With 17 hotel units distributed between Portugal, Germany, France, and Angola, and another under construction (Lisbon, Porto, Casablanca, and Georgia), SANA is today one of the most important hotel and restaurant companies in Portugal and the hotel chain with the most hotels and largest number of rooms in the city of Lisbon.
Our mission is to exceed the expectations of all our clients, providing unique and unforgettable moments and always guaranteeing comfort and quality.
SANA was born in 1999 with SANA Capitol, near Marquês de Pombal. With 25 years of history, the company has grown steadily, cementing its presence in the market through the quality of its products, the excellence of its service, and the multiplicity of experiences it provides.
SANA is divided into 6 Concepts developed with the needs of different audiences in mind:
SANA Luxury Edition – the most luxurious hotels in Lisbon and Chantilly; EPIC– five-star hotels in Lisbon, the Algarve, and Luanda; Excellence– a group of four-star hotels; Style– three-star hotels; Residence - a concept developed with long-term stays in mind. These are fully equipped flats, inserted in the hotels in Berlin and Luanda, which offer the service, hospitality, and comfort of the hotel itself; and EVOLUTION – are bold tourist development, with a very high level of incorporated technology, and for an urban customer adapted to new technologies.
The result of this strategy is the Group's signature "Beyond Your Expectations". An aspirational signature, which translates into a great brand promise, based on the main values and excellent services it offers.
SANA LUXURY EDITION
The importance of the sub-brand
A step forward to the expansion of the SANA Group within the space of luxury hotels. With the highest skyscraper in Portugal, 145m high is the Vasco da Gama Tower building, a landmark in Portugal that holds a 5-star hotel, Myriad by SANA over the Tagus River. The second gem to join this edition is the secretly hidden Auberge du Jeu de Paume in the novelty of Chantilly, just 25 minutes away from Charles de Gaulle airport, and 40 min from Paris.
The importance of the sub-brand
As part of SANA's sustained growth, the opening of EPIC SANA Lisboa Hotel and EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel in March 2013 represented the entry of the EPIC sub-brand in the Portuguese market.
The name says it all: EPIC is a category of five-star hotels that know how to provide luxury and elegance in every space, rigor and personalization in the service, exclusivity and refinement in every service. This is the attitude present in the comfort of each room, in the refinement of each meal, in the sophisticated meeting rooms and in the tranquillity of the leisure and well-being spaces.
This concept, which was already present in Angola with the opening of the EPIC SANA Luanda in 2011, was immediately recognised for the excellence of the service it provides both in the domestic and international markets. Proof of this recognition has been seen in the award of prestigious national and international prizes.
As part of the group's expansion strategy, the EPIC sub-brand saw its hotel portfolio increase with the opening at the end of 2021 of the EPIC SANA Marquês. This new five-star unit located in the heart of the city of Lisbon contributed to reinforce SANA's positioning as a reference in the luxury hotel market at national and international level.
A new generation of hotels
The first hotel of the EVOLUTION Hotels brand, EVOLUTION Lisboa situated in the Saldanha area, was inaugurated in February 2015.
EVOLUTION, Grupo SANA’s brand, is irreverent, unconventional, vibrant, and creative, for those looking for an alternative to classic hotels, with a technological approach, well-designed co-working spaces, and areas dedicated to well-being. It’s a new way of living, working, and socializing that meets the needs of an independent, flexible, and tech-savvy generation that appreciates trendy and unconventional spaces, contemporary design, good food, and comfort.
A varied offer
The SANA Experiences world brings together a diversified offer in the restaurant, entertainment and wellness areas.
SANA has followed the trend of investing in services that complement the accommodation experience of guests, for work or leisure, and which are also open to the general public.
In terms of gastronomy, an area in which the group has invested heavily, it has created differentiating spaces, investing in the quality of its products and hiring renowned executive chefs who have experience and recognition in the market. Examples of this are the restaurants, River Lounge, at Myriad by SANA, Flor-de-Lis, at the EPIC SANA Lisboa, Al Quimia and UDDO, at the EPIC SANA Algarve, Allora and Koji, at the EPIC SANA Marquês, and Mediterrâneo at SANA Malhoa. Also, as a distinctive experience, Switch is positioned as an evening and multifaceted space in the Angolan capital, allowing the client to live and enjoy various experiences without having to move to another location.
In catering, SANA also has four projects outside hotel units: A Pastorinha, an emblematic restaurant on Carcavelos Beach, SUD Lisboa, a restaurant and events space that opened in 2017, Fifty Seconds, which opened in November 2018 and has a Michelin star, and Bread & Friends, which represents a new and modern concept of bakery, pastry shop, and coffee shop in Lisbon city center.
The Vasco da Gama Tower Babylon 360º adds to SANA's distinctive offer, being an oasis in Portugal's tallest building. A viewpoint and bar in a space that combines history and modernity to offer a unique experience.
The SAYANNA Wellness & SPA brand emerged to complement the wellness experience and is present at Myriad by SANA, in the four EPIC hotels, and at SANA Malhoa Hotel.
The present and the future
A SANA sempre apostou no seu crescimento em Portugal, em especial na cidade de Lisboa onde conta com 10 unidades hoteleiras em funcionamento. Atualmente está a apostar ativamente na expansão da marca EVOLUTION Hotels.
Com um carácter diferenciador e exclusivo na cidade de Lisboa, a SANA prevê a reabilitação e requalificação do Convento da Graça num hotel e um projeto imobiliário na Rua do Ouro (Baixa de Lisboa), com a comercialização de apartamentos e suites, assim como um hotel de luxo.
A nível internacional o Grupo SANA continua atento a novas oportunidades através da aquisição de unidades hoteleiras ou através de gestão. Ambiciona consolidar o crescimento em África com duas unidades hoteleiras com conceitos distintos – EPIC SANA Casablanca e EVOLUTION Casablanca.