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NEW Japanese fine dining Mizu Restaurant at VILA VITA ParcThe Algarve welcomes the first Japanese fine dining concept with Robata grill, at VILA VITA Parc’s new Mizu Restaurant.

The new Japanese restaurant Mizu at VILA VITA Parc Resort & Spa, in Porches, Algarve, will be officially opening its doors on 23 February. With a Zen and relaxed atmosphere, a decoration inspired by Japanese culture and tradition mixed with a sophisticated and modern style, high quality ingredients, innovative culinary techniques and a privileged view over the Atlantic Ocean, Mizu intends to establish itself as one of the finest Japanese restaurants in Portugal.

Do you have a documentary that needs to be made?Yaddo, the digital home of documentaries available in 154 countries, wants to hear from individuals and independent production companies with a great story. They will be offered the opportunity to pitch documentary ideas to Yaddo’s Nick Fraser, documentary luminary and former commissioning editor of BBC Storyville. The campaign spearheads the launch of Yaddo, the new documentary streaming service with films hand-selected by Fraser.

Winter in Algarve - winter lettings in the AlgarveThere is a brand new website promoting winter lettings in the Algarve: www.winterinalgarve.com. The site contains lots of information about spending winter in the Algarve and home owners can advertise their property for letting.

Advertising on the site is free. The purpose of the site is to attract more guests to the Algarve in the quiet season, thus promoting the Algarve as a year round destination. It also contains a section that explains home owners how to rent out their property, as they often underestimate the perks of winter lettings.
Though revenue is likely to be lower than in summer, the typical winter guests stay longer and are often pensioners or early-pensioners that take very good care of a property.

WinterInAlgarve is for now only available in English under the .com and .co.uk extensions, translations to Dutch with the .nl extension and German with the .de extension are foreseen for April 2017.

 

Giants Windows - customised solutions for individual situationsGiants Windows was founded by Katja Paweletz and Franz Adebahr in 2007.

Franz Adebahr arrived in Portugal in 1999, to work for the first PVC manufacturer in the Algarve. Franz completed his window technician qualification 36 years ago, in the ‘old days’ when PVC was still in its earliest and more challenging stages.
In 2009 Giants Windows received a licence from the German company Sunflex to manufacture Sunflex systems.

What's new at designworks?At designworks we help your company to communicate more efficiently to achieve better results - getting you sales, getting you leads and getting you known. The work we do for you will be all about your business and goals, which makes every project we undertake, and every client, unique.

Mestre Raposa® Volunteer Award 2016Following its social commitment policy, this year Mestre Raposa® presented his Volunteer Award to Refood Faro, for their work, since May 2014, in fighting food waste and hunger in this community. At Refood Faro, volunteer citizens donate two hours of their time, per week, to deliver the surplus food they retrieve from local restaurants, cafes, pastry shops, bakeries, etc., to the community’s underprivileged.

Hotel Inglaterra Estoril opens new space for eventsThe Hotel Inglaterra Estoril opens its events area with a different twist, allowing guests to have access to more than just the conference room and opening the doors of the roof top terrace with pool access, accompanied by a Fiat 126, themed rooms and the restaurant.

The hotel wants to reinforce its position as a boutique hotel, in a happy medium between belle époque and contemporary, presenting solutions for all types of events.

Gardenias LivingOn September 15th, the Gardenias Living was officially inaugurated in Vale do Lagar, Portimão.

The event was attended by approximately 50 participants, including some illustrious figures like the Vice-President of the Portimão Council, Mr. Joaquim Castelão Rodrigues, the councilor of Portimão, Mrs. Ana Fazenda, and the Vice-President of the Algarve Tourism Office, Mr. João Fernandes.