In 2018, Tivoli Hotels & Resorts is celebrating 85 years of history, a time to contemplate more than eight decades of incredible stories, and also a time to design an ambitious future for the expansion of the brand.
Tivoli was born in 1933 with the hotel Tivoli Avenida Liberdade in the heart of Lisbon, and since then the brand’s portfolio has added iconic hotels which have made, and continue to make, history in hospitality in Portugal, Brazil and most recently, in Qatar.
Since the very beginning, the Tivoli spirit and philosophy has led to lifelong relationships with guests and destinations in hotels which are icons in themselves. For this reason, Tivoli hotels are sought out not only by locals but by international travellers as well, who know that they'll find a refined setting with a lively and multicultural atmosphere.
In 1955 Tivoli Palácio de Seteais opened, an XVIII century palace in the historic town of Sintra, and at the turn of the century, in 1999, the brand added its first resorts in the main tourist destinations of the Algarve, in Vilamoura - with the perfectly located Tivoli Marina Vilamoura – and also in Carvoeiro, Portimão and Lagos.
In 2006, Tivoli Hotels & Resorts launched outside Portugal by acquiring its first property in Brazil: the Tivoli Ecoresort Praia do Forte, in Salvador da Bahia, followed by the Tivoli Mofarrej São Paulo, in February 2009.
Tivoli became part of Minor Hotels in early 2016, inaugurating a new chapter in the brand’s history, with the renovation of the entire portfolio of hotels and the expansion, for the first time, to the Middle East, with the first hotel in the historic centre of Doha, in Qatar - Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli. The inauguration of two new hotels in Qatar is also planned for this year – Souq Al Wakra Hotel Qatar by Tivoli and the Al Najada Doha Hotel by Tivoli.
Proud of its past, this charismatic brand, which took its first steps in the Portuguese capital, is now looking to expand in South America, especially in Brazil, with new properties to be announced soon and also has plans for Asia in countries such as Thailand, South Korea and China. New destinations where Tivoli hopes to fulfil its role as a brand – to be a local benchmark, with sophisticated wining and dining options and recognised by the local community for their cosmopolitan atmosphere and lifestyle approach.
To celebrate this anniversary, Tivoli Hotels & Resorts will be holding a flash sale on 25th May lasting 85 hours, with savings of up to 30% at all hotels in Portugal and Brazil, a unique opportunity to collect new Tivoli memories.
For the more creative, Tivoli is also launching a challenge to define what a timeless experience really is and to win a dream trip to Lisbon, the Algarve or Bahia in Brazil.
All the details of the campaign can be found here on the specially created microsite where the brand's history can be seen through the eyes of the Brazilian artist Eva Uviedo with illustrations created for the celebration.
Inspired by the past, but with the gaze turned towards a brilliant future, Tivoli has a manifesto, setting out the vision for the next 85 years:
It takes time to make history.
Especially one with 85 years, filled with special moments and stories.
It takes time to build genuine relationships, a trusty team, and service savoir-faire.
It takes time to perfect the details, refine the flavours, and understand what everlasting means.
It takes time to become timeless!
Tivoli Hotels & Resorts, for Timeless Travellers.
Over these eight decades, several generations of timeless travellers have left their mark on Tivoli's history: Marlene Dietrich, Jorge Amado, Astor Piazzolla, Maria Callas, Neil Armstrong, Omar Sharif, Montserrat Caballé, Mário Vargas Llosa, Plácido Domingo, Geraldine Chaplin, Andrea Bocelli, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Beyoncé e Jay Z, among many others, who on longer or more fleeting stays have made Tivoli their home.
Tivoli’s doors remain open to welcome all those looking for genuine hospitality in Portugal, Brazil, Qatar and, very soon, in new and exciting destinations around the world.