New hotel

A new five star hotel due to open at the Quinta do Vale golf resort in 2011 is to be managed by Spanish hotel chain Sol Meliá.

The hotel, which will have 125 rooms, will be the first five star hotel east of Faro and is set to include a spa, restaurant and bespoke conference facilities.

There are also plans for the Quinta do Vale golf and resort, complete with 18 hole course designed by Seve Ballesteros, to develop a 100 berth marina.