Hotel Casino Principe do Monaco, Azores
Hotel Casino Principe do Monaco
PROJECT OWNER: ASTA-Atlantida
HOTEL ARCHITECT: Arch. Francisco Gomes de Menezes
CASINO ARCHITECT: Atelier Fernando Jorge Correia
TOTAL INVESTMENT: €32 million
The Hotel Casino Principe do Monaco will introduce the first five-star hotel to the Azores lodging mix. A project from a local partnership, ASTA-Atlantida, Principe do Monaco will also be the first casino on any of the islands comprising this Atlantic archipelago.
The Azores’ location—930 miles from Lisbon, Portugal and 2,400 miles from the Chesapeake Bay area of the U.S.—has long made the islands a meeting place for yachtsmen crossing the Atlantic. The hotel is being built on the main island of San Miguel, opposite the harbor at Ponta Delgada.
Accommodations will consist of 94 rooms and five suites, plus one room specifically designed for use by handicapped guests.
Seven meeting rooms of various sizes will be able to host seminars from 25 to 250 attendees, receptions for up to 500 and banquets for 300.
The hotel will have a full spa complete with sauna, Turkish bath, massage center, cardio fitness area, swimming pool with removable roof, Jacuzzi, solarium, a bar and a deck.
The casino is 1,600 square meters and cost €12 million. It holds seven gaming tables and 170 slot machines. Also planned for within the casino is a restaurant and performance room, a bar and a multimedia area.
The developers of the project are anticipating completion in December 2009.