Penha Longa Resort
Estrada da Lagoa Azul - Linhó - 2714-511 Sintra - Portugal
Tel: +351 21 924 90 15
Penha Longa Hotel Spa & Golf Resort sitsin 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 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 Penha Longa Spa & Wellness in Portugal, with its nine treatment rooms and in the Spa gardens Yogaand 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 MidoriRestaurant or fresh fish and seafood at the poolside Pool Bar restaurant. Close to the lobby the B Loungeserves 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 even tplanners 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.
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 sanctuaryfor centuries. With a 14thcentury 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 two stunning tapas and gourmet restaurants by Sergi Arola.