TRAVEL + LEISURE NAMES FINCA CORTESIN TOP RESORT HOTEL IN SPAIN AND PORTUGAL IN WORLD’S BEST AWARDS 2020

Finca Cortesin is honored to have been awarded Best Resort Hotel in Spain and Portugal in the Travel + Leisure 2020 World’s Best Awards. The acclaimed Spanish resort also placed second on the list of the best European resort hotels and eleventh among the Top 100 Hotels in the World.

“We are thrilled to have been named the number one resort in Spain and Portugal by the discerning readers of Travel + Leisure,” said General Manager Rene Zimmer. “With our reopening earlier this month, we are excited to welcome back travelers to Andalusia and to Finca Cortesin. Our team has returned to do what they do best, taking care of our guests.”

TRAVEL + LEISURE’S WORLD’S BEST AWARDS 2020

Travel + Leisure seeks to inspire and empower the world’s most curious and passionate travelers to travel more and travel better. Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards are chosen by a readers’ choice survey in which respondents rate hotels on a number of characteristics including rooms/facilities, location, service, food and value. 

Read all about The World’s Best Awards 2020:

The Top 5 Resort Hotels in Spain and Portugal

The Top 15 European Resort Hotels

The Top 100 Hotels in the World

General Health & Safety Protocol

Dear Guests & Partners,

Finca Cortesin had always set extreme high standards of sanitation, cleaning procedures and hygiene. In order to strengthen the knowledge of our professional and specially trained team members, we count with world leader partner’s in water, hygiene and energy technologies that protect people and vital resources; in order to keep our property clean and safe, operate efficiently and achieve our sustainability goals.

We are designing such a tailor-made arrival experience that will be at the level of our guest’s expectations, from advance check in to avoid paper work and passport information being shared to 24 hours facetime concierge to satisfy all your needs or questions you may have. We always offered a natural distancing between pool loungers at all pools and the Beach Club, distancing in restaurants and increased pop-up dining experiences elsewhere on the hotel grounds, enhanced villa rental offerings with e.g. private Chefs to minimize traffic flow in restaurants, strict Hygiene Protocols emplace around the Resort, daily cleaning service with certified Ozone and / or UV surface & room disinfection technologies.

Suites & Villas

  • Our Resort uses extensive cleaning and disinfecting protocols to prepare rooms, suites & Villas after guests depart and before the next guest arrives.
  • Each guest will receive a personal amenity kit located in their room or suite containing face masks and hand sanitizer.
  • Regular cleaning of air filters and air conditioning systems by our especially trained maintenance staff
  • When cleaning guest rooms, we pay particular attention to high-touch items. All bed linen and laundry are changed daily and washed at a high temperature.
  • We’ve also increased the frequency of air filter replacement and fresh air exchange will be maximised.
  • Guest luggage & cars will be sanitized upon arrival.

Common Areas & Rest Rooms

  • Hand sanitizer will be available in key places including: main reception, lobby, guest restrooms, entrances, spa reception, pools and fitness area.
  • Provision of surgical masks or similar and hand sanitizer to all associates; our prevention program includes continuous health checks.
  • We are cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and common areas with increased frequency.
  • Continuous cleaning of general touch points e.g. door handles, light switches, tabletops, chairs, surfaces in general.
  • Social distancing guidance in public areas across hotel property.

Restaurants, Garden & Pool Areas

  • Restaurants, bars, pool areas, fitness area and all other outlets will also observe social distancing and comply with the state mandated occupancy limits.
  • These areas will be deep cleaned and sanitised once per hour and after each use, including tables, seating, menus and payment machines. In-room dining will also continue to operate under new strict measures to ensure your safety.
  • Kitchen staff have reinforced in addition to department protocols, all personal health procedures, these include facemasks and hair caps.
  • Restaurants, pools, beach seating and lounging areas will be spaced out implying reduction in capacities. Advanced reservations absolutely necessary at any stage.
  • Implementation of enhanced food safety and hygiene protocols for restaurants and room service.

