Barceló Hotel Group to invest more than €80 million in Cape Verde

The Barceló Hotel Group has already opened two hotels in the country, in Praia and Boa Vista, and is now continuing the construction of a second hotel in Boa Vista and another in Sal.


Barceló Hotel Group is the second largest hotel chain in Spain and the 29th largest in the world, with more than 250 hotels in 22 countries. It offers a wide range of 4* and 5* hotels in cities and on holiday under 4 brands:

  • Barceló: Luxury hotels and resorts focused on first-class service and exclusive experiences.
  • Occidental: Hotels with excellent value for money in attractive destinations.
  • Royal Hideaway: Luxury boutique hotels with a unique atmosphere and personalised service.
  • Bahia Principe: Family resorts with a wide range of activities and facilities for all ages.

Barceló Hotel Group prides itself on its commitment to sustainability and ethics. It has been recognized with a number of prestigious awards, including the World’s Best Hotel Management Company Award at the World Travel Awards 2023.

Barceló Hotel Group has already arrived in Cape Verde and after opening Barceló Praia Cape Verde, the group’s first hotel in the country, on 15 May, this week it inaugurated Occidental Boa Vista Beach. The second-largest hotel group in Spain and the 30th largest in the world in terms of number of rooms now has plans to invest more than 80 million euros in the acquisition, repositioning and development of new hotels in the country.

“Cape Verde is a strategic country for the company’s expansion due to its great tourism potential. Over the next few years, we intend to invest more than 80 million euros in the acquisition and repositioning of several hotels, as well as in the construction of new projects, thus contributing to the economic and social development of the archipelago,” says Pilar Parejo, regional director of the Barceló Hotel Group in Cape Verde and Madeira, quoted by Ambitur.

The Barceló Hotel Group, which was named the best hotel company in the world in 2023 in the last World Travel Awards, plans to open a second hotel on the island of Boa Vista by the end of the year.

“By the end of the year, the hotel chain plans to incorporate into its network a second hotel on the island of Boa Vista – formerly known as the Marine Club Beach Resort – in the five-star category with 160 rooms, which will operate under the Barceló Hotels & Resorts brand,” the company said in a statement.

Plans are also underway to build a new hotel project on the island of Sal, located in the Pontão area in the municipality of Santa Maria, which will be a five-star adults-only resort with 260 rooms.

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