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Press Release21 July 2016

Pestana Hotel Group presents Pestana Alvor South Beach, Pestana Bahia Praia and Pestana Alvor Praia

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Pestana Hotel Group continues to expand its portfolio and are proud to announce Pestana Alvor South Beach, Pestana Bahia Praia and Pestana Alvor Praia as the latest additions to its collection of Hotels & Resorts.

Inspired by the South Beach spirit in Miami, where Pestana Hotel Group already has an Art Deco hotel,Pestana Alvor South Beach makes the most of its location just 97 steps from the ocean, with direct access to the beach. The hotel features a contemporary design, with 90 rooms including 57 suites, three outdoor swimming pools with a large pool deck lounge and bar and restaurant – The Sunset. The young and dynamic team have also created a tailored programme of activities to include signature outdoor fitness classes for guests to make the most of the al fresco lifestyle.

In addition to its prime location on Alvor Beach, the hotel is just a 10-minute walk from the popular Três Irmãos beach and the picturesque village of Alvor. It is also located just 7km from Portimão, the largest city in the west Algarve, known for its ideal location for sailing on the Atlantic Ocean due to the calmer seas and weather conditions.

New to the Azores, Pestana Bahia Praia is located in Vila Franca do Campo, in the island of Sao Miguel, a convenient 15 minutes from the airport. With direct access to one of the island's most beautiful beaches, Agua d'Alto beach, the hotel offers clear views spanning the Atlantic ocean as well as the surrounding mountains, which can also be viewed from the rooms. The hotel features 85 junior suites and 5 senior suites, which work in unison with the surrounding environment, evoking a refined atmosphere.

The newly refurbished facilities include restaurants, a new spa and gym, pools, a conference room, tennis courts and gardens. The hotel also boasts a beautiful and intimate 17th century chapel, perfect for a romantic wedding by the ocean.

Bordered by one of the best beaches in Algarve and exquisite gardens, Pestana Alvor Praia can be defined as an elegant, peaceful and classic southern paradise. The hotel's refurbishment has brought with it new concepts such as a personal check in and the innovative grab & go service, which allows guests to order and take their food from the Ocean Bar straight to the beach, pool or room. The panoramic restaurant, along with the terraces and each of the 202 accommodations offer wonderful views of the surrounding coast.

The hotel's iconic marble spiral staircase leading to the lake has maintained its place during the refurbishment, whilst new additions include the innovative a la carte restaurant, led by iconic Chef Dominique Lienhard, as well as a more contemporary style using decorative elements inspired by works of Portuguese plastic artists, organic wood and bright marble. Also available are a new gym, interior pool and spa.

Rates at Pestana Alvor South Beach start from €116 (approx. £96) per room per
night, at Pestana Bahia Praia they start from €80 (approx. £66) per room per night, and at Pestana Alvor Praia they start from €84 (approx. £69) per room per night.

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The Pestana Group is Portugal's largest international tourism and leisure group and one of the largest in

Europe where it ranks 25th. There are eight business divisions operating under the Pestana brand including; Hotels & Resorts, Pousadas de Portugal, Holiday Ownership, Gaming, Travel, Golf and Residence, Industry and International Business Centre of Madeira. Starting with a 300 bedroom hotel in Madeira Island in 20th November 1972, the family owned Pestana Group has grown steadily and currently includes in its portfolio of nearly 90 four and five star hotels worldwide with two brands: Pestana Hotels & Resorts and Pousadas de Portugal. Discover the Pestana World at
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