Campbell Gray Hotels group is to open a new wellness retreat called Palácio de Canavezes near the city of Porto in early 2021.
Located in a restored former palace hotel that dates back to the early 1900s, Palácio de Canavezes will have 52 bedrooms and suites all overlooking the River Tâmega on the edge of the Douro Valley.
A restaurant and terrace overlooking the River Tâmega will be accompanied by a 1,000sqm PUREGRAY health and wellness facility with a menu focusing on holistic wellbeing.
Five treatment rooms will include one for couples and other facilities will include an indoor swimming pool, a sauna and a steam room.
The development and restoration is being overseen by Porto-based architect Pedro Gomes Fernandes of Europlan, with interior design by Paulo Lobo.
The managing director of Campbell Gray Hotels, Alan O’Dea, said: “The restored Palácio de Canavezes will be one of the most sought-after wellness retreats in Europe, offering not only a beautiful setting near Porto but also expert advice on guests’ medical wellbeing. It is a magnificent addition to our portfolio.”