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Penha Longa Resort Announces New Wellness Packages and Memberships to Jump Start New Year's Resolutions

The Spa and Wellness Center introduces inclusive overnight experiences, special events and a new Spa and Fitness Membership

Sintra – February 2015 – The Wellness Center at Penha Longa Resort offers guests the sophistication and credibility of a world renowned wellness institute with the luxury of The Ritz-Carlton service and accommodations. Now, Penha Longa Resort presents a multitude of new wellness experiences including inclusive overnight packages, special events, an exclusive membership and menu offerings.

The Re-Energize Retreat Package at Penha Longa Resort provides guests with two overnight options of three and seven nights stay based on the guest’s goals and objectives. Experience morning yoga overlooking the beautiful Sintra Mountain and Penha Longa monastery of the 14th century. The healing hands of our skilled therapists will take you through a Citrus Bod Scrub tailored by Natura Bissé together with a Sensory massage and Lymphatic drainage. The experience includes also a wellness and nutritional consultation. The package starts at EUR 1,076 for a three night stay.

The Spa and Fitness Membership provides guests the ultimate Penha Longa Wellness Experience. This new exclusive memberships are tailored to each guest need ranging from Spa, Fitness, Premium, Family and Corporate. All include access to the Hotel’s Fitness Center complete with indoor and two outdoor pools together with group fitness classes; access to The Spa and outdoor Spa Pool; 15 percent off food and beverage, golf and Country Club services; fitness testing; and more. The Spa and Fitness Membership starts at EUR110 per month with a one-time initiation fee of EUR100.

To book the above Wellness Center offerings at Penha Longa Resort, call (351) 21 923 96 50 or contact spa.penhalonga@penhalonga.com

Penha Longa Resort Launches its First Resident Running Concierge

SINTRA, Portugal (July, 31 2015) – Penha Longa Resort invites its guests to discover the wonders of Sintra mountain while getting fit with the Running Concierge Team available for a group or individual run within property grounds.

The combination of guest’s workout routine with fresh air and local nature scenery while staying at luxurious Penha Longa Resort will enhance guests stay even more.

The Running Concierge team developed a complete Running Map, providing five different running tracks, along mountain and rural landscapes, where guests are lead to discover the resort´s surroundings in a whole new perspective and cherish these memories and accomplishments way after they leave. As an addition running path was personally outlined by our General Manager, David Martinez, also an active on-site runner himself

The six running tracks combining on and off property tracks are available for runners of all levels. Guests may choose the possibility of a group run with our Running Concierge team, or enjoy a sole run with the guidance of our running map. Either way, guest will be welcomed back with a fresh towel or cold bottled water.

“We want guests to experience and discover the magnificent mountain views and natural wonders of Sintra mountain which are totally unavailable for the regular tourists. Four onsite running tracks are available onsite within the 220ha of the Resort and two others are available outside the Resort for a true adventurous experience” says General Manager David Martinez

In addition to the Running Concierge experience, guest may enjoy a complement to their fitness training while on property with our Fitness Studio and Wellness Centre where they can elevate their energy level on the treadmill, tone up with strength machines or grab a mat to stretch and let go of stress. The airy surroundings of these areas feature the finest exercise equipment from world-class brands for all levels of performance. For reservations and further details call (351) 21 924 90 11 or email spa.penhalonga@penhalonga.com

Give Meetings a New Perspective at Penha Longa Resort, Portugal

Sintra, Portugal – June, 30 2015 - Penha Longa Resort sits in a national nature reserve just minutes from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra and 30 minutes from Lisbon on the Estoril coast of Portugal. The origins of Penha Longa can be traced back to the 14th century when its historic monastery was built and the area has been a meeting place for centuries as well as a retreat for Portuguese royalty and foreign dignitaries.

Within the hotel there are 194 guest rooms, each with private balconies and all the modern facilities expected.

Today these monastery buildings are used as the backdrop for many of the business meetings and events at the hotel, providing an atmospheric and unique location for delegates. The buildings make excellent use of the natural daylight and offer meeting planners the widest choice of indoor and outdoor venues in this area with 25 different locations around the resort, combining elegant surroundings with first class, high tech convenience.

Surrounded by secluded gardens, meeting planners can discover at each corner the perfect place for an intimate meeting or a team-building activity. The resort offers meetings planners an extensive list of activities in order to enjoy the outdoors, the region and, still, take the most of company´s team spirit.

In the grounds of the hotel, organizers can also make use of the Penha Longa Spa & Wellness, with its nine treatment rooms and in the Spa gardens Yoga and Qi-Gong sessions can be arranged for delegates. A unique feature of the spa garden is the beautiful meditation Labyrinth where special guided sessions can be arranged for groups with a qualified practitioner to take delegates through a meditative or self-development program.

