Adeje honours Kurt Konrad Mayer

Kurt Konrad, one of the borough’s economic giants, is honoured in Adeje
The new Avenida Kurt Konrad Mayer is in El Madroñal


Yesterday morning the Adeje mayor, José Miguel Rodriguez Fraga unveiled the plaque on the Avenida Kurt Konrad Mayer (previously the Avenida El Madroñal), in recognition of the work and years of investment given to Adeje by this Chilean businessman. Present at the event were his family and close friends.
The mayor said, “We are here to remember and recognise something important in our recent history, also something that reflects our change from an agricultural society to a top class tourism destination. Among those who contributed to that change was Kurt Konrad who, in life, was a man very committed to the development and completion of programmes in both infrastructures and the evolution of our society. He was a pioneer, a visionary as a businessman, but someone who never forgot the most important thing – people, his workers, who today have recognised his memorable contributions.”
Roberto Konrad, one of his sons and the director of Tenerfe Top Training, spoke of his father as “a man who never stopped working and who saw possibilities where others only saw problems. My father taught us a lot about work and effort and always said that our greatest wealth was the people who worked with us”.


Kurt Konrad Mayer
Kurt Konrad Mayer , a Chilean-born architect, arrived to Tenerife in the middle of the 20th century, and began an intensive period of professional activity as an architect, builder, developer and tourism promoter, initially with the RKF company, working on projects such as the Aparthotel Ponderosa, the Dollar nightclub and Titos pizzeria.
Konrad Mayer then began working on the construction and promotion of complexes such as Los Geranios, Las Carabelas, Panorama, Club Atlantis, Paraíso del Sur, Oasis Paraíso, Hotel Santiago, Hotel La Pinta, H.A. Altamira, H.A. Santa María, Puerto Colón and Club Náutico. He also was part of the creation of the German school, the ‘Colegio Alemán Alexander Von Humboldt’, which was recently renamed and is today the ‘Colegio Internacional Costa Adeje’, with financial and legal backing in the establishment of the school.
He was the one who pushed for the creation of a tourism promotion group that today has been integrated into the CIT Sur , president of the Rotary Club Tenerife, participated in the establishment of SPET, (for the external promotion of Tenerife), Turismo de Tenerife and was the founder of the Adeje volunteer fire brigade.
His involvement also extended to participation in the development of Golf Costa Adeje, the Los Olivos, Barranco de Torres, El Beril and La Caleta planning projects, and that of El Madroñal, very much part of the expansion of both Costa Adeje and the urbanisation of Adeje town.
During recent years, before his death in 2011, Kurt Konrad Mayer played a part in the creation of Tenerife Top Training, an infrastructure that today is recognised as one of the best sports complexes of its type in the world.

 

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Black sea delegation in Costa Adeje!

 

A group of councillors from the Bulgarian resort were in Adeje to discuss tourism development ideas

A group representing the Nessebar town council have been in Adeje on a fact-finding tour, and yesterday had a working meeting with members of the Adeje council to quiz them on how this town has evolved into one of the leading European holiday destinations in the last thirty years.

Leading the Bulgarian delegation was Rumen Kulev, president of the local Nessebar council, accompanied by elected officials and departmental heads, with Carmen Rosa González, Manuel Luis Méndez and Zebenzui Chinea representing Adeje at the round table. Also present and open to answering questions from the visiting delegation were Robert Ucelay, president of CEST (South Tenerife Business Circle), Jordi Esplugas (Association of Adeje Commerce and Enterprise), and those responsible for the ExpoVida project, a health tourism initiative under construction in the borough.

The visitors were interested in how the borough of Adeje evolved from its designation as a mainly rural town to embracing tourism in a sustainable manner. They were also interested in issues such as traffic management, and the parallel developments of alternative types of tourism to ‘sun and beach’.

Nessebar is one of the most well-known tourist destinations and seaports on the Black Sea, in what has become a popular area with several large resorts—the largest, Sunny Beach, is situated immediately to the north of Nessebar. It has a resident population of about 12,000, though caters for

Archaelogical studies have confirmed five chronological periods of urbanisation on the peninsula surrounding Nessebar through the end of the second millennium B.C., which included the Thracian protopolis, the Greek colony Mesambria, a Roman-ruled village to the early Christian era, the medieval settlement and a Renaissance era town, known as Mesemvria or Nessebar. Historically the town has, on several occasions, found itself on the frontier of a threatened empire, and as such it is a town with a rich history. Due to the city’s abundance of historic buildings, UNESCO added Nessebar to its list of World Heritage Sites in 1983.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fashion beach casting call!

“Tenerife Fashion Beach Costa Adeje” organised by the Cabildo and the Adeje Council, is widening the net in a search for new local talent. The event, which brings together tourism and fashion, is on October 15th and 20th.
New Face casting will be offering a chance to 20 young people from the island to take their first step into the world of professional modelling. The lucky 20 will be offered a photography session and take part in one of the designer shows during the event.
Efraín Medina, Cabildo vice president, said these kinds of projects were welcome as they allowed the fashion sector generate new commercial opportunities and also brought the textile industry closer to the public.
Adeje’s tourism councillor Ermitas Moreira said that it was important as “every year we are looking at new ideas for the zone and the new casting would create new promotional opportunities while also giving young people from the area a start in the fashion business.” She added that it was important to remember that the Tenerife Fashion Beach Costa Adeje promoted both the sector and the destination and the fashion business itself attracted visitors and was in line with the top class hotels in the zone. Last year a wide selection of national and international designers used the event to show their clothes in the spectacular beach setting.
The casting for new models will be at the Hard Rock Hotel in Adeje, on October 15th from 4pm to 7pm.

