Top hotel chain commissions Broadway Malyan for upgrade project / by Broadway Malyan

Broadway Malyan has been appointed by the Minor Group to remodel three of its best known hotels in Portugal.

The Minor Group, which operates the Anantara, Tivoli and Avani brands, operates more than 150 hotels globally and has announced plans to grow its portfolio to 200.

The group is also investing in its existing properties and Broadway Malyan has been commissioned to transform the 4-star Tivoli Jardim and 5-star Tivoli Lisboa hotels in Lisbon and the Tivoli Carvoeiro in the Algarve, which is being upgraded from 4 to 5-star.

The Tivoli Jardim is a 4-star hotel in the heart of Lisbon which is set to be rebranded as the group’s first Avani hotel in Portugal and Lisbon studio director Margarida Caldeira, who is also chair of Broadway Malyan’s EMEA board, said the design approach needed to reflect the new brand.

She said: “The refurbishment will include a new modern lobby with extensive wooden finishes and contemporary furniture to create a very current and sophisticated space. The hotel’s façade will also be modified to reflect the essence of Avani’s upmarket brand.

“We are also currently remodelling the famous Tivoli Lisboa hotel, the group’s flagship 5-star property in the centre of Lisbon. This intervention includes the hotel lobby, the restaurant, the spa, the gym, the skybar and the hotel’s 250 bedrooms. Our approach is very much about refreshing hotel’s existing classic style but accentuating this with a series of contemporary interventions and installations.

“The Tivoli Carvoeiro sits on a beautiful stretch of the Algarve this transformational project will upgrade the hotel from a 4-star to a 5-star hotel so our design approach has been to create a luxurious environment while reinforcing the hotel’s relationship with the stunning coastline on which its sits.

“The hotel is being completely remodelled with a new entrance that creates a real sense of arrival, a new sky bar, restaurant and Anatara Spa as well as a major overhaul of the guest rooms to create an unrivalled visitor experience.

“Hospitality has been a mainstay of the Iberian economy even during the most challenging of times so it is fantastic to see Minor Group responding to the positive economic climate with this strategic investment in their Portuguese portfolio.

“Hospitality is currently one of our key growth sectors with projects in the Middles East, Asia and Europe and we are able to share that experience across our studios and bring considerable experience as well as the latest thinking from around the globe to these three exciting commissions.”

All three projects are set to be complete in 2017.