During the downtime, golf enthusiasts can take advantage of the 27 world class holes. Ranked in the top 30 courses in Continental Europe, the Atlantic Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr, is a challenging 18-hole, par 72, championship course with breath-taking views over the surrounding area and has hosted numerous events including the Portuguese Open.

For further relaxation the hotel also offers a fully equipped Wellness Center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools as well as endless outdoor activities including tennis courts, padel tennis, squash, a jogging track, horse riding and surfing sessions at the nearby beaches.

With a choice of six exceptional restaurants catering to every taste, including authentic Italian food at Il Mercato, Japanese fare and exquisite decor at the Midori Restaurant or fresh fish and seafood at the poolside AQUA restaurant. Close to the lobby the B Lounge serves as a pit stop for casual dining with gourmet burgers and numerous combinations of fillings. Whilst the Arola Restaurant is innovative, fashionable and defiantly cool, serving a creative and contemporary twist to Portuguese cuisine, mixing tradition and heritage dishes, with wines served from a transparent cellar in the restaurant.

For event planners wanting to maintain the food quality away from the resort, the hotel offers their Penha Longa Catering in the surrounding outside venues offering the same high service and quality of food found in at the hotel, including two privately owned Palaces in Lisbon and one Palace in Estoril on exclusive basis.

For information and reservations visit Penha Longa or call +351 219 249 011.

Introducing an innovative SPA & Wellness concept at Penha Longa Resort

The majestic Sintra Resort launches its new SPA & Wellness concept within the historic palace buildings together with leading Spanish brand Natura Bissé.

This September, Penha Longa Resort will launch an impressive new SPA and Wellness concept offering guests the ultimate beauty experience in the city while unique wellness classes and fitness centre offer a chance to unwind.

Enhancing its existing reputation as one of leading spas in Europe and developing a new approach to the beauty and fitness areas, the luxury resort in Sintra will now offer treatments by the prestigious luxury Spanish skincare brand Natura Bissé – a favourite with top beauticians around the world as well as, a comprehensive fitness and wellbeing facility that has been tailored to the luxury traveler and boasts state-of-the-art Technogym® equipment.

Located 25km from Lisbon, the Penha Longa SPA & Wellness is set within the historic palace buildings, amid a stunning, landscaped garden setting for total privacy and seclusion. The 1,500 square metre Spa is just a few minutes’ walk from the main hotel and incorporates a number of water features designed to lend a meditative and contemplative ambience.

Penha Longa SPA & Wellness will be offering treatments by Natura Bissé, a brand that sits perfectly with Penha Longa Resort unique positioning and heritage. The luxurious and high performing products are created with cutting-edge, highly effective, active ingredients.

For the launch of Penha Longa SPA & Wellness, the resort has chosen to use the exclusive Diamond Collection by Natura Bissé. The luxury skincare brand has also created three signature treatments especially for Penha Longa SPA & Wellness, combining the expertise of Natura Bissé and the nature environment of the hotel for rejuvenation, wellness and relaxation.

Embark on a fitness and nutrition improvement programme with encouragement of Penha Longa SPA & Wellness specialists. With a long history and outstanding pedigree in the field of health and nutrition, Penha Longa team has become renowned for achieving incredible results in a short space of time. Utilising several training styles and techniques, coupled with motivational inspiration, to help everyone achieve their fitness goals, Penha Longa SPA & Wellness delivers outstanding results within a new state of the art fitness centre.

Guests and clients can also enjoy exclusive access to this premium destination and area with the tailored memberships. In addition to unlimited use of the onsite facilities, members also enjoy access to a personal trainer that will maximize your performance and special rates in the SPA.

For reservations and further details call (351) 21 924 90 11 or email spa.penhalonga@penhalonga.com

Penha Longa Resort - The estate of Penha Longa in Portugal, located within a 545-acre/220 hectare National Park on the southern Sintra Mountains has been a place of sanctuary for centuries. The Catholic fathers founded their monastery here, finding peace and tranquility in its setting whilst the Royal Family came in the summer months to find a cool refuge from the heat of nearby Lisbon. Today, the breathtakingly beautiful resort encompasses a luxurious hotel, a nineteenth century palace originally founded as a monastery in the fourteenth century, two spectacular golf courses, a superb Penha Longa Spa and a stunning tapas restaurant by Sergi Arola.

Introducing an Innovative SPA & Wellness Concept at Penha Longa Resort

Sintra, 31 May 2015 - This September, Penha Longa Resort will launch an impressive new SPA and Wellness concept offering guests the ultimate beauty experience in the city while unique wellness classes and fitness centre offer a chance to unwind.

