Faro council has signed a contract that will see the creation of a new four-star hotel take shape in the Faro parish of Santa Bárbara de Nexe.
By signing the contract with developers RGM – Empreendimentos Turísticos e Desporto, Lda, the council has given its OK to the construction of the 160-bed hotel project that will also comprise a nine-hole golf course, swimming pools, lakes and tennis courts. The Monrepos Resort is to be built in Palhagueira, Gorjões, in the parish of Santa Bárbara de Nexe. The council recalls that under the Algarve’s current land plan no building is allowed to take place on rural terrain, with the exception of isolated hotels.
Faro has granted a maximum of a 160 new bed-resort to be built through that loophole. The council describes the project as being of maximum importance to boosting tourism in the municipality’s interior area.
Covering an area of 13.4 hectares, the architectural draft of the hotel shows it will follow a modern, contemporary design.
“It is a quality product that is so important for boosting the region’s tourism, in particular in its interior”, and is “directed at a niche market of quality, from a sustainable perspective”, Faro Town Hall said in a statement.
With the decision, the council also believes it is adding value to the parish of Santa Bárbara de Nexe, as it will “allow the number of permanent residents to be increased as well as increasing the number of direct and indirect jobs to be created.”
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