If you want to taste one of world’s most expensive bottles of port, you will have to pay £100 ($160) for one glass. Rare Taylor’s Scion 1855 Vintage Port will be served in InterContinental London Park Lane, to mark the opening of InterContinental Porto-Palacio das Cardosas in Porto on 14 July. The port, that is worth over £2,500 ($4,000) has been in the cellar at InterContinental London Park Lane since the hotel opened and will only be available to guests in The Arch Bar until the last glass has gone.
Alvaro Rey, general manager, InterContinental London Park Lane said: We wanted to bring a flavour of Portugal to our guests to mark the opening of the first InterContinental hotel in Portugal. We’ve been keeping this bottle in the cellar for a special occasion and this seems like the perfect opportunity to open it.
The InterContinental Porto-Palacio das Cardosas will be the first international luxury hotel in the historical city centre in Porto, within the boundaries of the city’s UNESCO world heritage site. Situated in Porto’s main square, the 105-bedroom and 16 suite hotel is a renovated 250 year old palace. It has Cafe Astoria, modelled on the original Cafe Astoria on the ground floor of the building in the early twentieth century when the building was a palace. The hotel also has a fine dining restaurant serving traditional Portuguese food and a bar on the front façade which overlooks Liberdade Square.