Enhancing its existing reputation as one of leading spas in Europe and developing a new approach to the beauty and fitness areas, the luxury resort in Sintra will now offer treatments by the prestigious luxury Spanish skincare brand Natura Bissé – a favourite with top beauticians around the world as well as, a comprehensive fitness and wellbeing facility that has been tailored to the luxury traveler and boasts state-of-the-art Technogym® equipment.

Located 25km from Lisbon, the Penha Longa SPA & Wellness is set within the historic palace buildings, amid a stunning, landscaped garden setting for total privacy and seclusion. The 1,500 square metre Spa is just a few minutes’ walk from the main hotel and incorporates a number of water features designed to lend a meditative and contemplative ambience.

Penha Longa SPA & Wellness will be offering treatments by Natura Bissé, a brand that sits perfectly with Penha Longa Resort unique positioning and heritage. The luxurious and high performing products are created with cutting-edge, highly effective, active ingredients.

For the launch of Penha Longa SPA & Wellness, the resort has chosen to use the exclusive Diamond Collection by Natura Bissé. The luxury skincare brand has also created three signature treatments especially for Penha Longa SPA & Wellness, combining the expertise of Natura Bissé and the nature environment of the hotel for rejuvenation, wellness and relaxation.

Embark on a fitness and nutrition improvement programme with encouragement of Penha Longa SPA & Wellness specialists. With a long history and outstanding pedigree in the field of health and nutrition, Penha Longa team has become renowned for achieving incredible results in a short space of time. Utilising several training styles and techniques, coupled with motivational inspiration, to help everyone achieve their fitness goals, Penha Longa SPA & Wellness delivers outstanding results within a new state of the art fitness centre.

Guests and clients can also enjoy exclusive access to this premium destination and area with the tailored memberships. In addition to unlimited use of the onsite facilities, members also enjoy access to a personal trainer that will maximize your performance and special rates in the SPA.

For reservations and further details call (351) 21 924 90 11 or email spa.penhalonga@penhalonga.com

Savour the Art of Cuisine at Penha Longa Resort

The resort’s new LAB restaurant by two-star Michelin chef Sergi Arola is a celebration of culinary innovation

Penha Longa Resort is delighted to announce the launch of LAB an innovative new restaurant by two-star Michelin chef Sergi Arola.

Chef Sergi who has launched dining concepts in Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Verbier, Barcelona and Madrid became an international culinary sensation and television personality after working at Ferran Adriá’s world famous El Bulli.

Already well known at Penha Longa for hosting the resort’s celebrated ‘Arola’ gastronomic experience for the past seven years, Chef Sergi’s new LAB restaurant marks an exciting new development for the famous chef who has been “emotionally involved in every detail”.

Open from May 27, LAB is a celebration of artistic creation from its paintings by renowned Spanish artist Juan Cardosa and its sophisticated décor with a showcase ‘glass block’ 550-bottle wine cellar to Chef Sergi’s delicate amuse bouche and innovative tapas.

“Art and cuisine have always been an important part of the resort since the Portuguese Royal family started using Penha Longa as a summer retreat in the 17th century,” says General Manager David Martinez.

“Our new concept LAB builds on this tradition but with a dynamic 21st century twist. It will certainly appeal to those looking for inspirational gastronomy in a stylish setting.”

With views over the 220 hectares of mountain nature reserve that surrounds the resort, the restaurant is also certain to become a premier dining destination in Portugal.

Naturally, the menu is as exciting as it is inventive. Among the signature dishes are lamb loin in crust of Iranian pistachio, cod loin and blood sausage, sole with white beetroot carpaccio as well as veal sweetbread roast in spices and green bean soup. Desserts include roast apple sorbet and cheese soufflé and raspberry ice-cream.

There is also a vast range of 550 different wines from around the world, an exclusive Cognac and Armagnac selection and a tea menu with 40 different varieties. Bread, sausages, pates and a wide range of butters are also prepared daily at the restaurant.

LAB only accommodates 22 guests to ensure an indulgent atmosphere of refined intimacy, while a separate bar-lounge area with DJ offers the largest selection of premium Vodkas in Portugal.

“We will also be adding another special dimension to LAB by commissioning original works of art from students at Portugal’s famous Escola de Belas Artes every six months. In every sense, LAB is a celebration of music, art and cuisine,” added General Manager David Martinez.

For reservations and further details call +351 21 924 90 11 or email resort.penhalonga@penhalonga.com

Penha Longa Resort - The estate of Penha Longa in Portugal, located within a 545-acre/220 hectare National Park on the southern Sintra Mountains has been a place of sanctuary for centuries. The Catholic fathers founded their monastery here, finding peace and tranquility in its setting whilst the Royal Family came in the summer months to find a cool refuge from the heat of nearby Lisbon. Today, the breathtakingly beautiful resort encompasses a luxurious hotel, a nineteenth century palace originally founded as a monastery in the fourteenth century, two spectacular golf courses, a superb Penha Longa Spa and a stunning tapas restaurant by Sergi Arola.

