It will be actually a boutique hotel. The Onyria Palmares Beach House Hotel – which features 18 rooms and two suites – will open in spring 2016 and will offer 180-degrees views to the Bay of Lagos, with beds facing the windows so guests wake up looking towards the three-mile Meia-Praia beach.
It will have the same service ethos as the Onyria Marinha Edition Hotel, in Cascais, which was voted the number-one hotel in Europe and number three in the world by users of the award-winning review site TripAdvisor in 2013.
The boutique hotel follows on the heels of a successful launch of a limited number of villa plots at the distinctive site, with each either overlooking the sea or with views of the renowned Ria de Alvor nature reserve, one of the most important coastal wetlands in southern Portugal.
Construction on the hotel is scheduled to begin in June 2015 with an opening anticipated for spring 2016. The planning license also allows for another 152 hotel rooms to be built in stages.