It’s 40 years since leading Portuguese-based hotelier the Pestana Group opened its very first property in Madeira, in 1972. Since then, the brand has expanded internationally to become a top class hotel group with a very successful Vacation Club division, flying the flag for quality timeshare holidays.
Today, Pestana is Portugal’s largest leisure and tourism group. Pestana Hotels & Resorts and Pousadas de Portugal has a total of 86 properties amounting to 9452 rooms, and the group has opened four new hotels this year, including two brand new properties – one in Miami, the other in Morocco – this October.
The latest hotels to open this year include:
Opened April 2012 – Pousada de Cascais, Portugal
Pestana Group’s latest and largest Pousada project was inaugurated on the 12th April by the President of the Republic of Portugal, Aníbal Cavaco Silva. This luxury hotel enjoys a very special setting, within the walls of a 16th century fortress located in the centre of beautiful Cascais. Not far away is the Cascais marina, the Casino at Estoril, the surfer’s paradise at Guincho, and of course Portugal’s capital city, Lisbon. The Pousada de Cascais is a member of “The Leading Hotels of the World”, a symbol that ranks the Pousada amongst an exclusive portfolio of luxury hotels.
Opened September 2012 – Pestana Bogota 100
The new Pestana Bogota 100 in South America owes its contemporary, sophisticated design to two award winning Columbian architects who were also given the project for the interior design and decoration. This luxurious Design Hotel has 82 rooms and is located in the exclusive neighbourhood of Zona Norte, making ideal for both business and leisure traveller.
Opening October 2012 – Pestana South Beach Art Deco Hotel in Miami
Miami is famous for its stunning art deco architecture and the latest one is the new Pestana South Beach. With a great location on South Beach right in the heart of the Art Deco District, Pestana South Beach is a 4 star boutique hotel featuring 99 rooms and suites. Pestana spent two years meticulously planning and designing the property which combines modern architecture with a full range of facilities and services. Miami is an exciting city known for its strong Latin flavour, glamorous setting and home to many celebrities.
Opening October 2012 – Pestana Casablanca in Morocco
Not Marrakech, but Casablanca! Pestana’s brand new property in Morocco was designed by none other than the highly respected architectural firm run by Sir Norman Foster, who is responsible for the design of the multi-use complex Anfa Living Resort of which Pestana Casablanca Hotel forms an integral part. Comprising 104 tourist residences and apartments, the resort has a prime location on the beachfront so that guests can enjoy the region’s mild winter climate and almost guaranteed year-round sunshine and the Pestana is just a short stroll from the historic old town of Casablanca.