Indulgent Picnic in the Royal Gardens of Penha Longa Resort is the Perfect Mothers Day Treat

Penha Longa Resort has the perfect gift for mother’s day this year — an unforgettable day sharing a luxurious picnic with family in the photogenic setting of the resort’s stunning grounds.

Featuring beautiful gardens that date back hundreds of years, an historic royal palace and ancient monastery all surrounded by 220 hectares of mountain nature reserve, Penha Longa is the perfect setting for an indulgent family picnic.

“Our Mother’s Day Picnic was inspired by the Portuguese Royal Family who used the palace as a retreat during the 17th century,” says General Manager David Martinez. “For generations of kings and queens it was the perfect place to escape Lisbon’s summer heat and savour the delicious fresh air of this wonderful landscape.”

Certainly every mother who enjoys the Mother’s Day Picnic on May 3 will be treated like a queen. Complementing the unforgettable setting, the picnic includes an indulgent food and drink selection for both adults and children, a traditional basket, ground blanket and a stunning bouquet of flowers.

Perhaps most importantly, mothers can rest assured that they can enjoy their day in peace. The resort is offering plenty of activities for children ranging from mini-golf and trampolines to treasure hunts and playgrounds.
• The price of the Mother’s Day Picnic is €40 per person and mothers who dine with four or more friends and family can enjoy complimentary lunch or dinner. For further details contact barbara.mendonca@penhalonga.com

Penha Longa Resort - The estate of Penha Longa in Portugal, located within a 545-acre/220 hectare National Park on the southern Sintra Mountains has been a place of sanctuary for centuries. The Catholic fathers founded their monastery here, finding peace and tranquility in its setting whilst the Royal Family came in the summer months to find a cool refuge from the heat of nearby Lisbon. Today, the breathtakingly beautiful resort encompasses a luxurious hotel, a nineteenth century palace originally founded as a monastery in the fourteenth century, two spectacular golf courses, a superb Penha Longa Spa and a stunning tapas restaurant by Sergi Arola.

Best Selling Author Falls in Love with the Magic of Penha Longa Resort

Penha Longa Resort has become the star of a major children’s adventure story after a best-selling author fell in love with the resort following her stay.

Set in 220 hectares of nature reserve, close to the UNESCO-protected town of Sintra and featuring an ancient monastery and a 19th century palace once enjoyed by the Portuguese Royal family, Penha Longa Resort provided irresistible material for Australian author Jacqueline Harvey when she wrote Alice-Miranda And The Secrets Of Sintra

“For a children’s author this place is extraordinary,” she says. “What child wouldn’t want to imagine all of the mystery and adventure to be had here?

“To say this is a magical place doesn’t do it credit. My husband and I had the most wonderful time during our stay – great weather, a beautiful hotel, stunning Sintra to visit and most of all the lovely staff.”

During the course of Harvey’s fictional story the intrepid adventurer Alice-Miranda and her family explore the resort’s famous chapel, nature trails, ancient ruins, golf course and historic gardens in a quest to track to track down a dastardly palace thief.

Also making guest appearances in the story – literally – are the resort’s Front Office Manager Inês SURNAME and Restaurant Manager Izz SURNAME.

“At Penha Longa we realised the difference between a good hotel and a great one is the staff. We were made to feel like it was a second home to us and by the end of our visit we felt we had made new friends,” says the author. “This is a place that has captured my heart and the heart of Alice-Miranda.”

General Manager David Martinez added: “From the time when the Royal Family would visit, Penha Longa has enjoyed a reputation as the perfect family base from which to explore the region.

“Today there are more children’s activities than ever for families at the resort such as our myths and legends programme, treasure hunts, night hikes and pyjama parties — but now thanks to the adventures of Alice-Miranda there is yet another exciting dimension for children to enjoy.”

Alice-Miranda And The Secrets Of Sintra is available online in the children’s anthology Stories For Nine Year Olds published by Random House. Alice-Miranda books are available from Amazon.com and work has begun on turning her adventures into a television series.

Penha Longa Resort enters a new era of serenity

Revitalised Spa and contemplative labyrinth celebrates a centuries-old tradition of sanctuary at Penha Longa

There are endless ways to revitalise body and soul at Penha Longa Resort whether exploring the natural mountain reserve that surrounds the hotel, seeking the serenity of the resort’s legendary 400-year-old gardens or savouring the shaded sanctuary of the 16th century royal palace in its grounds.

