Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas prepares to launch the first Anantara in Europe, with Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort scheduled to welcome its first guests on 1 April 2017.Located along southern Portugal’s Algarve Coast, Europe’s first Anantara will offer a retreat overlooking the Arnold Palmer-designed Oceânico golf course, just 15 minutes from Faro International Airport, close to the ocean and beaches, and a five-minute drive from the glamour of Vilamoura. The property is currently operating as Tivoli Victoria, with a number of key renovations being undertaken prior to relaunching as Anantara Vilamoura.The property will feature 280 guest rooms and suites with verandahs that face golf fairways and swimming pools. For holidays with families and friends, most guest rooms are interconnecting and a new luxury Family Suite category will accommodate up to four guests. The Two-Bedroom Anantara Suite will boast a huge terrace with a private dining area, Jacuzzi and sundeck.The refurbishment includes the main lobby, the Anantara Spa and the gym. In addition, the brand-new Anantara Explorer’s children’s and teens’ club, which has been designed by World Wide Kids Company, will ensure family-friendly experiences. Four swimming pools include Cascades, an adults-only pool with golf fairway views, and a children’s pool for family enjoyment with deckchairs by the kids’ club. Guests will be able to stay active at the floodlit tennis court and state-of-the-art fitness centre with a dedicated Personal Trainer. The re-branded Anantara Spa will offer Ayurveda based treatments and centuries-old Mediterranean therapies with a vista of golf greens. Yoga and tai chi sessions are also offered.Befitting its location overlooking the championship Oceânico golf course, Anantara Vilamoura will boast a Golf Guru, ensuring golfing holidays are tailored to each golfer’s needs, from booking tee times, to organising individual or group golf tuition.The resort will offer settings and venues for all types of events – from VIP dinners and weddings, to product launches and large scale conferences. The stand-alone Conference Centre has capacity for up to 800 people in its eight versatile rooms, most with natural light, and offers direct access for both delegates and set up vehicles, as well as to the hotel car park.