Latest from Alberts Bar – Torquay’s friendly local pub.

Firstly, I would like to welcome you all into 2011 and say happy New Year to everyone (I know it’s now March but this leads onto my following statement)! It’s been a manic couple of months for us in Alberts bar and it’s all thanks to you keeping us on our toes and entertaining us with your stories, feedback, outstanding karaoke performances and magnificent company!

As per usual we would all like to welcome you to join us here at Alberts bar anytime you wish whether it’s for football, rugby, golf, cricket or other major sporting events throughout the year. Or perhaps it’s a special occasion for you and you wish to come to a warm, friendly venue hosted by our enthusiastic, talented, eye-friendly bar team!

For those of you who are yet to meet our team at Alberts, then here is an introduction to the weird, wacky and wonderful people of the bar:

First up is the Big Boss man himself, Roger Heale (bar manager). Roger is the most important person in our operation and is in control of the running of the bar! He is a very talkative, charismatic man who is full of interesting stories about previous experiences that never cease to crack me up!

Secondly, there is Kate Perkins (bar supervisor). Many will debate that Kate is more important to the bar than Roger the reason being is that she orders our range of liquors and our refreshments that you like to indulge in! She is a crazy person and seems to have a fascination with nibbling people!

Thirdly, there is Karla Mayne. If you thought you’ve seen it all you better think again! Karla is renowned for her outbursts of ‘casual’ dancing behind the bar – well that’s she calls it anyway!! She is very talkative, friendly and maybe a little insane. In the nicest possible way of course!! She has just returned from a holiday in Egypt and will be joining us again very shortly after her return.

Fourth up is Elizabeth Souster (Dizzy Lizzy as many call her)! Now Liz is just as sweet as the other girls but probably a natural blonde in disguise! Lizzy is extremely well known across the bar as she has (you guessed it) many dizzy moments that are usually accompanied by amazingly entertaining one-liners!

We are also joined by our very own Mikey Timlin, our upcoming mighty Muay Thai champion and Doug Bradley our genial door host on Friday and Saturday nights.

Finally, there is myself, Adam West (AKA Batman). As you can tell I’m obviously the brains of the operation after keeping you entertained with my 2011 welcome package! I’m responsible for cleaning the lines so that your liquor of choice is delivering the best quality taste direct to your senses!

So don’t leave it too long before you visit Alberts, you can be sure that a very warm welcome awaits you.

Thanks for reading and see you soon,

All the best,

Adam West and the Alberts Bar team.

South Devon Skills Awards Success for TLH Leisure Resort

TLH Leisure Resort had 4 reasons to celebrate at the South Devon Skills Awards held at the Riviera International Conference Centre last night.

Marcio Barbeitos, Restaurant Supervisor at the Derwent Hotel, had been nominated in the category ‘Achieving Skills  for Life’ and he received a Highly Commended award.

Jenny Shipton, our Training Officer, was announced as joint winner in the category ‘Tutor, trainer or mentor who most inspires others to learn’.

TLH Leisure Resort had  been shortlisted in the category ‘Skills in Large Businesses; Employer of the Year’ and we came away as winners of this category.

Then, finally, TLH Leisure Resort was also announced as the overall Winner of Winners on the evening.

We are absolutely delighted with this success. Training and skills are so important to us and this is an award for the whole company.

The awards were arranged by the Torbay Development Agency, in association with Productive Skills for Devon.

Aztec Spa – Helping You to Look Your Best

Spa Massage Beauty and massage treatments are a fantastic way of relaxing and recharging and as maintenance therapies go, Elemis facials, OPI manicures and regular waxing are an excellent way of keeping us feeling and looking tip top. However, there is increasing demand for that little bit more, and I’m not just talking about the inevitable wrinkles and skin sagging which come to us all, but younger girls (and boys) are asking for procedures such as brow shaping or teeth whitening. Procedures which are common place in the bigger cities, but which we seem to be slow to pick up on in the good old Westcountry!

So what can the Aztec Spa, Torquay offer you to add to your beauty armoury?

