The number one Hotel Group in Portugal
The Pestana Group is currently the largest Portuguese tourism and leisure group and in 2010 was distinguished as one of the most prestigious brands in Portugal being evaluated in 104 million Euros.
This is exemplified by the Group's high degree of know-how in key areas of operation within the tourism industry. It has achieved innovation in its procedures; having launched hotel Vacation Club in Portugal 30 years ago, it is now the 3rd largest European group in this sector. It has demonstrated its ability to adapt through new initiatives, such as the Pestana Palace Hotel in Lisbon, which represents a successful departure from the Group's traditional base in leisure and resort hotels. It values and invests in human resources, and finally, the Group's focus on objectives and competitiveness means that every operation launched has been a success story.
Through its chain, Pestana Hotels & Resorts presently manages 87 hotels and resorts, spread over 4 continents namely South America, North America, Europe and Africa.
On the 1st of September 2003 the Pestana Group also began managing Portugal's 35 Pousadas de Portugal.
At present there are 6,000 people working within the Pestana Group. Although the decision centres are in Portugal, the Group benefits from the international experience of many of its senior employees who are able to contribute from different continents and thus ensure continued enhancement of the quality standard that the Group demands.