Pestana Hotel Group selects Wicanders’ flooring products
The biggest resort in Portugal opened its doors on May 13th. Pestana Blue Alvor Beach & Golf Resort is the first all-inclusive 5 stars hotel in the country. As a result of a 50 million euros investment, this 551 room hotel was designed for families, giving access to all the amenities of a luxury resort.
The resort is located in a 12 hectares area, where all buildings are surrounded by green areas and only electric cars are allowed. This project is part of the transversal plan “Say no to plastic@Pestana Hotel Group” that aims to reduce in 50% the use of plastic within all units of the Pestana Group by 2020. In Pestana Blue Alvor it is estimated a reduction of six tons during the first six months.
Amorim Revestimentos, through its Wicanders brand, was also part of this project, having contributed with more than 20.000m² of cork flooring with wood visual from Hydrocork and Wood Go lines. The flooring was installed in all bedrooms and common areas, such as the main reception or the events room.
The choice of a flooring that uses a natural raw material such as cork is aligned with the Group’s environmental concerns, since cork is a 100% natural, renewable and recyclable material. Beside its sustainable characteristics, cork brings added benefits that were also determinant in choosing this product for this Hotel.
This product provides an unmatched comfort, since it maintains an optimal temperature all year round. It also has an excellent acoustic performance that leads to a reduction of 53% in the walking sound, reducing the noise between floors and rooms, which is a constant concern in the hospitality industry.
Because of cork’s natural elasticity, Wicanders floors have the highest shock absorbing performance and present a durable wear resistance even when used in high traffic commercial areas, such as hotel’s common areas.