Portugal’s Algarve resort becomes luxury hotel brand’s first European venture
Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort has become the most recent addition to Virtuoso’s global portfolio of upscale properties.
Nestled amongst orange grove trees and undulating wetlands, the resort brings to life Anantara’s ethos of connecting modern travellers with authentic destinations and ensures the brand’s signature Thai hospitality is paired with indigenous style and flavour.
The Anantara Vilamoura is the first property in Europe to use the Anantara brand, which is owned by Thailand’s Minor Hotels.
Vilamoura is haven of luxury yachts and prestigious golf clubs, designer brand shopping and casino nights out, upscale restaurants, cafés and bars.
The new resort offers 280 rooms and suites in contemporary style and Anantara’s signature touches. Balconies tempt al fresco relaxation – many boasting garden, aqua pool or fairway views.
Portugal’s culinary expertise is evident across Anantara Vilamoura’s presentation of dining experiences. Executive Chef Bruno Viegas has woven his style throughout the resort’s bars and restaurants EMO and RIA, as well as Dining by Design, a tailored private dining experience.
Travellers with a sense of adventure can learn how to create Portugal’s delicious dishes in the Spice Spoons cooking class – exclusive for Virtuoso guests – combining a visit to the nearby town of Loulé’s fresh food market with an interactive cooking class with the chef.
“Being accepted into Virtuoso for the quality, comfort and exceptional service offered at the Anantara Vilamoura is a matter of great pride for both Minor Hotels and the team, which welcomes guests daily with an artful approach to hospitality that ensures perfect stays” said André Bernardo, Director of Sales at the Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort. “In this respect, our hotel sets a benchmark for Portuguese tourism.”