Portuguese group Pestana partners Angolan company to build hotel in Luanda

2 September 2010

Luanda, Angola, 2 Sept – The Boavista neighbourhood of Angola’s capital, Luanda will soon have a new hotel called “Empreendimento Pestana Luanda Hotel e Suites,” with 230 rooms, 50 of which will be suites, the chairman of the Angolan promoting company said.

During the public consultation run by the National Directorate for Prevention and Evaluation of Environmental Impact of the Environment Ministry, Manuel Livongue, chairman of the Boavista Empreendimentos e Participações group said, “we are in the final stages and have already received a favourable report from the Ministry for Hotels and Tourism, Urbanism and construction, as well as from (electricity distribution company), Empresa de Distribuição de Energia de Luanda (EDEL).

Once the Environment Ministry gives its approval, he said, the Luso-Angolan partnership Sohetur plans to lay the first stone next September and construction should start at the beginning of 2011.

Sohetur is a partnership between Angolan company Grupo Boavista Empreendimentos e Participações (GBE) and Portuguese hotel group Pestana.

The project, which is estimated to cost US$200 million, will be located on a 17,000 square-metre plot of land, one which two apartment/suite buildings will be constructed along with an area for a car park, shops, restaurants, casinos, night clubs and six floors of office buildings. (macauhub)