The Vila Galé group is one of the largest Portuguese hotel groups and ranks in the top 182 hotel companies in the world. It is comprised of various companies, of which the largest and most important is VILA GALÉ - Sociedade de Empreendimentos Turísticos, S.A. (Association of Tourism Enterprises), which is part of the Portuguese companies’ Rating 1.
This company, founded in 1986, focuses on exploring and managing all the hotel units of the group, as well as the execution of projects and building new tourism ventures.
The Vila Galé group is currently in charge of the management of 37 hotel units: 27 in Portugal (Algarve, Beja, Évora, Elvas, Alter do Chão, Oeiras, Cascais, Sintra, Ericeira, Estoril, Lisbon, Coimbra, Serra da Estrela, Porto, Braga, Douro and Madeira) and 10 in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Fortaleza, Caucaia, Salvador, Guarajuba, Pernambuco, Touros, Angra dos Reis and São Paulo), with a total of 8,002 rooms and 18,260 beds.
Currently employing around 3,200 people, great part of Vila Galé's success is due to the close links that exist between the entire staff, making them a cohesive team that shares a strong passion for tourism and hospitality.
The capital investment of Vila Galé S.A. is thoroughly Portuguese, and is composed by Jorge Rebelo de Almeida, who is the Chairman of the Administrative Board, Gonçalo Rebelo de Almeida and Maria Filomena Stone.