Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Five Star Hotel Cascade in Cascade Resort is launched

The Hotel Cascade in Lagos, Portugal has officially launched, in the presence of distinguished guests, local dignitaries, sporting personalities, friends and invited members of the press.

On June 28, the Cascade Hotel was officially inaugurated. All the special guests enjoyed the special atmosphere that can be felt in the Cascade Hotel, on the peninsula Ponta da Piedade, and experienced something of the “Cascade Lifestyle”.

Swiss Hotelier Urs Wild, Director of Cascade Resort, with Dr. Júlio Barroso – President of the Lagos Municipal Council and the Swiss Ambassador in Portugal, Dr. Rudolf Schaller unveiled the inauguration plaque. Former Swedish champion tennis player Stefan Edberg was also in attendance due to his involvement with the Cascade Sports Academies.

Mr. Wild spoke of how he fell in love with Lagos 20 years ago and of his dream to build an exceptional hotel and Resort, there.

Some 12 years and 100 million Euros later, his dream has become a reality, but not without overcoming many obstacles met along the way. He is confident of the success of this new venture and of the positive effect it will have to the reputation and attraction to the Lagos area.

This was the view shared by the Mayor who stressed the benefit of the development to the local area socially and economically and in terms of the maintenance of public space and environmental preservation.

Lisbon-based Swiss Ambassador, Rudolf Schaller promised to bring the existence of Cascade to the attention of the newly inaugurated government of Portugal, especially the minister of tourism as an example of the excellence achieved with this development. Stefan Edberg highlighted the individuality of the project with its emphasis on sport.

The Cascade Resort occupies a prime location with 1.5 km of ocean frontage between Porto de Mós and Ponta da Piedade, it is a beautiful area, with stunning views, known for its unusual rock formations and sea caves. Just one of the reasons it is perfect for outdoor activities like hiking, biking, jogging, etc.

Since the soft opening in April, the hotel has received many guests of different nationalities who have all appreciated the excellence in service and the inspirational surroundings. Cascade Hotel has 86 rooms, which portray a unique style in a design conceived to honour the historical importance of Lagos in the period of exploration and in sympathy with the environment.

The interior décor reflects the culture and styles of the four continents: Asia, Africa, South America and Europe, whilst the exterior combines Portuguese architecture with Moorish influences which complement the surrounding area, giving it a distinct personality of its own.

The Resort stretches 38 hectares, where in addition to the 5-star Hotel, it includes 58 apartments divided into 1 and 2 bedrooms and luxury villas, open since 2010. These are available for rent or purchase with a variety of options.

Cascade Resort also features the "Cascade Performance Sports Academies" - high-performance sports academies run by renowned personalities from the world of professional international sport such as Sven-Göran Eriksson, Stefan Edberg and Julia Görges. Also included in the Resort is a commercial area, the Praceta, which includes a medical centre, gym, health club and spa - covering 1,200 m2 located on the ground floor of the Hotel. At Cascade Resort, the opportunities for luxury and well-being are unlimited with the intention and promise of providing a unique and memorable experience.

Website: www.cascade-resort.com

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