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Taylor’s owner buys luxury hotel in Porto

The Fladgate Partnership has bought its second hotel inside six months, after securing a deal for the luxury Hotel Infante Sagres in the heart of Porto for an undisclosed fee.

Hotel Infante Sagres was one of the first luxury hotels to open in Porto and has hosted guests including Bob Dylan, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the Dalai Lama.

The deal follows The Fladgate Partnership’s re-purchase of Vintage House hotel in the Douro Valley in late 2015, and underlines wine producers’ increasing focus on wine tourism in several regions around the world.

‘We are delighted to acquire this classic, luxury hotel,’ said CEO of The Fladgate Partnership, Adrian Bridge.

‘The Infante Sagres will strengthen our offering to provide a high quality experience to tourists visiting Porto and the Douro Valley.’

Guests can have a day tour of the Douro Valley with the ‘Discovering Douro’ experience pack, including wine tasting and sailing down the Douro River, he added.

The Fladgate Partnership, which also owns Croft, Fonseca and Krohn, first opened a visitor centre in the Douro Valley in 1992, at Quinta do Panascal.

As well as buying Vintage House hotel last year, Fladgate’s Croft Port opened a new visitor centre for tourists at its Quinta da Roeda vineyard.

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