The Tivoli Marina Vilamoura has reopened and is celebrating a “new beginning” after undergoing four months of extensive renovations which have breathed new life into almost every aspect of the five-star hotel.
The renovations – which were carried out by the Azora company, in partnership with the Talasur Group interior design studio – encompassed the hotel’s rooms, entrance hall, breakfast restaurant, outdoor pool and gardens and The Argo Cocktail Bar.
“This renovation marks a new beginning for Tivoli Marina Vilamoura,” said Hugo Gonçalves, General Manager of Tivoli Marina Vilamoura.
According to Gonçalves, the hotel has “always been ahead of its time for the past 35 years, thanks to the tireless work of a team focused on providing innovative and excellent service.”
“Today, we have a renovated unit that exceeds the expectations of our customers,” he added.
According to a statement released by Tivoli Marina Vilamoura, the hotel’s total of 383 rooms, including 21 suites, have been “redesigned to reflect the beaches and sea of the Algarve.”
It explains that “the classic elegance of the Tivoli brand” has been combined with a “contemporary nautical design”, using natural materials and soft tones of beige, reminiscent of the sandy beaches.
Family rooms now stand out for an “exclusive palette of tones and materials, where wood is combined with exclusive sand-coloured textures and rattan finishes.” Meanwhile, the Junior Suites stand out for offering the experience of “waking up in a King Bed with an ample sea view.”
The hotel’s lobby has undergone the most significant transformation and has been given a “more human scale”, both in terms of size and the materials used, which are “more natural, minimal and noble.” A large tropical garden in the centre featuring mostly native species has given a bit of an outdoor touch to the lobby, while The Glee Boutique Café has also adopted the new neutral tones, adding even more emphasis to its colourful French pastries, including “delicious chocolates and macarons in pastel tones.”
The Voyage restaurant, where breakfast is served, has a new look that is “brighter, fresher, and more inspiring”. In line with the revamped rooms and lobby, the tones chosen seek inspiration from the surrounding environment, creating a “sophisticated French Riviera style”, with vertical blue stripes, wooden and bamboo chairs, and “floral and geometric decorations”, paying homage to the Moorish influence patterns typically found in southern Portugal.
The Argo Cocktail Bar is another space that has become “even more glamorous and charming”. The inside of the bar features wavy lines, rich and soft tones, and a contrast between satin and textured surfaces, the hotel says. However, the “real crown jewel” is the balcony of The Argo, with its “breathtaking view of the Marina”.
The hotel gardens have also undergone a major transformation, starting with the pool, which now has “a sky-blue tone”. The pool depth has also been reduced, while a new area for sun beds was created. Says the hotel, this change “not only brings an aesthetic improvement but also a greater energy and environmental efficiency, with a significant reduction in water consumption.”
By Michael Bruxo