Vila Galé Serra da Estrela Hotel enhances Vicaima solutions


The Portaro® range by Vicaima is present in the access to various spaces of the first mountain hotel of the Vila Galé Group, resulting in a perfect alliance between technical functionality and design

The Vila Galé group opened its first mountain hotel last year, pledging to deliver a serene and comfortable experience in close harmony with the natural surroundings. Vila Galé Serra da Estrela, nestled in the Zêzere Glacier Valley, in Manteigas, features 91 rooms, a restaurant, two swimming pools and an outdoor hydromassage pool ideal for relaxing and overlooking its stunning green landscape.

In this project, Vicaima includes fire and acoustic options, accredited by international entities, where functionality is combined with a contemporary and fully customised design. Based on the concern to assure security and tranquility to these spaces, the Portaro® solutions implemented in this project were, namely, 30 minute fire and acoustic performance for the room entrances, 30 minute fire resistance for the common areas (Spa and the Grand Lounge) and emergency exits, and als o30 minute double action doors for the service areas. Additionally, several technical shafts were fitted in the technical areas.

Boasting a wood veneer finish tailored specifically for the project, intentionally designed to incorporate the feeling of nature within its doors, the complex provides guests an experience of pure serenity, singularity and comfort.

Focusing on the myths, legends, customs and traditions of this mountain region, the themed hotel enables easy access to several experiences in the surrounding areas, such as trekking and hiking, and the exploration of some of the most attractive sights such as Poço do Inferno, Covão d’Ametade or Covão dos Conchos, as well as the Bread, Cheese and Wool Museums.

 Vicaima stands out in the European panorama owing to its innovative vision in the design and production of vanguard solutions for doors, frames, wardrobes and panels, being a regular element in the equipping of well-known hotels in the sector. True to its commitment to sustainability, all of these solutions are available with FSC® certification, the entity which promotes responsible forest management.


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