It seems like just yesterday that Abama Luxury Resort celebrated the Owners Cup & Gala 2017, but we’re already deep into planning for our 2018 edition. This year it’s a celebration not only of our owners but of Abama Ascending, the launch of Phase 4 of our resort development. With the vision of the incomparable Sara Baras still in our minds and the flavours of Martín Berasategui’s menu still on our tongues, we’d like to invite you to block off three days in your 2018 calendar: the 25th to the 27th of October. Get ready for our always exciting owners and friends golf tournament, the buffet dinner that this year will be held in Berasategui’s new Melvin restaurant, and our incredible Gala Dinner in The Ritz-Carlton, Abama.
The weekend will begin on Thursday, the 25th of October. There will be a Briefing at 10 am, after which we will begin to distribute the Welcome Packs from the Abama Luxury Residences Office in the lobby of The Ritz-Carlton, Abama. But the activities themselves commence the next day at 8 am on the 26th with our traditional golf tournament. The Owners Cup will take a Stableford Pairs (Scramble) format this year, and there will be great prizes for Winners, Runners Up, and Third Place. Special prizes will also be awarded for Longest Drive and Nearest the Pin. You’ll find your official Abama Owners Cup V polo shirt in your Welcome Pack!
That same evening, we’ll replenish your energy with a lovely barbecue buffet hosted by Melvin restaurant, which opened earlier this year just next to our exclusive residences on Tenerife in Las Terrazas. There’s no doubt, then, that we’ll be enjoying the most savoury of delights, sealed with the approval of Martín Berasategui, the chef with the most Michelin stars of any in Spain. Two of those stars have been awarded to another one of his restaurants located right here at Abama Luxury Resort, the unparalleled M.B, so we can’t wait to see what will emerge from the kitchens of Melvin under the watchful eye of Diego Dato. True gourmands won’t be disappointed, and neither will those looking to have a fun, casual evening in the company of family and friends. If you’re interested in attending this event, which will last until approximately 11 pm, the dress code is Smart Casual (with a touch of green!). Entry is free for owners and friends.
Saturday morning begins with a very special excursion unlike anything we have planned in past Owners Cup weekends. This year the Cultural Department of the Local Government of Guía de Isora, whom we are lucky to call sponsors in 2018, has helped us organize a trip to Chirche, a local hamlet whose authenticity remains intact. This is an amazing opportunity to experience the real Tenerife, far from any impositions of tourism or excessive modernization. It’s an absolutely lovely place to have a walk, enjoy the surrounding nature and breathtaking views, and understand better the lives of locals. At noon there will be a tasting of Tenerife local products before the bus returns visitors to The Club at Las Terrazas. There is limited capacity for this activity, so please sign up as soon as possible by contacting the Abama Luxury Residences office.
But the true apex of the weekend will be the Gala Dinner on Saturday evening, featuring an incredible live show and the presentation of the awards from the Owners Cup. From 7 pm to midnight, the Ballroom of The Ritz-Carlton, Abama hotel will be the centre of attention because, after a delicious meal and our trophy ceremony, the music and entertainment will take centre stage. We are delighted to announce that this year we’ll feature performances from some of opera’s brightest up-and-coming stars. You’ll have the unique chance to say that you saw these incredible talents way back when. In the coming weeks we’ll have more information about who these young performers are, so stay tuned! Dress is Semi-Formal (Cocktail attire).
As usual, the entire Owners Cup & Gala will be characterized by the utmost sophistication, and there could be no clearer indication of this than the distinguished artists who have chosen to collaborate with us this edition. The floral arrangements at the barbecue and the Gala Dinner, as well as the impressive sculpture that will be installed in the entrance hall, will be an homage to “Pascua Florida” by well known visual artist and floral arranger Carlos Curbelo. Endorsed by the Cultural Department of the Government of Guía de Isora for his long trajectory of participation in this traditional festival, Curbelo again will perfectly fuse colourful floral art with the most contemporary of sculpture.
Another local participant from Guía de Isora, but with tremendous international reach, is the jewellery artist Kima Luna García, whom we are lucky to count as a sponsor, and who will do us the great honour of gifting one of her exclusive creations to everyone who attends the Gala. This Catalan artist who is elevating her brand Kiluga Joies ever higher, is inspired by local nature, specifically the structure of the Prickly Pear, to lend shape to the work that we’ll now be able to share with our beloved owners.
The last week of October the party returns to our luxury homes on Tenerife! And this year it’s a double celebration, as our resort is about to expand to include three incredible new types of homes that will reconfirm Abama’s commitment to excellence and exclusive lifestyle. Join us as we use this year’s Owners Cup & Gala to celebrate the arrival of Las Arcadias, the Villas del Tenis, and the apartments of Plaza Abama, which soon will be the homes of new residents united in their love of the unique ambiance and comfort afforded by our resort on Tenerife.