The Hilton Porto Gaia resort opened on September 21 in a former warehouse in the Port of Porto, in the city of Vila Nova de Gaia.
The upscale hotel Hilton Porto Gaia is located 124, Rua Serpa Pinto, in Vila Nova de Gaia. The resort has been finalized thanks to a franchise agreement between Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Sabersal - Promoção Turística e Imobiliária, SA. The project has benefited from an investment of 40 million euros to maintain the main architectural features of the building, while modernizing it. The interior decoration was executed by the award-winning Portuguese designer Nini de Andrade Silva. It is characterized by a sophisticated and contemporary design.
The resort thus has 32,000 m² spread over 8 floors. It has 194 rooms, some with a view of the Douro River and the historic center of Porto-Gaia. The catering offer includes two bars and a gourmet restaurant run by the chef Hugo Portela. The dishes are made from local produce and the bars offer a range of artisanal coffee and signature cocktails. A 1,100 m² wellness centre is included in the resort. It includes a range of holistic treatments, rest areas, a heated indoor swimming pool, a fitness centre, a gym open to outdoor customers, and a space dedicated to the practice of yoga and pilates.
The MICE and events offer is also developed with 2,200 m² of meeting rooms including a ballroom that can accommodate up to 600 people and an auditorium with 350 seats. With the opening of the Hilton Porto Gaia, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to expand in Portugal. The brand's portfolio already included the Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa (176 rooms). Hilton Hotels & Resorts includes 575 hotels on six continents. Hilton also recently opened the Hilton Rijeka Costabella Beach Resort & Spa, in Coatie.