Campbell Gray to open wellness retreat in Portugal

Campbell Gray Hotels is to open a new wellness retreat near Porto in Portugal.

Palácio de Canavezes, a former Palace hotel visited by the Portuguese royal family, is to open under the Campbell Gray banner. 

The property, overlooking the Tâmega river, is expected to open in spring 2021. It will have 52 rooms and suites, all with river views. 

It will be just a 35-minute drive from the centre of Porto and 40 minutes from the airport. 

The original hotel building dates back to the early 1990s, when the Canavezes region became known for its hot springs and thermal waters.

The hotel will have a restaurant and terrace and a Puregray health and wellness facility focussing on holistic wellbeing. The spa will have an indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room. Treatment rooms and a hamman will be built into the rockface on which the resort is built. 

Alan O’Dea, managing director of Campbell Gray Hotels, said: “The restored Palácio de Canavezes will be one of the most sought-after wellness retreats in Europe, offering not only a beautiful setting near Porto but also expert advice on guests’ medical wellbeing. It is a magnificent addition to the Campbell Gray Hotels portfolio of luxury properties and we look forward to its opening in spring 2021.” 

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