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Readers voted the luxury resort as nr 1 Resort & Inn in Spain and Portugal

Sintra, Portugal July, 07th 2016 –The Penha Longa Resort is pleased to announce it has been recognized by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine as the No. 1 Resort & Inn in Spain and Portugal (a new category) in the Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2016.

Each year, Travel + Leisure readers vote on their favorite hotels, resorts, airlines, cruise lines, tour operators and more in the annual Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards survey

“Coming from the T+L readers and our guests, this recognition is amazingly meaningful,” said David Martinez, General Manager at Penha Longa Resort. “Penha Longa Resort is a hidden gem and our ladies and gentlemen consistently work to make each guest’s stay unique and memorable. I’m delighted to accept this honor on their behalf.”

Surrounded by 545 acres of national park and operated by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Penha Longa Resort is a historic sanctuary of European natural inspiration. Once a retreat of the Portuguese Royal Family and home to an ancient monastery, this elegant European estate and luxury hotel encompasses a 16th century palace, 400-year- old gardens, 27 holes of golf and a spectacular spa — all just 30 minutes from Portugal’s capital of Lisbon.