Tivoli Hotels & Resorts is to expand its
rapidly growing brand to the Alentejo region of Portugal in the
historic city of Évora.
The Tivoli Évora Ecoresort, scheduled to launch
in the third quarter of 2018, currently operates as the Ecorkhotel,
Évora – Suites & Spa.
The property is located on the lush plains
of Portugal’s south-central Alentejo region, just a five-minute
drive from the historic centre of Évora, an UNESCO World Heritage
Site, and an one-hour drive from the capital Lisbon.
Surrounded by age-old cork oak and olive trees, the property is
designed in sustainable contemporary style. Soft architectural
lines blend perfectly into the verdant landscape, with 56 suites
carefully placed around the 38,000 square metre grounds, providing
ultimate privacy and tranquility for guests.
As part of
a refurbishment programme, a new villa with nine guest
rooms and a private outdoor swimming pool will be added to the
The ecoresort also has a spa providing pure
serenity for the senses. Treatment rooms, an indoor swimming pool,
sauna, Turkish bath and fully equipped fitness room will be
available for guests to enjoy.
The main restaurant takes guests
on a journey around Portugal with local and seasonal produce, much
of which sourced directly from the hotel's own biological garden.
The lobby bar provides
decadent drinks and snacks to enjoy a winter's afternoon by the
traditional open fire or to cool down on hot summer days.
first floor of the central building, the infinity pool bar will
serve freshly squeezed fruit juices in the morning and creative
cocktails to accompany captivating sunsets overlooking the Alentejo countryside.
Public areas and multiple suites can
be reserved in exclusivity upon request, providing the perfect
setups for dream destination weddings, honeymoons or company
The property is built according to the highest
standards of environmental practice and energy efficiency. The
entire central building is covered in cork, a material found
locally in abundance, which allows for effective thermal and
acoustic insulation in an area where temperatures can vary. The
hotel also uses geothermal energy to heat the central building and
solar panels to heat running water and the swimming pools. This
environmental benchmark programme has led the Responsible Tourism
Institute (RTI) to bestow the hotel with the Biosphere Award, recognising sustainable tourism projects around the world.
“We are very pleased to announce the first Tivoli Hotel in the
Alentejo region and the brand’s eleventh property in Portugal.
This ecoresort is a perfect complement to our portfolio in the
country and represents our arrival in a fascinating region where
tourism has grown sustainably. This launch is an important step in
the expansion of Tivoli and Minor Hotels in Portugal,” said
Marco Amaral, Vice-President of Operations and Development in
Europe and South America for Minor Hotels, the parent company of
Tivoli Hotels & Resorts.
Tivoli Hotels & Resorts is
celebrating 85 years of hospitality in 2018. Currently operating
13 hotels and resorts in Portugal, Brazil and Qatar, the brand is
planning to launch more new properties in Qatar and Brazil before
the end of the year.
Minor Hotels Group,