Archives for March, 2009
 Olympus World
 Mar 23rd, 2009

Leicester Football Club Legend Ally Mauchlen had a terrific week at Club Olympus. Ally began his career in his home country of Scotland playing for Irvine. He then signed for Kilmarnock in 1978, in time he moved to Motherwell and was then transferred with Gary McAllister to Leicester City and was there from 1985 to 1992. He also enjoyed a short spell at Leeds United although he never saw first team action. Ally says however, that an absolute highlight of his career was training with and playing in 7 reserve games with Eric Cantona who was then at Leeds. "His presence was awesome" said Ally "just being alongside him gave everyone massive confidence and his skill was amazing".

Ally finished his first class career with Heart of Midlothian.


Here is Ally (left) with Ivan Rhodes of Club Olympus, taken in the Olympus Poolside Bar. The shot below is of Ally in his playing heyday (courtesy of London Hearts Supporters Club).

Ally is now very much involved with Leicester Legends Seniors team along with Martin Tierney who organised the Tenerife Sevens competition held recently on the Island. Club Olympus were sponsors of this event. Below is Ally Mauchlen with Marco of the Poolside Bar.

It was a pleasure having Ally stay with us down here in Tenerife and we look forward to welcoming him back soon.


 Olympus World
 Mar 21st, 2009

The Club Olympus management wanted to send greetings to all our owners, guests and friends. We have had a hectic couple of weeks but are getting back into routine and working hard to look after your resort down in Tenerife. Every Tuesday we have a management meeting to make sure that everything is running smoothly and here is the management team.

From left to right we have :- Raquel Vilas (Administration), Elvira Mendoza (Housekeeping), Evelio Gonzalez (Maintenance), Jean Faichney (Head of Operations), Lupe Ortega (Deputy Resort Manager), Alan Gibbons (Resort Manager) and Sue Simons (Reservations).

Each department Head is dedicated to looking after your interests at Club Olympus in Garden City. Feel free to talk to any of the team when you are here at Club Olympus.

We look forward to welcoming you to the resort.

 Olympus World
 Mar 13th, 2009

After the sudden loss of Tony Hartley, the club Secretary on the 21st of February, a memorial service is being held on Monday the 16th of March in Altrincham, Manchester. Tony's Obituary is posted below. Other new posts have been added below the obituary but all new posts will now be above as we return to normal service - Club Olympus.

 Olympus World
 Mar 6th, 2009

Club Olympus are very sad to announce the passing away of Tony Hartley, the Club Secretary, on the 21st of February at the age of 54, pictured at far left with Jodie, Ivan and Tony Rhodes.

Educated at Stoneham College in Reading, Berkshire. Tony Hartley lived in the Sale area of Manchester for the past 34 years. He was the Secretary of Club Olympus and also was Chairman of a group of companies with activities and offices worldwide.

Having been trained in accountancy and business law he moved into the design and marketing  of business computer systems. He worked on major projects in Security, Finance, IT, Management and Accounting with local area health authorities, Government departments, Embassies and Consulates in Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle East and the USA.

He has worked with the Rhodes family and The Olympus Group for more than 25 years and was viewed as part of the family. Tony loved Timeshare and its associated products, it's how he took his holidays and spent a major part of his business time. He served on the Executive Committee of the OTE (Organisation for Timeshare in Europe).

He has to be described as a 'workaholic' and always had a phenomenal work ethic. Over the last couple of years he had a difficult time losing his Mum and brother in short succession. Tony remained a bachelor and had no children.

Tony was known as an extremely kind, generous and caring person, however he fiercely stood his ground in areas where he felt he was right. He had an enormous sense of Justice and this was reflected in much of his work.

If you were in his company then he was "mother hen" and you were looked after properly. He was a gentleman who insisted on old values.

Tony was an inveterate traveller and revelled in exotic locations. This was part of the reason for being involved in the holiday and timeshare industry and he loved being on aeroplanes (unless there was a particularly unruly child sat near him!). Travelling was in his blood and he delighted in being able to contribute positively to peoples holidays.

Despite the travelling and non-stop work he lived life to the full and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.

He will be badly missed by all those whose lives he enriched and by all of us at Club Olympus.


"Tony" - 1955 to 2009


We are holding this post at the top for a short while until everybody has been informed of Tony's sad passing. Fresh posts continue below . Tony would have insisted on 'business as usual'. He built a very competent and able team at our office in Sale, Manchester and they continue to look after the interests of Club Olympus members as normal.

 Olympus World
 Mar 5th, 2009

The management of the Bouganville hotel, opposite Club Olympus, allowed me access to the roof terraces of their hotel to get some arial shots of garden City. These will appear in a later post. However I got some great shots up and down the coastline from the top of the hotel. This shot below is taken looking left over the seafront of Playa De las Americas.

This was taken at 10 am yesterday morning (Friday) and already there was a significant heat haze. The next shot is looking to the right out over Puerto Colon and out to La caleta, Paraiso Floral and Callao Salvaje.

It was a beautifully hot day yesterday, more reminiscent of summer than spring.

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