Information requests from Portuguese potential buyers have increased by 312% over the summer, and almost 30% of the 65 Viceroy Residences are now sold, with Portuguese among the buyers.
The initial phase of the construction at the luxurious Ombria Resort started in late 2019, as well as the launch of sales of the Viceroy Residences - 65 apartments, completely furnished and equipped to Viceroy's Hotels & Resorts exacting five-star standards.
Most of the interest comes from foreigners, namely French, Dutch, Belgians, British and Swiss citizens. However, expressions of interest grew by 312% between July and September this year.
The pandemic has triggered remote working, and real estate professionals expect that there will be a growing appetite for it to be a more common option in the future. The pandemic has also created an increasing demand for properties surrounded by nature or with easy access to ample green spaces, in low-density areas, far from large urban centers. Another trend that we have been witnessing is the search for properties with larger dimensions or with more outdoor spaces, such as gardens or balconies
Portuguese customers have also shown great interest in the Alcedo Villas, a collection of 12 luxury detached villas, located near the 5-star Viceroy Hotel at Ombria Resort. These are houses that can have between three and seven rooms and have heated pools, a lift, roof terrace and garage for three cars, among other amenities.
The Alcedo Villas will be built one by one to the taste of each client and delivered turnkey. These residential houses are sold off-plan, which allows each buyer flexibility to build a house whose interior design and finishes can be customised to their preferences. Its owners have privileged access to the Viceroy Hotel’s facilities and services.
For Julio Delgado, CEO at Ombria Resort, "we see this great increase in interest in the Viceroy Residences and the Alcedo Villas by national customers with great satisfaction. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have been observing that Portuguese customers are increasingly looking to invest in properties located in sparsely populated areas, where owners can spend quality time in family and contact with nature”.