Cristiano Ronaldo’s status as arguably the world’s best footballer has given him untold wealth, but the Real Madrid star still seems keen to extend his already burgeoning business career.

The Portuguese icon, has been unveiling alot of businesses lately and its no wonder that he has decided to open a hotel in his home town where he hails form.

Cristiano Launches Hotel in His Home Town Madeira

The Portugal captain, who helped his team to their first ever major international title at Euro 2016 this summer, has opened a new hotel in partnership with the Pestana Group.

Working alongside Dionisio Pestana, Ronaldo has launched four new boutique hotels with the footballing icon helping to officially unveil the Funchal branch in his birthplace of Madeira on Friday.

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Pic: Getty Images Ronaldo gives the thumbs up to the hotel.
Pic: Getty Images Ronaldo gives the thumbs up to the hotel.

Pestana Hotel CR7

The hotel, which is already up and running, has 49 rooms – 25 of which are referred to as ‘CR7 type rooms’, in reference to the Real Madrid superstar and Portuguese icon.

There are also 23 ‘Superior CR7’ rooms and one suite for those visiting to take advantage of.

While unveiling his new business, Ronaldo said: ‘The first Pestana CR7 had to be in Funchal – my city” that also is considered the best island by the World Travel Awards.

“It is a great pride for me – the opening of my first hotel. It marks my entrance into a completely new area. This new project is going to be a huge success in the four corners of the world.”

Cristiano with partners Pastan Hotel groups
Ronaldo with the new business partnership Pestana Hotel Groups Pic Getty Images

After building his first hotel in his homeland of Portugal, Ronaldo plans to unveil further Pestana CR7 Lifestyle Hotels in Lisbon, Madrid and New York.

Cristiano who is a three time winner of the Ballon d’Or is the main source of inspiration behind the four hotels with the Lisbon site scheduled to open in the third quarter of this year.

The Portuguese winger hopes that the hotel business will help to raise his business as he is planning for life after football.

The year seems to be filled with bounds and bounds of success for Ronaldo. He won the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid before going on to help his country to win a major title in a major competition for the very first time in their history.

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