The Vila Galé group is one of the largest Portuguese hotel groups and ranks in the top 198 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 33 hotel units: 24 in Portugal (Algarve, Beja, Évora, Oeiras, Cascais, Sintra, Ericeira, Estoril, Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto, Braga, Douro and Madeira) and nine in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Fortaleza, Caucaia, Salvador, Guarajuba, Pernambuco, Touros and Angra dos Reis), with a total of 7,454 rooms and 15,286 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 it is divided between Jorge Rebelo de Almeida, who is the Chairman of the Administrative Board, José Silvestre Lavrador and Maria Helena Jorge.