New and fresh seasonal menu at restaurant Donaire to enjoy a gastronomic summer

  • Chef Francisco Expósito recreates a philosophy of haute cuisine and freshness with quality products, subtle hints of the island aromas and a colorful contemporary look at the world
  • His menu and two tasting menus are enhanced by the desserts of the young and daring pastry chef Jesús Camacho, while Maître Mayta Meza and his team complete the experience with an impeccable service in the spectacular restaurant salon, facing the Atlantic, on the fourth floor of GF Victoria hotel

This summer, restaurant Donaire (Adeje, Tenerife) proposes its new seasonal menu, which reflects, with a very “fresh” note, the philosophy of chef Francisco Expósito, in its line of culinary elegance, aesthetic subtlety and “cool” elaborations, produced with high technical precision, using local and foreign products presented for the maximum enjoyment of all the senses.

The menu is a refreshing offer and full of avant-garde-inspired creations, with hints of the aromas of the islands such as the sweet crispy-wrapped blood sausage with yogurt dust or the sweet potato bonbon with seaweed caviar; but also with a broad look to the contemporary with dishes such as the black pearl oyster on tomato jelly, cucumber slush and gin & tonic spheres.

Romantic evenings watching the sunset or dinners sharing complicities among friends acquire in Donaire a “je ne sais quoi”, touch thanks to its location on the fourth floor of GF Victoria hotel in Costa Adeje, facing the Atlantic, with a quality service including gueridón trolley service, directed by the head of room Mayta Meza.

The gastronomic festival can include the menu dishes or the temptation of one of the two proposed tasting menus: Victoria (9 courses) and Donaire (6 courses). You can start with the delicate seasonal vegetables, turnip noodles, reduction of chickpea and parmesan broth, or opt for the chef’s version of Calamare in sauce that transforms into a flamed squid with the traditional sauce of this Canarian stew, accompanied by escaldón and goat’s butter.

The local fish, which arrives fresh from our coasts, is served on a broth of watercress, yam, ginger and, in the case of the Vieja, with its crispy scales or resplendent with goat’s yoghourt, or papaya, passion fruit and yuzu in the case of the Rock Sama. Duck magret is served on a bubango and fennel puree accompanied by a Marba barrel wine ice cream, while the Iberian pork rests on a creamy Canarian rice, Uga cheese mojo and coriander with palm honey.

The talented pastry chef Jesús Camacho offers the final sweet delicacy (but with a kaleidoscope of taste sensations, acids, earth, spicy…, beyond the usual), with delicious universes such as the refreshing strawberry-based amaranth, bourbon vanilla, beetroot foam and macho vinegar; the spicy Thai mango with creamy lactée, mango confit in ginger and chili, citronella, lychee, coriander and coconut or the spectacular 1866, based on smoked chocolate, Jack Daniel’s and hazelnut-topped passion fruit.

Drinks and shots

Donaire’s bartender, Joao Batalha, has created a menu of refreshing and sparkling cocktails based on suggestive ingredients, in some cool presentations for this summer. From classics such as Manhattan, Martini, spritz or Basil Whiskey Smash, to his own creations such as the already famous Donaire cocktail, a refreshing and spicy drink, illuminated by the fruit and alcoholic balance of vodka with passion fruit, watermelon syrup, squeezed lime and a touch of tabasco. Drinks and shots that can be enjoyed in the lounge – bar area or during the meal. In addition, the Donaire salon has direct access to the spectacular ‘roof’ terrace of the hotel: Zambra SkyBar, where you can enjoy great conversation with cocktails and high precision combinations.

Bio-Spa Victoria, named the best spa in the world at the World Luxury Spa Awards

These prestigious awards name the establishment as the best spa in the world and Europe’s best ‘eco’ spa

  • Victoria López, President of Grupo Fedola, received the distinction during the awards ceremony which took place in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • In the words of López, “this award reinforces the brand and the destination of Tenerife in the world”

Bio-Spa Victoria receives the World Luxury Spa Award as the best spa in the world and the best ‘eco’ spa in Europe. Victoria López, President of Grupo Fedola, accompanied by Abraham Portocarrero, Director of the Bio-Spa, were responsible for collecting both awards during the ceremony held at the official hotel of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Luxury, exclusivity, dreamlike facilities and excellent service, make Bio-Spa Victoria the best spa in the world. This new space, located in the GF Victoria hotel, is distinguished by its personalized treatments with organic and natural products. A concept that goes hand in hand with the sustainable management of the hotel establishment and that, with just one year of life, has achieved one of the highest distinctions in the sector.

