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Conrad Hotels & Resorts Celebrates the Opening of the Exclusive Conrad Algarve

Experience The Luxury Of Being Yourself in an Impressive Portuguese Setting

September 27, 2012  |  This information originated in U.K. English.

LONDON - Conrad Hotels & Resorts is proud to announce the opening of Conrad Algarve, located in the stylish Quinta do Lago resort in Portugal. Designed for today's savvy and sophisticated traveller, the contemporary 154 guestroom hotel is the latest addition to the Conrad portfolio and allows guests to enjoy 'The Luxury Of Being Yourself'.

The luxurious resort offers guests a stylish getaway in this exclusive area of Portugal. Located in the coastal region of the Algarve, set in the Ria Formasa National Park, the hotel is just a short distance from unspoilt beaches and popular golf courses. Conrad Algarve promises guests a bespoke experience with a discreet yet engaging service in a resort that offers a genuine reflection of the local culture.

"We are extremely proud of this landmark resort, where the Conrad brand's signature style and service standards have been combined to create an exceptional guest experience," said John T.A. Vanderslice, global head of luxury and lifestyle brands for Hilton Worldwide. "This exclusive new property sets the benchmark for luxury accommodation and flawless service in the Algarve, representing a key milestone for the Conrad brand with more than 20 hotels now operating across the globe."

Spread over six floors, each of the 154 exquisite guestrooms provides luxurious comfort along with the latest technology in a spacious, relaxing environment. Striking architectural design has been teamed with a modern interior and the hotel has collaborated with internationally-renowned architectural firm Sigma, as well as distinguished Portuguese interior designer, Miguel Cancio Martins. A Moorish theme influences the hotel's design, which has been carefully constructed in the form of an 18th Century Portuguese palace, with features including bespoke artwork and lighting.

 

Simon Vincent, President, EMEA, Hilton Worldwide, said, "Conrad Algarve is an outstanding addition to the Conrad Hotels & Resorts portfolio. With three luxury hotel openings in Europe this year across both our Conrad and Waldorf Astoria brands, Conrad Algarve signifies another landmark opening and reflects the growth of our luxury portfolio in the region. We are delighted to be bringing our exceptional service and bespoke luxury experience to the Algarve."

In addition to the contemporary-designed accommodation options, Conrad Algarve offers guests a host of dining experiences to enjoy. The property is a gastronomic haven for guests and locals, with globally-acclaimed Michelin-starred chef Heinz Beck taking up the helm of the lively open plan signature restaurant, Gusto, which fuses contemporary Mediterranean cuisine with Scandinavian-inspired design.

In addition, the chic Lago Lounge offers a stylish indoor and outdoor space serving the very best champagne, classic cocktails and Sri Lankan teas. The modern Portuguese cuisine at Louro restaurant encourages guests to enjoy fresh food inspired by the Portuguese culinary heritage whilst the South American-inspired Dado provides a lively setting with private dining pods and an extensive cocktail menu. Guests can also enjoy the poolside Sereno for seasonal fresh fruit and artisan ice creams or the sports bar, Tempo.

 

The luxurious Conrad Spa is an evolution of sophisticated spa culture, embracing and blending a modern holistic approach, in a contemporary way. Uniquely inspired by local culture, expertise and breathtaking surroundings, the Spa includes signature experiences from Aromatherapy Associates and Intraceuticals with bespoke treatments combining state-of the-art products and techniques to ensure a restorative and rejuvenating journey. Conrad Spa's Sensory Zone features a tranquil sun terrace with impressive views and includes a sauna, steam room, hydro massage heated pool, sensory showers, plunge pool and ice fountain, transporting guests into a haven of harmony and lightness. Five spacious treatment rooms, each with outdoor cabana, bring an alfresco element to the spa experience.

The comprehensive wellness facilities also include a selection of pools where guests can unwind, a state-of-the-art fitness centre by Technogym and tennis courts. A golf concierge service is also available to tailor make the very best golfing break exclusively for guests, taking in a selection of the Algarve's prestigious and highly regarded golf courses.

Not just for adults, Conrad Algarve features a specially created children's activity menu designed by children, for children. The 'Little C Palace' children's club is suitable for children aged three to 12 and offers a bespoke holiday for younger guests, with a variety of activities to choose from including treasure hunts, baby yoga and mock-tail making.

In addition, Conrad Algarve's world class meeting and event facilities are unrivalled, with a range of flexible spaces available; from an impressive ballroom complete with panoramic views to six spacious meeting rooms boasting natural light and modern design. All of the dynamic meeting spaces come equipped with Wifi access, state-of-the-art audio-visual technology and outdoor terraces encouraging the alfresco element of Portuguese living.

With picturesque terraces and impressive views, Conrad Algarve offers a truly romantic location for weddings, parties and celebrations. The wide variety of stylish and versatile reception rooms can be furnished and tailored to accommodate the specific needs of the guest. With a dedicated wedding planner providing a bespoke service, guests can be confident that their special day will be flawless and sophisticated.

Just 20 minutes transfer from Faro airport, the hotel offers a limousine transfer service and convenient shuttle bus for access to the surrounding beaches.

Nightly rates at Conrad Algarve will start at €164 based on two sharing a Deluxe room on a bed and breakfast basis. Conrad Algarve accepts reservations online at www.conradalgarve.com.

With strong growth across its luxury brands in EMEA, Hilton Worldwide plans to double its portfolio in the next 18 months with eight new openings across the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resorts brands. Having recently celebrated the opening of The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, the company will also welcome Waldorf Astoria Berlin later this year.

Conrad Algarve joins 20 Conrad Hotels & Resorts properties around the world including the recently opened Conrad New York. Conrad Beijing, Conrad Seoul and Conrad Pezula Resort & Spa are also expected to open later this year.

About Conrad Hotels & Resorts Conrad Hotels & Resorts is the destination for the new generation of smart luxury travelers for whom life, business, and pleasure seamlessly intersect. Conrad offers its guests an innovative way to Stay Inspired through curated collections of 1-hour, 3-hour, or 5-hour experiences, available through www.stayinspired.com. Guests can manage their stay through the Conrad Concierge service in the Hilton Honors mobile app, getting access to pre check-in and room selection to ordering in room dining and mobile check-out, all from their own mobile device. Consisting of 30 properties across five continents, Conrad is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Connect with Conrad by booking at www.conradhotels.com or through the Hilton Honors mobile app. Learn more about the brand by visiting news.conradhotels.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@conradhotels).

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