Hilton has marked the official opening of its new resort on the island of Sal in Cabo Verde, announcing the company’s debut in the country and further growing the brand’s portfolio of resorts.
Rudi Jagersbacher, Hilton president for Middle East, Africa and Turkey, and the company’s area vice president of operations for Africa and Indian Ocean, Jan van der Putten, were joined at the hotel’s opening ceremony by the country’s prime minister, Ulisses Correia, justice minister Janine Lelis, the hotel’s owners, and a host of dignitaries, ambassadors and guests.
Speaking at the event, van der Putten said: “Cabo Verde is a fast-growing tourism destination that offers amazing weather year-round, a rich culture and pristine beaches, and we look forward to welcoming visitors to Sal with our world-renowned Hilton service and hospitality.
“We have an incredible product here and we expect to drive great business and opportunity to the hotel and to Cabo Verde as we look to expand in the country.”
Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort boasts of a stunning natural stone pool set within a lush tropical garden.
Guests can enjoy a 24-hour fitness centre, a kid’s club with a children’s pool and a nautical centre for diving and sailing adventures.
The hotel also features a beauty salon and Hilton’s signature eforea Spa concept with a wet area and eight treatment rooms.
Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort is also the only hotel in the area to offer 24-hour room service and a minibar.
With over 1,000 square meters of flexible meeting and events space, including a 300 square-meter ballroom with high ceilings, Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort is ideal for business groups, small meetings and social events.
The hotel also offers wedding packages which allow couples to celebrate their special day on the scenic beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Each of the hotel’s 241 spacious guest rooms features a 50-inch LED television, Wi-Fi and a balcony or terrace.
All rooms span at least 39 square meters, while suites offer at least 75 square meters of space.