Anantara to open Portuguese property within former monastery

9 Jul 2022 by Mark Caswell
CGI image of Anantara Royal Vila Vicosa

Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas has announced plans for its second hotel in Portugal, to be housed with a 15th century former monastery.

Anantara Royal Vila Vicosa will be located in the country’s Alentejo region, around 200km east of Lisbon, close to the border with Spain.

The property is scheduled to open in 2024, and will feature 50 guest rooms, ten suites and 16 residences, as well as indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a spa, three conference rooms and “multiple dining options” including a restaurant and bar, private fine dining area and a wine cellar.

CGI image of Anantara Royal Vila Vicosa

Part of Minor Hotels group, Thai-based Anantara opened its first European hotel in Portugal’s Algarve region in 2017, and has since added property’s in Budapest, Dublin, Marbella, Rome and the Netherlands.

The group’s first French hotel is also under development in Nice.

Anantara to open first French property in Nice

Commenting on the news Dillip Rajakarier, Group CEO of Minor International and CEO of Minor Hotels, said:

“We are delighted to continue the expansion of our luxury Anantara brand in Portugal in the historic town of Vila Viçosa.

“Located in Alentejo, an increasingly sought-after tourist destination, the upcoming Anantara Royal Vila Vicosa Resort promises unforgettable experiences that characterise the brand”.

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