Back in 1997, Guido de Wilde, area manager for Starwood Hotels and general manager of the Sheraton Algarve, decided to take on the challenge of providing high quality entertainment in the region. With seven successful years of summer galas under his belt, this year’s two events at the Sheraton promise to be huge hits. The hotel’s official ‘start to the summer’ evening is to be held in its grounds on July 17. In a recent edition of The Resident, we exclusively revealed the star performing on that night – Angelique Kidjo. With an eclectic musical style, which blends the influences of gospel, jazz, afro-funk, salsa and reggae and singing in a mix of languages, Angelique’s talents are celebrated worldwide. Speaking to The Resident, Guido de Wilde explained how pleased the hotel is that she will be performing for its summer gala opening. “ Angelique is a very talented performer and her latest album is receiving huge critical acclaim,” he commented. “We are very excited about her show.” And if that is not enough, you can catch the five-time Grammy award winner Al Jarreau, also performing at the Sheraton Algarve this summer on August 8. It seems Guido has more than met his challenge to entice world class performers to the region! For more information about getting tickets for either of these gala evenings, call 289 500 360.