Ecorkhotel - Evora, Portugal
Designed by native architect Jose Carlos Cruz, the Ecorkhotel claims to be the first cork-clad hotel in the world. Aiming to resemble a traditional medieval village from the Alentejo region, the complex consists of the main building and 56 bungalow-style suites scattered among olive, holm and cork trees. The resort’s symmetric accommodation spaces are characterized by avant-garde design with refined lines, minimalist shapes and gleaming white walls. The main building comes with a series of leisure facilities, including spa, health club, gym, bar and restaurant, as well as fully-equipped conference rooms.
Casa Arte - Lagos, Portugal
Nestling in its own private 2-hectare property in Algarve, Casa Arte is a luxurious boutique-style accommodation with 5 individually decorated rooms, outdoor swimming pool and a lovely restaurant serving fresh local produce. Although this charming, intimate hotel gracefully retains its traditional Portuguese flair and architectural characteristics, the interior design throughout the property is modern and stylish, with clean lines, refined pieces of furniture and an inspiring color palette. Each room has its own décor and character, but they all benefit from private terraces and luxurious amenities.
Quinta Magnolia - Malveira da Serra, Portugal
Peacefully located in Portugal’s Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, overlooking the quaint village of Malveira da Serra and the illustrious Praia do Guincho, the charming Quinta Magnolia consists of three traditional cottages, a sprawling pool area, and a host of spectacular outdoor spaces and Mediterranean gardens. Each room is individually designed with handcrafted furniture and superior natural materials in order to add a strong local feel to the welcoming, elegant atmosphere. The property is complemented by an exquisite restaurant serving innovative culinary delights and a wonderful spa area housed in a 400 year old mill.
Vidago Palace - Portugal
A property that carries with it an important part of Portugal’s history and the greatness of Europe’s aristocracy who used to spend their holidays here, Vidago Palace has been gorgeously restored to its former glory and grandeur. Nowadays, it combines its original Belle Époque charm with the modern facilities of a luxury hotel, offering guests 70 graceful rooms and suites, a world-class golf course, a state-of-the-art spa that makes use of Vidago’s fabled mineral waters, and a stunning collection of bars and restaurants. All accommodations are appointed with custom-made furniture, original Portuguese artwork and luxurious amenities. Its tranquil setting in the northern Portuguese village of Vidago only adds to the value of this fantastic property.
Cabanas no Rio - Portugal
Blissfully located in the village of Comporta, a region of great beauty only 1 hour drive from Lisbon, Cabanas no Rio makes for a truly enchanting escape for those in love with nature. The inventive project is designed by architect Manuel Aires Mateus and consists of two wonderfully restored fishermen huts, where luxury and comfort are ensured by the use of special materials and sophisticated designing techniques. Each 14 sqm unit has its own unique characteristics, one serving as an elegant double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and the other being equipped with a living room and a small well-appointed kitchen.
Casa do Pego - Comporta, Portugal
Situated in one of the hippest and most stylish beach destinations in Portugal, Casa do Pego is a wonderfully designed villa with elegant contemporary interiors, a lovely rooftop terrace with heated pool, and a beautiful garden, which is actually a natural extension of the surrounding sand dunes and native pine trees. Although located only a few meters away from the best Portuguese beach (Pego Beach), this luxury villa offers maximum privacy and comfort.
Pedras Salgadas Spa & Nature Park - Portugal
Especially designed for those with a serious passion for outdoor activities, Pedras Salgadas Spa & Nature Park welcomes its guests with a spectacular array of cutting-edge eco houses and tree houses set among 20 hectares of enchanted forest. The resort embraces a new concept in nature tourism, blending luxurious accommodation with exquisite spa services and unforgettable outdoor recreational facilities. This amazing retreat can be found only one hour drive from Porto, in Pedras Salgadas, a Portuguese spa town renowned for its wealth of hot water springs.