Pestana opens luxury hotel in historic Portuguese bay

The Pestana Churchill Bay's location is commonly known as "Winston Churchill Bay" in honor of the famous politician, who was photographed painting the island in 1950. Photo credit: Pestana Hotel Group

Portugal's Pestana Hotel Group has opened the Pestana Churchill Bay– Pousada & Historic Hotel, the first property under the company's Pousada de Portugal brand to open in Madeira Island's Câmara de Lobos bay.
 
The Pestana Churchill Bay is a 10-minute drive from Funchal, the island’s capital. The property has 57 rooms, a restaurant and bar as well as a rooftop pool along with a gym, a sauna and a spa treatment room.
 
The hotel's location is commonly known as "Winston Churchill Bay" in honor of the former English prime minister, who was photographed painting the island in 1950. At the entrance of the hotel is a bronze sculpture of the famous politician by Portuguese artist Martim Velosa.
 
Pestana Hotel Group owns and manages 12 properties in Madeira (Madeira Island and Porto Santo Island) and in 2019 will open two other new hotels in Portugal as well as properties in Madrid and New York City. The company's second hotel in Spain opened last month in Madrid, following the company's Spanish debut in Barcelona six years ago.

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