Maria d’Orey holds a postgraduate degree in Spa Operations & Management. Maria is the Director of Spa & Fitness at the Pine Cliffs Resort in Algarve and its sister property, Sheraton Cascais Resort, near Lisbon. Despite initially studying law at Lusíada University of Porto, an enduring passion for exercise and wellbeing led her to forge a successful career in health and wellness.
Maria joined Pine Cliffs in 2006. Inspired by how the fitness program she devised substantially improved her clients’ health and wellbeing, Maria began to dedicate her expertise to the world of spa and wellness. She ultimately developed the flagship Serenity – The Art of Well Being, which launched at Pine Cliffs Resort and the Sheraton Cascais Resort in 2016. Serenity – The Art of Well Being, has been recognized by the acclaimed World Luxury Spa Awards 2018 as the best Luxury Destination Spa in Portugal and the top Luxury Wellness Spa in Europe.