Meliá to open three more hotels in Cape Verde
Meliá Hotels International is set to strengthen its presence in Cape Verde with the addition of a resort comprising three new 4 and 5-star all-inclusive hotels with total of 600 rooms on the island of Santiago.
The resort will contain the Meliá Lusofonia Resort & Spa, Meliá Lusofonia and Meliá Lusofonia Residences, with 320, 150 and 130 rooms respectively, which will all open between 2019 and 2020 once construction is completed.
The resort is located in Ponta Jandangue on the island of Santiago, the largest in Cape Verde, and will occupy an area between Praia, the capital of the archipelago, and Cidade Velha on the island’s south coast, which was made a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2009.
The resort will offer a wide range of facilities including bars, speciality restaurants and several beach clubs where guests can enjoy the magnificent oceanfront location. Additional facilities such as swimming pools and a spa also reinforce the all-inclusive experience delivered by the Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand.
Meliá already operates two hotels on Sal Island – Meliá Tortuga Beach and Meliá Dunas Beach Resort & Spa – and is scheduled to add a third, in the form of Meliá Llana Beach Resort & Spa at the end of this year. It is also due to open additional properties Meliá White Sands and Meliá Salamansa in the near future.
Cape Verde is aiming to attract more than half a million international tourists this year, a figure that continues to grow as it develops its reputation as the ‘African Caribbean’. With beautiful scenery, unspoilt beaches and an annual average temperature of 27º, the archipelago has enormous potential to compete with destinations in the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands. The region also has one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa.