The first Pousada do Pestana Hotel Group on the island of Madeira opens on June 7th creating about 40 jobs in Câmara de Lobos.
In fact, according to the administrator of the Pestana Group in Madeira, Paulo Prada, one of the preferential factors for hiring will be that the candidates are residents in that municipality.
This morning, the Pousada & Historic Hotel was presented to the Media. The investment, of four million euros, will contribute to the economy of the Region and urban rehabilitation of Câmara de Lobos, as was also highlighted.
Comprising two buildings, Pestana Churchill Bay will have 57 rooms. In the old building of the Câmara de Lobos Town Hall, where works still take place, will be the reception and a bar / terrace of public access. Here, will be placed the sculpture created by Martim Velosa that represents Winston Churchill to paint the Bay of Camera of Wolves.
In the new building, and in addition to the 45 rooms, you will have the pool area and a restaurant on the village bay, also accessible to the general public.
The decor is simple, with several references to the former British prime minister. In the rooms, a picture of Churchill from the bay of Câmara de Lobos, whose original is in London and on which the Pestana group is paying for the reproduction rights, was reproduced.
Castanheira Lopes, administrator of the Pestana Pousadas Group and president of Pousadas de Portugal, stressed the importance of opening a unit of this nature in Madeira, the 34th of the group at national level and the first in Madeira.
Pedro Coelho considered that the Pestana Churchill Bay Hotel is an anchor investment of vital importance for the city of Câmara de Lobos. It will, I am sure, decisively leverage the city’s economy, create jobs and attract more and more tourists. As an autarch, I take great pride in seeing this magnificent city become associated with a brand of reputation and international recognition as is the Pestana Hotel Group. Having overcome the stigma of the past, Câmara de Lobos is an attractive municipality and new opportunities “.
Please note that the hotel opens on June 7, with the official inauguration to take place on June 26, before the Festivities of the Municipality of Câmara de Lobos. According to the administration, several reservations are already made for the month of opening at this hotel honoring the former British Prime Minister and Nobel Prize for Literature that led Câmara de Lobos to the world.