7 February 2019
Hotusa, controlled by the Galician Amancio López, incorporated more than 300 new establishments during 2018.
Amancio López, a Galician from Chantada, works at Hotusa Hotels’ headquarters in Barcelona. López’s hotel chain increased its portfolio through agreements with more than 300 new establishments in 2018, thus becoming the world’s largest hotel consortium and surpassing, for the first time, a total of 3,000 hotels in its portfolio. 85% of the new hotels are outside of Spain, compared to 15% in its home country.
The Grupo Hotusa independent hotel consortium, which currently has a total of 3,030 establishments and more than 275,000 rooms, has a portfolio distributed throughout a total of 71 countries on four continents. The hotel chain has 93 hotels in Africa, 490 in the Americas and 95 in Asia (including Turkey). The organisation also has a total of 2,352 hotel units in Europe, of which 974 are in Spain. Urban hotels predominate, mostly 4-star hotels and an average size of 90 rooms.
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Last year, Hotusa finalised its acquisition of the Gran Hotel La Toja (5-star) and the Isla de La Toja hotel (4-star), two establishments that it had managed since 2015 through the Eurostars chain. It also controls the Gran Hotel de Lugo.
Among the main international markets in which the organisation has a presence, France, where it has 359 hotels, stands out as its main international presence. The group has 325 hotels in Italy; 104 in the United States and 103 in Germany. The hotel also has a significant presence in Colombia and Mexico, with 85 and 84 hotels, respectively.
Created in 1977, Hotusa employs more than 5,500 employees and a turnover of more than 1.2 billion euros. It comprises the Eurostars Hotel Company, a hotel management firm with close to 200 establishments, Hotusa Hotels (with 3,030 associated hotels), the Keytel hotel representative, with more than 1,300 affiliated establishments, and the Restel reservation centre.
Original Story: Economía Digital Galicia
Translation: Richard Turner