But now Penha Longa is taking the harmonisation of body and mind to a new dimension with a fresh new-look Spa – featuring internationally renowned Natura Bissé treatments – and a unique meditative labyrinth designed to enhance mindfulness and contemplation.

“With these additions we are entering a new era of meditative rejuvenation at Penha Longa,” said General Manager David Martinez. “This has always been a place of reflection and renewal since the Catholic fathers established a monastery here in the 14th century and the Portuguese Royal family used the palace as a summer retreat.”

For 21st century seekers of sanctuary, the Spa now provides the very latest beauty and revitalising technology and treatments courtesy of Natura Bissé. These include ‘C+C Vitamin’ designed to refresh and soften skin, ‘Diamond’ anti-aging treatments and ‘Oxygen’ for hydration and toning.

Penha Longa Spa also offers an extensive range of massages, body wraps, facials, beauty treatments and aromatherapy treatments. The spa enjoys nine treatment rooms, a couples’ suite and relaxation zones, while the garden features a plunge pool, three-metre waterfall and Jacuzzi.

But perhaps the most striking experience is the Spa labyrinth, an authentic recreation of the famed Notre Dame de Chartres Cathedral labyrinth in France.

“We hold workshops that are designed to help clear the mind, de-stress and help people connect with their inner peace by walking our labyrinth,” said General Manager David Martinez. “Walking labyrinths to focus on contemplation is a tradition that dates back centuries and since Penha Longa has also been a place of contemplation for many centuries it seemed the perfect addition to our spa.”

For further details about Spa treatments and labyrinth workshops call +351 21 923 96 50

Penha Longa Resort - The estate of Penha Longa in Portugal, located within a 545-acre/220 hectare National Park on the southern Sintra Mountains has been a place of sanctuary for centuries. With a 14th century monastery on sight, monks found peace and tranquillity in its setting whilst the Royal Family came in the summer months to find a cool refuge from the heat of nearby Lisbon. Today, the breathtakingly beautiful resort
encompasses a luxurious hotel, a nineteenth century palace originally founded as a monastery in the fourteenth century, 27 spectacular golf holes designed by Robert Trent Jones jr., a superb Penha Longa Spa and a stunning tapas restaurant by Sergi Arola.

Penha Longa Catering Exclusive: Palace of Xabregas

The beautiful historic Palace of Xabregas in Lisbon, Portugal is the newest addition to Penha Longa Hotel Spa & Golf Resort’s exclusive outside catering services, extending its renowned culinary expertise beyond the boundaries of the Sintra based hotel.

Built in Lisbon at the end of the 16th century by the famous Portuguese sailor and aristocrat, Tristão da Cunha, the Palace of Xabregas was once an official residence of the Portuguese Royal family and was one of few buildings to survive the devastating earthquake of 1755.

Now Lisbon’s largest palace open for groups and events, it has eight differently-sized rooms to choose from, including ballrooms, dining rooms and reception areas, all of which are steeped in lavish historical décor and boast the largest private collection of famous blue tiles.

The largest room holds up to 670 guests seated, while the smallest room holds up to ten guests for a plated dinner service. Across the eight function rooms, it has a total capacity of up to 1,150 guests.

Events at the luxurious Palace of Xabregas are brought to life with the culinary expertise and services provided exclusively by Penha Longa Hotel using their outside catering division Penha Longa Catering.

Drawing on the expertise of chef’ João Alves, using inspiring menus from the renowned two Michelin star Chef, SergiArola’s eponymous restaurant and Japanese dishes from Claúdio Cardoso’s Midori restaurant, Penha Longa Catering offers menus to suit any taste.

The combination of Penha Longa’s renowned expertly crafted menus and the extravagant backdrop of the Palace of Xabregas gives event organisers and guests a memorable and an authentic taste of aristocratic life in the heart of the Portuguese capital.

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Penha Longa Completes Contemporary Makeover

Set within the serenity of a hidden valley, close to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Sintra, fashionable Cascais, the beautiful Atlantic beaches of the Estoril coast, and the historic city of Lisbon, Penha Longa Hotel Spa & Golf Resort has completed work this summer on a major project to give its public areas, suites and restaurants a chic, contemporary make-over. It has also introduced two delicious new dining experiences at its choice of five restaurants and now offers the same exceptional high standards of cuisine with outside catering at a palace in Lisbon.

Within the hotel’s 194 bedrooms the 14 spacious Executive Suites have been given a complete makeover to upgrade the bedding with a sleep inducing pillow menu and sumptuous new furnishings. On arrival guests in these rooms have an express check in; unpacking and ironing service and during their stay can arrange a number of complimentary extras in and around the resort,such as an energising massage, a personal training session and a 30 minute Historical Palace Tour of nearby Sintra.

