By Oriaku Ijele
Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has launched his latest hotel in New York’s Times Square to add to his collection, according to a report by Gary Stonehouse for Sun newspaper of London.
The legendary Portuguese forward, 36, has already opened complexes in his Madeira homeland, Lisbon and last month in Madrid. Announcing his first one outside of Europe, he wrote: “Book now and discover the coolest new hotel in the best location in town.”
The N83K-a-night hotel, which offers discounts for Pestana guest club members, is described as ‘cosmopolitan’ which is ‘faithful to a sophisticated, vibrant and ever-connected sporty lifestyle’.
The Pestana website also states it is ‘the ideal starting point for those who don’t want to miss out on the action of the city’. The colour and art in the guest rooms is inspired by Ronaldo’s Portuguese heritage and they are fitted with Espresso makers, refrigerators, USB ports, HD-TV and Wi-Fi.
Multiple screens to watch sport, including the former Manchester United ace, in action are in the restaurant, which offers Portuguese snacks and a selection of international dishes. And there are also a number of event rooms for business meeting hire as well as a fitness centre.
The latest hotel venture comes with Ronaldo still getting over the heartbreak of Portugal’s Euro 2020 exit while his club future remains up in the air.