The Riu Hotels & Resorts group plans to build two 500-room hotels, one of them a five-star unit – on the island of Boa Vista, said the owner Carmen Riu, at the end of an audience with the Prime Minister of Cabo Verde.
Riu told Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva that the two projects are in preparation, although their opening is already scheduled for 2017 and 2018, according to weekly newspaper A Semana.
The new hotels will be built in the Integrated Tourism Development Zone (ZDTI) at Praia das Chaves, next to another group of the project known as Riu Karamboa, projects should be submitted to local tourism development agency Sociedade de Desenvolvimento Turístico da Boa Vista e Maio (SDTBM) soon and the works should start in the coming weeks.
“The group has just bought some land on Boa Vista to build two hotels, and within a month, we plan to restructure the two first hotels ever built in Sal and one of them should be raised to five-star category,” said the entrepreneur.
Riu said that the works to expand Riu Tuareg, another group development located on the beach in Santa Monica, will be completed in November this year, and that the resort will increase its capacity from 880 to 1,150 rooms. (macauhub/CV)