For lovers of fine food a stay at Penha Longa is an absolute treat with a delicious choice of five exceptional restaurants. From authentic Italian food at ‘Il Mercato’ to exceptional Japanese fare in the acclaimed ‘Midori’ restaurant, there is something to suit every taste. Midori reopened in April following an exquisite makeover and now offers live Teppanyaki cooking as well as Tempura, Sushi and Sashimi dishes. Whilst Sergi Arola’s eponymous restaurant overlooking the Atlantic golf course, offers a creative and contemporary twist to Portuguese cuisine, in tapas style dishes mixing tradition and heritage with his unique and modern approach. Alternatively, for casual poolside summer dining ‘Aqua’ restaurant opened this summer to offers classic Portuguese dishes such as “Caldeiradas” fish stew and inside the new contemporary lobby area ‘B lounge’ offers Gourmet Burgers with a mesmerising combinations of fillings.

Penha Longa’s renowned culinary expertise now extends beyond the hotel with its new exclusive outside catering offering at the Palace of Xabregas, the largest palace open for groups and events in Lisbon. Located to the east of the city this historic palace was built by the famous Portuguese sailor and aristocrat Tristan da Cunha at the end of 16th century; became an official royal residence and survived the Lisbon earthquake in 1755. Today it houses the largest private collection of famous blue tiles and has capacity for up 1,150 guests across eight function rooms.

Within the grounds of the hotel, guests can indulge in the only Six Senses Spa in Portugal. With nine beautifully appointed treatment rooms, including a suite reserved for couples, a new series of ‘Wellness Programmes’ have been designed to elevate all the senses and create a path to a healthier lifestyle. From a 3-day detox programme through to a 7-day regime of massage, diet and fitness, the programmes have been designed to encourage regeneration and cleansing leading to a re-vitalised feeling and increased energy levels. Within the Spa gardens guests can relax by the pools, use the Jacuzzi and practice of Yoga, Qi-Gong and have a Shiatsu session under a shady gazebo. A unique feature of the spa garden is the beautiful meditation Labyrinth. A specialist practitioner is on hand to talk guests through the process of using the labyrinth and what they can expect to gain from following its meditative pathways.

The hotel also offers a fully equipped fitness centre, indoor and outdoor swimming pools as well as endless outdoor activities including tennis courts, padel tennis, squash, a jogging track, horse riding and a children’s activities area.

For golf enthusiasts Penha Longa provides two beautiful world class golf courses. Ranked in the top 30 courses in Continental Europe, the Atlantic Course, which celebrated its 20th anniversary on October, was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. The challenging 18-hole, par 72, championship course offers breath-taking views over the surrounding area and has hosted numerous events including the Portuguese Open. Complementing this is the nine-hole Monastery Course, a par 35 executive course of 2,588 metres that spreads around the historical heart of the resort. Work has just been completed on a new covered driving range to provide both shade and protection to players year round.

For families the resort offers a variety of children’s activities aimed mainly at children aged 5-12 years. These take place in the Kids Club that is close to the Fitness Centre and the indoor pool during the school holidays.

Over the years, Penha Longa has hosted many beautiful weddings, ranging from small intimate gatherings to celebrations for over 200 guests. The 16th Century chapel is the perfect venue for a ceremony and there is a choice of rooms for celebrations, including an outside terrace area for drinks. The beautiful Arcos Room under the monastery dormitories is large enough for over 150 guests or above, the Coroa Room is a fully restored ballroom. It was once the sleeping quarters of the Portuguese Royal Family when visitingPenha Longa and retains its sense of grandeur with an
imposing staircase, allowing up to 570 guests to enter the ballroom in style.

For those who have to do some business during a visit, the hotel has the widest choice of meeting facilities in the area with a choice of 25 indoor and outdoor event venues. These can all be adapted to the requirements of the client, from intimate and exclusive board meetings to extensive product launches and events. Many of these meeting rooms are located in the old Monastery and Palace and provide an atmospheric and unique meeting location with lots of natural day light combining elegant surroundings with first class, high tech convenience.

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Perfect meetings and events at Penha Longa Hotel Spa & Golf Resort

Penha Longa Hotel Spa & Golf Resort sits in a national nature reserve just minutes from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra and 30 minutes from Lisbon on the Estoril coast of Portugal.

The origins of Penha Longa can be traced back to the 14th century when its historic monastery was built and the area has been a meeting place for centuries as well as a retreat for Portuguese royalty and foreign dignitaries.

Today these monastery buildings are used as the backdrop for many of the business meetings and events at the hotel, providing an atmospheric and unique location for delegates. The buildings make good use of the natural daylight and offer meeting planners the widest choice of indoor and outdoor venues in this area with 25 different locations around the resort, combining elegant surroundings with first class, high tech convenience.

