In the article’s title, journalist Sara Lopes says the Viceroy at Ombria Resort will be more than just a hotel: it will be a new “village” in the Algarve. The article describes the property and explains how it’s the first foray of US chain Viceroy Hotels & Resorts in Portugal and all southern Europe.
Rodrigo Roquette, the hotel’s Marketing Director, says: “This is the group’s first unit in southern Europe. As such, it’s an important step for the brand. We chose the Algarve because it’s a popular tourist destination, and Viceroy is always on the lookout for unique, special locations. After all, this isn’t your “typical” Algarve, but the less-known hinterland.”
Scheduled to open this autumn, Ombria Resort will feature 151 bedrooms, and its grounds will be stage to a variety of outdoor activities and infrastructures developed specifically for families with children. The sprawling complex will have eight restaurants, swimming pools, a SPA, a gym, a conference centre, an 18-hole golf course, and a Kids Club.
According to NiT’s article, “While the resort is relatively close to the sea – around 8 km from Loulé – the region’s new tourist destination has been built over the last three years in a valley surrounded by gentle, rolling hills. It’s a far cry from the traditional concept of a seaside hotel – which doesn’t make it any less luxurious. In fact, if anything, it’s even more luxurious.”
Rodrigo Roquette says: “This part of the Algarve is more genuine, more Portuguese. Here, traditions are alive and kicking, and everything is surrounded by nature. We aren’t simply opening a hotel: we’ll create a village – one with a belltower, to boot!” And this is exactly what makes the Ombria Resort stand out from any other hotel in the area.
The first construction phase will result in the Viceroy Residences at Ombria Resort: 65 one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, part of the 5* hotel, overlooking the golf course. To this date, around 80% of the apartments have been sold already.
The journalist writes that between 2024 and 2030, Ombria will add new apartments, homes, and entertainment amenities; it will also invest in organic farming, beekeeping, an observatory of stars, heated swimming pools, and walking paths and trails diving headfirst into nature.
NiT, 2 February 2023