Why choose Porto for your next corporate event?
Porto is the second largest city in Portugal and its unique history, monuments, location and infra structure have all contributed to its enormous success as a favorite location for travel to Portugal.
Located minutes from the sea and the famous mountainous area centered around the Douro river, the city gives access to a large offer of tourism opportunities.
Some of the themes are city discoveries, surf and boating opportunities, wine travel, adventure travel and nature discoveries in the Douro valley, the mountains of Freita or the natural park of Geres.
For corporate events the city and its surrounding provide many medium to high level hotels, meeting spaces, team building activities and congress opportunities.
This article gives an overview of the best hotels available for groups and events in the city of Porto.
The best 4 star business hotels for large groups traveling to Porto
Lets start with a hotel that provides a unique service and is the only of its sort in Portugal
The Hotel da Musica
At first site the Hotel da Musica is a modern, 4 star hotel a 5 minute metro ride from the center of Porto. Its a clean, up to date new hotel mostly known for its friendly service, good breakfast and fun music theme. With its meeting room, which has a capacity for up to 80 and its 85 bedrooms, it has a capacity for small to small medium sized groups. However what makes it Unique is its emphasis on healthy food and specifically Kosher food this makes it the only hotel in Portugal that provides fully certified Kosher meals for whoever wants or needs to eat Kosher!
|Hotel da Musica >>||85 rooms||1 event room 107m2 max 80 pax
||Kosher and vegetarian food on request|
Vincci Porto, Design in a former fish market!
This amazing hotel set in a fully refurbished former fish market is an amazing location for all types of events. This hotel has a contemporary design in which natural light emphasizes minimalist detail. This 4 star in the historical center of Porto has 95 guest rooms of which 5 are suites. It has two meeting rooms with capacity 120pax / 90 pax. size 1,291.7 sq. ft. or 120m2 and 968.8 sq. ft. or 90m2.
|Vincci Porto >>||95 rooms
||2 rooms of 120m2 7 1291 sq ft and 90m2 / 968 sq ft
The NH Porto Batalha, service, service and more service!
The NH Porto Batalha is another lovely 4 star in the center of Porto with its 90 rooms and meeting capacity for 90 its a nice hotel in the center of Porto for small meetings of all types. The hotel is very centrally located and within walking distance of some of Porto’s most famous spots.
|Porto Batalha hotel >>||90 rooms
||1 event room for maximum 90 pax
The highest building in Porto, Vila Gale Porto hotel the best 4 star for large meetings and conventions in the center of Porto
The Vila Gale Porto hotel is best suited for large group and conventions in the old center of Porto. This hotel has 293 rooms and 17 event spaces of which the largest is 245 m2 / 2637.15 ft2. Even though the Vila Gale is a high rise hotel it is perfectly suitable to large group traveling to Porto. Its plusses are modern equipments, conveniently located, great breakfast and friendly personal service.
|Vila Gale Porto >>||292 bedrooms. Among them 40 superior rooms, eleven junior suites and eight superior suite||17 events rooms|
5 Star Porto
Porto’s 5 star offer has been growing at a fast rate some of the best chains have opened amazing congressing hotels and some of Porto’s older hotels have been refurbished to fit our modern needs. See below some of the better 5 star hotels for events!
The Pestana group
The Pestana Vintage Hotel
The Pestana Vintage Hotel was recently awarded its 5th star. Located on the water front in the famous Ribeira district, it is a hotel with charm and culture that lends itself perfectly for small intimate meetings and events. The hotels consist of 18 cultural buildings that have been awarded world UNESCO heritage site and the emphasis is on the unique historical character of the buildings extended with vintage design and 5 star luxury. The hotel is blessed with amazing views and within walking distance of all the down town monuments.
|Pestana Porto Vintage Hotel >>||49 rooms of which 7 suites
||1 meeting room 43 sq M / 484 ft2
Pestana Palácio do Freixo
The Pestana Palácio do Freixo is another 5 star great by Pestana. This hotel on the shore of the Douro is a palace hotel that was classified as a national monument in 1910. Its Baroque architecture and 10,000 m2 of gardens gives a breath taking view of historical Porto and its royalty. With its 6 meeting rooms of which the largest has a capacity off up to 500 guests this hotel lends itself perfectly for small to large meetings and private events. The event rooms are located in the former living area of the family and give a unique inside into their Baroque lifestyle.
|Palacio do Freixo >>||87 rooms: 30 standard rooms, 46 superior rooms with a river/pool view, 10 suites||6 meeting rooms for small to medium sized events
Pestana Porto Brasileira
The Brasileira is another great from Pestana, located in a heritage building in the center of Porto, this hotel is perfect for small to medium sized meetings and events
|Hotel Brasileira >>||89 rooms
||1 meeting room up to 90 pax
HF Ipanema Park 5 star & congress center
The HF Ipanema Park is a large, modern 5 star hotel suitable for medium to large meetings. Its one of the largest hotels in Porto with a room capacity of 281 rooms and a meeting center consisting of Congress space 11 meeting rooms and breakout rooms the hotel caters well to medium and large groups visiting Porto. Its rooftop terrace overlooking the city is a popular spot for all and its palm garden gives a unique resting point in the city of Porto.
|HF Ipanema >>||281rooms||11 meeting rooms
Sheraton, 5 star, leading conferencing hotel
The Sheraton authentic style from a famous American brand
The Sheraton in Porto is one of the leading conferencing hotels. A 5 star close to the airport, it has 266 modern rooms and 1750 M2 / 18836.84ft² conferencing space making it the best for medium to large events. The Sheraton Porto is located in the business center of Porto.
|Sheraton Porto >>||266 modern rooms
||1750 M2 / 18836.84ft² conferencing space|
The hotels mentioned are a small selection of many other excellent hotels in Porto.
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