Cape Verde hotel set to open doors in December

The Resort Group PLC’s latest Cape Verde development will open its doors to guests this December, but is already providing popular with visitors.

Holidays for the five-star Llana Beach Hotel’s opening month are selling fast. Rooms at the company’s development are being quickly snapped up by tourists looking for a first-class holiday experience on Cape Verde’s sun-drenched Island of Sal. Properties at Llana Beach Hotel were in equally high demand during construction, with buyers quick to invest in the hotel suites.

Purchasers took advantage of The Resort Group PLC’s 755 Property Options product, which offers a fixed rate of 7 per cent return during construction and a net minimum return of 5 per cent after the Resort opens.

Rob Jarrett, CEO of The Resort Group PLC, comments: “We have established a very successful property investment model for clients looking to benefit from the growing tourism in Cape Verde. Since our first Resort opened in 2011, all clients have received a highly competitive rental income thanks to the exceptional quality and service that we deliver for tourists.”

The announcement follows a new multi-million pound deal between the Resort Group PLC and Hotel Partner Meliá Hotels International and a world-leading travel brand. The new move will see the unnamed company deliver nearly 1 million customers to The Resort Group PLC’s three Resorts on Sal Island in Cape Verde over the next three years.

As part of the multi-million pound deal, the travel brand will take the large majority of rooms at MELIÃ Tortuga Beach Resort, MELIÃ Dunas Beach Resort & Spa and MELIÃ Llana Beach Hotel between November 2016 and 2019. As a result of the contract, it is expected that approximately 325,000 guests will visit the Resorts each year.

Working closely alongside both Meliá and the travel company, The Resort Group’s third Sal Island Resort, Llana Beach Hotel, aims to increase high quality accommodation on the island to meet the growing levels of touristic demand.

Figures from the National Statistics Institute (INE) show that, in 2015, Cape Verde had more than 569,000 hotel guests – an annual growth of 5.5 per cent. The rise is partly thanks to The Resort Group PLC’s first two developments, with MELIÃ Tortuga Beach Resort and MELIÃ Dunas Beach Resort & Spa collectively attracting over a million tourists since 2011.

“The fact that all of our Hotels are linked to a lucrative operator agreement, and are seeing high levels of touristic demand generally, means clients can expect strong occupancy. This demonstrates that buying real estate in Cape Verde linked to tourism is a wise move,” says Rob Jarrett, CEO of The Resort Group PLC.

Llana Beach Hotel has 601 luxurious Hotel Suites, an array of swimming pools set amongst lush tropical gardens, six restaurants (from Teppanyaki to Italian), five bars, a sophisticated nightclub, a YHI Spa and state of the art gym. In order to deliver a personalised and more intimate experience for guests, it has been divided into two distinctive Hotels.

On one side, there is Sensimar Cabo Verde – an adults-only Hotel by Thomson. It specifically caters for chill-seeking couples that want to take it easy by the pools, dip in and out of wellbeing programmes and dine in style. Its neighbour, MELIÃ Llana, caters for adults that enjoy the finer things on offer at five-star Hotels, combined with a more active holiday experience.

Rob says the pick-up in hotel bookings has already been “exceptional” and that the company is expecting “a strong opening month of trading”.

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