Staff & Associates

We’re ensuring that our staff members stay healthy both inside and outside the workplace with:

  • Employees are receiving regular training on our new standards regarding COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
  • Every member of staff must strictly comply with these protective measures recommended by the Spanish National Health System.
  • The measures include temperature checks for all staff upon arrival and departure of hotel, hand hygiene, wearing masks and social distancing.
  • Provision of surgical masks and hand sanitizer to all associates.
  • Employees will also be asked to stay home and seek medical attention if they, or someone in their household, has any COVID-19 symptoms.

Should you wish to discuss these or any specific concerns you have prior to your arrival, we will be happy to do so.

In the meantime, I would like to thank you for being a fan and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

René Zimmer—General Manager

How to prepare…

A High-Lands Cocktail by Daniele Maroni, Head Bar Tender and Drinks & Cocktail Manager at Finca Cortesin

Macallan 12 double cask50ml
Palo Cortado Leonor 1250ml
Fresh Ginkgo Leaves

Just two ingredients that I love, single malt scotch whisky and Palo Cortado, sometimes less is more.

Cheers!!!

How to prepare…

A Passion Gin Martini by Daniele Maroni, Head Bar Tender and Drinks & Cocktail Manager at Finca Cortesin

Gaugin Mountain5 cl
Fresh Passion Fruit Puree3 cl
Fresh Lemon Juice2 cl
Vanilla Syrup1,5 cl
Free Brothers Bitter Foam

Preparation—

Pour the ingredients into your Shaker, shake it well and double strain into a Martini Glass, garnish with half Passion Fruit !

Cheers!  

Don Giovanni by Lorenzo Castillo

Astonishing new interior design by acclaimed spanish decorator Lorenzo Castillo

Awarded two “Suns” in the Repsol Guide and named the best Madrid-based Italian restaurant, Don Giovanni’s Sicilian chef Andrea Tumbarello continues to receive culinary accolades.

He masterfully brings the authentic taste of Italy to Finca Cortesin, preparing recipes that respect century-old traditions, whilst cleverly combining them with ingenuity and innovation.

Discover the menu here.

How to prepare…

JAZMINE COCKTAIL by Daniele Maroni, Head Bar Tender and Drinks & Cocktail Manager at Finca Cortesin.

Jazmine, is one of the signatures drinks at the Blue Bar at Finca Cortesin. It became really popular in Summer 2019, because it is a fresh and fruity cocktail, has a good energy and also it is well balanced.

“Since I was young I use to pick up the raspberries in the garden of my house in the north of Italy, this is one of the reasons why I love them. I am a big fan of high quality premium spirits and fresh and natural flavors.” Says Daniele.

Ingredients—

Gaugin Classic40 ml
Saint Germain25 ml
Passion Fruit Puree20 ml
Lemon Juice30 ml
Sugar Syrup10 ml
2 raspberries

Method—

               Shake well all the ingredients in a shaker and double strain it in a cocktail glass. If you don’t have a shaker,  you can mix them in a jug stir it well and serve it with ice. 

               Enjoy the practice, cheers!

Welcome to Finca Cortesin’s Blog

Dear Guests, Dear Friends, Dear Travelers,

We do hope you and your loved ones are well, healthy and staying safe. We are thinking of you, looking forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you again soon at our estate!

We have had a lot of enquiries, questions and comments from your side in these unpredictable times and we want to let you know that your safety and well-being is the top priority for us right now. Our team & associates are determined to deliver and maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene and we offer additional preventative measures, especially with regard to our extensive cleaning & hygiene protocols. We are following Government’s measures and indications in order to prepare our resort for a new reality.

Our main goals have always been sophistication, exclusivity and privacy, hence the architecture, design and interiors of Finca Cortesin give every area a big, bright and spacious feel. We are indeed prepared for the future. 

You are invited to visit our journal every now and then to discover what our dedicated team has been working on over the past months. We can’t wait to welcome you back in our haven of peace. Dream now! Travel soon!

Meanwhile, let’s indulge in heartwarming and stress-reducing virtual experiences. Follow our social media channels for our recently installed online yoga classes, Lutz Bösing & Daniele Maroni’s wonderful recipes and much more.

Best wishes & stay healthy.

Yours,

Javier Rivadulla, Director of Sales & Marketing and Rene Zimmer, General Manager