Cyclists Gear Up For The Exciting Season Ahead At The First Spinneys Dubai 92 Build-Up Ride
The Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge Build-Up rides launched with a spinning start this morning. Over 500 cyclists took part in the first of four organised Build-Up rides in preparation for the 92km cycle challenge on 16th December – now in its seventh year.
The early bird cyclists gathered this morning at Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City – District One Cycle Track, a new location for this event, covering 35km as part of their training. Organisers of the event are expecting over 2,500 riders to take part in the main Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge in December with those entering coming from all over the world.
Spokesperson for the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge said: “It’s great to be here today at Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City – District One Cycle Track, and we are delighted to welcome so many cyclists of all different ages and abilities to the first event of the season. The cycling community keeps on growing in the UAE and it’s fantastic to see everyone train so hard for the 92km event. The Dubai Sports Council has been spectacular with their continued support and the police and RTA are always outstanding.”
The organisers of the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge have created the perfect platform which caters for all levels of cycling experience. The increase in distance of each Build-Up ride gives participants plenty of time to prepare for the main event and at the same time promotes and practice safe cycling in Dubai.
Juniors also have the opportunity to be involved in the cycling weekend with a dedicated 15km and 30km Junior Rides on Thursday 15th December.
Colette Shannon, Communications Manager, Spinneys Dubai LLC said: “The cycling season is underway and it’s great to see so many people from the community get involved in the first Build-Up ride in preparation for one of the biggest cycling events in the Middle East. We urge all our customers to live an active and healthy lifestyle and the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge is the perfect platform for this.”
Stefan Vanden Auweele, keen cyclist said: “This is my fifth year taking part in the Dubai 92 Spinneys event, the ride was great today and I am hoping to do all of the Build-Up rides and of course the big 92km in December. Racing is always fun and I had a great time this morning.”
Christine Vorsten from South Africa said: “The track here is very nice, my average speed has improved since my first Build-Up ride this time last year which is great to see, I am looking forward to the next Build-Up rides and the 92km challenge. The village here today is great and thanks to Spinneys for the free breakfast, we all love it.”
The second 45km Build-Up ride will be held on 7th October at District One Cycling track. Build-Up rides three and four will both be held at AL Qudra, with the third ride on 28th October on a 65km course, and the fourth one on 25th November on a 85km course.
Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires Celebrates 15 Years in Argentina
The world´s most awarded hotel chain celebrates its anniversary leading the five-star market with innovation and creativity
August 8, 2016, Buenos Aires, Argentina
This year, Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires celebrates 15 years since its 2001 opening in the city centre. The leader in the luxury segment, the hotel has stood out for innovation, creativity and renewal. Every day, the city's luminaries and guests from around the world gather at the undisputed meeting point of Buenos Aires.
"We celebrate these 15 years of leadership and success of our beloved Four Seasons Hotel in Buenos Aires. The most important thing is the wonderful team we have - that makes the difference in hospitality. They are unique in service, creativity and innovation, and that translates into the absolute market leadership," says Tulio Hochkoeppler, General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires.
The Hotel offers multiple meeting rooms for corporate and social events, a fully equipped spa and gym and it is the only Hotel in town to have an outdoor pool. Over the past fifteen years, the Hotel always maintained a dedication to the improvement of each experience. Offering a highly personalised service 24 hours a day, combined with an authentic and elegant environment of the highest quality, Four Seasons is a home for those who are far from theirs. Since 2001, more than 800 employees have devoted their attention and service to make the Hotel a unique experience in every detail. Many of them were transferred to continue their brilliant career in other Four Seasons hotels and resorts worldwide.
With its two restaurants and bar, Elena Restaurant, Nuestro Secreto and Pony Line Bar, Four Seasons the choice of businesspeople and top celebrities, plus anyone who wants to eat and drink in a relaxed atmosphere while still enjoying an elegant atmosphere and top quality with friendly prices.
"We push the standards of luxury, offering a professional service like no other. We broke with the idea that a five star hotel has to be a serious and formal place, and transformed it into a meeting place where something interesting always happens," says Gabriel Oliveri, Marketing and Sales Manager of the Hotel. "In this way, Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires attracted a new audience to the luxury market, with a young spirit, cool and eager to have fun. We managed to be the first five-star hotel with successful restaurants and successful bar, designed both for the local and international audience. Executive Chef Juan Gaffuri and Restaurant and Bar Manager Mauro Pellegrino are the leaders of this award-winning gastronomic project on the global stage.
Elena Restaurante is the only five-star hotel restaurant belonging to the San Pellegrino 50 Best of Latin America list for the last three years consecutively. Dry aged meats, charcuterie and brasserie are menu highlights in addition to the classic Sunday Brunch. Famous for its quality of food by Chef Nicolas Diaz, its atmosphere, and accessible prices, the restaurant has been packed since its opening. Even a brand new ice cream was created: "Dolce Morte" by Joaquín Grimaldi, Pastry Chef of the Hotel.
Also at the Hotel is Nuestro Secreto Restaurant, with its unique glass design and atmosphere with wood stove, outdoor fire pit, and the best meats in the city. The kitchen is headed by the outstanding Chef Patricia Ramos.
Pony Line Bar created the first gourmet burger in the country. Every night welcomes friends, couples and coworkers who enjoy the best drinks, best music and the polo-themed atmosphere. The DJ Sessions of the bar as well as the gardens were the first to take place in a traditional hotel.
Finally, La Mansión Álzaga Unzué is the iconic jewel of the hotel. Built in 1920, with its own entrance but connected to the tower, it is a special settingsl for the chicest events and to accommodate in its exclusive rooms the major celebrities of the local and international scene.
In the past fifteen years Four Seasons was the only five star hotel transformed twice, showing its commitment to continually offering guests a current product and latest generation technology. Currently, the Hotel is finishing a new refurbishment of Alzaga Unzue Mansion with polished marble floors and Slavonia oak, plus a change of curtains, carpets and lighting.
Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires is celebrating this milestone throughout the Hotel at various occasions all year. “We look forward to continuing to celebrate our beloved Hotel for many years," concludes Tulio Hochkoeppler.