The FINANCIAL — InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, IHG’s luxury brand, has opened InterContinental Estoril – the brand’s first hotel on the ‘Portuguese Riviera’. Situated on the beautiful Estoril coast, just 27 kilometres west of Lisbon, the stunning hotel offers magnificent ocean views from every room, as well as easy access to the country’s historic capital via train along the coast line.
InterContinental Estoril features a beautiful outdoor swimming pool with ocean views as well as tranquil gardens, a wellness centre with Ritual Spa, Club InterContinental and a private terrace. All 59 guest rooms are elegant and modern, with sleek furniture and design features, according to IHG.
Estoril plays host to a wealth of international sports events and golf courses, and boasts a number of national parks and stunning beaches all within a short walking distance from the hotel. Commonly called the “Coast of Kings” thanks to its popularity with European royalty, the town has one of Europe’s largest casinos and was the inspiration for the first of Ian Fleming’s James Bond books, “Casino Royale.”
The destination is also famous for its local seafood specialities which can be experienced in the hotel’s fine dining restaurant, Lota.do. For pre- or post-dinner drinks, the Atlantico Lounge offers an impressive cocktail menu to be enjoyed alongside unbeatable views of the open Atlantic waters.
Tom Rowntree, Vice President InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, Europe at IHG comments: “We are extremely proud to be opening our first InterContinental hotel on the Estoril Coast. Our guests love our hotels for their outstanding restaurants, incredible locations and cosmopolitan design, all of which are perfectly encapsulated in InterContinental Estoril. We have strong momentum behind the InterContinental brand at the moment having recently opened InterContinental® Lisbon and signed both InterContinental® Lyon – Hotel Dieu and InterContinental® Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel this year.”
Giuseppe Vincelli, General Manager at InterContinental Estoril says, “Estoril is a hidden gem with a rich cultural heritage and local charm that has long been enjoyed by Europe’s elite travellers. I believe our hotel offers something truly special thanks to its coastal location and extraordinary views. Our guests will enjoy walking along the promenade to our neighbouring village, Cascais and exploring the beautiful beaches – not to mention the world-class golf courses nearby.”