Starwood will bring its Sheraton brand to the upmarket resort town of Cascais in Portugal with the signing of Sheraton Cascais Resort.
Owned and managed by United Investments Portugal (UIP), the property will relaunch under the Sheraton brand on February 24, 2016 under a franchise agreement with Starwood
Michael Wale, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East, said: “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. 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.”
The 138-room resort – previously the Vivamarinha Hotel & Suites – is located on Portugal’s sweeping Atlantic coast, just 30 minutes drive east from Lisbon and in close proximity to some of the finest surfing spots in Europe. The resort is also surrounded by seven of Portugal’s top golf courses, all within a 30-minute drive.
Sheraton Cascais will feature a signature restaurant and two bars, as well as a range of leisure facilities including a fitness centre, outdoor swimming pool, and spa with six treatment rooms and a hydrotherapy suite.
Sheraton Cascais Resort will join the two existing Sheraton properties in Portugal – Sheraton Lisbon Hotel & Spa and Sheraton Porto Hotel & Spa.