- Pestana Group
company_name = Pestana Group
company_type = Hotel Group
foundation = 1972
founder = Mr. Manuel Pestana
location_city = flagicon|Portugal
Dionisio Pestana, President of the Group
industry = Hotel Chain, Tourism, Hospitality
num_employees = 6,000 parent =
company_slogan = Memorable Stays
homepage = [http://www.pestana.com/hotels/en/ Pestana Hotels & Resorts]
Pestana Group is currently the largest Portuguese tourism and leisure group, its hotel chain PH&R (
Pestana Hotels and Resorts), has 38 hotels and more than 6,500 rooms. [ [http://www.wttc.org/framesetmembers.htm World Travel & Tourism Council] ] And since 2003, PH&R manages the Pousadas de Portugal.
The firm's main activity is tourism, having also interests in industry and services. [ [http://www.pestana.com/hotels/en/pestana/group/group/ Pestana Group Structure] ] It manages hotel units in three different continents:
Europe, South America, and Africa. The countries it serves on those continents are [in alphabetical order] : Argentina, Brazil, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe, and South Africa.
The Pestana Group owns the Portuguese airline
euroAtlantic Airways, and a stake in STP Airways, which is the national airline of São Tomé and Principe.
Besides the 38
hotels, the Pestana Group has six timesharing properties, three golfcourses, two real estate/touristic properties, a gambling concession for a Casino, a participation in a charterairline, a travel agency and three Tour Operators.
The Pestana Group owns
Empresa de Cervejas da Madeira, a company in Madeira island that produces and distributes Coral, Brisa and Laranjada, some of the top-selling local alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
History [ [http://www.pestana.com/NR/rdonlyres/14E48D5C-8635-4B26-9BFA-66993CA2F6B4/0/PestanaGroupProfileUK.pdf Pestana Profile] ]
The Pestana Group was founded by Manuel Pestana when he acquired the Atlântico Hotel in 1965. A new five-star
hotelwas built in its place, the work was completed in 1972. When Mr. Pestana retired, he left control of the company to his son, Dionísio Pestana.
2003, the Pestana Group took over the management of the Portuguese Pousada chain Pousadas de Portugal, taking responsibility for more than 40 Pousadas in national territory.
Pestana Hotels and Resorts Pousadas de Portugal
* [http://www.pestana.com/hotels/en/pestana/group/about/ Pestana Group]
* [http://www.pousadas.com/historicalhotels/en/ Pousadas de Portugal Official Site]
* [http://www.ecm.pt/ Empresa de Cervejas da Madeira - Brewery of Madeira website] (in Portuguese)
* [http://www.cervejacoral.com www.cervejacoral.com] (in Portuguese)
* [http://www.brisanet.pt www.brisanet.pt] (in Portuguese)
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