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This will be the new hotel in Santana, after building the project of the architect Rui Campos Matos.

Santana, in the north of the island of Madeira, will have a new hotel. It will appear in Pico Tanoeiro, a few tens of meters from Quinta do Furão Hotel, which will be managed. If everything goes as planned, at the moment, it should open in May of next year, after an estimated investment of 1 million euros.

The promoter is the Cecília Zino Foundation, which is dedicated to supporting underprivileged children. Thus, the foundation will build the hotel and then benefit from 75% of operating profit.

The project is the architect Rui Campos Matos, chosen after a contest proposed by the promoter. It will rehabilitate the old building and interconnect this secular space with a new construction, which will have the rooms of the 5 star units.

According to Pedro Milheiro Costa, director of the Quinta do Furão hotel (52% owned by the Zino family), the new project intends to recover one of the most emblematic houses of Santana, which is in an advanced state of ruin. The intention is “to return, after more than half a century, to give it the function of a hotel,” he said, recalling that the house was twice a hotel. First in the mid-nineteenth century, connected to the Acciolli family, and later in the last quarter of the century, it was acquired by William Reid, who built Reid’s in Funchal, now Belmond Reid’s Palace.

The oldest known records of the ruined property, where there are practically only walls, are from 1842. It stands on the top of a hill, to the right of Quinta do Ferão, for whom it is facing the sea.

The swimming pool of the future hotel, you can see, on the left, Quinta do Ferão

The project of Rui Campos Matos will offer a new soul to space, interlinking the historical building in a harmonious marriage with a new component, with contemporary lines, contemplating in this work the creation of 24 beds (12 rooms), a restaurant, an indoor / outdoor and a SPA.

The small hotel, whose name is still under study, will create 7 direct and 5 indirect jobs.

Taken from MTN