Dolce Hotels and Resorts today announced management of Dolce CampoReal Lisbon, a meetings destination and golf resort within close proximity to the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, and only 20 minutes from the Atlantic beaches along the country's west coast. With a portfolio of 26 upscale hotels, resorts and conference centers across North American and Europe, the new address marks Dolce's seventh in Europe.
CampoReal is owned by Discovery Fund, a restructuring fund for the tourism sector that recently acquired the hotel.
"The addition of Dolce CampoReal Lisbon furthers our European expansion while keeping within our strategy of operating properties in close proximity to major cities and airports," said Steven A. Rudnitsky, president & chief executive officer of Dolce Hotels and Resorts. "CampoReal has much to offer leisure and business travelers, as well as group and corporate meeting clientele seeking convenience to Lisbon and the coast."
Pedro Seabra, Partner of Explorer Investment (Discovery Fund's advisors), comments, "Dolce's expertise in the MICE segment, coupled with the experience of Dolce as a branded operator for a meetings and conference property, made them a natural choice for management of the hotel."
Wrapped in a beautiful rural setting within the vineyards of the Estremadura region in the Torres Vedras district, just North of Lisbon and near the "Silver Coast," Dolce CampoReal Lisbon is a distinctively elegant and modern resort with 151 hotel rooms, three restaurants,three lounges, a challenging 18-hole golf course, spa, fitness and equestrian center.
Accommodations range from spacious Deluxe rooms with high-quality bedding and showers, to spacious Suites with separate living rooms, private furnished terraces and expansive views of the golf course and vineyards. A single Duplex Suite encompasses two floors while the Royal Suite, located on the resort's highest floor, has a fireplace, kitchen with a discreet service door, and unmatchable views of the countryside. There is also a selection of Family Rooms sized for two adults and three children with extra beds available upon request.
An inspiring and ideal setting for meetings and events, Dolce CampoReal Lisbon features an abundance of natural light, interior function spaces, and enchanting gardens and terraces for business meetings, wedding receptions and gatherings of all types. The property will be featuring up to 1,925 square meters of conference space through 20 function rooms with total capacity for up to 500 people. The resort's main Hall runs 489 square meters and has the capability to be divided into smaller rooms to suit client needs.
Quality gastronomy is on the front burner at Dolce CampoReal Lisbon with a breakfast buffet and daily dinner served at Restaurant Manjapao; traditional Mediterranean cuisine created from fresh ingredients at Grande Escolha; and specialty food designed for sharing - from tapas to beer buckets - at the Sports Club. The Library Bar beckons with a tranquil, classical atmosphere for cocktails and wine tastings, while two additional lounges - the Pool Bar and Sunset Bar - are open seasonally.
Golfing is an exclusive experience with an 18-hole, Donald Steel-designed course offering challenges for golfers of every level. Blind shots, steep inclines and wooded valleys pepper the 6,009-meter course. Resort golf facilities include training equipment, buggies and trolleys, a driving range, and a well-stocked golf shop.
The 700 meter, two-floor Divine Spa includes an herbal steam sauna, Turkish bath and hydrotherapy pool, snow fountain and private spa suites that offer spectacular views.
The fitness center is furnished with advanced cardio and strength equipment and the 20-meter heated indoor pool is perfect for laps. The fitness center is adjoined to a sun-splashed outdoor resort pool, gymnasium, tennis courts and all-purpose playing fields. The equestrian center is only minutes away.
As a leader in the meetings industry, Dolce pioneered the conference center concept andComplete Meeting Package, both now embraced as standards by the International Association of Conference Centers. The company's vision is to create inspiring environments that bring people together, and its mission is to delight its guests, challenge its associates, reward its owners and serve as a role model in its communities.
On the negotiations with Dolce, the Discovery Fund and Explorer Investments were also supported by Dynamic Hotels.
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