Unlock Boutique Hotels

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Big Idea

Created in May 2016, Unlock Boutique Hotels is the only Portuguese company founded from scratch with the aim of creating a network of boutique hotels where the genuine art of warmth, hospitality and cultural authenticity are symbols. This integration, which can be done through both full management and soft brand services, creates synergies between hotels and areas, providing hotels with support and enhancement in the commercial, marketing, purchasing, controlling, human resources and yield management. Unlock Boutique Hotels is a hotel management company specialized in small and medium sized hotels, between 20 and 120 rooms, with a unique character, offering guests unique experiences for their hospitality of excellence and cultural authenticity. Currently, the company’s team combines over 60 years of expertise and is strongly result-oriented, emerging from a strict and demanding recruitment process that seeks the best talent. After 7 of its foundation, Unlock Boutique Hotels has in its portfolio 15 hotels and 3 local accommodation units. More than a group of hotels, Unlock Boutique Hotels presents itself as a collection of unique experiences. Each hotel offers unique experiences that promise unforgettable moments during our guests stay and have certainly remained in their memories. Genuine welcome, warm hospitality and cultural authenticity characterize all of Unlock Boutique Hotels properties. Unlock Boutique Hotels is responsible for managing several units across Portugal, such as Casa Melo Alvim and Melo Alvim Suites & Apartments (Viana do Castelo), Monverde Wine Experience Hotel (Amarante), Lavandeira Douro Nature & Wellness (Douro), Quinta de Cabanas (Douro), Casa das Senhoras Rainhas (Óbidos), Rosegarden (Sintra), Hotel da Estrela (Lisbon) , Palacete Chafariz D’el Rei (Lisbon) , Sobreiras Alentejo Country Hotel (Grândola), The Noble House and The Noble House Suites & Apartments (Evora), Albergaria do Calvário (Évora), Villa Termal Caldas de Monchique Spa Resort and its 4 hotels: Pure Monchique Hotel, Hotel Central, Central Suites & Aparments e o Hotel Termal (Monchique), while exploring new possibilities in the national hotel market.

Activity Highlights


  • Scoring Top 5% Best SMEs in the Financial Strength and Performance category
  • Scoring Top 10+ SMEs in the hospitality, travel and touristic services category


  • PME Líder 21
  • Scoring Top 5% Best SMEs in the Financial Strength and Performance category


  • SMR Leader 22
  • For the third year Scoring Top 5% Best SMEs in the Financial Strength and Performance category


Miguel Velez – Founder & CEO; Renato Homem – Managing Diretor; Pedro Marques-da-Costa – Director of Operations; Cristina Teixeira – Head of Finance; Ana Lessa – Treasury & CEO Personal Assistant; Diana Brito – Head of Marketing & Offline Sales; Isabel Afonso – Market Analytics & Yield Manager; Ana Mendes – Sales Assistant; Renato Costa – Marketing Assistant; Maria João Teixeira – Marketing Assistant.

Portugal Ventures’ Investment Manager

Pedro Cunha