Algarve, Portugal – 12 November 2014 – Viceroy Hotel Group announced today its long-anticipated entry into Europe with the launch of Viceroy Algarve at Quinta da Ombria, set to debut in 2017. Upon completion, the luxury destination property will offer distinguished jetsetters and thrill-seekers an exclusive coastal enclave in one of Europe’s most seductive locales.
Never one to play coy, Viceroy Hotel Group will use the hotel and residential property, situated amongst centuries-old villages, to create a boldly immersive and unforgettable experience that merges a traditional Algarve feel with a modern, and distinctly Viceroy, vibe.
Boasting 147 stylishly-curated hotel guestrooms in addition to 99 Viceroy-branded residential units available as apartments, villas and townhouses, Viceroy Algarve will reflect the vision of world-renowned architectural design firm WATG, whose classic villa aesthetic will be delicately juxtaposed with Wimberly Interior’s sleek, modern decor.
Playing off a backdrop of neighboring centuries-old villages, the property will offer easy access to the region’s exquisite beaches and will feature seven innovative dining venues ranging from casual to elegant from world-class chefs, two expansive outdoor swimming pools, an 18 hole golf course and designated golf clubhouse, an exclusive spa with ten treatment rooms and reflexology path, a state-of-the-art fitness center, children’s center with various indoor and outdoor play areas, a library lounge, and over 6,000 square feet of cross-functional event and meeting space. Complete with top-tier amenities, the resort will bring an unparalleled travel experience to Europe.
“We are truly delighted to bring Viceroy’s ethos, ideology, and vibe to Europe,” commented Viceroy CEO, Bill Walshe. “Authenticity, individuality and a sense of place are critical components in our commitment to create life-long memories for our guests, rewarding careers for our colleagues, and a positive legacy for the community of Quinta da Ombria.”
Ville Tallbacka, CEO Quinta da Ombria, comments that “Viceroy at Quinta da Ombria will be a new and unrivaled concept in the Algarve that will take advantage of its natural, un-spoilt surroundings and beauty – a haven of peace whilst offering a great number of activities for all age groups. Viceroy’s impeccable track record and ability to produce highly individual, luxury properties was decisive to appoint Viceroy Hotels & Resorts to manage the operation.”
Since its inception in 1999, Viceroy Hotel Group continues to deliver highly sought-after luxury hotels and resorts, conceptualizing a separate, unexpected and sophisticated design philosophy for each individual property. The reputed brand is known to execute inventive culinary experiences with critically acclaimed menus by celebrated chefs, as well as sumptuous spas with unique and memorable treatments. Additionally, the brand garnered a distinct reputation of excellence among trendsetters and discerning travelers throughout each of the 16 destinations within its ever-expanding portfolio.