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Pestana Group

Company namePestana Group
Company typeHotel Group
SloganMemorable Stays
IndustryHotel Chain, Tourism, Hospitality
Key peopleJose Pestana(founder) along with his brother Mauel Pestana Dionisio Pestana is the current president,
Employees6,000 parent=

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Pestana Group is currently the largest Portuguese tourism and leisure group, its hotel chain PH&R (Pestana Hotels and Resorts), has 41 hotels and more than 8,700 rooms. And since 2003, PH&R manages the Pousadas de Portugal.

The firm's main activity is tourism, having also interests in industry and services. 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 Príncipe.

Besides the 38 hotels, the Pestana Group has six timesharing properties, three golf courses, two real estate/touristic properties, a gambling concession for a Casino, a participation in a charter airline, 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.

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