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Gloria Hotels & Resorts – Where Superlatives are Standard!6 min read


Posted on: 13th Mar 2015

The largest sports arena and the biggest golf course of Turkey, exquisite accommodation, unique affinity to nature and diverse programs for holistic well-being – the Gloria Hotels & Resorts in Belek offer a holiday concept, which is second to none at the Turkish Riviera.

First-class resorts

Gloria Hotels & Resorts inspire with their Five-Star Resorts in the sun-blessed and whole year destination Belek at the Turkish Riviera, which is only 30 kilometers away from Antalya airport. “Unforgettable diversity, elegance and geniality” is the motto of the modern Turkish hotel group, comprising the facilities Gloria Golf Resort, Gloria Serenity Resort, Gloria Verde Resort, Gloria Villas and Gloria Golf Club. All sites are connected via a wonderful trail full of beautiful plants and trees with the beach. Gloria continuously takes credit for its proven holiday concept with international awards (e.g. TUI Holly or the “Green Star” from the Turkish Tourism Ministry).

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At one with nature

Gloria Hotels & Resorts are definitely at one with nature. Corporate social responsibility is of utmost priority for the hotel group. Thus, the company´s philosophy is to protect the environment and all that comes with it for a better future and a healthy and safe playground for the next generation. Gloria is convinced that with plenty of little steps huge paths can be taken. One of the successful projects is the “Forest of the Future”, where together with TUI TRAVELStar around 500 trees were planted.

Just now the hotel group has also started a campaign named “Gloria´s Habitat – For Our Future”. The goal is to make guests aware of the habitat they spend their holidays in and boost their knowledge about the diverse natural elements. The support of national and international environmental projects is being intensified. Whether the use of recycling material, optimized energy use via control systems, the utilization of solar energy and natural gasoline, ozone-based cleaning supplies or proper waste separation and disposal – numerous measures are already implemented or newly defined.

Active at the Mediterranean – whole-year round

The mild Mediterranean climate of the turquoise coast and the distinctive natural landscape with a view onto the Taurus are just made for active travelers. Next to the largest golf course of Turkey with 45-holes on three grounds, Gloria Hotels & Resorts offer a multitude of further sporty challenges: Thus, more than 50 sports can be trained at the Gloria Sports Arena, which was opened beginning of January 2015. As largest sports arena of Turkey it ist he ideal platform for athletes, teams and unions of diverse disciplines – but also for amateurs, who appreciate sports at holidays. A new hotel at the arena, a sports health center with specific treatments and a healthy nutritional concept are also in the offer. Well-known soccer clubs such as 1.FC St. Pauli or 1. FC Nürnberg and international volleyball teams were recently hosted here. Within the scope of the FIT Gloria offers, guests also have a wide range of activities in the hotels, such as Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Tennis, Bosu or Hiit-Training.

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Health and Delights at Gloria

Together with the sports offers, health and wellness services also play an important part at Gloria Hotels & Resorts. With the new VITA by Gloria Cure & Care concept guests enjoy a wide variety of programs – from purification via healthy sleep to right nutrition. All activities and programs support a healthy lifestyle. The focus lies on prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of diseases. Moreover the particular spa areas of all three hotels shine with unique therapies, natural beauty treatments, healing effects, relaxing rest areas and splendid scents.

Highest treats are also of utmost priority in the classy and authentic designed restaurants of Gloria: Guests enjoy selected meat and fish dishes, the newest trends of modern cookery and authentic dishes in the restaurants with French, Italian, Far Eastern and Aegean cuisine.

Events 2015

Gloria World Open in March

This top event takes place in Belek for the first time. International ballroom dancers of different age groups compete here at the first GLORIA WORLD OPEN in the categories Standard and Latin. Juveniles, juniors, adults and seniors are invited to show their skills in dancing, with an impressive view onto the Taurus. Bookings and information via: www.gloriaworldopen.com.

European Challenge Tour in May

The European Challenge Tour, second league of the PGA European Tour, is one of the most important yearly professional golf series of men in Europe. The European Challenge tour will travel to some 30 countries during 2015. After the success of The Turkish Airlines Challenge 2014 it is with great pleasure that Gloria Hotels and Resorts will be the host for 2015. This year’s event will be held – from 3rd to 10th May on the Gloria Old Course. There will be a field of 146 professional golfers from more than 30 countries competing for the Turkish Airlines prize fund amounting to 175.000 Euro and the advancement to the PGA European Tour. While the first three days serve for practicing, there will be a Pro Am-Challenge on 6th May and the official tournament will occur from 7th to 10th May. All Gloria Guests are allowed entry to watch the stars of the future.

Solheim Cup in September

The promotion of golf for all ages, females and males is an important matter for the owners of Gloria Hotels & Resorts.Next to numerous renowned events on the hotel´s own golf course, which is the largest of Turkey, Gloria Hotels & Resorts are en route at worldwide popular golf tournaments all over Germany. Now also as a new partner of the largest golf cup for ladies, the Solheim Cup 2015, that will inspire the international golfing world in the Golf Club St. Leon-Rot from 18th to 20th September 2015. The Solheim Cup as a major sporting event, being a counterpart of the Ryder Cup, proves clearly, that golf is equally favoured by both genders and that even the best twelve female golfers from Europe and the USA can create excitement in the battle for the popular trophy. Further info: www.solheimcup.de

Gloria Ironman 70.3. in October

With „Gloria Ironman 70.3“ Turkey“ the most challenging triathlon of the world will take place on Turkish grounds for the first time on 25th October 2015 in Antalya and Belek. The final round will be at the Gloria Sports Arena. More than 2.500 participants from over 50 nations are expected. Under the motto “Be a part of history“ the Ironman triathlon will happen on a challenging track: While the wonderful and calm Mediterranean Sea of the Turkish Riviera is just made for swimmers, the following cycling route leads through the scenic countryside with its beautiful canyons, parallel to the Mediterranean and the Aspendos, which is one of the best maintained amphitheatres of roman times. The running track passes the picturesque landscape of the 45-hole golf course of the Gloria Hotels & Resorts, ending at the finishing line in the new stadium of the Gloria Sports Arena with a cheering crowd. Registrations and hotel bookings via www.ironman.com.

Gloria Hotels & Resorts and Gloria Sports Arena are bookable via all renowned tour operators.

For more information visit www.gloria.com.tr/en