Hilton (NYSE: HLT) marked the official opening of its spectacular 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 world-class resorts.
Rudi Jagersbacher, Hilton's 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 Minster Janine Lelis, the hotel's owners, and a host of dignitaries, ambassadors and guests.
Speaking at the event, Jan 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 center, a kids club with a children's pool and a nautical center 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.
Guests and local residents can enjoy a variety of dining options on-property, including:
THE BOUNTY BEACH CLUB: Blending international cuisine with Creole hospitality, Bounty Beach Club offers a casual but refined dining experience serving innovative specialties. Through the afternoon and into the night, guests can enjoy world-class cocktails while listening to the restaurant's DJ.
POOL BAR: The Pool Bar offers a range of colorful and healthy food and drink options, including fruit juices and natural cocktails that guests can sip while relaxing by the pool.
CIZE BAR: In the evenings, guests can enjoy a carefully prepared cocktail or a glass of chilled wine at Cize Bar. As the sun sets, jazz, soul and Cape Verdean music add to the venue's unique ambience.
MAGELLAN: Inspired by the sailing routes of the discoverers of the new world, Magellan is the hotel's all-day dining restaurant and features a rich buffet with open cooking demonstrations and a selection of international dishes.
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.
"Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort is a world-class destination resort that caters to the increasing demand for next level hospitality in Cabo Verde," said Alejandro Casamor, general manager. "With a beach club, flexible meeting space and a host of other facilities, Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort is poised to become the preferred choice for travelers visiting the country."
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. In addition, guests staying in Oceanfront Suites or in the Presidential Suite will be able to enjoy breathtaking ocean views.
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