Casa do Cativo Boutique Hotel

Porto, Portugal

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Investment Overview

Casa do Cativo is a beautiful 19th century guest house that has been reimagined as a modern and luxurious boutique hotel in the heart of the historical center of Porto, a UNESCO heritage city and Portugal’s second largest city after Lisbon. Investors will be acquiring a cash-flowing and profitable luxury boutique hotel that is rated as one of Porto’s best specialty lodging destinations by and TripAdvisor. Lifeafar plans to drive additional demand and revenue through property upgrades, operational efficiencies, and an enhanced guest experience.

In addition, new short-term rental licenses in the surrounding area are restricted, giving Casa do Cativo a distinct advantage when it comes to gaining greater market share as Porto tourism continues to increase. Eligible investors can also receive Portuguese residency and citizenship through Portugal’s Golden Visa program, allowing for unrestricted travel through 26 European countries.

Property Details

Casa do Cativo is perfectly situated between San João Theatre, São Bento Station, and Sé Cathedral, and is walking distance to the most popular tourist attractions, port wine cellars, shops, transport, restaurants, and bars. Features of the property include:

  • Nine suites with custom furnishings and city views
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Conference room
  • Family rooms
  • Shared lounge and kitchen
  • Private parking
  • Outdoor garden

Porto Snapshot

Porto has seen significant growth in tourism with more than a 140% increase in passengers arriving at Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport in the last ten years, and the city has been recognized as one of the best European destinations by the World Travel Awards. This boom in tourism has led to increased hospitality investment and entrepreneurial activity in Porto, and along with other factors such as favorable regulatory changes, the outlook is positive for continued strength in the industry. With Porto’s lodging demand growing faster than supply, we believe there is room for significant revenue growth.

Additional Reading

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