5 September 2019- A project, known as Umay, is under development on the Alentejo coast. The new hotel will have 28 ground floor rooms, underneath a second-floor restaurant and pool. The Turkish couple Faik and Sera Yufkayürek will invest a total of €25 million, with support from Portugal 2020, to create a state-of-the-art, undulating hotel and residence.
The couple will build the hotel, which is named after the Turkish fertility goddess Umay, on 20 hectares of land by the sea in Melides. The building will take up less than 5% of the land. Construction is expected to begin next year and be finished the year after.
Original Story: Jornal Expresso – Conceição Antunes
Adaptation/Translation: Richard D. K. Turner