  • It has already ventured into the world of fish pedicures with The Fish Kiss Spa coming on board with us to offer our clients a new and exciting experience. Feet are also well catered for by Jacqui Bremner and her reflexology treatments.
  • NEW – James Willis Faces is also now working with the spa offering a variety of aesthetic procedures. James Willis has been providing aesthetic dentistry for many years and 15 years ago re-trained in the field of facial aesthetic treatments. He is one of only 3 members of the IHAS (Independent Healthcare Advisory Services Quality Assurance Mark) in the South West and is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. Any kind of cosmetic procedure is a huge step but James’ skill and caring attitude really means you are in safe hands. A full consultation and procedures are by appointment only.

So, not just a spa, the Aztec Spa offers a full range of options to help you turn back the hands of time!

Have you got the Zumba vibe?

Zumba at TLHWith Zumba classes and DVDs popping up here there and everywhere you’ll be silly not to have given this new fitness craze a go. If you have joined the Zumba train in your local town, this weekender will be right up your street for yourself and your friends!

We are holding our very own Zumba weekend this September. Complete with guest male and female qualified Zumba and fitness instructors in our very own Aztec Studio, with a variety of Zumba classes all included for you to attend as many, or as little as you can handle!

The weekend will kick off with a sparkling drinks reception on arrival, where you will be well looked after within the Carlton Hotel. This 3* hotel offers full access to the TLH leisure Resort complex which holds live daily and nightly entertainment, pool, spa, studio, gym, games room, bistro and so much more. The price  includes dinner, bed and breakfast, Zumba classes and your very own Zumba party on the Saturday evening.

The weekend is a two night stay for just £105 per person! Friday 2nd September 2011.

Spaces are limited so please book early.

Contact our Private Reservations team on 01803 400500.

What to get your Mum this Mother’s Day?

Mother’s day is fast approaching and we are all having the usual conundrum – what to get Mum this year? Don’t you get bored of always giving flowers and chocolates?

This year do something different and show her how much you love her.

Why not treat your Mum to a Luxury Elemis Spa treatment and swim, sauna, steam room and give her a day of being treated like a queen by our fully trained therapy team, here at the Aztec Spa, Torquay.

Or, if you want something a bit more unusual, how about a fish pedicure at our new Fish Kiss Spa?! Follow it with an OPI file and polish. You can buy vouchers for the above treatments (or any spa treatments for her to use when it is convenient) over the phone, or at the Aztec Reception desk.

Then on Mother’s day (after your pampering) treat her to a roast carvery lunch at the Carlton Hotel and Spa Restaurant?! Full 3 course menu is available at just £15.95 -booking is essential.

For more info about any of these offers then see our website or call on 01803 400190.

Latest Elemis Offers – 50% savings!

Elemis Anti-Ageing Face & Eyes  – unlock the secret of younger-looking skin!

Another fabulous saving on much coveted Elemis Anti-Ageing products can be found at the Aztec Spa, Torquay. SAVE 50% on this trio of clinically proven award-winners from Elemis complete with luxury vanity case.

Having tried them myself, I’m convinced these products really work and judging by the comments we get in the Spa, I’m not the only one! Yes they are expensive, but a little goes a long way and with regular offers like these you really are getting an awful lot for your money.

 This is what Elemis have to say about the new Anti-Ageing Face & Eyes trio:

  •  Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal helps smooth, firm and support ageing skin. Clinically proven to visibly tone the eye contour area and reduce the appearance of wrinkles by up to 60%.*
  • Pro-Collagen Marine Cream is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkle depth by up to 78% and increase hydration by up to 45% in just 15 days.*
  • Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream assists the skin’s natural regeneration process and is clinically proven to increase oxygen levels in the skin by up to 41% after just 28 days.*

*Independent Clinical Trials 2003/2005/2006

Buy your Anti-Ageing Face & Eyes from the Aztec Spa today for £75 (value £160)

Free Melting Cleansing Gel

This NEW cleansing gel is yours for FREE when you buy a Maximum Moisture Day Cream for £35.80 from the Aztec Spa.

The texture of this cleanser is gorgeous – it melts from a luxurious gel to a rich milk and leaves your complexion cleansed and silky smooth. I’ve yet to try this myself, but I think it will be great for young or teenage skins, followed by the Maximum Moisture Day Cream. My daughter celebrates her 15th birthday next week so I think this lovely little duo will be heading her way!

Ask about our full range of Elemis, OPI and St Tropez products at the Aztec Spa 01803 400190