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Who doesn't heart Judy?
Eagle eyed readers may have noticed for some time that HotelChatter has a crush on Judy Murray. Judy – mother to Andy, Strictly Come Dancing champion (of our hearts) and ace tennis coach – we love you.
So we’re all aflutter at the news that Judy hosted a tennis camp for young players at Gleneagles earlier this month.
Of course, everyone else might be more aflutter at the hotel’s forthcoming Tennis Legends event – a doubles championship set played by Greg Rusedski, Pat Cash, Henri Leconte and Thomas Enqvist.
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Wine glasses: not pictured
The Coachella Valley, home to dates, intense heat, plastic surgery, and (related) a lot of ladies who lunch. But one brave hotel is stepping up a gear, offering ladies not lunch, but afternoon golf and – to help your aim – booze.
Omni Rancho Las Palmas is starting a Women, Wine & Nine program, in which ladies can come in for a glass or two of wine and nine holes at the Rancho Las Palmas Country Club, every Thursday between 4.30pm and 7pm.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? 007? No, it’s flyboarding – one of those sports you think you’ve heard of, until you see a photo and think hell naw, aint seen nothing like that before.
Anyway, if this photo doesn’t give you vertigo, flyboarding might be for you – and you just got a chance to try it at the Sun Siyam Iru Fushi in the Maldives. Yes! The Maldives just got a whole lot less boring.
The hotel (which is your typical 52-acre-private-island-with-rooms-cantilevered-over-the-ocean Maldives affair) already caters for you watersporters with kiteboarding, scuba diving, windsurfing, jet skiing and sailing, but consider those passé as of now.
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The World Cup may start on Thursday, but for sporty Spanish resort La Manga Club, it aint got nothing on their upcoming summer camp.
FC Barcelona – ie the FC Barcelona – will be running its first official Football Club Camp at La Manga from 21-25 July. Bad news, guys: it’s only for kids aged 7-17.
Messi, Iniesta, Fabregas et al will not, sadly, be around, but each day will include five hours of training from Barcelona’s official coaches on one of the resort’s eight international-standard pitches, as well as lunch and “recreational activities” (which seem to include brushing of teeth – what?). Participants (male and female) will also get training kit and a special diploma. Again: sorry, it’s kids only.
There will also be shirts signed by the team up for grabs.
The price? Quite a bit less than you might expect, actually: €450 per student for the programme, or €950 including accommodation at the four-star Las Lomas Village in the resort (two children per room). If the child comes with their parents and stays at La Manga, they get a 10% discount off the course price.
If that triathlon preparation is making you want to punch something, or you’ve done your swim-cycle-run madness and still have some energy left, perhaps a round of kick-boxing may appeal?
Rather than a sweaty back alley gym, Four Seasons Hotels brings a more pleasant option with the installation of a Muay Thai boxing ring – with sea views – in its resort on Koh Samui. It’s best not to let yourself be distracted by the views though, as the hotel can pair you up with a resident muay thai champ to train you in the “art of eight limbs”, using fists, feet, shins, knees, and elbows.
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Fall? Phooey! Eighty-five degree days are still the norm in Miami, and summer-centric activities continue at the beach's and city's hotels.
Our picks for hotel-based fun this weekend include a luau complete with a pig roast and hula girls and a beach volleyball tourney in a classy city-waterfront location.
Festivities begin on Saturday night, when Sunny Isle hotel Solé On The Ocean kicks off its luau at 5 p.m. Officially, it's a summer send-off party, but forget cozy beach sweaters and bonfires. This bash is all about throwing back Mai Tais, getting lei-ed (huh), paddle boarding, doing the limbo and watching fire dancers and hula dancers. Miami goes Gidget!