DESIGN MEETS WINE: DIVINE ACCOMMODATION IN THE HEART OF MADEIRA
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DESIGN HOTELS™ PRESS RELEASE - 04.02.2009: DESIGN MEETS WINE: DIVINE ACCOMMODATION IN THE HEART OF MADEIRA

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  • 1. DESIGN MEETS WINE: DIVINE ACCOMMODATION IN THE HEART OF MADEIRA DESIGN HOTELS™ PRESENTS THE VINE HOTEL ON THE ‘ISLAND OF ETERNAL SPRING’ Berlin, 4 February 2009 – A visit to Madeira, the ‘Island of Eternal Spring’ wouldn’t be complete without a luxurious stay at The Vine hotel. Recently opened in December 2008, the new Design Hotels™ member is located in the heart of Funchal, Madeira’s charming capital. The property, which takes its name and inspiration from the famous Madeira Wine, is situated in the heart of the old town. With spectacular views over the city and the port, highlights include the Restaurant UVA, with a three Michelin Star Chef and a Vinotherapy Spa. The Vine’s generous spaces and breathtaking roof terrace complement the interiors by award-winning designer Nini Andrade Silva. The hotel’s 79 rooms and suites offer the ideal blend of soothing colour palettes with either breathtaking views of the city or the harbour. Social life at the hotel revolves around a lobby lounge offering all-day dining and the popular open air bar with heated rooftop swimming pool. Upon arrival at The Vine, guests experience feelings of relaxation, rejuvenation and wellness, enhanced by a welcome massage and in room check in. ROOMS The 57 rooms and 22 designer and junior suites are divided between five floors and are all equipped with exquisite amenities, such as a selection of therapeutic pillows, ranging from organic spelt to natural hay and Egyptian cotton bed sheets and towels. Green, grey, violet and brown are the dominating colours of the rooms and hotel, representing the different shadings of a grape-vine across the four seasons. ROOF TERRACE The roof terrace is a must see for every visitor. A Jacuzzi, pool, relaxation area, bar and the restaurant UVA are available on the roof terrace, which is set over more than 1000m with spectacular 360º panoramic views. It’s the ideal place for sitting in the sunshine or a glass of Madeira wine at the open air bar. RESTAURANT At the hotel’s gourmet restaurant „UVA“ (Portuguese for „grape“) guests are indulged with culinary highlights and panoramic views of Funchal. Tantalizing creations envisioned by three-star Michelin chef Antoine Westermann tickle the palate with a fusion of French cuisine complemented by the use of savoury local ingredients. He combines expertise in French cuisine and places particular emphasis on locally sourced regional produce. A variety of small meals and snacks are available all day in the Terra Lounge in the hotel lobby or at 360°, the rooftop pool bar offering panoramic views of Madeira. SPA The Vinotherapy Spa is the right place for guests in search of total relaxation, detox or rejuvenation. Similar in its concept to the rest of the hotel, the spa is also inspired by Madeira Wine. All treatments are based on TheraVine, one of the most prestigious brands of Vinotherapy, using local ingredients and famous grape varieties such as Merlot, Chardonnay and Cabernet. The active ingredients are based on seedless grapes, vine leaves and further integral elements of a vine, which release a regenerative energy
  • 2. and consequently produce a very effective anti-aging remedy. Treatments range from facials through to anti stress body massages and red wine baths. NOTE TO THE EDITORS Should you require additional details, please contact: press@designhotels.com or tel: +49 (0)30-8849 400 32 Images and details on the participating hotels are available online: www.designhotels.com/press For reservations, please visit the website: www.designhotels.com/the_vine_hotel or telephone the appropriate Design Hotels™ toll-free number: EUROPE Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK: 00 800 37 46 83 57 Belgium: 000 800 37 46 83 57 Finland: 990 800 37 46 83 57 Hungary: 06 800 1 22 36 Russia: 810 800 20 74 10 49 ASIA/PACIFIC Australia: 0011 800 37 46 83 57 China, New Zealand: 00 800 37 46 83 57 Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand: 001 800 37 46 83 57 Japan: 0041 800 37 46 83 57 AFRICA South Africa: 09 800 37 46 83 57 ABOUT DESIGN HOTELS™ Design Hotels™, a global hospitality company, brings under its umbrella over 175 independently owned, design-driven properties in more than 40 countries around the globe. Member hotels benefit from customized services ranging from global sales representation and reservations, to revenue & distribution management; from strategic marketing and public relations to branding; therefore receiving the exposure they need around the world while maintaining their individual identity. Conceived in 1993 by Claus Sendlinger, then a travel agent, and today its hands-on president and CEO, Design Hotels™ has its headquarters in Berlin and branches in London, Barcelona, New York, Singapore, Bali, Tokyo and Perth.

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