Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has confirmed it will bring its Sheraton brand to the upmarket resort town of Cascais in Portugal with the signing of the Sheraton Cascais Resort.
Owned and managed by United Investments Portugal (UIP), the property will reopen on 24 February under a franchise agreement with Starwood.
“We have successfully partnered with United Investments Portugal for over 24-years at Pine Cliffs, a Luxury Collection Resort in the Algarve, positioning it as one of the finest resorts in Europe. We are extremely proud to extend this collaboration and bring a third Sheraton hotel to Portugal,” said Michael Wale, president, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East. “The signing of this fantastic hotel underlines our strong relationship with UIP and highlights the continued demand for the Sheraton brand as we move toward our goal of adding 150 new Sheraton hotels around the globe by the year 2020.”
Sheraton Cascais Resort, which previously operated as the Vivamarinha Hotel & Suites, boasts a top location on Portugal’s sweeping Atlantic coast just 30 minutes from Lisbon and about a mile from the famous Guincho Beach, one of the finest surfing spots in Europe.
Comprising of 138 rooms and suites, Sheraton Cascais will feature a signature restaurant and two bars, as well as a wide range of leisure facilities including a state-of-the-art fitness centre, outdoor swimming pool and an expansive spa with six treatment rooms and hydrotherapy suite.
The resort is surrounded by seven of Portugal’s top golf courses, all within a 30-minute drive. Business guests will enjoy a range of multifunctional meeting rooms, the largest accommodating up to 150 people.
Sheraton Cascais Resort will complement two existing Sheraton properties in Portugal – Sheraton Lisbon Hotel & Spa and Sheraton Porto Hotel & Spa.