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Vilamoura Master Plan

Posted on 24 October 2015 | Comments Off on Vilamoura Master Plan

As we reported last month the plans for Vilamoura were unveiled just 4 months after the Dallas based Lone Star acquired it. The video above shows the key areas involved and below we try to provide more details.

The operating Company is styled “Vilamoura World” and is hoping to attract € 1 billion of investment from others to achieve this. Some local reports wrongly thought that it was going to make the huge investment itself but that’s not how it works.

The outline plan nominates 18 plots of un developed land it owns and gives them individual names grouped under 5 themes as shown below. The 18 occupy an area of 4 million m²  with a total possible construction area of 680,000 m². Individually they range from 1,500 m² to 168,000 m².

The most ambitious will be the “Vilamoura Lakes” on the site of the long talked about, never started “New Marina.” The project has been morphed into 250,000m² of “Lakescape” which should be more acceptable to the environmental lobby, physically achievable and moving away from the glass and concrete artist impressions which were mooted for many years. The outline  is for some 5,000 residential units and  5 hotels with a total of 3,600 beds, supported by many retail and restuarant outlets. This has a target start date of 2017 subject of course to securing the investment. These plans would probably double the number of homes in the town to 10,000.

The marina has always been Vilamoura’s focal point and plans here are to dramatically spruce up the entrance with a new Yacht Club having a spa, gym and 3 restaurants, providing “An Iconic Entrance” to the marina from the sea, hopefully to become recognisable around the world.

Exciting times for Vilamoura residents, visitors and fans alike. We wish Vilamoura World every success!

David Norton

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Key to Map

Vilamoura re branded:

Vilamoura logo

 

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In addition we are fully conversant with the new law regarding renting out holiday properties in Portugal should you require advice about getting a license and being compliant. Previously there were no active checks carried out, no action actually taken and hence no penalties transpiring. Under the new regime the newly appointed authorities (ASAE) have full transparency from analysing internet advertising to physical visits to properties to check who is in residence. More importantly they have the resource to do this which the local councils never had. There is evan a liaison between the tax office and  utility Companies to cross check consumption in “empty” properties.

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Vilamoura World

Posted on 20 September 2015 | Comments Off on Vilamoura World

The plans for Vilamoura have been unveiled just 4 months after the Dallas based Lone Star acquired it. The operating Company is styled “Vilamoura World” and is hoping to attract € 1 billion of investment from others to achieve this. Some local reports wrongly thought that it was going to make the huge investment itself but that’s not how it works.

The outline plan nominates 18 plots of un developed land it owns and gives them individual names grouped under 5 themes as shown below. The 18 occupy an area of 4 million m²  with a total possible construction area of 680,000 m². Individually they range from 1,500 m² to 168,000 m².

The most ambitious will be the “Vilamoura Lakes” On the site of the long talked about, never started “New Marina” the project has been morphed into 250,000m² of “Lakescape” which should be more acceptable to the environmental lobby, physically achievable and moving away from the glass and concrete artist impressions which were mooted for many years. The outline  is for 1,900 residential units and  5 hotels with a total of 3,600 beds, supported by many retail and restuarant outlets. This has a target start date of 2017 subject of course to securing the investment. These plans would probably double the number of homes in the town to 10,000.

The marina has always been Vilamoura’s focal point and plans here are to dramatically spruce up the entrance with a new Yacht Club having a spa, gym and 3 restaurants, providing “An Iconic Entrance” to the marina from the sea, hopefully to become recognisable around the world.

Exciting times for Vilamoura residents, visitors and fans alike. We wish Vilamoura World every success!

Map

 

 

Key to Map

 

Vilamoura re branded:

Vilamoura logo

 

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In addition we are fully conversant with the new law regarding renting out holiday properties in Portugal should you require advice about getting a license and being compliant. Previously there were no active checks carried out, no action actually taken and hence no penalties transpiring. Under the new regime the newly appointed authorities (ASAE) have full transparency from analysing internet advertising to physical visits to properties to check who is in residence. More importantly they have the resource to do this which the local councils never had. There is evan a liaison between the tax office and  utility Companies to cross check consumption in “empty” properties.

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Royal Ascot Vilamoura

Posted on 4 June 2015 | Comments Off on Royal Ascot Vilamoura

The 20th of June is Ladies Day at Royal Ascot in England but Vilamoura will host it’s own “Virtual” version at Vila Sol. The event organised by Virtually There Events will emulate the 300 year old tradition with the same dress code and races streamed live to the venue. For those of you who don’t happen to have a full morning suit hanging in the wardrobe hire facilities are available.

