The remodeled resort also boasts 64 new suites and a new restaurant
In early September, the Villas Telamar beach resort inaugurated a modern new annex to its historical facilities.
Present at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Lps. 90 million project were Tourism Minister Thierry Pierrefeu; Gilberto Goldstein, President of the National Congress’ Tourism Commission; and Tela’s Vice Mayor Raul Pacheco.
The new annex includes a mega swimming pool that, at 120 meters in length, is the largest in Central America, plus 64 new suites and a new restaurant. All told, the annex increases the resort’s capacity by 40 percent.
“I want to congratulate the Villas Telamar investors for this magnificent Project,” said Pierrefeu. Tela is one of the most important tourist sites in the Caribbean. Projects like this, he added, and the Tela Bay Project, show that “investing in Tela is good business.”
Honduran President Ricardo Maduro says the people of Tela should be proud of their town and look forward to the bright future of this historic seaport. Although Tela is famous for its extraordinary beaches, the town has much more to offer than sun and sand.
The Villas Telamar resort was once the home of the executives of the Tela Railroad Company and their families.
Goldstein took advantage of the event to announce that a hotel investment group that he belongs to is also working on an expansion at the Pico Bonito Resort in La Ceiba – the best known in Central America and one of the 50 top destinations in the world. According to the Washington Post, the Honduran North Coast is one of the top 10 tourist destinations worldwide.