In the words of Victoria López, “for Bio-Spa Victoria, it is an honour to receive this magnificent distinction that reinforces the brand and destination of Tenerife in the world, as well as contributing a plus to the ‘wellness’ offer of the island”. In addition, she emphasizes that it is a product that goes one step further, since “we work to offer the best services without forgetting our commitment to sustainability”, she added.

The prestigious World Luxury Spa Awards are delivered annually and distinguish luxury spas worldwide in numerous categories. These awards recognize, thanks to customer feedback, the excellence of service and commitment to the environment of Bio-Spa Victoria. “With or without this recognition, sustainability will be our guiding principle,” said López.

Bio-Spa Victoria is a new space that presents a differentiated offer including holistic treatments for relaxation, the practice of sport, the advice of a personal trainer, guided activities, or meditation, among many others.

GF Victoria is the new luxury five-star hotel of GF Hotels, the chain owned by Grupo Fedola, which offers a combination of relaxation and family entertainment unprecedented in the hotel map of the islands.

Zambra SkyBar, a gift for the eyes and for those with ‘vibrant palates’

Zambra SkyBar stands out as the real surprise of this summer to change the way to enjoy an afternoon/evening of leisure in the south of Tenerife. Its combination of music with the best signature cocktails of the Canary Islands, merges perfectly with the sublime terrace located on the fifth floor of GF Victoria.

The privileged setting of the Costa Adeje coastline, with 360º views, gives Zambra SkyBar a dreamy sunset and exclusivity marked by the hanging glass pool, unique in the islands.

The Zambra Skybar is a gift, not only for the eyes but also for exquisite experts in ‘vibrant palates’. The cocktail menu stands out for its daring, creativity and craftsmanship. It’s time to be surprised by the talented bartenders and to turn the Zambra Skybar into the high temple of mixology on Tenerife.

The ‘minimal’ aesthetic of its terrace contrasts with the magnificent venue presented by GF Victoria, the Grand Luxury hotel, an exclusive reference in the south of Tenerife. The furniture in this space for ‘adults only’ responds to the desire to link this excellent combination menu with the most exquisite tasting.

A ‘roof garden’ unique in the Canary Islands

Cubierta ajardinada, GF Victoria
  • The roof garden of GF Victoria is the most inclined in Europe and can generate savings of some 20% in heating installations and 70% in those of air conditioning
  • It is the result of an engineering project worthy of the award for the Best Work Sika 2017

 The roof garden of GF Victoria is a unique infrastructure in the Canary Islands and an example of sustainability and architecture for the archipelago. This ‘carpet of vegetation’, of more than 1000m2, consists of vegetation adapted to an environment with much sun and little water.

It is currently the most inclined roof garden in Europe. Its thermal insulation can generate a saving of some 20% in heating installations and 70% in those of air conditioning.

“We wanted the project to be different, to be responsible with the environment,” says Francisco Calzadilla, technical director of Grupo Fedola and advisor to the Board. In addition, “it has impacted on the energy efficiency of the building, since it is capable of regulating it thermally and so helps to reduce spending on the energy needed to cool the building”.

This infrastructure is the result of an engineering project worthy of the award for the Best Work Sika 2017. Waterproofing Machado SL, is the company that carried out the waterproofing and assembly of these three decks. “What makes this cover unique is the extreme complexity of its design, since there are very steep slopes, in addition to the type of vegetation used on a roof with such a steep slope”, underlines Gerardo Machado, representative of Machado Waterproofing. “There are very few decks of this type in the world,” he adds.

