This conference hotel is located around 4 km from the centre of Fuchal. Links to the public transport network are to be found about 100 m away. The sea, the beach as well as plenty of restaurants and bars are all found in the hotel's immediate vicinity (within a radius of about 1 km). The nearest nightclubs are around 3 km away and guests will also find shopping venues within 4 km of the hotel. The airport is approximately 25 km from the hotel. Surrounded by a 15,000-m² sub-tropical garden, this luxurious hotel was renovated in 2001, and consists of 250 rooms on 8 floors, of which 225 are single rooms and 25 are doubles. The hotel's facilities include a lobby with a 24-hour reception, a safe, a currency exchange desk, a cloakroom, lifts, a newspaper stand, a number of shops, a hairdresser's salon, conference rooms for up to 200 persons, a playground, a car park and a garage. Dining options include an inviting café, 2 bars and 3 air-conditioned restaurants with highchairs for infants. Further facilities include Internet access (through WLAN), room and laundry services as well as medical assistance. The luxurious and stylish rooms come with en suite bathroom facilities with a hairdryer, a direct dial telephone, cable TV, a radio and Internet access. In addition, all are fitted with a minibar/ fridge, central heating, air conditioning, a hire safe and a balcony as standard. The hotel offers guests an indoor pool, a heated swimming pool, a children's pool, a poolside snack bar, a sun terrace with bath towels, sun loungers and parasols. The hotel offers guests use of its own pool, a Jacuzzi, sauna, steam baths, massage service and gym. Furthermore, the hotel also offers water aerobics, table tennis, gym aerobics, tennis and snooker. There is a golf course located about 11 km away. Guests may also take advantage of the water sports facilities and horse riding available locally. Moreover, there is a seasonal entertainment programme.