THOSE spoilt citizens of this parish who dash off to Macau every weekend (the jet-foil, set as we know them) and make for the unbridled comfort of the suites at the Bela Vista will have to contend with some distressing news. For this weekend the entire hotel - that's all eight suites ($3,000 per night) - have been taken by the President of Portugal, Dr Mario Soares, as he arrives to inspect the farthest outpost of the once proud Portuguese empire. That's not all. To ensure Soares and his travelling party of 21 enjoy the fine wine and food that the quaint and historic hostelry is famed for without any disturbance from the lower orders, the Bela Vista will be sealed off to the public from Friday until Sunday. We can be sure El Presidente will be parking his slippers at night in the Macau Suite, which - with its long airy L-shaped balcony and sweeping views across the estuary and, alas, of the construction sites beyond - is the most sought-after. All this information that Keeping Posted is imparting is, of course, classified. So much so that neither the Government Information Services nor the Mandarin Hotel in Macau, which oversees the Bela Vista, would be drawn on the arrangements for Soares' visit. Luckily for us, a telephonist at the Bela Vista was much more obliging.