Forming part of a multi-million-dollar investment to restore the The Luxury Collection’s most iconic hotels around the world, Portugal’s Pine Cliffs Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort in Algarve has officially reopened following an extensive, all-encompassing 18-month renovation project.
Owned by United Investments Portugal, the hotel has also welcomed the new and luxurious Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites.
President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East, Michael Wale enthused on the news: “The spectacular transformation of the iconic Pine Cliffs is testament to the collaborative and longstanding relationship we enjoy with United Investments Portugal.
“This is without a doubt one of Starwood’s most significant developments this year, and ensures this very special resort firmly remains the definitive luxury destination in the Algarve for generations to come.”
All of the resort’s 217 guest rooms and suites, public areas and facilities have been reimagined by well-known designer, Lynne Hunt. Pine Cliffs Hotel now further reflects its Portuguese heritage with historic features such as the hotel’s cherished azulejos (traditional hand-painted tiles that were fired in the kilns of Lisbon’s Fábrica de Cerâmica Constância) as unique headboards in each room.
Meanwhile, grand panels recounting the discoveries of Vasco de Gama and Ferdinand Magellan, as well as a detailed map reproduction of the Mediterranean by famed medieval cartographer Giorgio Sideri, line the walls of the lobby, with classic touches such as terracotta floors now also featured throughout the resort.
The property has also welcomed Zest, a new dining outlet offering guests a wide variety of health-conscious drinks, snacks and dishes, while a brand new state-of-the-art destination spa, Serenity The Art of Well Being will now firmly place Portugal on the map of spa connoisseurs.
Finally, joining the hotel’s impressive cliff-top location, the new Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites boast 148 suites that are made up of one- and two-bedroom luxury apartments complete with a personalised butler service and full access to all of Pine Cliffs’ facilities.