Cristiano Ronaldo Launches Second Hotel ‘Pestana CR7 Lisboa'(Photos)
Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo has finally launched his hotel in Lisbon which is in partnership with Pestana.
Speaking at the launching, the 31-year-old says he still sees himself playing for another decade or so.
Ronaldo flew straight to Lisbon after Madrid’s disappointing 1-1 La Liga draw at home to Eibar on Sunday afternoon to officially open the Pestana CR7 Lisboa hotel.
“Life is not just about football,” Ronaldo said. “Although football is my grand passion, I must start to think about the future. I don’t have many years left, about 10 more or less, so I must look to the future.”
The 82-room Lisbon hotel is the second opened under the relationship between Ronaldo and established Portuguese chain Pestana, with the first being located on the player’s home island of Madeira.
It costs €200 to stay at the hotel for a night and up to €1,250 for a stay at the rooftop CR7 suite, which is equipped with a 48″ HD TV, PlayStation 4 with virtual reality glasses & games, and cardio work-out equipment.
The Pestana CR7 Lisboa website explains: “The CR7 experience begins as soon as guests step in the lobby from the animated screens in the lifts that explore Cristiano Ronaldo’s life story to the surround sound sensors in the staircases which project the sounds of cheering fans in a football stadium.
“In the rooms, the world of sports continues with a detailed sequence of seven footsteps on the carpets that replicated the real sprint of Ronaldo.” Marca say that €15 million has been invested in the partnership between Pestana and Ronaldo, with two more hotels planned for Madrid and New York.
Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes, Portugal national coach Fernando Santos, Portugal’s minister of economy Manuel Caldeira Cabral and Ronaldo’s mother Dolores Aveiro and son Cristiano Jr were present at the launch.