Resort Group announces tourism projects for Cabo Verde

13 November 2015

The Resort Group ( plans to build six resorts on the island of Boa Vista in Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), consultant and institutional representative of the group, Victor Fidalgo said Thursday in Praia.

Fidalgo, cited by Cabo Verde’s Inforpress news agency, said the group is currently focused on the island of Boa Vista and that the six tourist resorts are due to start being built “soon.”

On the sidelines of the launch ceremony of the work to build the Hilton Hotel in the Achada de Santo António area of Praia, the consultant said the goal was not to build hotels, but to attract “new international brands” to the islands.

The first Hilton luxury hotel in Cabo Verde is located in Santa Maria, on Sal Island, 40 percent of the total 41 million-euro cost was provided by a banking syndicate includes Banco Comercial do Atlântico and Banco Interatlântico, both of the Portuguese state-owned Caixa Geral de Depósitos group, Banco Espírito Santo-Cabo Verde, Caixa Económica and Ecobank.

Another 40 percent was secured by Batuque, a company set up by the Hilton Group.

Present on the African continent in Morocco, Algeria, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Cameroon and South Africa, Cabo Verde is the first Portuguese-speaking African country to welcome the Hilton brand, 89 years after the inauguration of the group’s first hotel in Dallas, United States. (macauhub/CV)