Portugal/Spain 2014 travel blog

1 - Marriot Praia del Rey

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9 - Maria Esteves and Paulo Mesquita

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12 - Golf Clubhouse

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15 - Rui Rato, Food and Beverage Director

16 - Portuguese National Football (soccer) Team

17 - Cristiano Ronaldo, Team Captain

18 - Presidential Suite

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33 - Beachwalks

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Our next stop was at the beautiful Atlantic oceanfront resort, Marriott Praia del Rey, north of Lisbon. This was about our halfway point during our one month trip in Portugal and we decided to have an R&R (rest and relaxation) with nothing to do more than take long walks on the beach.

The Marriott Praia del Rey is not only a hotel, but a community of vacation homes with a golf course and small shopping center.

The hotel

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Maria Esteves, Sales Director, and Paulo Mesqita, General Manager, and his management team and staff helped make our stay very special and memorable.

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Golf Clubhouse

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We developed a very friendly relationship with Rui Rato, Food and Beverage Director, during our stay.

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By pure chance, the Portuguese National Football (soccer) Team was staying at the Marriott at the same time we were there. They were practicing for the World Cup to be held in July in Brazil.

Rui Rato was very connected to the team as he was responsible for their diet during their stay at the Marrott. He asked us if we would like to have a photo taken with them. We, of course, said “Yes” even though we didn’t know much about soccer.

We not only had our photo taken with the team, but with the team captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, who, as he said to us, was “the most well-known soccer player in the world”!

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Staying in the Presidential Suite made our stay extra special!

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Our beachwalks

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