Best of the Best 2018 - 525
VILA VITA PARC RESORT & SPA
POR CHES (A LGA R VE), POR TU GA L
N E I G H B O R H O O D Clifftop Beach Resort
Some 170 breezy, sea-themed rooms and villas are scattered about Vila Vita Parc Resort &
Spa to provide guests with the ultimate privacy. If it feels a bit too far away after, say, your
craniosacral treatment at the spa, a cruise on the yacht or a six-course tasting at the two Michelin-star Ocean, simply let a butler chauffeur you back in a golf buggy. No request is too
large or small at this unapologetically plush cliffside resort in Algarve, which offers direct access to the beach and something for everyone, including golf, watersports, ten dining venues
and a phenomenal playground for the kids.
Welcome bottle of wine from the resort's own
production, seasonal fruit and mineral water;
and $100 value resort credit per stay.
A variety of two- to five-bedroom, fully
staffed villas offer the ultimate in everything:
private pools, Jacuzzis, and Gaggenau and
Smeg appliances. One even has its own gym.
Distance from Faro Airport (FAO): 27 miles/43 km
Size: 170 rooms Room Style: Indigenous Vibe: Sophisticated
INTERCONTINENTAL PORTO - PALACIO DAS CARDOSAS
POR TO, POR TU GA L
N E I G H B O R H O O D Porto
Welcome amenities; and lunch or dinner
for two in the hotel restaurant (excluding
beverages), once per stay.
The hotel makes a great home base for trips
to the rolling vineyards of the Douro River
Valley, one of the world's oldest demarcated
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InterContinental Porto - Palacio das Cardosas offers a privileged location right in the heart of
the city of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Only steps away from the city's main attractions, the hotel inherits the elegance and history of an iconic 18th-century palace. Its specialized team offers seamless service, allowing InterContinental Porto to remain IHG's number-one hotel in Europe in terms of guest satisfaction. Inside the hotel, guests can relax in the
wellness center and the intimate library bar. For the perfect gastronomic experience, try
Astória Restaurant's modern Portuguese cuisine with Mediterranean flavors.
Distance from Porto Airport (OPO): 20 minutes
Size: 105 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Sophisticated
QU IN TA DO LA GO, POR TU GA L
N E I G H B O R H O O D Quinta do Lago
One of Europe's most enviable holiday retreats is now even more exclusive, thanks to Conrad
Algarve. Follow the flaming torches to this bespoke, 154-room enclave in Portugal's sunny Algarve region. A complimentary shuttle delivers you to its famous golden sands (seasonal).
Three-Michelin-star Chef Heinz Beck is at the helm of Gusto restaurant, which serves Mediterranean cuisine and innovative cocktails. The Conrad Spa is an oasis of calm with its contemporary approach to helping you rekindle your energy and rediscover your spirit. Quinta do Lago
is a golfer's paradise, and you can take advantage with the hotel's own PGA pro.
A DV I S O R T I P
$100 value hotel credit per stay.
For foodies, the degustation menu at Gusto
by Heinz Beck is a must. Spend an evening
savoring seven adventurous courses.
Distance from Faro Airport (FAO): 9 miles/15 km
Size: 154 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Sophisticated