There will be a wide variety of entertainment including Loryane Robinson, formally of the Three Degrees, who has been living in the Algarve for the past 6 years and a variety of catering facilities on offer, too many to list here. It is better to visit their excellent website by clicking this link but below are a few high lights:

  1. The Atlantic Piano Bar will provide the PIMMS + British Beverages
  2. The News Cafe will bring their Champagne & Oyster Bar
  3. Nougat Tea’N will provide a traditional tea room and Ice Cream cart
  4. The Hotel is offering  various dining options
  5. A number of British institutions are hosting their members

 

 

Ascot invite

 

This is the first such event in Algarve and wish all involved every success and a great day out.

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In addition we are fully conversant with the new law regarding renting out holiday properties in Portugal should you require advice about getting a license and being compliant. Previously there were no active checks carried out, no action actually taken and hence no penalties transpiring. Under the new regime the newly appointed authorities (ASAE) have full transparency from analysing internet advertising to physical visits to properties to check who is in residence. More importantly they have the resource to do this which the local councils never had. There is evan a liaison between the tax office and  utility Companies to cross check consumption in “empty” properties. 2015 will be the year of enforcement.

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Vilamoura’s changing ownership

Posted on 9 May 2015 | Comments Off on Vilamoura’s changing ownership

Vilamoura is a beautiful holiday destination  in Portugal’s Algarve, but many don’t realise that it didn’t exist 50 years ago.

It isn’t a village which developed into a tourist centre but instead was conceived deliberately as a holiday resort.

Many also choose to settle here, as with over 320 days of sunshine and interesting tax breaks for European retirees it is fast becoming the base of choice for those looking for a safe warm place to emigrate to.

The infographic below shows the time line of ownership which changed  an area of open fields to possibly one of the best beach destinations in Europe. With it’s 1000 berth marina, winner of this years International Marina award at the London boat show, 6 championship class Golf courses, home of the Portugal Masters and miles of beautiful beaches it holds something for everyone.

Vilamoura ownership infographic

 

So the sale of Vilamoura which we discussed back in February is now public knowledge. The new owners, Lone Star a private equity firm that invests in distressed assets, based in Dallas, Texas (quote) “intend to strengthen and revive the resort through a long-term investment plan…”

So as they say, let’s watch this space.

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Blue Run Algarve

Posted on 4 April 2015 | Comments Off on Blue Run Algarve

May the 3rd sees The Blue Run around Quinta do Lago, starting and finishing at the Conrad Hotel. The starting gun for the 10k race goes at 10:30 though those wishing to walk the course depart at 10:00. This is the second of these events, the first was held last year in Vilamoura.

This year Loule is heralded as a European City of Sport and is keen to promote healthy activities to locals and visitors alike. For it’s part the Conrad will host a number of entertainment stalls and bouncy castles for the kids from mid day.

Blue Run

  • 1st prize: weekend for 2 at the Conrad
  • 2nd prize: weekend for 2 at the Hilton Double Tree Lisbon
  • 3rd prize: Spa treatment (60 minutes) at the Conrad
  • 4th to 10th prizes: “Spa Experience” at the Conrad

The entry fee is from € 7.5 to € 15 depending on how soon you book.

Click here to go to the Registration Page

Wearing Blue is mandatory!

The Norton & Mackenzie team will be participating of course.

 

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In addition we are fully conversant with the new law regarding renting out holiday properties in Portugal should you require advice about getting a license and being compliant. Previously there were no active checks carried out, no action actually taken and hence no penalties transpiring. Under the new regime the newly appointed authorities (ASAE) have full transparency from analysing internet advertising to physical visits to properties to check who is in residence. More importantly they have the resource to do this which the local councils never had. There is evan a liaison between the tax office and  utility Companies to cross check consumption in “empty” properties. 2015 will be the year of enforcement.

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Land Registration in Portugal

Posted on 16 March 2015 | Comments Off on Land Registration in Portugal

Do you own a property in Algarve? Then this is important to you…

Put simply the Portuguese land registry is not up to date and the decision was taken to rectify this via a national project entitled “SiNErGIC”, with the Loule region being one of the first areas chosen. The key name is “Cadastro Predial” where the owner makes a “Declaração de Titularidade”

This was to commence from 30th August 2013 and all owners are obliged to formally register their boundaries with the local authorities. Originally this was to be completed by July 2014 but has since been extended to 29th May 2015. Areas outside of the Loule region will follow.

