Born in France, Lionel Alvarez has managed and opened a number of luxury hotels around the world including Aman Resort’s Hotel Bora Bora, Paraiso de la Bonita Resort & Thalasso in Mexico, Castillo Hotel Son Vida Spain, and Hotel Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort owned by Ty Warner in Los Cabos, México. Most recently, Alvarez managed the Vila Monte Farm House & Villa Índigo in Algarve. 

Now embarking on the next stage of his career at Ombria Resort, Lionel Alvarez’s leadership and extensive experience in the hospitality and real estate development industry will be vital in continuing to strengthen the positioning and awareness of Ombria Resort and the Viceroy and Viceroy Residences as a unique luxury and sustainable destination in the Algarve. 

On his appointment, Lionel Alvarez commented: 

“I am delighted to join the team at Ombria Resort as they continue on their journey in the heart of the Algarve to create a low-density and sustainable development unlike any other. I am particularly excited to be spearheading the launch of the first Southern European Hotel and Residences managed by Viceroy Hotels & Resorts. The ‘Viceroy at Ombria Resort’ and the ‘Viceroy Residences at Ombria Resort’ is a unique and challenging hotel complex which will allow me to implement much of what I have developed during my time at various luxury hotels around the world.”


As one of Europe’s most popular, peaceful and low-density destinations, Portugal’s Algarve region has become a leading example in providing a healthy environment and greater well-being.  Ombria Resort is a new development located amidst a serene, secluded and natural landscape of rolling green hills, rivers and lush cork and oak forests, only a short 25-minute drive from Faro airport. Ombria Resort focuses on sustainability, low-density living and respect for its peaceful natural surroundings, making it the perfect choice for families, couples and individuals looking to relocate and achieve a healthy work-life balance in the countryside, away from the coastal crowds but within easy reach of several beaches, international schools and Loulé, one of the most vibrant, historic and cultural cities in Algarve. 

Lionel Alvarez adds:

"At Ombria Resort lies an authentic commitment to sustainability, taking into account economic, environmental and social responsibilities, in order to implement a naturally exceptional development in harmony with the surrounding landscape and local communities of the interior of the Algarve. Due to all of this, I have proudly accepted this new challenge and can’t wait to get started".


Welcome to the team, Lionel!

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