Classified Immovable Properties

    AM020-Official Residence of the Consul-general of Portugal in Macao and Hong Kong (Building of the Former Bela Vista Hotel)

    Location: Macao

    Category: Buildings of architectural interest

    Introduction: Rua do Comendador Kou Hó Neng, n.os 8, 10 e 12

    The exact year when the building was constructed is uncertain, though it is believed to be circa 1870. In 1890, it was sold to William Clarke, a sea captain from Britain, and his wife, Catherine Hannack, and was converted and refurbished into a hotel. As the hotel was surrounded by beautiful scenery, it was also known as the “Hotel Boa Vista” and later in 1936 was re-named the “Hotel Bela Vista”. After changing hands several times, the building has previously been used as a school, a refugee camp for the Portuguese, and a retreat centre for the British soldiers. However, it has been eventually re-used as a hotel once again later on. The hotel was closed on March 29th 1999 in order to subsequently engage restoration and refurbishment works to become the official residence of the Consul-General of Portugal in Macao.

    Architectural characteristics:

    The Bela Vista Hotel is a three-storey light yellow building with neoclassic style arcades, columns, railings and pediment.

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