We had the SDL Tridion (Community) MVP retreat at the grand, gorgeous, and very accommodating Palmela Pousada.
Authentic castle meets modern accommodations when manual door locks ("it's really a key!") meet Eco-saving auto lights or high speed WiFi meet 10 foot thick walls. The only minor complaint is I suspect the castle walls still work so well that they blocked WiFi to my room.
Also, apologies to any guests that we bothered during our excited day-time discussions or late night celebrations at the bar.
Our event was a chance to appreciate those that contribute to our technical community. Having a once-in-a lifetime location such as Palmela makes all the difference.
I highly recommend a Portuguese Pousada for your corporate event or personal vacation. If you can, consider choosing the great staff and impressive locale of Palmela.