One of Europe’s pioneering luxury lifestyle destinations, Pine Cliffs Resort is located overlooking the beaches of the Algarve coastline in southern Portugal. Owned by United Investments Portugal, part of Talal Investment Group consortium, the property is managed by Marriott International, Inc. as part of The Luxury Collection.
Its whitewashed properties spread across 178 acres of manicured gardens where accommodation includes a 217-bedroom hotel, 154 Residence apartments, 84 Gardens apartments and 148 Ocean suites.
At the heart of Pine Cliffs Resort is the 1,100sqm Serenity spa and a 414sqm Technogym-equipped fitness space, lined on two sides with floor-to-ceiling windows that provide stunning sea views.
Development of the €4m (£3.6m) spa was led by its director Maria d’Orey, who conceived Serenity’s lotus flower logo as a representation of the purity on offer and the spiritual awakening that awaits guests. European Spa talked to her about how the spa’s operations have changed since it reopened after the recent lockdown.