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Swiss sporty summer retreat lures travellers
THE Swiss Alpine resort of Zermatt is offering Middle East travellers a cool blend of relaxation and sporting action this summer as international tennis and one of the highest altitude races in the world .

Visitors could get a glimpse of the next Roger Federer in action when the Raiffeisen Zermatt Open takes place from July 1-3 while the second day of the tournament coincides with the 4th Zermatt Marathon, Wolfgang Pinkwart, general manager, Seiler Hotels said “Many of our guests enjoy outdoor pursuits and sports, and this summer they can combine skiing, walking and hiking through the mountains with a good helping of international tennis and high altitude running.” Skiers and boarders staying on for action-packed adventures can take advantage of a joint venture between Zermatt and its neighbouring resort, Saas-Fee. From July 2 to October 31 the two chocolate-box locations offer a single ski-pass valid for both areas, so guests staying in Zermatt get more mountains for their money. After this, guests can rest their weary limbs at one of the four Seiler Hotels properties in Zermatt – the Mont Cervin Palace, the Monte Rosa, the Hotel Schweizerhof and the Hotel Nicoletta – as well as the affiliated Riffelalp Resort 2222m, Europe’s highest altitude five star hotel. Each hotel offers spacious accommodation and a variety of dining options. Lucky guests of the Mont Cervin, Monte Rosa and Hotel Nicoletta can also enjoy free access to a new Daniela Steiner Beauty Spa – perfect for relaxing at the end of each muscle-straining day.

Suite shopping with Carlton Tower
THE Carlton Tower Hotel, part of Dubai-based luxury hospitality group Jumeirah, presents the Suite Shopping Package this summer. Now you can enjoy shopping and get a five-star feel in your summer trip to London and experience the most exquisite world cuisines and the exclusive Peak Health Club and Spa. The Suite Shopping Package is a great offer, only £339 plus VAT per room, per night, valid till September 30, 2005. With this offer, guests will definitely consider travelling to London for you summer holiday. The offer includes a Harvey Nichols personal shopping voucher for £50. The Carlton Tower Hotel, a five star deluxe and a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, is one of London’s best-located hotels, situated in the heart of fashionable Knightsbridge. It is home to many of the world’s most exclusive shops, including Harvey Nichols and Harrods.

Lose weight this summer at Grand Hotel, Kadri, Beirut
THE Grand Hotel – Kadri, Beirut has designed a tailormade 10-day programme under the supervision of Wazzan Diet Center that will have give you an opportunity to enjoy a calm and luxurious atmosphere and lose weight this summer. The 10-day programme includes, a dietitian consultancy before and at the end of the diet from Wazzan Diet Center, a personalized diet with a choice of food, breakfast, lunch and dinner delivered directly from Wazzan Diet Center, daily workout with a professional trainer, free access to swimming pool, tennis court and sauna, one free session of massage, access to health club, sauna and tennis court. Excursions and slimming massage and mesotherapy are available at an extra charge. The package costs $750 per person in double room occupancy and $990 per person in single room occupancy

Offers from InterCon Frankfurt
InterCon Frankfurt introduces three sizzling summer packages for a perfect summer getaway starting at 120 euros per room. To welcome the summer, the InterContinental Frankfurt breaks new grounds once again with its unrivalled and exclusive summer packages. Till August 31 guests can indulge themselves by booking a stay starting only 120 euros per night per standard room inclusive breakfast. They can also enjoy a stay in one of the luxury furnished deluxe studios, inclusive breakfast and airport pick-up in a luxury Mercedes S-Class for only 180 euros per night! The breathtaking view over the River Main or the skyline of Frankfurt entice to book one of the spacious panorama suites for only 220 euros, inclusive the same services. Additionally the InterContinental Frankfurt offers a 10 per cent F&B discount in the Eurasian cuisine Signatures Veranda restaurant as well as in the DaXx Mainhattan´s Bar for every package holder!