Albufeira's Inatel Hotel building gains new life

One of the three buildings of the Hotel da Inatel in Praia dos Pescadores, in Albufeira, was officially reopened after an intervention […]

One of the three buildings of the Hotel da Inatel at Praia dos Pescadores, in Albufeira, was officially reopened after a refurbishment intervention this Tuesday and has been welcoming tourists for over a week.

The investment of around 4,5 million euros made it possible to give a new face to this infrastructure of the hotel unit, which originally opened on July 9, 1960, that is, it turned 53 years old yesterday.

Looking now at the remodeled Hotel sector, such longevity can't be guessed. The works that took place in the last year changed the “face” of the building and allowed it to be modernized. In terms of capacity, the refurbished wing has 200 beds in more than one hundred rooms.

Along the way, he took the opportunity to make the building more sustainable, with the introduction of elements aimed at energy efficiency. Structural changes were also made to adapt the building to the environmental requirements of the place where it is erected, right next to the Praia dos Pescadores beach.

According to information from INATEL, the intervention in the Praia Building began at the end of 2012, with the aim of providing it
of «conditions of functionality, comfort and with a new architectural image, always with an established attitude
on sustainability'.

The Albufeira Hotel Unit, which already had 217 rooms in the two existing buildings - Main Building
and Tourism Building -, now stands, with the renovation of Hotel Praia, with over 110 rooms, of which 16 are interconnecting.
and 16 are suites, in order to enhance their use by families.

On the ground floor, with large glazed openings over the beach, guests will have at their disposal a dining room, an outdoor gallery, a shopping area and a new snack bar with a capacity of 69 seats, as well as the old INATEL terrace next to it. to the beach, now recovered.

The objective of the works carried out was, according to INATEL, to provide the Praia Building with a «more informal, modern and functional environment, with the aim of freeing up as much space within the accommodation».

See the reopening photos – Photos by Gabriel Clemente: