Cristiano Ronaldo branches his hotel portfolio out to New York
Cristiano Ronaldo has opened his newest hotel complex in New York City’s Times Square.
The former Portugal and Juventus player has previously opened hotels in Madeira, Lisbon, and Madrid, the latter of which opened just a few months ago.
On Wednesday, Ronaldo announced the Pestana CR7 hotel in midtown Manhattan, his first outside of Europe, on social media.
‘What a great date – 07.07 to welcome you to my new hotel @PestanaCR7 Times Square, in New York,’ he wrote on Twitter.
‘Book now to experience the city’s coolest new hotel in the greatest location.’
According to the hotel’s official website, guests can stay for £117 per night, with discounts available for Pestana guest club members.
Ronaldo’s new hotel is billed as a global establishment that is “true to a stylish, energetic, and always-connected sports lifestyle.”
It’s “the ideal starting spot for individuals who don’t want to miss out on the city’s action,” according to Pestana’s website.
Ronaldo drew inspiration from his native country, as the guest rooms are decorated with Portuguese colors and art.
Espresso machines, refrigerators, USB connections, HD-TVs, and Wi-Fi are available in all rooms.
The restaurant serves foreign cuisine as well as Portuguese snacks, and there are many televisions for sports viewing.
There is also a fitness center and meeting rooms available for business gatherings.
In recent years, the 36-year-old has been expanding his hotel business, first opening two properties in Portugal and then another in Madrid.
In 2023, he also plans to develop a premium hotel near Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester.
It’s no surprise that Ronaldo is opening hotels in Lisbon and Madrid, where he played for Sporting Lisbon and Real Madrid respectively.
In 2003, Ronaldo left Sporting Lisbon for Manchester United, where he stayed for six years until joining Real Madrid for a then-world-record £80 million transfer fee.