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Vale do Lobo Algarve is recognised as one of the foremost resorts in Europe and is today the largest luxury resort of its kind in Portugal operated by the same company.

The Vale do Lobo resort offers a luxury experience beyond comparison, one which has earned it world-wide recognition and a special place in the heart of countless visitors and residents.


Founded in 1962 by Trusthouse Forte plc and Costain plc, both well-known multi nationals, Vale do Lobo was the first development in the Algarve.



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Vale do Lobo is the longest established luxury resort in the Algarve, and for more than 55 years, cherished home and holiday choice of many...

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Vale do Lobo Values

The Vale do Lobo Algarve
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Managing Team

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Company

Branding a legacy... Vale do Lobo Algarve!


Founded in 1962 by Trusthouse Forte plc and Costain plc, both well-known multi-nationals, Vale do Lobo was the first development in the Algarve. At that time, the Algarve was mainly inhabited by farmers and fishermen.

It was only after the establishment of Vale do Lobo, its “five star” Dona Filipa Hotel and the first golf course, that Faro International Airport was opened.

Sander van Gelder, a Dutch entrepreneur, discovered Vale do Lobo during a holiday in the mid 1970s, and recognising its potential, he bought the resort and moved to Portugal in 1977. Over 30 years later, Vale do Lobo has transformed into a 450 hectare self-contained community offering endless facilities and services in a unique location.

Towards the end of 2006, the resort was sold to a group of Portuguese and international investors, including the largest national bank Caixa Geral de Depósitos with successful Portuguese businessman Diogo Gaspar Ferreira takes over as the Chief Executive. The sale clearly marked the beginning of an exciting era. Under the new shareholder structure, Vale do Lobo initiated a strategic “face lift” in 2007 implementing a number of significant improvements, developments and plans for internationalexpansion. The most significant being the initiation of a €500 million investment programme for the development of three prime areas in the resort: Vale de Santo António, Oceano Clube (Vale do Lobo II) and Vale Real (Vale do Lobo III).

At the beginning of 2008, Vale do Lobo initiated a strategic programme of rebranding and the resort was renamed as Vale do Lobo Algarve and integrated under the umbrella of a new brand of Vale do Lobo Resorts, the first move towards future international expansion. This also included the construction of a brand new entrance to symbolise the corporate objectives and the creation of a modern corporate identity to replace the old resort logo.

Vale do Lobo Algarve is recognised as one of the foremost resorts in Europe and is today the largest luxury resort of its kind in Portugal operated by the same company.

Indeed a luxury experience beyond comparison, one which has earned it world-wide recognition and a special place in the heart of countless visitors and residents.

 

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Vale do Lobo Values

The Vale do Lobo Algarve main vision and philosophy.


SATISFACTION

For clients (in the services they are provided and the properties they are sold) and for employees (in their work conditions and environment)



SECURITY

A safe and secure environment for all our clients and employees.



HERITAGE

Since first being established in 1962 we have shown our resilience, experience and a proven history of success.



COMMUNITY

To foster a strong community spirit within the resort and a proximity between the Vale do Lobo team and the clients of the resort.



Managing Team

Structure and organisation


BOARD

Diogo Gaspar Ferreira

CEO

Rui Horta e Costa
Board Member
Luis Horta e Costa
Board Member
Rita Bataglia
Board Member

DIRECTORS

Luis Matos
Resort & Technical Director
Luis Ramalho
Legal & Licensing Director
António Oliveira
Tourism Director
Hernâni Estevão
Golf Director
Alda Filipe
Real Estate & Marketing Director
Luisa Salazar
Financial & Human Resources Director
Lilita Baptista
Board Deputy Director
Paulo Barbosa
IT Deputy Director
Luis Serras
Construction & Architecture Director 



Career Opportunities

Would you like to join our Vale do Lobo team?
 



SEASONAL OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Circuit bus driver (m/f)
  • Housekeepers (m/f)
  • Call-center operator (m/f)

CURRENTLY RECRUITING:

  • Credit control assistant (m/f)

    Candidate profile:

    - Degree in Management/Economics/Maths/Computer Science
    - Professional experience in a similar role (minimum 2 years)
    - Good knowledge across areas of accounting and finance
    - Full competence in Excel
    - Working hours flexibility
    - Good communication and interpersonal skills
    - Good knowledge of English
    - Immediate availability 


Candidates are asked to send their CV and a completed application form (available in pdf format to download below) to drh@vdl.pt or alternatively by mail:
 
Application Form (PDF)

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