The Municipality of São Brás de Alportel unanimously approved the award of a vote of praise to the “Farmhouse of the Palms” local accommodation, which this year was the winner of the Portugal Trade Awards in the category of “best accommodation in rural areas”, the most renowned national award in this segment. The vow of praise was delivered on October 1st.
This quaint local lodge, run by Frank Persyn, is today a reference in accommodation in the region and the country. A building with two centuries of history whose refurbishment, by the initiative of a Belgian couple, opened doors to the world, having won the most demanding and refined customers for its simplicity and authenticity and deserving the most diverse awards and national and international recognition. , notably the recent ranking of the 20 “coolest hotels in Portugal” in “The Times Travel” magazine and the second year in a row of TripAdvisor’s “Travelers Choice” consumer choice. Created many decades ago, the Publituris Portugal Trade Award is considered among the most prestigious tourism and travel awards in Portugal, with several categories within the tourism sector.
In this year’s edition, the “Farmhouse of the Palms” Accommodation was the big winner of the Portugal Trade Award 2019 rural accommodation category, an award that raises the quality of this São Paulo area to the highest level.
Tourism, the strategic axis of economic development for the municipality, is an area that has a growing and interesting dynamic in the municipality.