Once you realise that the central records are not accurate this make perfect sense for owners for their own protection and to avoid potential conflict with neighbours and this is how it is marketed. It also offers the government an opportunity to check if anyone has illegally extended their boundaries via a “land grab”, this is not mentioned in the marketing.

For the purpose of this project property can be considered as being one of four types:

  1. Part of a condominium.
  2. A detached house possibly with a garden and pool.
  3. A detached house with an attached plot of land.
  4. A plot of land.

In case 1 the responsibility lies with the appointed Administration, in cases 2, 3 & 4 it lies with the owner. If done within the allocated time there is no fee, if it is not done a fee and as yet undefined penalties may be payable.

Land brochure 2 Land brochure 1

 

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In addition we are fully conversant with the new law regarding renting out holiday properties in Portugal should you require advice about getting a license and being compliant. Previously there were no active checks carried out, no action actually taken and hence no penalties transpiring. Under the new regime the newly appointed authorities (ASAE) have full transparency from analysing internet advertising to physical visits to properties to check who is in residence. More importantly they have the resource to do this which the local councils never had. There is evan a liaison between the tax office and  utility Companies to cross check consumption in “empty” properties. 2015 will be the year of enforcement.

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Vilamoura Half Marathon

Posted on 1 March 2015 | Comments Off on Vilamoura Half Marathon

Next Sunday, March the 8th will see Vilamoura’s first Half Marathon.

marathon shirt

Starting and finishing in the marina the course will follow an interesting route west and then around millennium and back to town.

Marathon course

The course markers are already in place:

Green  – half marathon
Orange – mini marathon
Red – Handbikes

As of this morning entries had just passed 1,000 so it will definitely be a busy day around the marina and you never know who may show up!

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In addition we are fully conversant with the new law regarding renting out holiday properties in Portugal should you require advice about getting a license and being compliant. Previously there were no active checks carried out, no action actually taken and hence no penalties transpiring. Under the new regime the newly appointed authorities (ASAE) have full transparency from analysing internet advertising to physical visits to properties to check who is in residence. More importantly they have the resource to do this which the local councils never had. There is evan a liaison between the tax office and  utility Companies to cross check consumption in “empty” properties. 2015 will be the year of enforcement.

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Tour de Algarve 2015

Posted on 17 February 2015 | Comments Off on Tour de Algarve 2015

The 2015 Tour of Algarve will start tomorrow on Wednesday the 18th of February and conclude in Vilamoura on Sunday the 22nd. The stages are:

  1. Wed – Lagos to Albufeira – 168 kms
  2. Thurs – Lagoa to Monchique – 192 kms
  3. Fri 20th – Vila do Bispo to Cape St. Vincent 18.2 kms
  4. Sat 21st – Taveira to Malhão – 212 kms
  5. Sunday – Almodovar to Vilamoura 178 kms

Unfortunately the official website isn’t live yet so we can’t show the actual course or the expected finish timing in Vilamoura. Last year the finish line was by the petrol station at 3pm with access by cars blocked off for the afternoon. Expect a huge turn out and traffic confusion but a great spectacle for all!

Tour de Algarve 3

 

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In addition we are fully conversant with the new law regarding renting out holiday properties in Portugal should you require advice about getting a license and being compliant. Previously there were no active checks carried out, no action actually taken and hence no penalties transpiring. Under the new regime the newly appointed authorities (ASAE) have full transparency from analysing internet advertising to physical visits to properties to check who is in residence. More importantly they have the resource to do this which the local councils never had. There is evan a liaison between the tax office and  utility Companies to cross check consumption in “empty” properties. 2015 will be the year of enforcement.

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Regatta in Vilamoura

Posted on 15 February 2015 | Comments Off on Regatta in Vilamoura

This weekend Vilamoura Marina holds it’s 41st annual regatta to coincide with Carnival. This year there are 382 entrants across the 9 classes with races concluding on Monday.

Regatta 2015

 

Regatta 2015 2

For sailing enthusiasts, next year will see the Optimist World Championship being held here starting on the 25th June.

Optimist 2016

 

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Tivoli Hotels Sold

Posted on 1 February 2015 | Comments Off on Tivoli Hotels Sold

The Tivoli Hotel chain was kept afloat by Government funding after the disastrous collapse of the Espirito Santo empire last year, whilst buyers were sought.

