Double-whammy as Faro celebrates local hotel awards and increase in overnight stays

in Algarve · 29-11-2018 10:00:00 · 0 Comments

Faro council has said it is “proud” to receive the news that the city’s Hotel Faro & Beach Club has been distinguished with two awards during the 12th edition of the World Luxury Hotel Awards, at a time when overnight stays in the city are on the up.

The hotel won two of the three awards for which it was in the running: Luxury Harbour Hotel and Luxury Rooftop View Hotel, both at European level, having received the gongs in a ceremony which took place on 10 November, at the Ayana Resort & Spa, in Bali, Indonesia.
Located in the heart of the Algarve’s capital, Hotel Faro & Beach Club is renowned for its history and panoramic views, stretching from the historic area to the recreational dock, encompassing the stunning Ria Formosa.
In a statement, Faro Council said it also welcomes the success of tourism in the Algarve and the increase in overnight stays in Faro in recent years: In 2016, there were 428,475 overnight stays and in 2017, 520,000.

This increase in visitors is also reflected in the total number of enquiries made at the Faro Tourist Office: in 2017, the total number of visits was 86,497 and in 2018, from January to October, 76,312 people visited the Tourist Office.
It should be noted that the Faro Tourist Office is the most visited in the region, followed by Lagos and Tavira.
Faro council stressed it should also be noted that the evolution of the average annual occupancy rate of the hotel units in Faro was above the regional and national averages, both in 2016 and 2017.


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