Conrad Hotels & Resorts Opens the Conrad Algarve
LONDON—Conrad Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of Conrad Algarve in Portugal. READER COMMENTS
"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, in an announcement. "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, the 154 guestrooms were created by architectural firm Sigma and Portuguese interior designer, Miguel Cancio Martins. A Moorish theme influences the hotel's design, which has been constructed in the form of an 18th Century Portuguese palace, with features including bespoke artwork and lighting.
In addition to the accommodation options, Conrad Algarve offers guests a variety of dining experiences. Michelin-starred chef Heinz Beck is at the helm of the open plan signature restaurant, Gusto, which fuses contemporary Mediterranean cuisine with Scandinavian-inspired design. In addition, the Lago Lounge offers an indoor and outdoor space serving the 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 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 Conrad, which features five treatment rooms, also includes a Sensory Zone with a sun terrace, a sauna, steam room, hydro massage heated pool, sensory showers, plunge pool, and ice fountain. The hotel's other wellness facilities include a selection of pools, a fitness centre by Technogym, and tennis courts.