About Us

About Us


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Our History

About usExcelência of Portugal was created as a soft brand for independent private boutique and luxury otels and resorts and aims to jointly promote a selected premium offer in international markets.

The Project was born from Susanna Tocca's passion for Portugal. From Austrian origins, and a tourism entrepreneur for over 20 years, she managed one of the largest DMC agencies in the country, when she created in 2008 the DOC DMC boutique agency where she could continue to be the ambassador of the country that today she considers her home . DOC allows to promote the exclusivity, personalization and enormous creativity that have always characterized Susanna. Clients that visit us, will have a program designed for them, discovering unique places and memorable experiences linking history, culture and art with breathtaking landscapes, under the theme of wine and gastronomy.   

With a very extensive network and networking, Susanna felt
that Portugal was not seen as a luxury destination, which could offer much more to visitors than was known in the various target markets. By identifying this gap, he created the brand and the project EXCELÊNCIA DE PORTUGAL with the objective of being an umbrella that will give strength to the image of luxury destination Portugal, the many fantastic national hotels as well as brands and services that are part of the outstanding hospitality Portugal offers.
Convinced that this way the message created abroad will be much more consistent beneficial for the associates and lately the destination.
The Estoril Palace Hotel, on the Lisbon Coast and The Yeatman Hotel, in the North, quickly joined the project, realizing its immediate advantages of synergy and are thus founding members of the Excellence of Portugal.
Currently, EXCELÊNCIA DE PORTUGAL integrates 8 associated hotels. The goal will be to expand the collection of units until the beginning of next year, to achieve a diversified offer throughout Continental Portugal and the Islands. Each hotel is chosen through a careful selection process in order to maintain the high quality that the brand represents and ensures such excellence of reference.

The members of the Excelência de Portugal thus represent a selection of the best that the hotel business in Portugal has to offer.