Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, a leading operator and developer of luxury hotels, resorts and spas, is pleased to announce the first Anantara in Europe as Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort in April 2017.
Located in the Algarve in the south of Portugal, just 15 minutes from Faro International Airport, the existing 280-room property is currently operating as Tivoli Victoria and boasts stunning views over the Arnold Palmer designed Oceânico golf course. The hotel is close to the ocean, marinas and the beaches of the Algarve and is well known for its spacious, airy rooms and shady verandas, directly overlooking the golf course, and the cerulean blue swimming pools.
Dillip Rajakarier, CEO Minor Hotels, Anantara’s parent company, commented, “We are thrilled to announce our first Anantara in Europe, which is a real milestone for the brand. Since our recent expansion into both Europe and South America with the acquisition of Tivoli Hotels & Resorts, our strategy is to bring our existing brands into these new regions of operation and the launch of Anantara Vilamoura in Portugal is the first part of this plan.”
In advance of the spring rebrand, parts of the resort will receive a soft refurbishment, including the main lobby, the gym and impressive new children’s facilities will be added.
A new luxury Family Suite category will be launched, with capacity for up to four guests. For shared holidays with family and friends, most rooms are interconnecting. The rooftop, Two-Bedroom Anantara Suite will boast a huge terrace, with private dining area and its own Jacuzzi and sundeck.
Additional dining options include Sensorial and Bartini, with both restaurants offering Mediterranean fare and afternoon tea. For guests looking for Asian cuisine, they can enjoy sushi at the infinity pool and Vietnamese rolls in the 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.
Couples can relax at the adults-only Cascata pool, overlooking the golf course, while families and children enjoy the children’s pool and deck chairs by the kids club. The family-friendly ambience is to be designed by World Wide Kids Company and will begin on arrival with children’s own check in and welcome treats. Babies and toddlers are already VIPs and will be pampered with their own dining area, personalised meal plans and exciting play areas and activities. For parents’ total relaxation, the hotel will arrange for trusted babysitters, available around the clock. The activity-packed kids club will tempt with everything from cooking classes to open air cinema adventure safaris, and sailing or wind surfing lessons. Teenagers have a dedicated Guru for their own golf clinics and a dance academy.
Anantara Vilamoura will offer spectacular settings and venues for all types of events – from weddings to product launches and from intimate dinners to large scale conferences.