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Major facelift takes Tivoli Carvoeiro to five-star status

Carvoeiro’s Tivoli Hotel is to gain five-star status after undergoing a “major facelift” that will leave it closed until April 2017.

The hotel facade, reception, rooms, bars and restaurants are all due to be massively made-over.

“It’s going to be a big change, a total refurbishment of the hotel,” Henrique Pires, spokesperson for Thai group Minor International which took over all Tivoli hotels and resorts in February told us.

The number of rooms is being reduced from 293 to 246 in a bid to offer “more spacious and comfortable accommodation that will surpass the expectations of the most discerning guests”.

Also planned is the opening of a new Italian restaurant, and a Sky Bar which will be located at the top of the hotel, open from 6pm to 1am to offer guests views “of the sun setting and the moon rising”.

There will also be a new spa, a fitness training centre, seven meeting rooms and a special space for wedding receptions.

The makeover comes in the year Tivoli Carvoeiro is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

How much money is being ploughed into the project has not been revealed, though Minor announced an overall €50 million refurbishment plan when it took over the hotel chain.

Improvement works are also in the pipeline for the Tivoli Marina Portimão Hotel, though Henrique Pires was unable to give further details of these as we went to press.

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