Real Madrid’s soccer player star Cristiano Ronaldo is in cooperation with Portugals’ Hotel Group Pestana and opens his first boutique hotel in the Island Madeira.
Being the world’s most winning player with an annual income of around 79 Million US Dollars, Ronaldo’s hotel is right next to the harbor in Madeira where he was also born and were his museum CR7 is located.
Condé Nast Traveler talked to Ronaldo about the 60 roomed hotel and asked why he wanted to own a hotel brand. Ronaldo said that this was one of his dreams and due to a natural outcome of his close friendship with the owner of Pestana Hotels Dionisio Pestana, his dream came true.
Having the “World’s leading destination” award from the World Travel Awards in 2015, Madeira is also Pestana’s hometown and attracts many tourists, thus a perfect location for the hotel.
This 40 million US Dollar investment is going to continue in cities like Lisbon, Madrid and New York later on.
“This joint venture has enormous potential, says Dionísio Pestana, “it also echoes the constant innovation spirit that embodies The Pestana Hotel Group.”
“I’m certain that this investment is surely one of the safest deals that I can capitalize on for my future,” explains Cristiano Ronaldo.