The start of the construction of the hotel took place on 25 May, with the laying of the first stone, according to the Mercan Group, which foresees that the construction of the hotel will be concluded "in 2022".
The Hilton Garden Inn Évora, which will be located next to Rossio de São Brás, “less than 10 minutes from the historic centre” of the Alentejo city, is a project by Mercan, a group based in Canada, in partnership with RA Group - Reference Arrojada Group.
“Évora has enormous potential as a tourist destination, both for Portuguese and foreigners,” said the vice president of the Mercan Group, Jordi Vilanova.
According to the official, this new project “is a reflection of the confidence that international investors maintain in Portugal and goes beyond the focus on large metropolises”, since the promoters have “75 foreign investors”.
The unit, with an area of more than eight thousand square meters, will have 130 rooms and an outdoor swimming pool on the roof, with a bar and terrace.
A restaurant, gym and a meeting room with a capacity for up to 130 people are other aspects of the project.
According to the promoter, the hotel “will create 95 direct jobs when it is operational”, and in this first phase, related to construction, it will involve “80 permanent workers”.
“Close to the centre of Évora and the main historical points of the city, the hotel will stand out for its vibrant, modern and sophisticated atmosphere where the exterior space is combined with ingenious details of architecture and with warm decorations inside, with the aim to create a unique experience for those who visit, ”said Mercan.