The Grand Story
Writing a Grand Story...
Room after room, experience after experience, taste after taste, our aim is to tell you a Grand story of passion and authenticity.
Whatever Grand might be according to your books, we believe it cannot be captured by the industry’s standard. It’s an experience that goes beyond material luxury, a sense of being, peace of mind, a promise of Grand moments highlighting how wonderful life can be.
Ain’t life Grand?
What is the meaning of true luxury?
For us, it's a combination of
authenticity, simplicity and soul.
Once upon a time, when the hotel was nothing more than a construction site (but already kept us very busy), we came together in a quiet moment of rest after one of those seemingly endless work days. The doers and the optimists, the aesthetes and the free thinkers, the pragmatics and the visionaries. The improvisers and the improvers. The smilers and the storytellers. A fellowship of people who worked their hearts out and squeezed every creative juice in their mind to bring the Grand Dame back to life. We sat, with a Martini in our hands, in the hall that would one day become the Grand Salon and — strange as it may seem — tried to listen to the walls, feeling the pulse of this ‘being’ who is the soul behind Grand House. What would ‘she’ be like, our Grand Dame? Her attitude? Her story? Her style? Style is a manner, isn’t it? Or manner makes style…?
What would she be like, the Grand Dame?
“New things to see and ancient stories to tell”
‘She’ was Grand. ‘She’ was glamorous, bringing together the affluent and the influencers. ‘She’ was one of its kind, the first luxury hotel south of the Tagus River, marking the beginning of tourism in the south of Portugal. With its inauguration in 1926, the Hotel Guadiana set new standards and made its way as an icon in Portuguese hospitality.
Grand House Collection
Grand House is a one-off — and dare we say, sensual — combination of people, places and experiences. It’s a family of brands that aim to provide bespoke luxury boutique hotels that stand out by their intimate size, privileged location, magnificent history and architecture, character-steeped décor and the wonderful mix of people who make the place. Grand House is also an homage to the Iberian Peninsula, a micro cosmos of vibrant culture, nature, tastes and passionate and authentic people. The brand’s careful selection of properties in unique locations over Portugal and Spain will allow you to embark on a journey of Grand moments and Grand memories.
Discover the Grand Universe!
Meet the Grand Family
The Grand House team – a colourful mix of thinkers, creators, problem-solvers and multi taskers. Doers, no talkers! Improvisers and improvers. Smilers and laughers. Listeners and storytellers. Sharers and helpers.
Three questions, three answers. Every month we take some time to interview one of our fabulous team member.