. The Fortina Spa Resort in Sliema, on the holiday island of Malta.
One of Europe’s leading spa breaks resorts, The Fortina Spa Resort enjoys first-class, five star facilities, which can provide an ideal base for warm weather training and pre-season preparations for Sunderland’s first team, development and Academy squads.
Sunderland fans are also set to benefit from the agreement, with reduced rates and special offers at the resort through the club’s innovative SAFC Rewards scheme.
SAFC’s marketing director Mike Farnan said: “As well as bringing in commercially sound agreements for the club, we want our fans be able to enjoy the benefits of our partnerships and the Fortina Spa Resort provides the perfect platform for this. The resort has fantastic facilities and they are very keen to welcome the club and its fans to Malta. ”
Michael Zammit Tabona of the Fortina Spa Resort added: “The Fortina Spa Resort is extremely happy to commence this collaboration with Sunderland AFC.
We are excited to be working with the club to promote Malta and help the island’s thriving tourism industry to grow and continue to prosper. We are delighted to be able to offer our unique facilities to the Sunderland team and we also know the club has a very large fan base, whom we are looking forward to welcoming to Malta in the future.
“The local North East media and radio stations will be invited out to Malta in the coming weeks, to review the Fortina Hotels and all the superb facilities that Malta has to offer. Malta has been voted by the Travel Trade Gazette as the’ best destination of the year 2012’. With flights from Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester, your Maltese sunshine is a mere three hours away”.
Nestling on the edge of a picturesque coastal bay, the Fortina Spa Resort offers stunning views of Malta’s historic capital city of Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, affording the best in adults-only luxury holidays. During the Christmas and Easter periods, along with the July and August summer holidays, children are welcomed with open arms, making the resort an ideal destination for a relaxing break for all the family. In the adjacent 4 star Hotel Fortina, children are welcomed all year round.
The islands' beautiful, unspoiled coastlines, stunning beaches and breathtaking architecture, coupled with its Mediterranean climate and warm and friendly people, afford the perfect holiday location.
Special packages discounted by 15% are made available to both the 5 star Fortina Spa Resort as well as the adjoining 4 star Hotel Fortina, via Spa Travel (UK) Ltd. Other hotels in Malta are also available and bookable online at www.spatravel.co.uk All packages are fully ATOL protected. Please call 0800 917 3001 for further details on these fantastic Fortina offers, exclusive to Sunderland supporters.
Details on the resort are available at www.FortinaSpaResort.com or www.hotelfortina.com.