by Sarah J.F. Braley | November 15, 2016

Marriott International will open the 134-room W Algarve in 2018 in Portugal's southernmost region. The property will be part of Marriott's new W Escape portfolio of hotels in ski, sand and entertainment destinations around the world; currently there are 10 properties in the collection.

"This beachfront paradise is the perfect backdrop for the W brand's tone-setting design, signature cocktail culture and dynamic spirit," said Anthony Ingham, Global Brand Leader, W Hotels Worldwide. "Located on one of the most stunning stretches of coastline in the world, W Algarve will embody everything a W Escape should be -- breathtaking and bold, with a healthy dose of revelry."

The W Algarve will offer three beaches, a Wet deck pool, a 10,000-square-foot spa and a Fit workout facility. Cocktails and cuisine will be served at the W Living Room, the W's spin on the hotel lobby, and a restaurant whose details have yet to be announced. For groups, there will be 5,400 square feet of meeting space, as well as outdoor facilities.  

"We are delighted to be working with our long-standing partners, Nozul Algarve S.A., to bring the iconic W brand to Portugal," said Even Frydenberg, chief operations and franchise support officer, Europe, for Marriott International. "The debut of W Algarve will further position the region as one of the world's premiere destinations for high-end global travelers, while marking a significant milestone for W Hotels Worldwide in the global expansion of the brand."