Each place can all be adapted to the requirements of the planner, from intimate and exclusive board meetings to extensive product launches and events.

Within the hotel there are 194 guest rooms, each with private balconies and all the modern facilities expected.

In the grounds of the hotel, organisers can also make use of the only Six Senses Spa in Portugal, with its nine treatment rooms and in the Spa gardens Yoga and Qi-Gong sessions can be arranged for delegates. A unique feature of the spa garden is the beautiful meditation Labyrinth where special guided sessions can be arranged for groups with a qualified practitioner to take delegates through a meditative or self-development programme.

During the downtime, golf enthusiasts can take advantage of the two world class golf courses. Ranked in the top 30 courses in Continental Europe, the Atlantic Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr, is a challenging 18-hole, par 72, championship course with breath-taking views over the surrounding area and has hosted numerous events including the Portuguese Open. Complementing this is the nine-hole Monastery Course, a par 35 executive course of 2,588 metres that spreads around the historical heart of the resort.

For further relaxation the hotel also offers a fully equipped fitness centre, indoor and outdoor swimming pools as well as endless outdoor activities including tennis courts, padel tennis, squash, a jogging track, horse riding and surfing sessions at the nearby beaches.

Delegates won’t go hungry with a choice of five exceptional restaurants catering to every taste, including authentic Italian food at Il Mercato, Japanese fare and exquisite decor at the newly reopened Midori Restaurant or fresh fish and seafood at the poolside Pool Bar restaurant. Close to the lobby the B Lounge serves as a pit stop for casual dining with gourmet burgers and numerous combinations of fillings. Whilst the Arola Restaurant is innovative, fashionable and defiantly cool, serving a creative and contemporary twist to Portuguese cuisine, mixing tradition and heritage dishes, with wines served from a transparent cellar in the restaurant.

For event planners wanting to maintain the food quality away from the resort, the hotel offers their Penha Longa Catering in the surrounding outside venues offering the same high service and quality of food found in at the hotel, including two privately owned Palaces in Lisbon on exclusive basis.

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Penha Longa Hotel Spa & Golf Resort – Background

Penha Longa Hotel Spa & Golf Resort sits in a national nature reserve just minutes from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra, within easy reach of the beautiful Atlantic beaches and is about 30 minutes from Lisbon on the Estoril coast of Portugal.

The origins of Penha Longa can be traced back to the 14th century when its historic monastery was built and the area has been a place of sanctuary for centuries as well as a retreat for Portuguese royalty and foreign dignitaries.

A graceful palazzo-style estate, the hotel is set in lush gardens with beautiful woodland and countryside to explore. There are 194 guest rooms, each with private balconies and all the modern facilities expected.

Within the grounds of the hotel, is the only Six Senses Spa in Portugal, with nine treatment rooms including a suite reserved for couples who prefer more privacy. Within the Spa gardens, guests can use a Jacuzzi, a contrast pool and there is a soothing three metre high waterfall, as well as a platform over the pool for the practice of Yoga, Qi-Gong and two gazebos for meditation and treatments such as Shiatsu. A unique feature of the spa garden is the beautiful meditation Labyrinth. A specialist practitioner is on hand to talk guests through how and what they can expect to get from following the meditative pathways.

The hotel also offers a fully equipped fitness centre, indoor and outdoor swimming pools as well as endless outdoor activities including tennis courts, padel tennis, squash, a jogging track, horse riding and a children’s activities area.

For golf enthusiasts, there are two world class golf courses. Ranked in the top 30 courses in Continental Europe, the Atlantic Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr, is a challenging 18-hole, par 72, championship course with breath-taking views over the surrounding area and has hosted numerous events including the Portuguese Open. Complementing this is the nine-hole Monastery Course, a par 35 executive course of 2,588 metres that spreads around the historical heart of the resort.

For families the resort offers a variety of children’s activities aimed mainly at children aged 5-12 years. These take place in the Kids Club that is close to the Fitness Centre and the indoor pool during the school holidays. There are five exceptional restaurants catering to every taste, including authentic Italian food at Il Mercato, Japanese fare and exquisite decor at the newly re-opened Midori Restaurant or fresh fish and seafood at the poolside Pool Bar restaurant. Close to the lobby the B Lounge serves as a pit stop for casual dining with gourmet burgers and numerous combinations of fillings. Whilst the Arola Restaurant is innovative, fashionable and defiantly cool, serving a creative and contemporary twist to Portuguese cuisine, mixing tradition and heritage dishes, with wines served from a transparent cellar in the restaurant.

