The economic crisis that derives from the coronavirus pandemic does not stop the expansion plans of Cristiano Ronaldo when it comes to its hotel business. The Portuguese Juventus footballer currently has two Pestana CR7s, one in Lisbon and the other in Funchal, and is contemplating the construction of another two in the short-medium term, one on Madrid’s Gran Vía and the other in Manchester, for which has already received the green light in the form of a permit.
This is how several British media have it during the last hours, which also publish how the hotel that Cristiano Ronaldo wants to build will look like in a city as special to him as Manchester, where he arrived from Portugal very young and exploded as a footballer at the highest level. The Portuguese wants to open a Pestana CR7 in Picadilly Gardens and the project has been approved.
In these, if nothing goes wrong, Cristiano Ronaldo will build a luxurious and spectacular 150-room hotel with a bar on the terrace that will have impressive views. The project is valued at more than 30 million euros because a building that is now empty would have to be demolished and the Juventus footballer’s hotel would have to be raised almost from zero, which he wants to be an 11-story building with a cafeteria, a gym in the basement and a terrace on the roof.
“It would be an important step towards the delivery of the total regeneration potential of the Barrio Norte”says the Pestana CR7 chain about the hotel, adding the following: “The proposals would provide a high-quality building and would regenerate a site that is mainly characterized by a poor-quality environment. It would establish a sense of place, be visually appealing, sympathize with the local character and optimize the use of the site. More than 900 full-time jobs would be created during construction and once the hotel opens, generating more than € 60 million in gross value added to Manchester’s economy. ‘