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Club Med Launches New Family, Sports and Wellness Paradise on the Turkish Riviera

New Club Med flagship resort scheduled to open on 20th April 2013 near Antalya

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 12/28/12 -- Opening in Spring 2013 on the untouched Mediterranean shores of the picturesque Turkish Riviera, 55kms east of Antalya, Club Med Belek is set to become the brand's flagship luxury family resort in Europe.

Dedicated to improving holidaymakers' wellbeing, this 4 Trident Resort is home to a variety of outstanding sports and activities including three Sports Academies with activities for all levels ranging from golf and sailing to tight rope walking and the flying trapeze, a variety of luxury accommodation, villas and services, several indoor and outdoor swimming pools for families, adults only as well as a water park for the kids, a 4,500m2 spa, Children's Clubs, bowling alley, and three fine-dining restaurants, offering plenty of fun for all ages. To ensure that all guests are well cared for, the Resort is divided into a lively family area offering dedicated family facilities and a more serene wellness area including the luxury villas, golf and spa services.

Club Med Belek enjoys a prime location next to one of Europe's most prestigious Lykia Links 18-hole Championship golf courses, which is ranked highly as one of the world's Top 100 Golf courses. The Resort also sits alongside 2.5kms of private beach backed by the stunning Taurus mountain range. A perfect playground for children, it is one of the most important sea turtle nesting sites along the Mediterranean coast and guests can observe the local Loggerhead turtles laying their eggs from April to September.(iii)

The Resort will offer a Turkish getaway rich in experiences and adventure and is also the perfect base to explore the region. Culture seekers can reach the thriving city of Antalya, its charming harbour and ancient walls, as well as sought after archaeological wonders The Temple of Apollo and ancient theatre of Aspendos in just 40 minutes.(ii)

Blending contemporary design with chic living environments, Club Med Belek is set on a 247 acre estate that includes the Golf course, 433 well-appointed guest rooms, featuring a private balcony or terrace, and comprising 328 elegant Club Rooms, 81 spacious Deluxe Seaview Rooms and 24 Suites with private Hammam or pool as well as dedicated family rooms.

Club Med Belek also offers 16 luxury villas for the ultimate indulgent escape. The lavish villas come complete with personal Butlers attending guests' every need, even the unpacking of luggage if guests so wish, and serving snacks and champagne on request. Guests staying in the Belek villas will also enjoy private Concierge services, their own outdoor swimming pool with paddling area for the kids, an indoor swimming pool, private sauna and garden as well as a private lounge space on the beach and unlimited free access to the Lykia Links Golf course. Each spacious villa is over 200 m2 and features two bedrooms.

Laurent de Chorivit, Managing Director Club Med UK, says: "Club Med Belek promises to become the brand's leading luxury family, sports and wellness destination in Europe, offering relaxed elegance, bespoke services and fine dining on one of the finest beaches along the Turkish Riviera. Turkey is an attractive holiday destination all year round that is soaring up the rankings as a holiday of choice for UK holidaymakers and we look forward to expanding our brand presence in the region."

With specialist sports academies and professional coaches, Club Med Belek is the ideal destination for active holidaymakers seeking a sporty getaway. All levels of ability are catered for in sailing, golf as well as flying trapeze, and there are also courses for beginners in windsurfing, fitness, archery and tennis. Extensive onsite facilities include a fleet of 24 adult Hobie Cat catamarans and eight children's Catsy boats - an excellent small catamaran for kids from 8 to 12 years of age first time on the water with easy handling and great speed.

Golf enthusiasts of all levels can also tee off to their heart's content on the 9-hole training course and 18-hole championship Lykia Links Golf course adjoining the resort(ii). One of only 5 Links golf courses in Europe, the course boasts greens of 550 m2, a driving range of 350m, 2 putting greens, 116 bunkers, 18 holes that all have commanding views of the sea, a lake, a chipping arena and a pitching arena as well as a large Club House for golfers to unwind after a day of play.

At Club Med Belek, families are exceptionally well catered for with childcare and a complete range of Children's Clubs and activities available for children from 4 months to 17 years. There is also a dedicated lively family resort area, a special family restaurant and two baby food facilities, a Mini Club Med indoor theatre, a Club Med Passworld with a bowling alley (also open to adults) and a variety of special kids and family pools with a toboggan area - to keep the children amused for hours.

Another highlight of the Resort is the Club Med signature spa by Carita Paris(ii) dedicated to wellbeing, relaxation and therapeutic treatments. It is a 1,300m2 space that includes Turkish Baths, 3 sauna, 2 Hammams and 14 massage rooms. Visitors to the Resort can also indulge on nutritious Club Med signature cuisine and local Turkish specialties at a choice of three fine dining restaurants - meaning it is a must for anybody looking for a luxury all inclusive holiday in Turkey.

Bookings to Club Med Belek are now open. Prices start for the spring 2013 season from GBP 669(i) per adult and GBP 409(i) per child, with a departure on 10th May from London Gatwick to Antalya International airport(iv) - includes an Early Booking Bonus saving of GBP 300 per adult and GBP 150 per child. Book by 23rd January 2013.

Club Med's generous all-inclusive package includes:

--  Return flights from London 
--  Transfers between the airport and Resort 
--  Accommodation in a Club Room 
--  Fine cuisine: all meals with wine, beer and soft drinks, open bar and
--  Spa: Sauna and Hammam treatments 
--  Children's Clubs from 4 to 17 years 
--  A wide range of group classes and sports activities

For more information or to book please visit, call 08453 67 67 67 or contact your local travel agent.

Notes to editors:

(i) Prices subject to availability

(ii) At extra cost

(iii) The Club Med beach area is carefully policed to ensure that the nesting sites are not damaged.

(iv) Antalya Airport is located 45 minutes from Club Med Belek by shuttle transfer.

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