||2017 Destination: Sintra, Portugal at the Penha Longa, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Sintra was designated as a Cultural Landscape World Heritage site in 1995 by UNESCO and this very special place is the perfect fusion between some of the world’s most magnificent architecture and monuments and the natural beauty that has been created by its unique micro-climate.
The very best of Portugal is accessible from Sintra – the excitement of Lisbon, forever known as the city of explorers, and the glamour of nearby Estoril and Cascais, considered to be the ‘Portuguese Riviera’.
In 1809, Lord Byron wrote to his friend, Francis Hodgson “I must observe that the village of Cintra (Sintra) in Estremadura is the most beautiful in the world.” With such a wealth of history, nature and activities to experience, the memories from Portugal will remain with you forever.
Penha Longa, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Situated within a magnificent 545-acre Natural Park, the hotel is minutes from romantic Sintra, trendy Cascais and Estoril and about a 30-minute drive to historic Lisbon.
The hotel traces its origins back to the 14th century when it was originally built as a monastery and now its 194 spacious and well-appointed guest rooms provide the style and comfort that are synonymous with Ritz-Carlton. Guest rooms feature private balconies, dual sink marble bathrooms with separate shower and tub, smart flat-screen televisions, Bose iPod docking stations, Nespresso coffee machines and supremely comfortable beds with feather beds with duvets and Egyptian cotton sheets.
Five innovative restaurants and lounges offer a variety of tastes and flavours – Italian in Il Mercato, Japanese gourmet in Midori, casual fare and a world-class selection of gins in B Lounge, poolside al fresco dining at Aqua and gourmet Portuguese and Spanish tapas prepared by the 2-Michelin Star Chef, Sergi Arola in Arola.
Activity options include the 27-hole golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., the Penha Longa Spa, a 24-hour fully-equipped fitness centre, seven tennis courts, two squash courts, a jogging track and an equestrian centre.
|2016 Destination: Greece, Turkey and Croatia Cruise onboard Royal Caribbean International Rhapsody of the Seas
Trip Date: June 2 - 10, 2017
|2016 Spirit of Excellence Testimonials
This trip was an amazing time! None of this could have been possible without the strong relationship built with my MMS, Mathieu Nesbitt. Knowing that Matthieu was very experienced in the business allowed me to refer by clients to him with confidence. A special thanks to Chris, Rene, Pat and Marc and all their spouses who really made this a trip to remember. Big thanks to Fleny, Barbara and Natasha for setting up this spectacular event.
The Spirit of Excellence Trip has been a wonderful experience and I am honoured to have earned a place here. It is a great way to cement my relationship with TD and a fantastic networking opportunity as well. This will be a trip my family and I will always remember. Wherever my career takes me, I will always be a proud TD Brand Ambassador!
I jumped very high when Maiga Crucant (our MMS) personally informed us that we are included in this trip. I want to thank TD VP’s I met during the trip, and Fleny too. Thank you so much. God bless you all. This experience we will never forget.
It was well organized as well. It was my first cruise and my dream come true because of TD Service Plus Rewards. I feel TD Canada Trust is part of my family and Spirit of Excellence Trip is my Christmas gift from my family. From the bottom of my heart, thanks to TD for arranging such a nice trip.
I am impressed how TD Bank and Century 21 Coastal Realty have created a rewarding environment for their employees and their representatives.
This was my first trip with SOE. I am very impressed by the super care, service and devotion of the entire staff who have been on their toes to ensure everyone gets pampered and is well taken care of. Awesome people with a pleasant and supportive attitude!! Enjoyed thoroughly and felt “on top of the world!” Keep up the good job!! Best wishes!
Absolutely outstanding trip! Wonderful people and lots of fun!
I want to say thank you to Sean Rankin from the Ottawa market for providing such great service to all our clients. I would not be here if it wasn’t for his hard work and dedication.
I also want to thank the TD team, Marc, Rene, Chris, Pat and Fleny, as well as Barbara, Natasha and all the trip winners as well as the spouses that attended the trip. I look forward to referring business to TD for years to come.
Amazing trip with an amazing group of TD top real estate professionals! Than you to all TD and SM+i staff for taking care of each and every detail. We loved the trip and are looking forward to creating more beautiful memories on the next trip!
Our family has a special relationship with the TD Bank that has gone on for years. We have been on many of these trips. The trips are the highlight of the year. It is a real WIN WIN for everyone!! All the TD staff make it special!
Wow! This was my first trip by TD Bank and I was blown away by the service and attention to details provided by our hosts. It was fun to meet all the TD Bank officials and enjoy the cruise. Met Spirit of Excellence winners from different parts of the country. I am sure friendships formed on this trip that will last a lifetime!
Me and my wife felt deeply honoured and privileged to be invited to participate a second consecutive year at the TD rewards trip. As always, TD rolls out the red carpet and really goes above and beyond to make you feel special. The food, the new friends, wonderful entertainment and spectacular sites made this trip an unforgettable journey that we will never forget. Thanks TD!
This was my 3rd time on the trip with TD SPR and I enjoyed every moment of it. You put a lot of effort in doing this and I truly appreciate all of your, and especially Fleny who is always making sure of so many people to be happy and making sure they are having fun. Thank you for all the daily gestures/surprises in the room. Many thanks – Raja & Nighat Waheed.
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||Eligible referrals are defined as those referrals that have been credited under the TD Service Plus Rewards Program. See page 15 for details.
||All expenses for roundtrip airfare for two from Participant’s closest airport in residing city to Portugal, meal allowances based on the program agenda and accommodation at the Penha Longa, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel plus special group events are included. All other expenses, including, without limitation, international travel insurance and personal incidentals such as extended stays, room service, parking, excursions, laundry and dry cleaning facilities, shopping, telephone, taxi and spa/salon services and meals and gratuities outside of scheduled program components are not included.