Angola will have another 25 hotels by the end of the year

27 April 2015

Angola will soon have an additional 25 hotels with 1,965 rooms, said Thursday in Lisbon the Secretary of State for Hospitality speaking at the inauguration of Hotel Skyna Lisbon, of Angolan group Skyna Hotels.

Paulino Baptista, who did not mention precise deadlines, said these 25 units would be inaugurated as part of the celebrations of the 40th anniversary of national independence, taking place this year, according to Angolan news agency Angop.

Among the new hotel developments, Baptista noted the Intercontinental Hotel, with 390 rooms, in Luanda, Hotel Palanca, with 146 rooms, in Malanje, as well as more than 20 units of the “AAA” company in five provinces of the country, “which will change the history of hotels in Angola forever,” he said.

The Secretary of State for Hospitality said the hotel and tourism sector in Angola was developing rapidly, featuring a network of 185 hotels, with 10,238 rooms and 13,743 beds, 14 apartment hotels with 725 rooms and 1,068 beds, 88 holiday villages, with 284 rooms and 310 beds and six inns, with 113 rooms and 117 beds.

Alexandre Portugal, CEO of the hotel chain, of Angolan group Socinger, explained the choice of Portugal for the start of the internationalisation process with the “proximity between the two countries, both because of the common Portuguese language and the success of partnerships between Portugal and Angola in tourism and hospitality.”

Skyna Hotel Lisboa has 105 rooms, including seven suites, five master suites with private balconies and views of the city, 67 standard rooms and 26 superior rooms.

The hotel’s restaurant will focus on Portuguese cuisine as well as special events, at which it will promote Angolan cuisine.

The chain’s first hotel, Skyna Hotel Luanda, was inaugurated in Angola in 2009. (macauhub/AO/PT)