Come and meet one of the cultural icons of Madeira, the sophisticated Pestana Casino Park, designed by the great master of world architecture Oscar Niemeyer. Very concerned with the integration of the hotel in the Funchal Bay area - and the fabulous garden-island - it is an amazing space, full of curves and symbolism, which makes your stay in Madeira absolutely unforgettable.
When it comes to Madeira, the most impressive aspect is the harmonious coexistence between the mountains and the sea; between gardens and houses, between nature and man. You will find that the Pestana Casino Park uses this relationship of contrasts to the maximum. Next to the Bay cruise port of Funchal, modest enough to ensure the tranquility of its guests, but very close to the animation of the Madeiran society, this balance of contrasts is the main feature of this impressive building.
It is easy to recognize the trace of the brilliant Oscar Niemeyer in its wide spaces, organic lines and the importance of social areas that invite you to make the most of the generous space and the magnitude of the view that this hotel offers. Enter the huge lobby and be impressed by the living rooms and bar which are quite large and sophisticated. You will be attracted by its lightness and fluidity, that invite you to proceed immediately to the area of the panoramic restaurant where you will, of course, have dinner.
But wait. Go back, ask for the key to your room and try to discover the place where you will spend the next few days resting. The elevators open onto huge living rooms, overlooking the Atlantic and the city, inviting you to pause. A small brief pause, just to point out that nothing will be predictable in the history of your holiday which is starting to be written here. The sober and elegant rooms create a geometric contrast to lines which evoke Japan and balconies that make the imagination fly.
From here you can see the gardens, the sea, the mountains, the very nature that inspired the master, who endeavored to take the natural curves of Brazil to the world. Natural elements are present in the structure of the building itself: designed as a half moon around the sun-building, the Casino of Madeira, the continuous communication between spaces and their physical proximity help you experience a little more what Madeira is all about.
Here, in the historical Quinta Vigia, where the Empress of Austria took refuge from the intrigues and work of the Austrian court, you still find the gardens and the sculpture that recall those times when Madeira started to become a destination for peaceful getaways. Today, this status is confirmed and once again can be proven during your stay. It is impossible not to feel the tension float away when you scroll through the amazing gardens, always accompanied by the contemporary lines of the hotel. The fluid and dynamic environments intersect and help you find the best corner that suits your mood.
Do you feel inspired? Get up early, go to the infinity pool and watch the sunrise in the Desert Islands. Are you tired? Let yourself sleep in, have a wonderful breakfast in the panoramic restaurant and find your lounger by the pool and bar. Need tranquility? The garden has hidden nooks waiting for you where you can relax. But if you are feeling particularly adventurous, there is direct access to the Casino, with its lively game room and its shows, releasing the most fortunate side of your personality.
With so many facets, monotony is a feeling that will never assault your stay. But do not be immune to the more bucolic charms of the island, after all, it is no coincidence that the gardens and the sea both invite contemplation. At dinner, for example, it's hard not to get lost in the bright lights of the city and cruise ships, which are so close, that you can hear clearly the music that springs from them and imagine all the parties going on there. Enjoy the original and comfortable 1976 chairs and the magnificent panoramic space to create your own personal place amongst the hustle and bustle of the hotel.
And you can find important businessmen, sports teams and the best of Madeira society: after all, the Pestana Casino Park is the closest hotel to the city center, the congress center and the center of social and cultural life of Madeira: classes, exhibitions, workshops, dance and art in general have in this artistic space a magnificent stage to showcase.