The first hostel of the Pestana group in Madeira is already fully operational in Câmara de Lobos bay, Pestana Churchill Bay. A tribute to the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at the time of World War II, which celebrated the camaralobense county with a painting that traveled the world and made history. “A visionary, with a unique intuition in terms of public and political intervention,” as Albuquerque said.
The president of the Regional Government was present at the inauguration and recalled the moment when, together with the mayor, Pedro Coelho, tried to “seduce” businessman Dionísio Pestana to make an investment there. “It was not difficult, since Câmara de Lobos is a very beautiful municipality, it has great potential for combining its picturesque experience with tourism, as well as having an excellent Chamber and team president, who work, unlike other chambers that just walk the talk and do nothing. “
Miguel Albuquerque left a message of confidence for the future. And he reinforced the support to entrepreneur Dionísio Pestana, “a great businessman”, considering that he will be “one of the greatest entrepreneurs of Europe”. Albuquerque pointed out that Madeira will “continue on the path of growth, reducing unemployment, here we have an infrastructure that is important for the Region, creating jobs, well paid, and qualified.”
Albuquerque spoke of Jardim, also present at this ceremony, considered him “a great man”, who was moved when his government managed to reconvert the Ilhéu de Câmara de Lobos, relocating the families in dignified conditions. We should not be afraid of development. “
The new unit of the chain “Pousada de Portugal” has 57 rooms and consists of two buildings. Next to the reception of the new one, there is a bronze sculpture, developed by the Madeiran sculptor Martim Velosa, that portrays this historic moment of the Wiston Churchill sitting in a wicker chair, to paint the bay of Câmara de Lobos. At his side, there is now another wicker chair that invites, who passes by there, to record the moment in photography.