Hotel Convento do Espinheiro is a luxurious five-star 'Luxury Collection Hotel & Spa' located in Évora, Portugal. The hotel has been recognized globally and listed by Travel and Leisure magazine as one of the 500 best hotels worldwide. Converted from a 15th Century building classified as a National Monument, the hotel is the only Portuguese establishment to feature in the top 500. It received 87.50 points out of a possible 100 from readers' votes. The hotel's director, Dinis Pires, attributes the recognition to its quality services and investments made to enhance its appeal to the northern-American market.
The hotel comprises 82 rooms, 10 suites, a spa, conference rooms, interior, and exterior swimming pools, tennis courts, and several gardens. It also boasts a gourmet restaurant located in the old wine cellar of the convent, which has provided accommodation to many monarchs and high-profile visitors throughout its history.
The listing further puts the spotlight on the Alentejo region, where the hotel is located. Once an overlooked tourist destination, the region is now one of Portugal's most promising regions. In 2022, the Alentejo had its most successful year in terms of tourism, with a 22% increase in occupancy figures and revenue.
Tourists can explore the city of Évora, located just two kilometers from the hotel, and visit nearby attractions such as the Royal Palace of Évora and the Cathedral of Évora. They can also enjoy the hotel's exceptional services and amenities, making it a top choice for luxury accommodation in Portugal.
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