), wellness facilities (including the treetop Gommier Spa), night and day access to remote beaches, and a wealth of transformational experiences, Secret Bay provides guests with the ultimate six-star hideaway experience. In late 2019, Secret Bay joined Relais & Châteaux, the most prestigious association of luxury hotels and restaurants in the world, becoming the first and only property in Dominica and just one of seven properties in the Caribbean to be affiliated with the elite brand. Secret Bay recently earned Green Global Certification and has received numerous accolades in its eight years in operation, most recently named “Dominica’s Leading Hotel” by World Travel Awards and “2019 Boutique Luxury Hotel of the Year” by Caribbean Journal. About GEMS Holdings LimitedGEMS is an impact-driven Caribbean-based company dedicated to owning, managing and developing world class, sustainable luxury properties and businesses in the hospitality and tourism markets. The GEMS portfolio includes Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort, Secret Bay, The Residences at Secret Bay and Tibay Villas. About Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort Located on the waterfront in Roseau, Dominica’s capital, Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort is the country’s landmark downtown hotel, affording guests unmatched proximity to the “Nature Island’s” vibrant culture, delicious cuisine, exhilarating activities and some of the island’s most prized attractions, like Trafalgar Falls, Middleham Falls, Freshwater Lake, segments of the Waitukubuli National Trail, Champagne Reef and world-renowned diving. Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort offers a luxurious sense of seclusion, fine dining and meeting facilities. Dominica’s Secret Bay and Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort, two beloved Caribbean resorts committed to serving the “Nature Island” during the COVID-19 global pandemic, shift from catering to overnight guests to feeding Dominica’s frontline healthcare workers.Dubbed “Koudmen Kitchen,” an homage to the Creole term that translates to ‘helping hand,’ and led by Grant Lynott, the executive chef of Secret Bay’s acclaimed Zing Zing Restaurant, along with Fort Young Chefs’ Delma Cenac and Minavia Hazel, the initiative is designed to supply COVID-19 frontline workers and healthcare professionals with 50 no-cost meals a day at four locations across the island for at least the next thirty days. Further, to aid the island’s “stay at home” efforts to reduce community spread, Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort is expanding services at its waterfront dining establishment, The Palisades Restaurant, to now offer takeaway, curbside pickup and food delivery to the local community.“With both Secret Bay and Fort Young operational, though, for the first time in our history both resorts are at zero occupancy, we wanted to refocus our efforts in a meaningful way that best serve those on the frontline working to the breaking point in the fight against COVID-19,” said Gregor Nassief, chairman of GEMS Holdings Limited, which operates and manages both Secret Bay and Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort. “We’re delighted to not only keep Fort Young’s The Palisades Restaurant open but to now offer a new special to-go menu and safely deliver orders to our loyal patrons,” added Nassief. “I’m inspired and proud of our entire team.”Chef Grant, who’s responsible for the culinary ingenuity that was among the qualities that led Relais & Châteaux to select Secret Bay to join its network of the ‘World’s Finest Intimate Hotels,’ shared: “I’m honored to collaborate with Chef Delma, Chef Minavia and our collective teams to prepare meals for those fighting to protect us. As it is said, we’re all in this together and food is my way to keep us all connected.”Koudmen Kitchen, which began its service on April 3, 2020, would not be possible without special support from Archipelago Trading, which is supplying food inputs, and 100% Green, which is providing biodegradable containers, as well as local farmers and fishermen, and the delivery teams in Roseau and Portsmouth.Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort’s The Palisades Restaurant in Roseau will continue to operate in accordance with Dominica’s guidelines and will commence takeout, curbside pickup and delivery food service beginning April 6, 2020. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9:30am until 4:30pm. The menu includes some Chef favorites from Fort Young’s Palisades and Warner Bar, including Island Callaloo Soup, Veggie or Chicken Roti, Pizza and our signature Warner’s Burger. Additionally, the meals being prepared for Koudmen Kitchen will be featured as the ‘Meal of the Day’ and available for purchase. Proceeds from those meals will be reinvested in Koudmen Kitchen so as to allow the program to keep going. Prices range from EC$15 – EC$30. To order take out, curbside pickup or delivery, patrons should call 255.7144 or 275.5824.For more information about Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort’s food and beverage offerings please visit:  For more information about Koudmen Kitchen please visit Fort Young Hotel’s blog.last_img read more

Solis appointed to global warming panel

first_img“She has co-sponsored legislation with congressman \ Waxman, that sets greenhouse gas emission targets that aim to keep temperatures below the danger point,” Mel ndez said, adding the bill achieves these targets through a “flexible economy wide cap and trade program for greenhouse gas emissions.” But reaching agreement on the issue could be difficult. Rep. David Dreier, R-Glendora, was among the 150 Republicans opposing the formation of the committee. Many said the panel was unnecessary and that its budget could be better used elsewhere. Dreier’s representatives did not return e-mails seeking comment. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, named El Monte Democrat Hilda Solis Friday to a newly formed House committee on global warming. The House of Representatives voted 269-150 Thursday to create the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, with 44 Republicans crossing the aisle to support the formation of the committee. Solis joins eight Democrats and six Republicans on the panel, which will not be able to write legislation and will disband after two years. The committee has been tasked to make recommendations on legislation to combat global warming, which could include mandatory caps on so-called greenhouse gas emissions like carbon dioxide and methane. President Bush has argued against such caps, arguing that such a move would cause the U.S. economic harm. Solis was traveling back to California from Washington on Friday and could not be reached for comment. But her spokeswoman Sonia Mel ndez said the congresswoman does support some caps on emissions. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more