Pine Cliffs Resort reopens after major renovation
The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts has announced the official reopening of Pine Cliffs Hotel in the Algarve.
Owned by United Investments Portugal, the cliff-top property recently emerged from an all-encompassing 18-month renovation that restored the award-winning hotel and added the new contemporary Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites.
Along with Pine Cliffs Residence, the complex sits at the heart of Portugal’s burgeoning luxury travel scene, and the redevelopment by The Luxury Collection – which is part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide – is part of a multi-million dollar investment to restore the brand’s most iconic hotels around the world.
Michael Wale, president, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East, said: “The spectacular transformation of the iconic Pine Cliffs is testament to the collaborative and longstanding relationship we enjoy with United Investments Portugal.
“This is without a doubt one of Starwood’s most significant developments this year, and ensures this very special resort firmly remains the definitive luxury destination in the Algarve for generations to come.”
Reimagined by acclaimed designer Lynne Hunt, all 217 guestrooms and suites, public areas and facilities have gone through extensive renovations. The completely transformed resort evokes Pine Cliffs’ Portuguese heritage with historic features such as the hotel’s cherished azulejos – traditional hand-painted tiles that were fired in the kilns of Lisbon’s Fábrica de Cerâmica Constância – as lavish, one-of-a-kind headboards in every room.
Alongside the hotel in a striking cliff-top location, the new Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites comprise 148 suites, one- and two-bedroom luxury apartments complete with personalised butler service and full access to all of Pine Cliffs’ facilities.
Carlos Leal, general manager, United Investments Portugal, said: “We are delighted to strengthen our successful partnership with Starwood Hotels & Resorts, which over the past 24 years saw Pine Cliffs be established as the leading resort in Portugal and one of the finest in Europe.
“We are very proud to preserve the distinctive indigenous DNA of this iconic hotel, while at the same time revitalising it and creating a new benchmark for luxury seafront living in Portugal with the introduction of the new Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites.”
Spanning 72-hectares across the Algarve coastline, Pine Cliffs Resort – select units of which are affiliated to RCI’s luxury exchange programme The Registry Collection – is one of Europe’s leading and most celebrated luxury and family resorts and boasts 11 different restaurants and bars, six swimming pools, the region’s largest kids club, an Annabel Croft Tennis Academy, nine-hole golf course, expansive gardens, numerous shops and more.
Meredith Dichter, global brand director, The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, said: “Pine Cliffs’ renovation truly is a cornerstone in The Luxury Collection brand’s investment effort to renovate some of the most iconic hotels around the globe.
“We are thrilled to deliver enhanced accommodations in the Algarve, a perennial favorite of global explorers, to our guests.”