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4 New Properties opening in Portugal

From a spectacular new beach resort in Algarve to a beautiful, tucked away boutique hotel in Porto, we have looked around to see what the most anticipated hotel openings in Portugal are for unique and exceptional meetings, incentives and corporate events.

1. The Yotel Porto

Opened in May 2021

The Yotel Porto is a bold new addition to the city and is considered the most futuristic property in Portugal. The facilities offered are truly impressive, from an amazing 24/7 fitness centre to the panoramic views from the stylish rooftop bar. The hotel restaurant Komyuniti is a large open-plan social space, serving European inspired cuisine in a relaxed environment.

The property offers a total of 147 rooms or so called ‘cabins’. Each cabin has a signature space-saving, adjustable SmartBed with Serta gel mattress, an ensuite bathroom with a rain shower, mood lighting and HD TVs that can be connected to guests’ own devices.

The new Yotel Porto in Portugal
The most futuristic property in Portugal – The new Yotel Porto

Events and Meetings

The hotel offers two meeting rooms, which can be booked for up to 25 people in theatre style or 16 people in boardroom style. The meeting rooms come completely equipped with state-of-the-art tech, audio, lighting and super-fast WIFI.

The rooftop can be exclusively booked for private events and is ideal for product launches, special events and cocktail parties.


The hotel is ideally located in the heart of the traditional centre of Porto and is only 15km from Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport.

2. Vinha Boutique Hotel Porto

Opened in June 2021

This impressive 5-star property is located in the beautiful limits of the Douro River and surrounded by 30.000sqm of lush gardens. The 38 uniquely designed bedrooms are inspired by the famous creators Ralph Lauren, Hermès and Christian Lacroix.

The hotel is situated in a 16th century manor house and offers a unique experience for exclusive incentive and meeting groups. Hotel guests are welcomed as family and treated as celebrity.

The new Vinha Boutique Hotel in Porto. New hotel opening in Portugal
16th century manor house – Vinha Boutique Hotel Porto

Events and Meetings

Guests of the hotel experience renowned world-class service and excellent wine and gastronomy in the hotel restaurant and wine bar. The beautiful gardens offer extensive possibilities for special events, lunches, dinners, and picnics.

With a focus on smaller meetings and incentive groups, the hotel offers exclusivity for up to 75 guests.


Hotel facilities include a fitness centre, an outdoor pool, an indoor pool and a unique spa, endorsed by the famous brand Sisley Paris.


The hotel is located 15 minutes from the centre of Porto and the Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport.

The new Vinha Boutique Hotel Porto. New hotel opening in Portugal
Exclusive picnics – Vinha Boutique Hotel Porto

3. Hyatt Lisboa

Opening end of the year 2021

The first Hyatt branded hotel in Portugal offers a world-class wellbeing concept for the ultimate in luxury living. The 5-star superior hotel has 204 upscale, contemporary accommodation units. The hotel has spectacular views of the Tejo River and offers direct pedestrian access from the riverside via a bridge.

Renders of the new Hyatt Lisboa in Portugal
Sneak preview – new Hyatt Lisboa

Events and Meetings

The hotel is located directly across from the Lisbon Congress Centre with direct access for hotel guests.

Meeting facilities include one large meeting room of 250sqm, which can be divided into 4 parts and 10 additional breakout rooms.

The 3 restaurants are ideal for exclusive corporate and special events. One of the restaurants has stunning views from the rooftop and another has direct access to the extensive hotel garden.


The world class brand Serenity will manage the 900sqm spa, offering full wellness programs and a fully equipped fitness centre.


The hotel is located 20 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes from Lisbon’s historic downtown. The fantastic location makes the hotel ideal to discover the many sites, history, culture, gastronomy, and nightlife of the vibrant capital city.

4. W Algarve Albufeira

Opening end of the year 2021

The new W Algarve may be the most anticipated and exciting property to open in Europe. Secluded coves, stunning beaches, fantastic weather and enticing cuisine make the Algarve a new hot spot for meetings and incentives. Located on the waterfront of the most iconic beaches of the Algarve, the resort gives guests a whole new luxury experience. The hotel offers extravagant 5-star facilities and a full range of culinary delights. The 134 stylish hotel rooms, suites and residences are all ocean facing and boast spacious balconies.

The new W Algarve in Portugal
Stunning location – The W Algarve

Events and Meetings

Offering excellent service and exclusive facilities, The W Algarve is ideal for all types of corporate events, meetings and incentives. Spread over 522sqm the hotel offers a variety of meeting rooms and 1000sqm of outdoor space for all types of events.


Facilities include a state-of-the-art fitness centre ‘FIT’ and an ‘Away’ spa with seven treatment rooms and extensive outdoor pools.


The W Algarve is located 40 minutes from Faro Airport in Albufeira. The area is famous for its stunning beaches, colourful fishing boats and vibrant nightlife.

ECMPortugal specializes in unique and bespoke programs for meetings, incentives and corporate events throughout Portugal. Please get in touch with our events team on hello@ecmportugal.com for a tailored itinerary.

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