Hotel Estoril “useless”, says Alexis Tam

The Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture considers that Hotel Estoril cannot be used at this moment because of the condition of the infrastructure. Alexis Tam Chong Veng was replying to the architect José Manuel Fernandes, who said that the building should be preserved because it is part of the collective memory of Macau.
“The Zone of Hotel Estoril is useless. He [José Manuel Fernandes] was one of the few people to consider that the hotel should be preserved.
But I have to ask why? What would be its use? We have to think about the future. Macau is not like Portugal where you have a lot of space and land”, Alexis Tam said yesterday as quoted by TDM Portuguese Radio Macau.
However, Alexis Tam stressed that all opinions must be respected. The Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture also said that no date has been set for the Portuguese architect Siza Vieira to come to Macau. Siza Vieira will design the revamp of Hotel Estoril.