Golfers will be able to get a first glimpse of the extensive refurbishment of Quinta Da Marinha as the hotel prepares to reopen on June 9.
The Portuguese hotel celebrated its 20th birthday this year with a complete overhaul of all 198 bedrooms, many communal areas and updated décor throughout, but the big reveal was unfortunately halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Located less than an hour’s drive from Lisbon, in Cascais, Hotel Quinta da Marinha is part of the ‘Great Hotels of the World’ portfolio and boasts a Robert Trent Jones-designed par-71 course with outstanding views over the Atlantic Ocean and the Sintra Mountains.
The hotel’s reopening is welcome news to the owners, staff and future guests of the hotel who will finally be able to enjoy the fresh, modern feel of the €5m investment – which is set to make the already five-star experience extra special.
Guests will be able to stay in the new rooms, which haven’t been slept in before the hotel’s reopening, as well as experiencing the other extensive facilities the hotel has to offer. Bookings in June, July and August include activities such as yoga, golf, tennis, horse riding, surfing and bike rides – a great way to explore Cascais and the beach at Praia do Guincho, located just 5km away.
The on-site restaurants will also re-open, with live cooking shows from chef Fernando Monteiro set to be another enticing attraction to the resort.
The hotel’s re-opening is subject to strict Covid-19 guidelines and precautions to help keep staff and guests safe. Quinta da Marinha has received the ‘Clean and Safe’ stamp of approval from the Tourism of Portugal, which distinguishes tourist activities which are compliant with hygiene and cleaning requirements for the prevention and control of the coronavirus and other possible infections.
The strict safety regulations put in place include an enhanced and thorough cleaning regime, taking the temperature of staff and visitors, PPE equipment where needed, as well as measures to maintain social distancing. The hotel is also debuting mobile room access technology which enables guests to open room doors using their mobile phones.
Sales director João Pinto Coelho said: “We would have been excited to open and welcome guests back in normal circumstances, but the fact that we are reopening an entirely new hotel brings a different level of anticipation and exhilaration.
“It’s been a tough and strange time for everyone, but we are hoping that we can offer an escape to tourists for them to enjoy their leisure time in a safe and luxury environment.
“Over the last two decades, It’s always been our vision to offer the best five-star experience in the region and maintain the highest standards possible. This renovation will go a long way to achieving that, giving our valued guests the comfort, space and design they deserve and expect.
“We are delighted to be able to welcome them back and look forward to proudly showcasing the new and improved hotel.”