The Thai Company Minor bought 6 of the chain last week, 4 in Portugal, being the Tivoli Lisbon, Tivoli Marina Vilamoura, Tivoli Carvoeiro and Tivoli Marina Portimão. The other 2 are in Brasil.

Interestingly the Tivoli at Victoria was not included, presumably being of no interest? The 4 in Portugal went for € 117.7 million with a further €50.5 million for the 2 in Brasil + the branding rights.

In a dramatic sales push, tomorrow Monday the 2nd of February for one day only you will be able to make bookings with Tivoli for any time in 2015 at 50% discount. Some restrictions apply of course, the first being you have to be a Facebook fan or a Twitter follower, small price to pay!

Tivoli Marina

 

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Vilamoura Show Jumping Event 2015

Posted on 31 January 2015 | Comments Off on Vilamoura Show Jumping Event 2015

The elite of the Show Jumping world will be in Vilamoura again competing for a total purse of € 825,000 at the  2015 Equestrian Champions tour from the 17th February to the 5th April. This is one of the biggest show jumping events in Europe, attracting top riders from around the world and boasting 21 Longines Ranking Competitions

Horses 15

 

Showground map

Francisco arena

Undiamo arena

The route to the ground is well signposted within Vilamoura but as a guide access is off roundabout Green 2 in between Victoria Boulevard and Kadoc

For visitors high quality 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartments are available for short term rental approximately 800m from the entrance…
Click this link for details

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Vilamoura Half Marathon 2015

Posted on 31 January 2015 | Comments Off on Vilamoura Half Marathon 2015

With Loule being declared a European City of Sport for 2015 Vilamoura will hold it’s first Half Marathon on Sunday the 8th March. The course should be interesting, taking in the marina, the beach cliffs and the nature reserve.

Vilamoura marathon

 

The whole weekend is dedicated to running with an exhibition on the Friday & Saturday of all things associated with the sport and a kids marathon at 3:00pm on the Saturday.

You can sign up by clicking this link

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Who owns Vilamoura? Infographic Timeline

Posted on 28 January 2015 | Comments Off on Who owns Vilamoura? Infographic Timeline

Vilamoura is a beautiful holiday destination  in Portugal’s Algarve, but many don’t realise that it didn’t exist 50 years ago.

It isn’t a village which developed into a tourist centre but instead was conceived deliberately as a holiday resort.

Many also choose to settle here, as with over 320 days of sunshine and interesting tax breaks for European retirees it is fast becoming the base of choice for those looking for a safe warm place to emigrate to.

The infographic below shows the time line of ownership which changed  an area of open fields to possibly one of the best beach destinations in Europe. With it’s 1000 berth marina, winner of this years International Marina award at the London boat show, 6 championship class Golf courses, home of the Portugal Masters and miles of beautiful beaches it hold something for everyone.

Vilamoura History 1

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Algarve Mini Marathon for Cancer

Posted on 30 November 2014 | Comments Off on Algarve Mini Marathon for Cancer

Portimão recently hosted the latest in the “Mama Maratona” events in aid of the Algarve Cancer Association and the Norton & Mackenzie team were there to take part.

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Several hundred took part on a course which followed the river and looped around the marina. It was a brilliant start but later the heavens opened and all were drenched, though this didn’t seem to dampen the entrants spirits.

mama logo

The Algarve Cancer Association (ACA – AOA) in partnership with Portimão City Council (PCC), and Associação de Atletismo do Algarve (AAA) organised the MAMAMARATONA 14 event that has as its main objectives:

 

  • To raise awareness to the importance of early detection of cancer, and breast cancer in particular.
  • To make people aware of the importance of having a healthy lifestyle
  • To raise funds for the project “Casa Flor das Dunas” – a hostel to provide temporary housing for patients who live far away from their place of daily radiation treatment.

 

The next event on the calender is the Vilamoura half marathon on the 8th March 2015, see you there?

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Algarve Spa Week

Posted on 11 October 2014 | Comments Off on Algarve Spa Week

All the following 5 star spas are offering 50% discounts on all treatments between the 25th October and the 2nd of November.

There is a dedicated website with full details or you can contact them directly. All the e-mail addresses and phone numbers are shown below.

Spa Week Web Site

Spas

 

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Vilamoura Equestrian Champions Tour 2014

Posted on 13 September 2014 | Comments Off on Vilamoura Equestrian Champions Tour 2014

Vilamoura again hosts the 2014 Equestrian Champions tour from the 25th of Sept to 19th October. This is one of the biggest show jumping events in Europe, attracting top riders from around the world. Total prize money this year is € 454,000.

