Vila Vita Parc Resort in Porches will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year throughout “30 weeks filled with 30 exceptional events” spanning the worlds of art, culture, gastronomy, wellness and lifestyle.
According to the resort, this anniversary represents an “important milestone for the brand” following 30 years of “precious moments, memories and experiences in the art of hospitality.”
“Since 1992, when VILA VITA first opened its doors, the resort has blossomed into a world leading destination that is now a magnet for globetrotters and gourmet lovers from around the world; travellers who are looking for exceptional, authentic cuisine, vibrant interiors, local community experiences to really explore the region, and to simply enjoy Portuguese hospitality at its most welcoming,” says the five-star resort.
The 30th anniversary festivities will take place between April and November and will celebrate the hotel’s “continuing innovation and creative vision, qualities that have seen VILA VITA Parc transform over the past three decades into a highly respected, leading voice on the global luxury travel stage.”
Foodies will have a lot to look forward to, as Vila Vita is planning a series of themed fine-dining dinners and events called ‘Reach for the Stars’, which will bring together a “unique constellation” of Michelin stars and renowned chefs from Portugal and all over the world.
There will be three editions of the event – Portugal, World and Asia.
The Portuguese edition will feature leading Portuguese chefs with two Michelin stars who will be “cooking up a storm” at Ocean Restaurant with chef Hans Neuner.
The World edition promises to delight “discerning gourmands” as 10 renowned chefs from around the world with three Michelin stars will team up with top wine producers at Vila Vita Parc’s Clubhouse for a “memorable evening of sumptuous cuisine, an eclectic ambiance and world-class wines.”
For Asian food lovers, the Asia edition will see four international chefs specialising in Asian cuisine taking over the kitchen at the resort’s Mizu Teppanyaki restaurant on four different dates.
But these will not be the only gastronomic events taking place. ‘La Bela France’ will bring three renowned French chefs to the resort to create a “fabulous feast” at the Bela Vista restaurant on three different evenings.
Lastly, some of the Algarve’s best chefs will be “combining their culinary repertoire into a series of delightful dishes for dinner” at Adega. ‘Passionate About Algarve’ will also bring reputed wine producers from the region together with the chefs alongside live entertainment.
It’s not all about food though. The resort is also planning to launch the Vila Vita Social Club, a series of events focusing on “bars and mixology” taking place over the course of the 30 weeks. V Club, the hotel’s new nightclub, is also due to launch on July 7, and the start of summer will be celebrated with a ‘Summer Pink Pool Party’ where “everything will be pink head to toe, including the pool water, drinks and décor”.
Another highlight promises to be the ‘Art in the Parc’ initiative – a series of events taking place in the hotel’s gardens featuring concerts (Fado, Classical and Jazz), art exhibitions and local arts and crafts displays.
As Vila Vita Parc is also known for being a “leading spa and wellness resort”, it will also host a number of “visiting practitioners, motivational guest speakers, and a tennis academy with former world-famous players.”
The resort promises to offer further details, including the finalised programme and dates, in due course.
Visit vilavitaparc.com for more information.