Over the years, Penha Longa has hosted many beautiful weddings, ranging from small intimate gatherings to celebrations for over 200 guests. The 16th Century chapel is the perfect venue for a ceremony and there is a choice of rooms for celebrations, including an outside terrace area for drinks. The beautiful Arcos Room under the monastery dormitories is large enough for over 150 guests or above, the Coroa Room is a fully restored ballroom. It was once the sleeping quarters of the Portuguese Royal Family when visiting Penha Longa and retains its sense of grandeur with an imposing staircase, allowing up to 570 guests to enter the ballroom in style.

For those who have to do some business during a visit, the hotel has the widest choice of meeting facilities in the area with a choice of 23 indoor and outdoor event venues. These can all be adapted to the requirements of the client, from intimate and exclusive board meetings to extensive product launches and events. Many of these meeting rooms are located in the old Monastery and Palace and provide an atmospheric and unique meeting location with lots of natural day light combining elegant surroundings with first class, high tech convenience.

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Penha Longa Hotel Spa & Golf Resort – A favourite for foodies!

Penha Longa Hotel Spa and Golf Resort (www.penhalonga.com) sits in a national nature reserve just minutes from Sintra and close to the city of Lisbon.

A truly indulgent hotel, Penha Longa offers guests a choice of outstanding leisure facilities including two golf courses, a Six Senses Spa, a fitness centre, two swimming pools and beautiful grounds, and is also renowned for its exceptional restaurants.

Catering to every taste, there is a selection of restaurants including the newly refurbished Midori Restaurant. Since it opened in 1993, Midori has been considered to be one of the best Japanese restaurants in Portugal. It has just received a complete refurbishment and has a contemporary, chic feel which mixes tradition with innovation. Chef Claudio Cardoso has created an exciting menu that includes a ‘Tasting Menu Experience’ as well as a ‘Sushi Lovers Buffet’ and a ‘Teppan Buffet’. The kitchen team have all trained in Japan and the dishes offer a fusion of Japanese and Portuguese delicacies, ranging from sushi to tempura (which is said to have originated in Portugal) as well as Teppanyaki dishes that are freshly prepared in front of diners.

The Arola Restaurant is innovative, fashionable and defiantly cool. The menus offer a creative and contemporary twist to Portuguese cuisine, mixing tradition and heritage and wines are served from a transparent cellar in the restaurant. At the weekends, after dinner there is a resident DJ and a favourite evening for ladies is a Friday – ‘Pink Nights’ offer complimentary drinks for the girls after 10pm. For those who prefer to eat later in the evening, the ‘22@22 Menu’ offers a selection of meals for just 22 Euros, for guests eating after 22.00hr. A popular choice every Sunday is the ‘Arola Tapas Menu’ which offers a great selection including traditional cocas, tapas from the sea and classic favourites to share.

Furthermore, the hotel’s Il Mercato provides an Italian flavour in the evening with a signature selection of Risottos in a choice of flavours such as ‘Duck and Orange’ to more unusual combinations such as ‘Vanilla and Shrimp’. The poolside Pool Bar is open during the summer and this year will be offering a new menu of traditional Portuguese dishes such as Cataplanas and fresh local fish; whilst the B Lounge, located close to the Lobby, serves as a pit stop for casual dining with gourmet burgers and numerous combinations of fillings.

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Penha Longa Resort Launches its First Resident Running Concierge

SINTRA, Portugal (July, 31 2015) – Penha Longa Resort invites its guests to discover the wonders of Sintra mountain while getting fit with the Running Concierge Team available for a group or individual run within property grounds.

The combination of guest’s workout routine with fresh air and local nature scenery while staying at luxurious Penha Longa Resort will enhance guests stay even more.

The Running Concierge team developed a complete Running Map, providing five different running tracks, along mountain and rural landscapes, where guests are lead to discover the resort´s surroundings in a whole new perspective and cherish these memories and accomplishments way after they leave. As an addition running path was personally outlined by our General Manager, David Martinez, also an active on-site runner himself

The six running tracks combining on and off property tracks are available for runners of all levels. Guests may choose the possibility of a group run with our Running Concierge team, or enjoy a sole run with the guidance of our running map. Either way, guest will be welcomed back with a fresh towel or cold bottled water.

“We want guests to experience and discover the magnificent mountain views and natural wonders of Sintra mountain which are totally unavailable for the regular tourists. Four onsite running tracks are available onsite within the 220ha of the Resort and two others are available outside the Resort for a true adventurous experience” says General Manager David Martinez

In addition to the Running Concierge experience, guest may enjoy a complement to their fitness training while on property with our Fitness Studio and Wellness Centre where they can elevate their energy level on the treadmill, tone up with strength machines or grab a mat to stretch and let go of stress. The airy surroundings of these areas feature the finest exercise equipment from world-class brands for all levels of performance. For reservations and further details call (351) 21 924 90 11 or email spa.penhalonga@penhalonga.com

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