Between 1990 and 1995, and after the acknowledged success of their first investment, the group began its expansion process in the Algarve with the opening of four new units in Albufeira and Armação de Pêra. Shortly after, in the mid-90s, it reached other regions in Portugal, by investing in hotels in Cascais, Estoril and Porto.
It was in the turn of the millennium that Vila Galé entered Brazil, with the opening of a unit in Fortaleza. Simultaneously, in Portugal the group entered a new hotel segment with the opening of Vila Galé Clube de Campo in Beja.
That project marks the group entering the wine and olive oil production, with the incorporation of the company and the launch of the brand Santa Vitória, in 2002. Since then, Vila Galé produces and markets quality regional wines and olive oils from the Alentejo. At the estate Herdade da Figueirinha, in a rural environment, it began to combine agritourism, gastronomy and hospitality, with agriculture and outdoor activities.
2002 remained in history also because it was the year that the group opened the largest number of hotels: Vila Galé Ópera in Lisbon, Vila Galé Ericeira and Vila Galé Tavira.
Between 2003 and 2010, the group’s growth continued, with the opening of five units in Brazil and three additional units in Portugal.
Continuing to invest in its expansion, in 2013, Vila Galé Collection Palácio dos Arcos is inaugurated, the group’s first 5-star hotel in Portugal and the first of the new sub-brand "Vila Galé Collection".
Shortly, in 2014, Vila Galé Rio de Janeiro opened, with the group then holding seven units in Brazil. Months later, its new hotel in Évora inaugurated and the group reached the Douro, where it launched a boutique hotel. Already in 2017, the Vila Galé Porto Ribeira hotel is inaugurated in Porto.
In 2018, the year in which the group celebrated the 30th anniversary of the opening of the first hotel, the thirtieth unit, the Vila Galé Collection Braga, was inaugurated, which results from the rehabilitation of the former São Marcos hospital. This unit won the urban rehabilitation award. But first, in the same year, on April 25, Vila Galé Sintra opened, the hotel that marks the group's entry into the wellness segment. Two units were also inaugurated in Brazil. Vila Galé Touros, in Rio Grande do Norte and VG Sun Cumbuco by Vila Galé, the second development on Cumbuco beach.
In 2020, Vila Galé will reach 37 hotels with the opening in Portugal of Vila Galé Collection Alter Real (in Alter do Chão, Alentejo) and Vila Galé Serra da Estrela, its first mountain hotel. In Brazil, Vila Galé will debut in São Paulo with the opening of the Vila Galé Paulista hotel.