Thomson and First Choice have announced exciting additions to their summer 2015 programme including a new Thomson Platinum Lifestyle collection available to customers across short, mid and long-haul destinations; more choice in Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast with the addition of five new hotels; and new SuneoClub properties from First Choice.


Thomson's new Platinum Lifestyle range showcases the most stylish, design-led hotels in the company's existing Platinum collection. Customers can expect luxurious and modern rooms decked out in neutral tones with spacious sun terraces and modern furnishings. To meet the grade for Platinum Lifestyle a hotel must have a variety of la carte dining choices, spas with indulgent treatment menus and the option to upgrade rooms. As with all Platinum hotels, the collection of properties will score at least 90% in customer satisfaction surveys, and free Wi-Fi will be available for guests.


For summer 2015, the Platinum Lifestyle collection will be available in 17 destinations and properties include the Blue Lagoon Princess in Halkidiki, the Riu Tikida Palmeraie in Morocco, the Riu Palace in Jamaica and the Riu Palace Peninsula in Cancun.
Both companies have also increased capacity on the Dalmatian Coast and Islands. Additions include Hotel Andrija, billed as Croatia’s first themed hotel for kids, featuring a children’s bar and restaurant with tailored menus; the Blue Sun Hotel Neptun, which offers unique architecture and is located on the sea front; and Hotel Ivan, which joins the programme following a recent renovation offering modern contemporary design.


Meanwhile, First Choice has added four new options to its SuneoClub collection. Dubbed the ‘Brighter way to holiday’, SuneoClub hotels are proving popular since their introduction this summer. The range of hotels suit budget conscious sun seekers looking for an all-inclusive sun and beach break.


For next summer, new additions include Pegasos Club in Antalya, Turkey; Mandarin in Bodrum, Turkey; as well as Chrissie Amoudia and Athea Villlage both located in Crete, Greece.


Mark Hall, director of product for Thomson and First Choice, said: “We are really proud of our Platinum hotels and because guests return year after year, we know that they recognise the quality and fantastic service that Platinum represents. The brand new Platinum Lifestyle collection brings together our design-led, contemporary favourites with a core group of benefits that are on our customer’s wish lists for their perfect holiday.
“Although Croatia is already proving a very popular destination, we know there is demand for a greater variety of hotels, which is why we have added in some exciting gems for summer 2015. We are delighted that we will be operating to some interesting and unique properties such as the Hotel Andrija with its sea adventure theme and are looking forward to welcoming our first guests next summer.”

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