On the one-year anniversary of the launch of the first W Hotel in Portugal, we delve into the offerings of W Algarve, a vibrant clifftop retreat overlooking Praia do Evaristo in Albufeira.
Packed with unforgettable experiences, innovative Food & Beverage concepts, breathtaking panoramic scenery, and luxurious hotel amenities, W Algarve is, without compare, one of Portugal’s most popular holiday destinations.
The west-facing 134 guest rooms and suites and 83 residences are enhanced by the contemporary Mediterranean decor infused with local touches. Each room has its own private balcony overlooking either the azure Atlantic Ocean or the lush hotel gardens, offering quiet spaces for introspection and intimacy with those you love.
Guest conveniences are fully catered to: At the resort; each room comes with air conditioning to combat Portugal’s summer heat; a lounge area with a flat-screen TV and satellite; and coffee machines. The one to four-bedroom resident apartments include a kitchen with a fridge, an oven, and a dishwasher. Guest services include an onsite ATM, a fitness centre, and 24-hour concierge services.
For Candice D’ Cruz, Vice President – Luxury Brands, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International, “W Algarve marks the first W Hotel to open in Portugal, bringing a unique, modern luxury experience that is focused on socialising to the Algarve’s hospitality scene… From the hotel’s design that is rooted in Portuguese history and culture to the W brand signature music programming to exciting new dining experiences, W Algarve is a destination where international jet setters and local tastemakers can discover an unexpected side of the destination.”
A day at W Algarve offers guests a journey through the spacious resort’s many excellent facilities. Guests can always visit the W Lounge, a casual meeting spot for delectable snacks and an eclectic drinks menu ranging from single-origin Portuguese coffees to elaborate artisan pairings with renowned Portugal-leading female-led winemakers and signature cocktails.
Explore a bit further through the resort, and you’ll discover the Market Kitchen. An elevated concept honouring Portuguese cuisine crafted with only the best of local produce that re-invents globally inspired classic cuisine.
Under the almost always radiant Portugal sun, visit the WET Deck and dive into one of the signature swimming pools or gaze over the Atlantic from the edge of W Algarve’s double-level infinity pool, perfect for sunbathing and relaxing with summer cocktails.
Towards the end of the day, guests are encouraged to visit AIR for sunset snacks and drinks, a scenic clifftop venue with unrivalled views of the ocean and Albufeira’s natural beauty. The exclusive venue will also be host to W Algarve’s main summer events and will feature a selection of local and international DJs spinning music throughout the season.
From there, close the day at Paper Moon, an authentic Italian gastronomy with panoramic views of the ocean and a vibrant atmosphere that reinvigorates and re-energises travellers after their expeditions through the many tourist activities available in Albufeira.
There’s surfing, water skiing, scuba diving, dolphin-watching and boat trips along the coastline, and a variety of nature hikes as well as explorations through Albufeira’s markets, curiosities, and village stores.
W Algarve is one of the latest luxury destinations from the renowned hotel group Marriott International. W Algarve joins 60 other resorts worldwide, offering guests detail-driven, dynamic, and invigorating travel destinations in some of the most beautiful places in the world.