Rural and Hunting Hotel
1.   INTRODUCTION
 
This text refers to the Municipal Interest Requestfor a resort called HOTEL RURAL DO MONTE DA LARANJINHA VELHA, required by theFundação Lusitânia para o Desenvolvimento Universitário e Empresarial (Foundationfor the University and Business Development), to be located in the Lugar doMonte da Laranjinha Velha, in the city of Aljustrel, near to the EN2, towardsAljustrel – Roxo Dam - Ervidel (see location plan), within a radius ofapproximately 500m of that road, accessible by public footpaths surrounding theinterior hunting zones that exists in this area.
 
The social, economic and technological changes thathave been happening in society are an indisputable contribution to the growthof tourism. This proved to be a main factor for the economical development andan engine of growth in other sectors, particularly when it comes toaccommodation, transport, food, beverages, entertainment, etc. Currentlytourism assumes a significant share in the global economy, employing millionsof people and representing increasing percentages in each country's GNP.However, Portugal it´s not an exception, as the geography, the climate, and themain commodities are levers to that direction. Tourism is among the five mainsources of revenue at 83% of countries and is the main source of revenue by atleast 38% of the countries.
 
Internationally, the main reason that in the past causedmovements was leisure tourism, but today the business tourism, wine tourism,religious tourism, ecotourism, nature tourism, sports tourism, health tourismand other variants took his position and relevance, with particular relevanceto the Tourism of the Hunting practice.
 
On the other hand, the development of tourism beganto be made through modernization, focusing on things like quality improvement, makingthe difference and diversification of products and markets and the integrationof support services and collateral activities.
 
We are dealing with a plan that responds, withoutany doubts,  to the segment of hotelestablishments of medium to large size, with high quality level, embedded inareas of unique and extraordinary landscape, the true dream landscape scenario.It is not difficult to understand than the book value landscape, the quietnessimplied, the perfect integration of the design type in the environment of thesezone of the country, are an asset to preserve and develop, whether they takeaim at the business tourism or other restricted costumers.
 
 
2.   DESCRIPTIONOF THE PLAN
 
The resort consists in building a rural hotel, basedon the hunting theme, with capacity for 42 housing units, divided betweendouble rooms (36 units) and rooms with a private living room (6 units), dividedby two floors, floor 0 (ground floor) and floor -1 (basement) and deployed in aland with total area of 1.0 hectare, with a total construction area, includingoutbuildings (bar / pool + spa / gym ) of 2800.00 m2.
 
The rural hotel is turned to southeast and theaccess is made by the same front of the building. The hotel program will obeythe requirements of this kind of tourism. In ground floor, zone 1, we have thesocial areas, including the reception, dining room, main and complementary,lounge with bar service, the management office, toilets, including disabledpeople toilets, multi-purpose hall for events / conferences and also serviceareas, including the laundry, ironing facilities and staff area. In the zones 2and 3 we’ll have the rooms, forming a U-shape, facing to an interior zoneconsisting of landscaping with paved pedestrian areas with street furniture, landscapedareas and trees.
 
The floor -1 (basement) is an extension of the rooms,in order to make the total number of rooms sought by the promoter, and make theresort profitable, taking advantage of the morphology of the land itself andit’s slope.
 
In the back area of the resort, we propose theconstruction of the leisure and recreation areas, including the swimming pool,poolside bar with changing rooms, spa / gym, the hunting lodge and the ridingfacilities, with a total construction area of 386.00 m2 covered. Involvingthese areas there will be landscaped / wooded areas and paved areas providingrecreation, leisure and rest.
 
The access to the resort will be made by the frontof the land, southeast side, through an internal road, with places for carparking to the costumers and to the hotel management and hunters. There will bealso a playground for kids, a shelter for keeping the dogs of the hunters andtechnical facilities for electricity and natural gas that are needed andlocated themselves close to the street thereby ensuring the proper functioningof the whole resort.
 
The proposed hotel has the nature theme of the hunting,the 1st in Portugal of this type, because it is an area with strong presence ofhunters and hunting in various hunting grounds, near the location of the hotel,thus revealing good potential for a hotel with these characteristics, in orderto meet the tourism needs in Aljustrel in hosting this "community" offans of sport hunting that can practice hunting in Portugal, instead of travellingto Spain, thus strengthening and promoting the local tourism and business.Moreover, the hotel will also allow making events and conferences, whichtogether with the role of stay and accommodation, will make this hotel a moreeconomically and sustainable investment, contributing to the creation of richnessto the national economy, stimulating job creation, and also encouraging thelocal economy and contributing to municipal taxes.
 
In the act of a project-oriented resort of this kindwill be taken into account the characteristics of the local architecture fromAlentejo, so that the architectural object becomes perfectly matched with thesurroundings, not different from the rest, but with a perfect integration intothe landscape, and will, whenever possible, applied the construction techniquesand building materials from the zone, in all levels of the constructionprocess.
 
When it comes to new technology and current codes,it is intended that this resort becomes a model of excellence, as it will beused the best technologies to ensure the best building energy performance and efficiency,comfort and acoustic behavior and the application of resources such as solarpanels systems to heat hot water and process water to the mechanical and airconditioning equipments, of the swimming pool water, with the support of  a propane boiler, the installation of adrinking water reservoir and a propane gas tank, the installation of a rainwaterharvesting system for irrigation of green spaces and the use of domesticwastewater for irrigation and even the installation of integrated security andcommunication systems, all in accordance with the actual codes and legislation.
 
In conclusion, we are confident that this tourism resorthereby proposed - under this Preliminary Study - the first of his kind inPortugal, will serve as tourist accommodation, leisure and recreation for thecity of Aljustrel, thus contributing to increase the number of beds availablein the county, bringing with them new values, thereby boosting the localeconomy, avoiding the outflow of resources and businesses of this kind toSpain, attracting such businesses and customers to Portugal and revealing itselfof municipal interest.
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