 

La Caleta Fiestas – Programme of events


The Adeje fiestas continue, with La Caleta ready to celebrate.

 

Tuesday 31 July
6pm, La Caleta Cultural Centre, Local artists’ exhibition
6.30pm, La Caleta Cultural Centre, Dessert competition,
9pm, Evening performance

Wednesday 1 August
12 noon, La Caleta sports pavilion, children’s games
7pm, Fiesta parade
9pm, Evening performance

Thursday 2 August
6pm, La Caleta Cultural Centre, ‘Parchís’ card competition
6.30pm, La Caleta sports pavilion, children’s activities
11pm, Evening performance

 

September activities in Adeje

The Adeje School of ‘Seguridad y Convivencia’ (security and social harmony) has already begun planning the September schedule, when they will be organising a series of walks among other things. Interested parties can find more and sign up online (www.adeje.es) or call 922 775109, or call into the school (in Las Nieves) in person.

The walks organised so far will be taking place on September 15th (includes kayaking), September 22nd and 23rd (to Teno with an overnight stay in a hostel), October 20th, November 10th (La Gomera) and December 8th.

Also in the planning are workshops on first aid in different setting – the elderly, the workplace, maritime assistance, etc.

The school is currently (during July) open from 9am to 3pm, but will be closed during August, reopening to the public on September 3rd.

 

 

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Armeñime fiestas


The local Armeñime fiestas in honour of Nuestra Señora la Virgen de Candelaria are happening this week, running from July 18to to 23rd.
Programme:
Thursday July 19th
7pm, Parade
9pm, Plaza de la Candelaria, Armeñime
Election of the junior queen of the fiestas, with performances from local children’s dance groups and Ballet Titanium

Friday July 20th
9.30pm Plaza de la Candelaria, Armeñime.
Election of Fiesta queen and Mr Armeñime 2018. Performances from Ballet Salce Dance, Matias Alonso and Yanely Hernandez from ‘En Otra Clave’ and Ainoha Aguilar.
11.-30pm, Plaza de la Candelaria, Armeñime
Street party, with live music from Relieve and Fernando Martín

Saturday July 21st
10.30am, Bouncy castles
12.30pm: Plaza de la Candelaria, Armeñime
Zumba Master Class with Patricia Chiquiar and her DJ
7pm. Armeñime church
Mass sung by the San José de Los Olivos parish choir
8.30pm. Plaza de la Candelaria, Armeñime
Humour night, with neighbours and Los Capirangos
11pm, Plaza de la Candelaria, Armeñime
Street party with music from Deliciosa and Arguayo Band

Sunday July 22nd
10.30am, Bouncy Castles
2pm, Foam party
7pm, Mass, sung by the Boleros de Armeñime, followed by a procession through the streets of the village and fireworks.

Monday July 23rd

5pm, Paella for all in the Plaza

7pm, Plaza de la Candelaria

Street party, with Deliciosa band

Adeje’s smart young women

For the second year running the Adeje awards to the borough’s best secondary school students has been won by young women, three from the El Galeón secondary school and four from the Los Olivos school.

The ‘Jóvenes Talento’ (talented youth) prizes, whose aim is to reward effort and work done during the school year , is for secondary school students in public education centres in Adeje. The winners this year are Yaiza Sánchez Mederos, Noemi Parpaiola, Tian Yao, all studying in El Galeón, and Elena León Díaz, Tracy Méndez Díaz. Leila Boukyaou Delgado and Valentina Sebestyenl, students in Los Olivos. Each young women received €500 and Adeje councillor for youth affairs, Zebenzui Chinea Linares, made the presentation.

“These awards were created to reflect the worth of studying, to encourage a culture of dedication and effort, of excellence, and above all of a willingness to learn among our young people” reflected the councillor, adding that next year they would also be taking linguistic ability into consideration, to encourage more people to study and achieve proficiency in a second or third language.

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A break for cancer patients

The Atlantic Holiday Centre hotel is giving 12 cancer families a VIP holiday

The Atlantic Holiday Centre hotel in Callao Salvaje this week donated 12 week-long holidays to individuals from Adeje who have been fighting various cancers. The cancer sufferers are all under the care of Spanish cancer association and Adeje council socio-sanitary programme.

This week the 12 individuals, who are also dealing with on-going oncological treatments, with members of their family, were invited in to receive their vouchers from Adeje’s health councillor Amada Trujillo Bencomo and the hotel director Charlotte Abildtrup. Their stay in the recently reformed hotel will be all inclusive.

The councillor commented, “last year we were delighted to be part of this new initiative which was hugely beneficial to the 10 individuals who were given holidays – people who are suffering not just from cancer, but from high levels of personal stress during the palliative process”. This year the hotel has increased the number of donated holidays to 12. The councillor underlined the importance of being able to enjoy their free-time in a qualitative way, which can also help in their recovery.

Charlotte Abildtrup, hotel director, said that “we are delighted to be able to help these people and their families, to offer them a chance to relax and take a break from the stress related to dealing with their cancer. We know that these people are fighters, that they have daily challenges to overcome, which is why, during these summer months, we will be delighted to welcome them here and hope they enjoy all the hotel has to offer”:

Councillor Bencomo added, “Gestures such as these go to show that solidarity has no limits or frontiers”.

The Hotel Atlantic Holiday Centre offers guests large apartments, fresh water and salt water pools, a children’s zone, tennis courts, a park, leisure zone, a gymnasium and restaurants not to mention first class service and personal attention.

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