Pine Cliffs Resort cores




3 December 2015


Amateurs compete for an array of top prizes in annual golf and tennis invitational weekend

Portugal’s leading lifestyle destination, Pine Cliffs Resort, has announced that its sixth annual Winners’ Cup will take place on the weekend of 20-21 February 2016. One of the highlights of the Algarve’s social calendar, this weekend of sporting competition sees the winners of the resort’s weekly golf and tennis tournaments and over 100 invited guests vying for the prestigious Winners’ Cup titles. With a growing number of international participants, budding rivalries and a host of prizes provided by premium sponsors up for grabs, next year’s competition is set to be hotter than ever. The 2016 star prizes include a week’s stay at Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai for the overall golf champion; and a week’s stay at the Westin Paris-Vendôme for the overall tennis champion.

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Pine Cliffs Resort stages weekly golf and tennis tournaments for guests at its Pine Cliffs Golf Course and Annabel Croft Tennis Academy throughout the year. All weekly winners are then invited back each year to take part in the Winners’ Cup– meaning all guests have an opportunity to qualify! In addition to the excitement of the tournaments, participants, families and friends can visit the ‘Winners’ Cup Village’ hosted by the event sponsors, where they can enjoy an array of activities, from sports and massages by Experience Wellness at Pine Cliffs to food and wine tastings; or enter a luxury prize draw to raise money for local charities. The weekend reaches its glamorous conclusion with a spectacular awards ceremony and gala dinner on the final night for all participants and their guests. Following the success of this year’s Oscars theme, the 2016 gala dinner will be a glamorous Vintage Years-inspired extravaganza in partnership with Algarve Classic Cars.

Recently named Portugal’s Best Golf Hotel at the World Golf Awards, Pine Cliffs Resort is one of Europe’s leading and most awarded luxury and family resorts, and a haven for sport lovers.  The 18-hole Winners’ Cup stableford golf tournament takes place on the resort’s own nine-hole clifftop golf course, famed for its iconic signature hole, the famous par-3 “Devil’s Parlour”. The round-robin Winners’ Cup tennis tournament meanwhile is held at the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy, which features five floodlit tennis courts – two clay and three all-weather hard courts.

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Away from the heat of competition, guests can enjoy Pine Cliffs Resort’s spectacular location on a lush 72-hectare estate overlooking the magnificent cliffs and beaches of Albufeira, on the Algarvean coastline. A fully integrated lifestyle resort managed by Starwood Hotels’ Luxury Collection brand, Pine Cliffs Resort offers world class family and sports facilities, including swimming pools and water sports; more than 12 different restaurants and bars; the Pine Cliffs Goes Active health and fitness club and wellness centre; the Porto Pirata children’s village; and numerous boutiques and shops.

To be in with a chance of qualifying for the 2016 Pine Cliffs Winners’ Cup, guests need simply stay at Pine Cliffs Resort during 2015 and participate in one of the resort’s weekly golf and tennis tournaments. The weekly tournaments resume again in March 2016, with the subsequent grand final to take place in 2017.

Kuoni (01306 747008 or offer three nights at the Sheraton Algarve Hotel & Pine Cliffs Resort, Portugal from £475 per person, including accommodation for two sharing in a deluxe room with breakfast; return economy flights on British Airways from London Gatwick; and private transfers in resort.

Please click here to see the highlights from the 2015 Pine Cliffs Resort Winners’ Cup.

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Notes to Editors:


About Pine Cliffs Resort

Pine Cliffs Resort is owned by United Investment Portugal (UIP), part of the IFA Hotels & Resorts consortium based in Dubai. The Sheraton Algarve and the Pine Cliffs Residence properties within the Pine Cliffs Resort are both managed by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, under The Luxury Collection brand.

One of Europe’s leading integrated luxury and family resorts, Pine Cliffs Resort has won numerous accolades since opening in 1992, including the Portugal’s Leading Family Resort award six times in the World Travel Awards and appearing twice on Condé Nast Traveller’s ‘Gold List’.

Pine Cliffs Resort offers extensive investment opportunities via its holiday ownership options and selection of luxury freehold properties, three of which include a guaranteed annual rental return of 5% net within the first 5 years: Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites, Pine Cliffs Suites & Pine Cliffs Residences.

The resort also offers extensive leisure facilities including a nine-hole golf course and the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy; 12 diverse restaurants and bars; the Porto Pirata Children’s Village; the ‘Pine Cliffs Goes Active’ health & fitness club; Experience Wellness and Beauty Centre; and numerous shops and boutiques.


United Investments Portugal

United Investments Portugal (UIP) is a member of IFA Hotels & Resorts consortium and the name behind Pine Cliffs Resort. As a flagship development, Pine Cliffs Resort has set the benchmark for all of IFA Hotels & Resorts developments, combining excellent investment opportunities such as real estate and holiday ownership products with luxury lifestyle experiences.


IFA Hotels & Resorts

IFA Hotels & Resorts is a real estate subsidiary of Kuwait-based International Financial Advisors. As a leading name in the development of premier integrated and mixed-use hotel and tourism resort projects and luxury leisure services, IFA Hotels & Resorts has a truly global outlook, with an international presence. With its “Living à la carte” philosophy, IFA Hotels & Resorts’ provides an unlimited choice of five-star products around the globe.


About The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts

The Luxury Collection ® is an ensemble of hotels and resorts offering unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories. Originating in 1906 under the CIGA brand, today The Luxury Collection brand includes more than 75 of the world’s finest hotels and resorts in more than 30 countries.


About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 1,200 properties in some 100 countries and over 180,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and Element®. The Company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood recently announced plans to spin off its Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc. business, a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands, into a standalone public company by the end of 2015.  For more information, please visit


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