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Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has just announced a new addition to its portfolio. Coming April 2017, Anantara is opening its first European resort, Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort, to be located in the south of Portugal.
The existing property, Tivoli Victoria, will be rebranded come next spring. Prior to the opening, the 280-room property will undergo light refurbishments, including the lobby and gym, with the addition of new children’s facilities. The soon-to-be Anantara property sits in Algarve, just 15 minutes from Faro International Airport, offering views of the Arnold Palmer Oceânico golf course and the resort’s multiple pools.
The resort has an adults-only Cascata pool in addition to a families and children’s pool with deck chairs located near the resort’s kids club. The resort will also have several terraces and secluded areas, well suited for those seeking quiet time and privacy.
A new luxury Family Suite category will be launched with the rebrand, with rooms that can sleep up to four guests. For multigenerational or group travelers, most of the Family Suites are to be interconnected. On the rooftop, the two-bedroom Anantara Suite will have a large terrace with a private dining area and Jacuzzi and sundeck.
The new family-friendly atmosphere is being designed by the World Wide Kids Company, and will begin as early as check-in when your little ones will receive their own welcome treats. Babies and toddlers are offered their own VIP dining area with personalized meal plans and play areas for activities. The hotel can also arrange for around the clock babysitting services for when parents need some alone time. The kid’s club will have everything from cooking classes to open are movies, adventure safaris and sailing or wind surfing lessons. Teenagers will have a dedicated “Guru” for their own golf clinics and dance academy as well.
The resort’s spa will be rebranded to an Anantara Spa, set to offer centuries old Mediterranean rituals. The spa will also have an additional facility to include traditional Turkish hammam. A state of the art gym and fitness center, with dedicated personal trainers, allows clients to keep their exercise routine while staying at Anantara Vilamoura. To complement the spa, Anantara Vilamoura will offer guests yoga and Tai-Chi sessions throughout their stay.
Dining at the resort provides guests with a wide variety of options. EMO Restaurant and terrace has a menu of diverse local cuisine, created with spices and seasonings of Portugal’s overseas discoveries within the 16th century complete with updated and contemporary finishings. Chef Bruno Viegas has created the restaurant with a focus on fresh, seasonal local produce and a commitment to sustainability. Sensorial and Bartini, two additional restaurants on site, will offer Mediterranean fare and afternoon tea. Sushi will be available to guests at the infinity pool and Vietnamese rolls are the cuisine of choice at the resort’s Aqua Pop Up Bistro.
At sunset, guests will be able to head for the bars and terraces, to sample signature cocktails or to celebrate at the Champagne bar, overlooking the swimming pools. Anantara’s signature Dining by Design will also be introduced for intimate tailor-made experiences.
A stand-alone conference centre has the capacity to host 800 people within eight versatile rooms, most offering natural light and direct access for both delegates and set up vehicles, as well as to the hotel car park.
Located near the soon-to-be Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort is miles of coastline and Portuguese beaches, wineries, olive groves and a variety of fleur de sel fields. Guests of the hotel might want to try yachting nearby, as well as deep sea fishing or golfing on one of the 40-world class championship golf courses within the region. Staff at Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort is set to offer ideas and plans to guests who are looking to be immersed in Portuguese culture and traditions should they request it.