Spanish group Meliá Hotels International will reinforce its presence in Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) with the addition of a tourist resort with three new 4-and 5-star hotels and a total of 600 rooms on the island of Santiago, the group announced in a statement issued on Wednesday in Palma, Mallorca.
The resort will feature the Meliá Lusofonia Resort & Spa, Meliá Lusofonia and Meliá Lusofonia Residences with 320, 150 and 130 rooms respectively, which should become operational between 2019 and 2020 as soon as construction is completed.
The resort will be located in Ponta Jandangue on the island of Santiago and will occupy an area of land between the capital, Praia, and Cidade Velha, located on the south coast of the island and classified in 2009 as a World Heritage site.
With the addition of this resort, the Spanish group continues to grow in Cabo Verde, where it currently operates two hotels on the island of Sal, Meliá Tortuga Beach and the Meliá Dunas Beach Resort & Spa.
At the end of the year it will open a third hotel on the island of Sal, Meliá Llana Beach Resort & Spa and in the longer term the Meliá White Sands and Meliá Salamansa on the island of São Vicente, bringing the number of hotels owned by group from the Canary Islands on the Cabo Verde archipelago to eight. (macauhub)