Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort awarded IAGTO European Golf Resort of the Year 2016

08 October 2015
Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort awarded IAGTO European Golf Resort of the Year 2016

Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort, Óbidos, Portugal has been awarded the prestigious title of 2016 European Golf Resort of the Year at the IAGTO Awards ceremony held in Tenerife on October 8th, 2015.

The award of European Golf Resort of the Year is voted for by almost 600 specialist golf travel Tour Operators, who are members of the International Association of Golf Tour Operators, based in more than 60 countries worldwide.

Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort is located on Portugal’s west coast, a mere 45 minutes from Portugal’s capital city of Lisbon, situated in a privileged location nestling between the Atlantic Ocean and Óbidos Lagoon offering truly stunning views throughout.

The Resort comprises of the Evolutee Hotel, a boutique hotel of 39 rooms with interior décor by the über trendy design team of Yoo Studio, the design team at the international design and lifestyle company, yoo, founded by John Hitchcox and acclaimed designer Philippe Starck, a conference centre with capacity of up to 315 delegates, the famous Kobe Steak & Sushi Restaurant and the Elemental Spa, which has the exclusivity of Eminence Organics products for Portugal and offers guests an invigorating yet tranquil experience, with a vast menu of signature treatments and rituals using, also, regionally sourced organic products.

In addition the resort’s 18 hole championship golf course, the very last design of the late golfing legend Severiano Ballesteros, features in Europe’s Top 100 (recently ranked 57th at the Golf Word magazine “Top 100 courses in Continental Europe 2016”).

The resort’s luxurious real estate component - plots for villas, apartments and hotel residences linked to the hotel are currently for sale - is also worth to mention, after being awarded the “Best Touristic Project Prize” at SIL 2014 awards, materializing just four years since the opening of the Resort in January 2012 which, furthermore, signifies the high quality of the product and excellence of service offered to Resort guests.

“A truly honourable and prestigious award”

Upon collecting the award, Golf Director, Eduardo Johnston da Silva announced “This is a truly honourable and prestigious award that we are absolutely thrilled to receive. It recognizes the tremendous input and dedication of the brilliant young team at Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort whom consistently strive to deliver the very best product and excellence of service to each and every guest we host. The IAGTO European Golf Resort of the Year award is voted by IAGTO Tour Operators from across the globe, and since our opening in 2012 we have received truly phenomenal support and pro-active promotion from a huge number of tour operators throughout the world. It is important to express the sincere gratitude to each and every Tour Operator that has helped develop this project into the success it has become”.


About Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort
Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort, mainly owned by MSF TUR.IM, includes a touristic and residential complex, as well as an 18-hole golf course, designed by Severiano Ballesteros. Located in Portugal´s west region, the Royal Óbidos 336 acres site is perfectly situated and will feature low density construction with the 630 touristic units offering spectacular views of the Óbidos Lagoon, the Atlantic Ocean and the golf course.

The golf course integrates harmoniously with the natural environment, taking advantage of the ground undulation, and has a total length of 6,400 meters. A well equipped clubhouse, with a restaurant, spike bar, pro shop and gold academy, overlooks nine of the 18 holes. The terrace offers an ideal post-round venue, where owners and visitors to Royal Óbidos can enjoy spectacular views.

The development includes the Evolutee Hotel, a five star boutique hotel, with Elemental Spa and Conference Centre, and is linked to hotel residences, each of which can be used as 2-bedroom or 1-bedroom + studio.

Private and common area pools, tennis and paddle courts and a "bowling green", pedestrian and cycle paths, restaurants, bars and shops will complement the Resort offer.

Martinho Fortunato, board member of MSF TUR.IM, summarizes: “Royal Óbidos is a venture focused on excellence, and embodying MSF Group’s attention-to-detail and commitment to design quality, from initial concept, to construction. It is this commitment that has allowed us to create an enchanting guest experience at Royal Obidos, which is set to become an iconic resort on the international map”.

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MSF TUR.IM is the MSF Group’s holding company for the areas of Property and Leisure. Its reputation is founded on experience acquired by the MSF Group in the real estate market. With special note to Pateo Bagatella, in Lisbon, and the Marina de Lagos resort in the Algarve, which are synonymous with exacting quality and design. The developments are targeted at the residential tourism market in the Algarve, Lisbon and the Silver Coast with emphasis on Marina de Lagos, A Fábrica – Marina Lofts & Apartments and Condomínio do Infante, all in the Algarve (Lagos), Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort, in the Silver Coast, and Natura Towers office buildings in Lisbon. MSF TUR.IM also manages the Centro Náutico de Algés – The Lisbon Boatyard, a nautical facility with competence for the maintenance and repair needs of all recreational vessels, and runs Columbia Hospitality Internacional (CHI), a consultancy firm working on tourist and hotel projects and their respective management and operation.

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Eduardo Silva - Golf Director
Fax: +351 262 960 106