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Pestana continues to work on the recovery of classified heritage and the creation of a differentiated tourism product
Pestana Hotel Group presented yesterday the first phase of Pousada Vila de Óbidos, located inside the walls of the medieval village, in the area of the former Misericórdia Hospital. This building constitutes the first nucleus of the expansion of the brand, now providing 17 rooms. At the beginning of next year, Pousadas de Portugal will inaugurate Estalagem do Lidador (nucleus 2) with 11 new rooms just 150 meters away. The new nucleus triple the hotel capacity in the village, representing an investment in the total value of 2 million euros.
During the institutional ceremony, representatives of the Administration of the Pestana Hotel Group, Enatur, Santa Casa da Misericórdia and regional entities attended. Luís Castanheira Lopes, President of the Pestana Pousadas Group, highlighted in his speech the importance of this project, stating: "We continue the history of Pousadas in the recovery of classified heritage and in the creation of a tourism product of quality and differentiated, made for more than 75 years. With this project, Pousadas de Portugal maintains its strategic line of recomposition of the network through the establishment of better locations, offering its superior quality product wherever there is demand, and returning the choice to buildings with great significance and patrimonial relevance and architecture, giving consistency to its offer and accentuating its differentiation. "
Num esforço contínuo pela preservação e recuperação de património, o Pestana Hotel Group tem desenvolvido o plano de expansão da rede ao longo dos últimos 15 anos, reconvertendo agora o edifício histórico em Pousada de Portugal integrada no segmento da marca Charming Hotels. Situada a apenas 200 metros do Castelo, a nova unidade é o ponto de partida para explorar a vila dentro de muralhas, naquele que é um dos principais destinos turísticos do país e que mantém inalteradas as típicas calçadas em pedra e as casas caiadas.
Pousada da Vila de Óbidos features two characteristic V-shaped facades and has 17 rooms divided into three types - Pousada, Superior and Premium - and have carefully selected furniture, providing a cozy atmosphere that excels for comfort and authenticity. All rooms are equipped with 21st century facilities and offer the unique experience of sleeping in a 17th century building overlooking the medieval village. The unit has an inviting breakfast area that extends through the interior patio of the unit. The first meal of the day is traditionally made up of regional specialties and organic products.
A nova Pousada da Vila de Óbidos fica a apenas 3 minutos a pé do Castelo de Óbidos - considerado uma das 7 Maravilhas de Portugal - representando o primeiro monumento nacional a integrar a rede Pousadas de Portugal. A marca dos hotéis históricos do Pestana Hotel Group mantem o seu compromisso em aliar a vertente cultural e patrimonial com a criação de produtos, ambientes e atmosferas únicas e de qualidade.
The new Pousada da Vila de Óbidos is just 3 minutes walk from Óbidos Castle - considered one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal - representing the first national monument to be part of Pousadas de Portugal network. The landmark of the historic hotels of the Pestana Hotel Group maintains its commitment to combine the cultural and patrimonial aspect with the creation of products, and an unique atmosphere of quality.
About Pousadas de Portugal
Pousadas de Portugal represent a brand of 33 hotels installed in historic buildings such as Castles, Palaces, Monasteries and Convents, present from north to south of the country and also in the Azores. With over seven decades of history, Pousadas de Portugal is synonymous of quality, hospitality, culture and tradition. Their origine goes back to 1940s, with the construction of the first Regional Inns, designed to accommodate the visitors and provide them with food in keeping with the style and traditions of each region.
In the 50's the concept was extended to the historical Pousadas, installed in monuments carefully restored for the purpose. The commitment is to guarantee a differentiated tourist offer that keeps alive the hospitable flame of the Portuguese and affirms itself as a vehicle of protection and divulgation of our cultural heritage. The guarantee they give is excellence, which of course does not dispense all the respect for the recovery of the national architectural heritage, adapted to the modern requirements of comfort and well-being in tune with its authenticity.
Source: Pestana Hotel Group