GF Victoria is an example of a tourist building with high energy efficiency. The five-star Grand Luxury hotel of GF Hoteles, a chain belonging to the Fedola Group, was named by ‘Re Think Hotel 2018’ as one of the ten best sustainability and hotel rehabilitation projects nationwide.



Customers reward GF Victoria for providing a high-quality experience

  • British Airways awards the hotel the Customer Excellence Award 2018, a recognition that comes from the unbiased comments of customers
  • This award places the establishment among the 3% of the top-rated hotels used by the British operator

Hotel GF Victoria has received the 2018 Customer Excellence Award from British Airways, one of the leading tour operators in the United Kingdom. This award is very important because it demonstrates the level of satisfaction reflected in the comments shared by customers at the end of their stay.

The award comes from the impartial opinions of customers and takes into account the scores which they have awarded to the hotel in terms of location, service, cleanliness and quality of sleep; as well as their opinion on the quality aspects of the establishment.

The hotel, which received an overall score of 9.1 out of 10, has been recognized by British Airways Holidays’ customers for providing a high-quality customer experience. The Manager of GF Victoria, Gustavo Hernández, is grateful to receive this award and commented “it is an award dedicated to all our staff”.

This accolade places the establishment among the 3% of the best rated hotels used by the tour operator and is in line with the values of GF Hotels. The chain follows the values of passion, humility, respect, commitment and excellence; offering guests a warm welcome and the chance to create unforgettable experiences during their stay.

GF Victoria offers the chance to relax, combined with family entertainment; providing an unprecedented option among the hotels of the islands. Gustavo Hernández defines the hotel as an establishment in which “customers experience a new way to enjoying their free time”.

Bio Spa Victoria, among the best luxury spas in the world

  • World Luxury Spa Awards, one of the most prestigious awards in the sector, reward the excellence of Bio Spa Victoria
  • The awards ceremony will take place on 6th July in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • This new spa concept, located at the hotel GF Victoria, offers personalized treatments with organic, natural and local products

The World Luxury Spa Awards, place Bio-Spa Victoria among the best luxury spas in the world and reward its excellence in service. This new concept, which is located in the hotel GF Victoria, adheres to the same commitment to sustainability as the hotel itself.  One of the services that distinguish Bio-Spa Victoria is the personalized treatments with ecological, natural and local products.

These awards, which are given annually, represent the maximum recognition of spa services worldwide. In words of the director of Bio-Spa, Abraham Portocarrero, “it is an honour to receive this magnificent distinction which rewards work and effort over a long period, but which has only just begun, since we will continue counting on the best professionals and the best therapies for the customer`s enjoyment.

The prestigious World Luxury Spa Awards, one of the most important in the luxury spa sector, in which internationally renowned establishments participate, and aim to promote and raise service standards within the industry. This recognition is the result of the votes cast by the spa´s customers and reflects the commitment and dedication of the establishment that, with only one year of life, has achieved one of the highest distinctions in the sector.

The awards ceremony will take place on 6th July at the official hotel of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, where luxury spas will be distinguished at regional, national, continental and global levels in 32 categories.

Bio-Spa Victoria is a new space offering a wide variety of treatments for the care of the body, mind and soul, including holistic treatments for relaxation, practice of a sport, the advice of a personal trainer, customized activities, meditation, and many others.

GF Victoria is the new luxury five-star hotel of GF Hotels, the chain owned by Grupo Fedola, which offers the possibility of both rest and family entertainment unprecedented in the hotel map of the islands.

GF Victoria promotes the luxury and glamour of Tenerife Fashion Beach

The GF Hoteles group’s luxury hotel is contributing to one of the most impressive fashion events of the year in Tenerife.

In its commitment to promote local talent and strengthen the Costa Adeje destination, the GF Victoria 5-star luxury hotel has been involved in the Tenerife Fashion Beach Costa Adeje, one of the most prestigious fashion events of the year in the Canary Islands. This second edition, held in the south of the island from October 15 to 20, has focused on offering proposals that combine the work of more established designers with that of emerging young talents from the archipelago.

This initiative has been promoted by the Cabildo de Tenerife (island council) and the Adeje council with the collaboration of several hotels in the area, including the new five-star luxury hotel belonging to GF Hoteles, the Grupo Fedola hotel chain.

