Conrad Algarve Palácio Da Quinta, Slated for 2011, Shoots for 6-Star Rating

Conrad Algarve Palacio da Quinta, PortugalConrad Hotels & Resorts may have just opened its first hotel in mainland China, but the brand is not slowing down with this milestone. Conrad is continuing its bold expansion strategy with a palatial hotel slated for June 15, 2011 in Portugal’s sun-splashed Algarve region. A favorite of tourists for its beaches and near-perfect climate, Portugal’s southern coast is also rich in history and natural beauty.

The 158-room Conrad Algarve Palácio Da Quinta will have two restaurants, a sports bar, a spa and fitness center, a “sensation” pool, and separate infinity pool with bar. Inside the sprawling Presidential Suite, accessed via private elevator, lucky guests will be privy to their own spa and swimming pool. The first hotel for Conrad in Portugal, the resort has been making waves in its quest to become “Europe’s first six-star service hotel property.” Though Turismo de Portugal can only classify it as a five-star resort, that’s not stopping Conrad from touting an unofficial extra star for the impressive guest services available: private butler and chef, personal maid, private jet, and yacht charter.

A joint project between Portugal-based Palmer-Grego Arquitectos and Seifert Architects in London, the palace will reflect a sense of place with interiors channeling a North-African Algarve influence.