Angolan group Sociedade Comercial de Investimentos Gerais (Socinger) will begin its process of internationalization by opening a 4-star hotel as part of the Skyna Hotels chain in Lisbon, Portugal, the group said in a statement. The group plans to invest 22 million euros in the project and the hotel is expected to start operating in March 2015. “We have chosen Portugal as the first country to receive the Skyna brand due to the proximity between the two countries, both in terms of language and the success of partnerships between Portugal and Angola in the tourism and hospitality area,” said the chief executive of Skyna Hotels, Alexandre Portugal . In the statement, Portugal also said that the unit to be opened in Lisbon will be focused on the international market, “proposing a privileged cultural and business exchange between Angola and Portugal.” The Skyna Lisboa Hotel will have 105 rooms, of which seven will be suites and five master suites with private balconies and 93 rooms, 26 of which will be superior.
Angolan group starts internationalization in Lisbon