Founder member of The Platters sings at Hotel Belavista

IT WAS PARTY time at the Hotel Belavista da Luz in Praia da Luz as one of their regular guests, Bill Massey, thrilled diners with his singing on a Friday night. Bill, who in his youth was a founder member of The Platters, now lives in Germany and regularly sings with choirs and gospel groups there.

Last year, the hotel celebrated its 10th anniversary and has won many awards including best in their category in Europe with Style Holidays. Deric Brown, hotel manager and co-owner, was presented with a medal for services to tourism by Bill Massey, on behalf of his touring club in Germany. Deric said: “We have had many battles and it is a continuing adventure. We are like a big family and our success is due to each and every one of our staff.”

The hotel has 39 rooms and six suites. Facilities include tennis courts, two swimming pools (one heated), a health club and a restaurant. For more information call 282 788 655, fax 282 788 656, visit or email [email protected]