Vila Galé opens Beja hotel

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The Vila Galé hotel group has launched the first of a round of hotel inaugurations expected for 2023, starting with the Monte do Vilar in Beja on Saturday.

In addition to the four hotels that the Vila Galé will open this year, the chain will manage a new 620-room hotel unit in Cayo Parédon Grand, in Cuba, a country it had ambitions to enter since 2014.
From next year, Vila Galé will take on the management of a second hotel in Cuba, in Havana in a building which has the highest tower in the city. The hotel will have 594 rooms according to the group’s president, Jorge Rebelo de Almeida who spoke to ECO online news.
Vila Gale´s entry into Cuba comes after the group had won Cuba’s Gaivota competition — the public tourism company which controls the development of hotels in Cuba – to explore two units. An agreement has already been signed and the hotels ate being built by the Cuban State. The Cayo Parédon will be inaugurated in three months.
Jorge Rebelo de Almeida called the projects “challenging but exciting” since Cuba was a “quality tourism destination”.
The Monte Vilar, which opened on Saturday, is next to the Clube de Campo Vila Galé at Herdade da Figueirinha in Beja where it produces olive oil.
This rural tourism hotel involved an investment of €4 million, although the project suffered a 10% overspend because of inflation.
Other hotels slated to open in 2023 are: Vila Galé Collection São Miguel in Ponta Delgado on the Island of São Miguel, Azores (€14 million); Nep Kids, Beja (€12 million), and Vila Galé Collection, Tomar (€14 million). The projects will employ 170 staff.