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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Slam dunk in Adeje!

Top basketball teams face off this Saturday in a pre-season derby
The Trofeo Costa Adeje, this Saturday (8pm) will see the two top Canarian teams, Iberostar Tenerife and Herbalife Gran Canaria, face each other in the first derby of the season.

Launching details of the match, to be held in the Las Torres pavilion, were Adeje sports councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrrera, Roberto Konrad from Tenerife Top Training, and Iberostar Tenerife president Felix Hernández.

Both teams have enjoyed a headline grabbing season in 2016/2017, with the Tenerife side classifying for the Kings Cup and the title play-offs with the icing on the cake being victory in the Basket Champions League Final Four. The Gran Canarian side were crowned European Supercup champions. And while Saturday’s game may be a friendly, there is a healthy rivalry between the two sides. “The game has become a fixed part of the national pre-season calendar”, said Adolfo Alonso and Iberostar’s Felix Hernández. The councillor added that these kind of sporting events were very important for Adeje, and thanked both sides for bringing the derby to the borough for the second year in a row.

Tickets for the game are at “affordable prices, as we want to ensure that fans can come and see the game”, added Adolfo Alonso, with the sports department also announcing an increase in seating for the match. Hernández said this was a very important tournament for the players and the public, given that this year they would be seeing the Champions League title holders play the European Super Cup winners, here in Adeje. “Despite the fact that this is a pre-season game we have spent weeks in preparation to guarantee the public that they will see a top class sporting event”.

Hernández detailed too how many of this year’s new season tickets holders were from the south of the island –more than in previous years, “proof that the team is consolidating its base here in the south”.

Roberto Konrad said Tenerife Top Training was delighted to be the sponsors of the match. “Our doors are always open to Iberostar Tenerife. Being able to sponsor events of this kind is part of our commitment to sports in general.”
The match will also be broadcast on Television Canarias on Sunday September 3rd at 11.25am.
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Everton F.C. in Adeje

ADEJE-evertone liga inglesa de futbol en el tenerife top training (5)

Fifth placed Everton were in Adeje last week undergoing a five day intensive winter training session in the Tenerife Top Training club.

According to club sources the ‘away’ training session was to help the team recover from a gruelling four-game glut, as well as preparing physically and mentally for the rest of the season.

Everton are currently coached by Spaniard Roberto Martínez who congratulated Adeje for the excellence of its sporting installations and for the warm welcome the team received during their stay.

Councillors for Sport and Tourism, Adolfo Alonso and Rafael Dolado, respectively, alongside T3 owner Roberto Konrad, paid an official visit to the team and talked about the importance of having such a training facility in Adeje and the excellence of the climatic conditions as well as the installations.

Roberto Martínez said “the south of Tenerife is an ideal location for pre-season training as well, and it’s important that it augments capacity to allow more teams at this level to train here.”.

This is the second time that Roberto Martínez has chosen T3 for a winter training session, given that in Everton’s home town the weather conditions mean outdoor training is virtually impossible.