Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas will launch its first property in Europe in Algarve, Portugal. It is a luxury brand, managed by Minor Hotels, which has recently accquired the Tivoli Hospitality Group. 

What has been operating as Tivoli Victoria, will now be known as Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort from spring 2017. 

The 280-room property is a 15-minute drive from Faro International Airport and overlooks the Oceânico golf course. Also within proximity are Algarve’s beaches and marinas.

In preparation of the spring launch, parts of the hotel such as the main lobby and gym are undergoing soft refurbishment. The accommodation will also see a change. Anantara says, “A new luxury Family Suite category will be launched, with capacity for up to four guests. For shared holidays with family and friends, most rooms are interconnecting. The rooftop, two-bedroom Anantara suite will boast a huge terrace, with a private dining area and its own Jacuzzi and sundeck.”

Dining options on the property will include EMO Restaurant and Terrace that will serve local cuisine with a subtle contemporary twist. Mediterranean cuisine will be available at two restaurants: Sensorial and Bartini. Afternoon tea will be served there too. The infinity pool bar serves sushi, and the Aqua Pop Up Bistro has more Asian options. Champagne Bar promises interesting cocktails. Dining by Design will offer bespoke experiences. 

The pool that overlooks the golf course is for adults only. The second swimming pool on the property is open to families. Anantara Spa will indulge in treatments that borrow Mediterranean techniques, and will also include a traditional Turkish hammam. 

The conference room will have a capacity for 800 people and can be divided into eight smaller sections.

Dillip Rajakarier, CEO Minor Hotels says, “We are thrilled to announce our first Anantara in Europe, which is a real milestone for the brand. Since our recent expansion into both Europe and South America with the acquisition of Tivoli Hotels and Resorts, our strategy is to bring our existing brands into these new regions of operation and the launch of Anantara Vilamoura in Portugal is the first part of this plan.”

Anantara currently operates 37 hotels and resorts in 12 countries, having recently added two new resorts in Sri Lanka and Oman.