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A gleaming cube of steel and glass lands in Portugal

A striking new hotel and spa launches outside Lisbon

A gleaming cube of steel and glass lands in Portugal

August 29 2010
Maria Shollenbarger

The new Oitavos (www.theoitavos.com; from £316) is a vast, modern, steel-and-glass cube of a hotel and spa on the coast outside Lisbon, on the family-owned Quinta da Marinha estate. Guests will enjoy access to a racquet club, equestrian centre and the Arthur Hills-designed Oitavos Dunes golf course. Whether in the generously proportioned rooms, the tea-house or the sushi lounge, the beautiful outdoors is exploited rather than competed with by wraparound walls of glass, white-tile floors and a décor almost entirely made up of shades of grey and white.

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Spas, Hotels, Portugal, Lisbon