New family-friendly hotels: Anantara debuts in Europe with Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort

Anantara announces the first property in Europe. Anantara currently operates 37 hotels and resorts in 12 countries, having recently added two new resorts each in both Sri Lanka and Oman.


The Algarve, Portugal is undoubtedly one of Europe’s best kept secrets, with a spectacular coastline and some  of the region’s best beaches. Wineries, olive groves and luminous fleur de sel fields abound, providing a  wealth of experiences to share. These, coupled with more energising pastimes such as yachting, deep sea fishing and playing on the 40 world-class championship golf courses in the region, ensure a true journey of discovery, now enhanced with the first Anantara hotel opened in Europe.

Located in the Algarve in the south of Portugal, the existing 280-room property is currently operating as Tivoli Victoria and boasts breathtaking views over the Arnold Palmer designed Oceânico golf course. The hotel is close to the ocean, marinas and the beaches of the Algarve and is well known for its spacious, airy rooms and shady verandas, directly overlooking the golf course, and the cerulean blue swimming pools.

The EMO Restaurant with Executive Chef Bruno Viegas at the helm offers an encounter with the diverse local cuisine, infused with the spices and seasonings of Portugal’s overseas discoveries in the 16th century, updated with contemporary finishing.

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Parts of the top-end resort will receive a soft refurbishment, including the main lobby, the gym and impressive new children’s facilities will be added.

The family-friendly ambience is to be designed by World Wide Kids Company and will begin on arrival with children’s own check in and welcome treats. Babies and toddlers are already VIPs and will be pampered with their own dining area, personalised meal plans and exciting play areas and activities. For parents’ total relaxation, the hotel will arrange for trusted babysitters, available around the clock. The activity-packed
kids club will tempt with everything from cooking classes to open air cinema adventure safaris, and sailing or wind surfing lessons. Teenagers have a dedicated Guru for their own golf clinics and a dance academy.

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 private dining area and its own Jacuzzi and sundeck.

The resort’s spa will be rebranded to Anantara Spa and those with the luxury of time will be able to relax while overlooking the golf greens. Additional facilities include a traditional Turkish hammam. To complement the spa, guests can include yoga and Tai-Chi sessions in their holiday menu.

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