Ombria opens doors to local community
Residents from the nearby village of Querença were invited to take part on April 21 in a themed tour of Ombria Resort – the luxury sustainable development that is due to open in Loulé this autumn.
The invitation was made by the resort and the president of the local parish council, Margarida Correia, in order to allow the local community to “touch base with the team and share memories of their daily routine in a former agricultural property, where many of them worked and spent happy moments.”
The visit was accompanied by the director of the Viceroy at Ombria Resort, Lionel Alvarez, as well as Rodrigo Roquette, Director of Sales and Marketing of the hotel, José Malveiro, Head of the maintenance team, and Ville Tallbacka, Director of the Ombria Resort.
Says the resort, “as part of its sustainability policy, Ombria Resort has been recovering a significant part of the existing agricultural heritage. Seven lime kilns, two weirs, eight water tanks and five norias, a stable and 2.5 km of levadas have already been rehabilitated, resulting from sheer teamwork led by archaeologist José Malveiro.
“Since the very beginning, Ombria Resort has been fully committed to honouring its commitment to sustainability and environmental protection, as well as the company’s social responsibility. Our owner Pontos Group remains fully committed to implementing a naturally exceptional development in harmony with nature and the local community,” the resort adds.
What is Ombria Resort?
Spread over more than 150 hectares right at the heart of the authentic Algarve, the Ombria Resort is a luxury sustainable development that is due to open this autumn and will feature a five-star hotel managed by Viceroy Hotels & Resorts, an 18-hole signature golf course and several different types of homes for sale.
Sustainability and environmental protection are key factors that have been built into each stage of the low-density design development process at Ombria Resort and, using bioclimatic architectural principles as well as renewable solar and geothermal energies, all buildings are considered “smart houses”, equipped with cutting-edge technology and efficient resource management.
The design of Ombria Resort respects the surrounding environment and safeguards the integrity of the indigenous landscape, it says.