Driving through the monumental gates and up the long driveway bordered with water fountains, the exclusiveness of this hotel is immediately evident. The architects’ vision for the resort is a contemporary interpretation of an 18th century palace or mansion. The hotel is “presented” at the end of the drive as a grand estate, with a full height glass and white marble drum at its center. Entering the hotel, a four-story open rotunda greets guests, with the entire glass rear wall providing a massive picture window to the terraces, pool and rolling country hills beyond.
Once you’ve taken in the overall grandeur of the Conrad Algarve, the smaller details begin to reveal themselves. The innovative interior design is that of Paris-based Miguel Cancio Martins. This is the same designer behind such amazing spaces as the Buddha Bar (Paris), Pacha (Marrakech), W Hotel (Montréal) and Largo Restaurant (Lisbon) to name a few. The stunning and stylish staff uniforms are the creations of top Portuguese fashion designer Fatima Lopes. There are occasional furniture pieces from renowned contemporary furniture company Boca do Lobo. And, original works of art adorn the walls from respected consultant ArtCatto.
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There are 154 guest rooms in the resort. All are richly designed with wood and stone, as well as a variety of lush fabrics. Deluxe rooms are 38m2. Grand Deluxe are 45m2. Both room types are equipped with 42” high-definition flat screen TV, DVD player, MP3 sound system, wifi, mini bar and Nespresso coffee maker. Bathrooms feature separate bathtub with television and showers with rainfall shower heads. Thick soft robes and slippers are provided for an extra level of comfort.
For guests requiring a little more space, Conrad Algarve has three 70m2 suites, with king size bed, separate living room and walk in wardrobes. The Conrad Suite is 101m2 of luxury, with king size bed, spacious living area and private dining room. Guests also receive the services of a personal host.
The ultimate in luxury is reserved for the 300m2 Garden Roof Suite. This sanctuary features an infinity pool inside the living area with wide open views to the country beyond. This space also features its own dining room, kitchen, sauna and steam bath, private access, private parking, 180m2 roof terrace and an the services of a personal host.
Connoisseurs of wine and cuisine will be delighted with the selection of restaurants at Conrad Algarve. Gusto by Heinz Beck is where haute cuisine meets the stylish Algarve nightlife. Chef Beck has received numerous accolades in his career, including three Michelin stars while at La Pergola at the Rome Cavalieri Hilton Hotel. At Gusto, Beck infuses his use of innovative techniques and flavors into the finest grilled steaks and fresh seafood.
Elsewhere in the resort, the Louro Restaurant offers a vast array of breakfast items to start the day, Portuguese favorites at lunch, and Mediterranean and Iberian specialties for dinner. The poolside Dado Restaurant and Bar is perfect for afternoon munchies. Prawn skewers or meat kebabs are served straight off the barbeque, and fresh salads are prepared with local produce. It’s also possible to enjoy high tea in the Lago Lounge, just off the main lobby, or a refreshing cappuccino at the Sereno Bar by the pool.
Personalized intuitive service is the key to the Conrad Spa. Unique therapies and signature treatments have been developed to rekindle, revitalize and relax guests. Facilities include aromatic steam and sauna experiences, swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool with individual massage stations, cold plunge pool, and indoor and outdoor relaxation zones. For local residents, Lifestyle Memberships allow flexible use of facilities when it’s time to unwind.
The Conrad Algarve is centrally located to the finest experiences of the Algarve. The Conrad staff can arrange tee times at areas golf courses, schedule yacht cruises in the Vilamoura marina, or plan wine tasting trips. A plethora of activities are available, including bird-watching, jeep safaris, bike tours, catamaran sailing and designer shopping.
For more information and to make a reservation, visit the Conrad Algarve website.
Estrada da Quinta do Lago
Phone: +351 289 350 700
Guest Fax: +351-289-350705