Minor Hotels sign the former monastery of Vila Viçosa, Portugal

(04 July 2022, 10:57 +07)
Minor Hotels of Thailand has signed a second Anantara hotel in Portugal.

Scheduled to open in 2024, Anantara Royal Vila Viçosa is located in Vila Viçosa, Alentejo, one of the world’s most respected wine regions and an emerging tourist region.

Spread over three floors, Anantara Royal Vila Viçosa will include 50 rooms, 10 suites, 16 residences, a spa with indoor pool, fitness room, three conference rooms, a 40-meter outdoor pool, as well as several dining options. including a restaurant and a bar, a private gastronomic area and a wine cellar.

Room at Anantara Royal Vila Viçosa

Dillip Rajakarier, Group CEO of Minor International and CEO of Minor Hotels, the parent company of Anantara, said: “We are delighted to continue the expansion of our luxury brand Anantara in Portugal to the historic town of Vila Viçosa. Located in Alentejo, an increasingly sought-after tourist destination, the future Anantara Royal Vila Vicosa Resort promises unforgettable experiences that characterize the brand.

The project is a strategic partnership between the Portuguese group Investaureum and Anantara, with the aim of transforming a former monastery in Vila Viçosa, which is an emblematic and prestigious building from the 15th century, into a five-star luxury hotel.

The interior design will be led by Broadway Malyan with the aim of keeping the history of the existing building in mind and respecting the extensive history and heritage of Vila Viçosa, to create a truly relaxing and sophisticated retreat.

Gonçalo Carrington, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Investaureum Group, said: “Investaureum Group is proud to partner with Minor Hotels and the Anantara brand. It is a real pleasure to embrace this project, not only because of the beauty of the property, but also giving the opportunity to showcase Investaureum as a developer and developer, where the renovation and legacy of heritage buildings, combined with social responsibility and investment in sparsely populated areas, are the main driver.

Anantara made its European debut in 2017 with Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort, followed by a luxury retreat in Marbella, Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Resort. The brand continued its expansion in Europe with properties such as Anantara Palazzo Naiadi Rome and Anantara New York Palace Budapest, with more openings to come later in the year.

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