PRESS — 02/12/2019

The world-leading resort development in the heart of the Algarve progresses towards its opening in spring 2023.


Ombria Resort, the world-leading luxury real estate development in the heart of the Algarve, is thrilled to announce the commencement of construction on its five-star hotel, Viceroy at Ombria Resort and branded residences, the Viceroy Residences at Ombria Resort. This marks a key development milestone in the lead up to the opening of the first phase of Ombria Resort in 2023. Ombria Resort spreads over 150 hectares of serene, secluded and natural landscape in the inner Algarve, whilst being just 8 kilometres north of the charming town of Loulé.

With the ground excavations and geothermal system works ongoing since summer 2018 and now completed, construction has begun with immediate effect on the Hotel and Residences, as well as the Conference Centre. The golf course is also completed, with construction now starting on its stylish Golf Clubhouse, offering panoramic views across the course.

The Viceroy at Ombria Resort will feature 76 luxury guest rooms and suites in addition to 65 one- and two-bedroom branded residences, the Viceroy Residences at Ombria Resort, both managed by five-star US-based operator Viceroy Hotel Group. Situated on a hilltop with 360-degree views of the surrounding green landscape, the five-star Viceroy at Ombria Resort has been designed by the international architectural firm WATG in partnership with and Portuguese architects PROMONTORIO, blending a countryside atmosphere with exceptional attention to design, service and detail. Extensive facilities and services will include a spa, healthcare and fitness facilities, several restaurants and bars, kids zone, astronomical observatory, a conference centre and indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

The Viceroy Residences at Ombria Resort include 65 one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, part of and located within the Viceroy at Ombria Resort hotel. Ranging in size from 70 to 173 sq.m of gross internal area, or 90 to 356 sq.m of total area, each of the apartments has a fully-fitted kitchen or kitchenette, living room, bedroom(s), bathroom(s) and terraces, some with their own private garden and swimming pool or jacuzzi. The apartments are sold freehold and are fully furnished and equipped to exacting five-star Viceroy Hotels & Resorts standards. Owners will have access to the hotel’s facilities and services, including concierge and property management, provided by Viceroy Hotels & Resorts.

Designed by Jorge Santana da Silva, Ombria Resort’s golf course will offer one of the finest golf challenges in the region, across an 18-hole, par 70 course spanning 6,000m. The Clubhouse will be built into the castle-like walls of an existing farm ruin and will house the reception desk and pro shop, as well as a Sports Bar and restaurant and outdoor terrace, a Gym, locker rooms with sauna and Jacuzzi, and an outdoor swimming pool. The elevated golf and countryside views of the bar’s outdoor terrace will be the perfect place to socialise and unwind with a relaxing drink.

The Viceroy at Ombria Resort’s unique geothermal system is one of the largest of the Iberian Peninsula. The innovative renewable energy system, along with solar panels, will meet the needs of indoor heating and cooling, hot water production and heating of the hotel pools and thus help to reduce the resort’s overall carbon footprint and contribute to the development’s sustainability ethos.

Julio Delgado, CEO, Ombria Resort commented: “We are delighted to announce these significant development milestones as we move closer to Ombria Resort’s opening in 2022. We are proud to be working with Viceroy Hotel Group, which brings the first Viceroy Residences to Europe. By working with such a prestigious and well-established brand, both our guests and owners will benefit from the professional services of a renowned operator and are buying into their ethos as well as ours.”

Bill Walshe, CEO, Viceroy Hotel Group commented: "We are delighted with the substantial progress made thus far on the development of the Viceroy Hotel and Residences at Ombria Resort. Each phase of construction brings with it more excitement and we look forward to the brand's debut in Portugal in 2023.”

For about 15 years, the developer of Ombria Resort, Pontos Group, has been committed to the development of Ombria Resort with a vision to provide the finest resort experience by delivering a luxury development which is perfectly integrated into the area where it is located.

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