By DAISY SAMPSON email@example.com
Works to rebrand and redecorate the Hotel Garbe in Armação de Pêra have already begun as part of the process to convert the hotel into a Holiday Inn.
The 185-room hotel on the seafront in Armação de Pêra, which first opened its doors to clients in 1963, has already had works to refurbish the reception area of the hotel completed and 66 of the rooms in the hotel will be redecorated and brought in line with the Holiday Inn standard by the end of June, with the rest of the rooms being remodelled during the winter months.
The official relaunch of the hotel as the Holiday Inn Algarve is set for July 1. A spokesman from the Hotel Garbe told the Algarve Resident: “The hotel has not been sold and all the staff at the hotel will remain the same. This relaunch will mean that the hotel will no longer be known as the Garbe but it will retain all the quality services clients have come to know.
“It is great for the staff here who are learning new skills and this will be passed onto the clients of the hotel.”
The changes to the Hotel Garbe are part of a 20-year franchise agreement whereby the hotel will benefit from the advantages associated with being part of a large group while still maintaining the management, administration, responsibility and ownership of the hotel.
The spokesman added: “It has been sad to lose the name of the Garbe but we intend to rename perhaps the meeting room or a suite with the name Garbe to honour the tradition of the past.”
Other developments to take place at the hotel as part of the relaunch include the refurbishment of a meeting room for up to 50 delegates which is due to be completed by December 2010, new signage and logos, upgrade showers and bathroom amenities and new exterior landscaping.
Client bookings will not be affected by the changes.
For further information about the changes, please call the Hotel Garbe on 282 320 260.
Source: Algarve Resident