The event, which has established itself as a benchmark for promoting tourism and fashion on the island, was attended by Victoria López, managing director of GF Hoteles, who highlighted the importance of this type of celebration because “they are a draw for tourists who are looking for experiences that stand out for their glamour and exclusivity, very typical of a visitor willing to spend more at the destination.”

The main objectives of this event have been to promote the fashion-climate binomial, promote marketing with dynamic actions for tourism, and strengthen the synergies between tourism and textiles in the area.

This statement represents one of the reasons why GF Hoteles decided to take part in the promotion of this event. Along these lines, Victoria López states that “tourists are the best ambassadors of our destination and, therefore, we have the duty to offer them the opportunity to discover the talent and quality we have in the Canary Islands.”  Furthermore, GF Victoria’s concept of exclusive luxury accommodation brings together the glamour and distinction of the world of fashion.

It is a mass event that has been held once more on the southern municipality’s coastline, this time on the most outstanding beaches of Costa Adeje—Playa Fañabé and Playa del Duque—where national and international designers and models, and the most elite of the Canary Island fashion world, were welcomed.

The public were able to admire in situ the swimwear collections of renowned brands such as Emprendemoda, Tenerife Moda or Gran Canaria Moda Cálida. The show also featured a display of talent, thanks to the participation of personalities such as Eliad Cohen, Aída Artiles, Oliver Baggerman and Godeliv Van De Brandt.

GF Victoria reiterates in ‘Re Think Hotel’ on the top 10 sustainable hotels in Spain

The new luxury hotel of the chain GF Hoteles and Grupo Fedola receives this award thanks to its proposal to involve innovative sustainability companies in their processes

This recognition is received during 2018 Fitur celebration and is reaffirmed during the V edition of the ‘Re Think Hotel’ awards, organized by the Habitat Futura Group in FIT Canarias, Adeje

The V edition of the ‘Re Think Hotel’ awards held at the Canary Islands Tourism Innovation Factory, FIT Canarias, has brought together hotel companies in the Canary Islands that identify with corporate responsibility, around innovation, development and hotel sustainability,

During the conference organized by the Grupo Habitat Futura, in collaboration with Ashotel, the new five-star resort of the GF Hoteles chain, the GF Victoria receives a distinction for entering the top 10 TSMEDIA that recognizes the best projects of sustainability and hotel innovation in all of Spain.

Juan Carlos de León, Director of Operations of GF Hoteles, explained that GF Victoria ***** GL “is in the future of sustainability” in its institutional proposal, implementing innovative solutions that promote the achievement of this objective.

At the beginning of the year, during the celebration of FITUR 2018 in Madrid, the qualifying jury had already commented on the qualities of the hotel, where it recognized the efficiency in the design of the complex and its integral system.

It is a building whose energy consumption is carried out by 90% through renewable sources and highlighted above all for the materials used in the walls and roofs of the building. It has a greater thermal insulation and a minimum consumption of conventional energy.

All these features have made that GF Victoria ***** GL become the first new hotel in the Canary Islands to receive the energy certification type A.

An award that, in words of the general director of GF Hoteles, Victoria López, “is a prize dedicated to all workers” for their involvement and predisposition to the changes implicit in innovative strategies, processes that adapt to the new times and the new sustainable way to manage hotels.

Great Inauguration of GF Victoria ***** GL!

Our new hotel GF Victoria ***** GL recently opened its doors and today, June 6, we will officially celebrate its inauguration.

The act that will start at 6:00 pm will take place at the hotel’s ‘Jardín del Sol’, where more than 300 guests will be received.

Among them we will have the presence of four special personalities that will intervene in the opening ceremony: Carlos Alonso, president of the Cabildo de Tenerife; Cristóbal de la Rosa, deputy minister of Tourism of the Government of the Canary Islands; José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, mayor of Adeje and finally Fernando López Arvelo, president and founder of Grupo Fedola.

Victoria López, general director of GF Hoteles and adviser of Grupo Fedola will welcome all the guests to the event that will officially inaugurate the new Grand Luxury – Sustainable hotel of the chain.