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Tenerife – 15 May, 2017, The Ritz-Carlton, Abama launches a bucket list astronomy safari this Summer, offering day access to one of Europe’s most influential observatories. In a once in a lifetime stargazing journey, guests will be escorted to the Teide Observatory by appointment to experience the award- winning dark skies of Tenerife, on an exclusive tour guided by one of Europe’s expert astronomers.

On arrival at Teide National Park, home to the third largest volcano in the world and well known as Spain’s highest peak, the Teide Observatory is available for access to view its installations. Located at 2,390 metres above sea-level, resting above the clouds in the volcanic Teide National Park, the observatory has been in operation since 1964 and is now home to the most advanced solar telescopes in Europe, used by the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC) in their world-leading research.

On a private ‘star party’, guests will explore the solar-system and view jaw-dropping constellations, studying the stars like never before. During the tour you will have the luxury of seeing ‘GREGOR’ the largest telescope operating in Europe today and robotic telescopes used in groundbreaking research from countries including the USA, Russia, Qatar and Slovakia.

The Teide observatory is globally recognised as a ‘Starlight Tourist Destination’ by the Starlight Foundation and is perfect for studying stars at night due to its geographical location, low-light pollution and extremely clear night skies, which are protected by laws relating to contamination levels and flight paths. Tenerife is celebrated as one of the world’s best locations on the planet for stargazing by physicists and astro-tourists alike.

Renowned for pushing the pleasure principle, the new private star parties will add to The Ritz-Carlton, Abama’s exceptional Summer experience and will ensure guests are suitably moonstruck from start to finish. A private transfer will be arranged to collect stargazers, taking them through the lunar landscapes of Teide National Park on route to the Observatory. The transfer will be laden with a bespoke gourmet picnic, created by The Ritz-Carlton, Abama’s celebrated chefs and accompanied by Champagne for grown-ups and soft drinks for junior vips. Blankets will be provided for comfort after sundown.

The go-to destination for European glamour, The Ritz-Carlton, Abama presents the ultimate in luxury travel with the finest choice of premium accommodation for Summer getaways. Its exceptional suites offer elegance, privacy, butler and ambassador service, with VIP amenities adding the wow factor for discerning jetsetters of all ages.

The resort’s newest suites, the Club Level, ‘hotel within a hotel’ is situated on the tenth floor of The Ritz- Carlton, Abama’s Moorish-designed Citadel building, where guests can choose from 19 ocean view rooms and suites with exclusive access to a decadent lounge and a brand new dedicated Persian Garden Pool. Perfect for families, Club Level provides interconnecting rooms and access to the Club Lounge all day where the Club’s team are on hand to offer extra level service with decadent treats.

For adults-only the Tagor’ Villas, situated in lush tropical flower gardens, are a secluded paradise where guests can experience the very best that The Ritz-Carlton, Abama has to offer, in complete tranquility. The villas’ generous sized bedrooms and living areas, elegant interiors and grand marble bathrooms set the scene for unadulterated rest and relaxation. Residents can lavish in Asprey amenities, savour frequent deliveries of intricate amuse bouche, and with butler service both in-room and at their own private pool there is simply no need to move a muscle.

Private Star Parties at The Ritz-Carlton-Abama cost £640 Euro per family
(Bookings must be made at least three days in advance)

Club Level Rooms start from £499 per night based on two adults sharing, including complimentary access to the Club Lounge and refreshments, Persian Garden Pool and the Ritz Club Series.
Interconnecting Club Level Rooms for families start from £1,099.

For more information visit www.ritzcarlton.com/abama or call (+34) 902 105 600.