Albatroz Hotel re-opens doors after refurbishment

Paul Stevens By Paul Stevens
12 June 2019 | Updated 12 June 2019

Portugal: Following an extensive refurbishment, The Albatroz Hotel has re-opened its doors to guests on the coast of Cascais.

Led by local designer Graça Viterbo, the refurbishment involved renovating 34 of the 50 rooms in the hotel with regionally-inspired furnishings and textiles. The reception area and lobby have been modernised, while a refreshed bar and restaurant have integrated features that pay homage to the panoramic views over the sea.

The development also extended to the outdoor pool area which overlooks the bay, offering guests an ideal place to make the most of the sunlight.

Located in the bay of Cascais, The Albatroz Hotel was originally built in 1873 as the first luxury villa for the Portuguese royal family. On a conceptual level, the refurbishment has brought together modern lines and the best of the surrounding landscape, while retaining the hotel's historic and refined architecture with the ambiance of an elevated beach chalet.

Between neutral tones and marine-themed features, the main spaces are a combination of a luxurious atmosphere with vintage details, echoing the style of the Portuguese nobility who inspired the original property.

During the Second World War, Cascais acted as a refuge for Portuguese nobility. Now an elegant blend of 19th century architecture and traditional Portuguese charm, it attracts guests from all over the world who are seeking endless culture, fine cuisine, and beautiful scenery.

The historic wealth of Cascais' royal past is still visible on every winding cobbled street, with grand palaces and extravagant villas dotted in between boutiques and classic eateries. The cultural town and the neighbouring palatial Sintra, offer a welcome escape for a more refined, relaxed break.

With the reopening of the landmark Albatroz Hotel, Cascais is established as a luxury destination for culture-seeking travellers, especially as it is only 20 minutes away from Lisbon by car. 

For more information on how to book a stay, visit the Albatroz Hotel website here.

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