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  • 1972
    Funchal
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    THE PESTANA HOTEL GROUP opens its 1st hotel, the Pestana Carlton Madeira.

  • 1985
    Pestana Vacation Club
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    Beginning of Pestana Vacation Club, with the opening of the Madeira Beach Club.

     

  • 1986
    Funchal
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    Opening of the iconic Pestana Casino Park, in Madeira, the only hotel establishment designed by Oscar Niemeyer (Pritzker Prize winner) in Portugal.

  • 1992
    Mainland PORTUGAL
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    Expansion to the Algarve and Cascais, becoming the leader in the tourism sector in Portugal.
    Diversifies into Real Estate and Golf.

  • 1998
    MOZAMBIQUE
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    Internationalisation: 1st investment in Africa (Mozambique).

     

  • 1999
    Brazil
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    Beginning of expansion into South America, with the first investment in Brazil, the Pestana Rio Atlântica.

  • 2001
    Lisbon
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    Inauguration of the flagship hotel in Lisbon, the Pestana Palace Lisboa – Hotel & National Monument, the 1st hotel of the Pestana Collection hotel brand.

  • 2002
    Portugal
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    The Pestana Hotel group reaches the 5.000 room mark in its portfolio.

     

  • 2003
    Portugal
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    The Portuguese government concedes the management of the Pousadas de Portugal historic hotels to the Pestana Hotel Group, doubling its portfolio.

  • 2009
    Portugal
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    The Pestana Hotel Group directly manages 10.000 room.

     

  • 2010
    London
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    London is the first European Capital Outside of Portugal with Pestana Chelsea Bridge, followed by the opening of the Pestana Berlin Tiergarten in Germany one year later.

  • 2012
    USA
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    Debut in the North American market, with the 1st Pestana hotel in South Beach, Miami, followed by the launch in Spain, with the Pestana Arena Barcelona.

  • 2015
    Rebranding
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    The Pestana Hotel Group reaches 25 million stays since the beginning of their operations;
    – Rebranding and re-targeting of the Pestana Hotel Group – Pestana Hotels & Resorts, Pestana Pousadas de Portugal and Pestana Collection Hotels brand.

  • 2016
    Pestana CR7
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    Beginning of joint venture with Cristiano Ronaldo; launch of the group’s 4th brand: Pestana CR7 Lifestyle Hotels and the opening of 2 of the first hotels of the brand, in Funchal and Lisbon, which will be followed by Madrid and New York.

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