New Pousada of Portugal in Vila Real de Santo António

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26 MAY 2017


Pestana Hotel Group publicly presented a new Pousada de Portugal located in the historic centre of Vila Real de Santo António, in the most eastern area of the region (Sotavento), thus continuing its investment in the Algarve. This investment will provide the historic heritage building with 57 rooms, 114 beds and create 30 new jobs. The official opening is scheduled for the beginning of next year’s Summer.

At ceremony, where the agreement was signed with the local authorities, Luís Castanheira Lopes, highlighted the historic nature of the new Pousada. “The Pestana Hotel Group will restore the buildings in full harmony with its architectural relevance allowing visitors to experience its very rich cultural legacy, a core characteristic at the heart of the Pousadas de Portugal brand DNA that celebrate 75 years in 2017”.

According to José Theotónio, “The Pestana Hotel Group is highly committed with its national expansion alongside its international growth. This new Pousada is a good example of our long term persistent commitment in the Algarve with a qualified investment that will generate growth in travel inflows, contributing to put Vila Real de Santo António in the map of world tourism, generating more economy for the local communities”.

The unique Southern location of Vila Real de Santo António, on the border with Spain, makes it one of the most secluded regions with some of the best beaches, with warm weather and tepid waters in the Algarve. The new hotel is due to open in the Summer of 2018 but reservations will open in the beginning of the year.

This will the be the fourth Pousada de Portugal in the Algarve and the 17th Pestana unit in the region. There are currently 16 Pestana units in the Algarve, 13 Pestana Hotels & Resorts and 3 Pousadas de Portugal (Palácio de Estói in Faro, Fortaleza de Sagres and Convento de Tavira).