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Algarve’s latest hotel opens in Lagos

12th May 2009: Western Algarve Property News

The Algarve’s latest four-star hotel, the Hotel Vila Galé Lagos, which is a €30 million investment, is soon to open in Meia Praia and will be inaugurated on April 25th, the day Portugal was liberated from its dictatorship and became a democracy.

Comprising 170 rooms, 86 of which are suites (21 junior suites, 21 side-view suites and 44 sea-view suites) the hotel is hoped to be officially inaugurated by Prime Minister José Sócrates and State Secretary for Tourism Bernardo Trindade.

Vila Galé Lagos is a project that was long in the planning but which was only given the go-ahead in 2007 when the Government approved a new Urban Plan (PU) for Meia Praia and which for the first time allowed the construction of four and five star hotels in that area.

It was a change that pleased Lagos Mayor Júlio Barroso, who said it represented the end of a “long process and the beginning of a good, new phase”.

Along with Vila Galé Lagos, there are another four large tourist units in the pipeline, namely the five-star Ibero Hotel, as well as the upgrading of the existing hotel on Meia Praia which belongs to the Palmares group.

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