Venue Spotlight: Penha Longa Resort, Portugal

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For our next Venue Spotlight, Lucy has chosen Penha Longa Resort, Portugal.

Why is the Penha Longa Resort great for meetings and events?

Set within Sintra-Cascais natural park (Only 30 minutes’ drive from Lisbon and the airport) lies the exquisite Portugal resort. Offering both a blend of historical charm and modern luxury for all who visit.

Penha Longa Resort specialises in matching the perfect meeting venue with impeccable service. With state-of-the-art conference equipment, and more than 25 meeting rooms with natural daylight and historical setting. From the grand banquet (hold up to 700 guests) halls to versatile meetings, conventions, conferences, and product launch presentations. Many of the conference rooms and event spaces are located in the 14th century Penha Longa Palace and monastery. This is a truly unique location for any event.

The hotel has a range of different types of rooms. 194 of the sumptuous rooms are decorated in warm shades of tobacco and chocolate. 44 suites are spacious and offer panoramic mountain or golf course views. Each room comes with an expansive marble bathroom with separate tub and shower stall. Finally, two of the bedrooms are Imperial suites. The largest room is 4,462 square feet and boasts 180-degree views of lush mountain greenery and a bathroom with its own Jacuzzi and sauna.

Some of the world’s best restaurants can be found at this remote Sintra resort, including two with Michelin stars. LAB by Sergi Arola offers unique tasting experiences from around the world and Midori the oldest Japanese restaurant in Portugal offers exquisite Japanese fine dining with Portuguese touches. Further restaurants include Italian food at Mercatto, modern Portuguese cuisine at Arola, Pan Asian at Spices, with B Lounge, Aqua and Villa Tamariz serving fresh, seasonal inspired food.

The indulgent Thai inspired Spa includes two relaxation areas, nine treatment rooms and a suite reserved for those who prefer more privacy. Within the stunning private Japanese water garden, you will find a Jacuzzi, a contrast pool and a three-metre waterfall, a platform over the pool for the practice of Yoga and Qi Gong, and two gazebos for meditation and treatments such as Shiatsu.

Nestled among the Sintra Mountains within a 545-acre natural park, Penha Longa Resort offers more than simply a breathtaking setting. The hotel is heaven for outdoor enthusiasts with a 27-hole golf course; a historical circuit that takes guests past a 14th-century monastery; and easy access to beaches in nearby Cascais and Estoril, just 10 minutes away.

Reason why you love this venue

The great thing about the Penha Longa (apart from the beautiful location, excellent service, and amazing food) is the variety of space for meetings and dinners.  For a 3-day conference, delegates can be in different areas of the hotel, the monastery, or the grounds each night.