Well known names in the equestrian world competing include Nick Skelton (GB Olympic Gold), Laura Kraut (USA Olympic Gold), Cecilie Hatteland (Norway) and Ben Maher (GB World No 3). Commentary will be led by Eamonn McGowen well known in the media with Ruth Mousdale unfortunately unable to attend.

Horses 14

 

Events

 

Showground map

 

Francisco arena

 

Undiamo arena

 

The route to the ground is well signposted within Vilamoura but as a guide access is off roundabout Green 2 in between Victoria Boulevard and Kadoc

For visitors high quality 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartments are available for short term rental approximately 800m from the entrance…
Click this link for details

Norton & Mackenzie offer a comprehensive portfolio of property management and quality holiday rentals in Vilamoura – especially Algarve winter holidays. Portugal winter temperatures are by far some of the best in Europe.

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Vilamoura Sangria Festival

Posted on 25 July 2014 | Comments Off on Vilamoura Sangria Festival

The Vilamoura Sangria festival is currently running in the grounds of the Casino. It is open from 6pm until 1 am each evening until the 17th of August. Lots of variations on the theme of Sangria on offer from around the world  with many international food stalls and a variety of live music ranging from Fado to Jazz .

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In true local “last minute”  tradition this was the situation 4 hours before the opening:

Sangria 1 Sangria 2

We’re sure it will be a great success!

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Superyacht Blush Vilamoura Update

Posted on 12 July 2014 | Comments Off on Superyacht Blush Vilamoura Update

So Blush is owned by ex F1 team owner Eddie Jordan! Custom built for him by Sunseeker for € 40 million he took ownership last March and promptly sailed off to Monaco where he lives for the Grand Prix.

BLUSH

 

Blush off La Manga 2She is available for rent, a snip at approximately a million a month and currently booked out for 3 months.
They left Vilamoura late on Wednesday night, called in at Portimao and then did an about turn to head for Ibiza. At breakfast time this morning she was passing La Manga in Spain.

Thinking of renting her? The fuel tank holds 60,000 litres so must cost over € 35,000 to fill up. Distance to Ibiza, over a thousand km, so fuel burnt would cost approximately €8,000.

 

Mr Jordan in his new “Lounge”

EJ

Cabin

 

EJ and Robert Brathwaite

Proud new owner with Sunseeker founder Robert Braithwaite (Frances used to work with his brother)

 

Jordan 1

My Jordan memory, Colin Kolles Jordan Managing Director and I sign the deal back in the day.

 

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Leona Lewis in Algarve

Posted on 11 July 2014 | Comments Off on Leona Lewis in Algarve

Leona 2Leona Lewis will be performing at the Sheraton Summer Gala on Friday the 8th of August. This is quite a late booking for the event as over breakfast only  a few weeks ago the General Manager admitted the guest act had not been confirmed.

The evening commences with cocktails, followed by dinner, the concert, and a grand finale firework display, before moving to the after-party at the resort’s Yakuza by Olivier restaurant.

Tickets: Gold tickets (€295) and Platinum (€595) including concert, welcome cocktail, dinner and after-party.

Concert only: Concert Tickets (€45), Tickets and Concert Front Stage (€95)

Leona Lewis: The London-born star shot to fame by winning the X Factor in 2006. She has since released 4 albums, 15 singles, won a string of awards, and has had number one hits in over 30 countries.

To book call +351 289 500 360 or e-mail info@pinecliffs.com

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New Irish Bar in Vilamoura

Posted on 8 July 2014 | Comments Off on New Irish Bar in Vilamoura

Seems like Vilamoura Marina is due yet another Irish themed pub. The long established but often quiet restaurant “Leonel” in the base of the “Pyramid Building” is being hastily refurbished by Irish designers Intec Design who did “de Barra” in Quinta de Lago.

This one looks like it’s going to be a biggy and Intec don’t come cheap operating in Dublin, London New York and elsewhere so let’s see.

Work started a few months ago but as is often the case here one would have expected the place to be ready before July to take advantage of the season but it looks to the untrained eye as though they will struggle to be ready for August, we wish them luck. Though it’s sad to say, the “season” in Vilamoura seems to shorten year after year and business owners face two months, maybe this year one month of peak sales but 12 months of costs. Hopefully they factored this into their business plan.

This will make the 6th Irish Themed Pub in Vilamoura Marina,  we wonder how “Irish” it will be?

New Irish Bar

 

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