Rudi Jagersbacher, Hilton’s president for Middle East, Africa and Turkey, and the company’s area vice president of operations for Africa and Indian Ocean, Jan van der Putten, were joined at the hotel’s opening ceremony by the country’s Prime Minister, Ulisses Correia, Justice Minster Janine Lelis, the hotel’s owners, and a host of dignitaries, ambassadors and guests.

Speaking at the event, Jan van der Putten said: “Cabo Verde is a fast-growing tourism destination that offers amazing weather year-round, a rich culture and pristine beaches, and we look forward to welcoming visitors to Sal with our world-renowned Hilton service and hospitality.

"We have an incredible product here and we expect to drive great business and opportunity to the hotel and to Cabo Verde as we look to expand in the country.”

Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort boasts of a striking natural stone pool set within a lush tropical garden. Guests can enjoy a 24-hour fitness centre, a kids club with a children's pool and a nautical centre for diving and sailing adventures. The hotel also features a beauty salon and Hilton's signature eforea Spa concept with a wet area and eight treatment rooms.

Guests and local residents can enjoy a variety of dining options on-property, including The Bounty Beach Club, Cize Bar, The Pool Bar and all-day dining restaurant, Magellan. 

Each of the hotel's 241 spacious guest rooms features a 50-inch LED television, Wi-Fi and a balcony or terrace. All rooms span at least 39 square meters, while suites offer at least 75 square meters of space. In addition, guests staying in Oceanfront Suites or in the Presidential Suite will be able to enjoy breathtaking ocean views.