The Mercan Group Of Companies

A STRONG NETWORK GEARED TOWARDS YOUR SUCCESS THE MERCAN GROUP OF COMPANIES

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    HOTEL
    PROJECTS

  • 1.3 Billion Euro ++

    TOTAL
    VALUABLE ASSETS

  • 30++

    YEARS OF
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  • 45.000+

    IMMIGRANTS
    TO EUROPE, USA, CANADA

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    A Destination for the Rich? Luxury Travel in Greece Seen Soaring

    Greece’s luxury travel industry is seen soaring to $2.7 billion by 2030, according to a report published recently by Travel and Tour World. In 2020, the value of Greece’s high-end travel sector was estimated at approximately $767.8 million. By 2030, it is anticipated that it will soar to around $2,736.7 million, experiencing a compound annual […]

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    Event “Invest In Portugal – The success story of Mercan Group” hosted at Portugal Embassy in Bangkok – 19 March

    On 19th March 2024, Mercan Group and Mercan Siam, under the support of the Embassy of Portugal in Bangkok and the AICEP Portugal, organizes the event: “Invest in Portugal- The Success Story of Mercan Group” that welcomes more than a hundred of top local Thai entrepreneurs come to attend. The event is hosted at the […]

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    Portugal Nationality Law Update on March 5, 2024

    Following the announcement on 5 Mar, the amendments to the Citizenship Law have been officially published. These amendments bring about significant changes to the citizenship application process. One crucial aspect of these changes is Article 15, which states: “For the purposes of counting legal residence periods provided for in the present law, the time elapsed […]

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    Launching Mercan Hospitality Investment Fund

    Mercan Group is pleased to launch a new product that qualified for the Portugal Golden Visa program – MERCAN HOSPITALITY INVESTMENT FUNDS. According to the news published in October 2023, foreigner investors cannot invest in real estate to apply for Portugal Golden Visa. What’s category still be qualified for Portugal Golden Visa Creation of at […]

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    Golden Visa Program Brings €1.32 Billion to Greece in 2023, Ministry Says

    A total of €1.32 billion have been brought to Greece since the beginning of this year through the Golden Visa program, according to figures from the Immigration and Asylum Ministry. The Ministry says that it expects the program to bring €1.5 billion in total by the end of this year, following the decision to increase […]

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    Greece’s Tourism Revenue Exceeds Pre-Pandemic Levels in 10 Months

    Greece’s tourism industry recovered strongly during the first ten months of 2023, demonstrating a remarkable revival. The Bank of Greece (BG) reported a significant year-on-year increase of 14.7 per cent in travel receipts, surpassing pre-pandemic records, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports. Further, central bank data reveals that tourism receipts from January to October surpassed all travel receipts in […]

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    Portugal Amend Nationality Law

    Following the announcement on 5 January, the Portuguese Parliament approved some changes to the nationality law,  that law will allow residents to start counting five years toward citizenship from the date they apply for residency.   According to the previous law, under Article 6, paragraph 4 of nationality law, individuals looking to secure Portuguese nationality […]

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    Mercan Track Record

    Mercan Group is one of the largest and most successful professional investment immigration consulting companies, which originate from Canada and expand its region to more than 20 international companies global. Established in 1989 by Jerry Morgan, Mercan Group’s track record of over 30 years experience in the areas of investment consulting and immigration for investment. […]

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    The Mercan Group is investing 450 million euros to build eight more hotels in Lisbon and the Algarve

    In 2024, Mercan Group expected will open 3 hotels in Portugal. One of our new projects which located near Vau Beach in Portimão is the country’s first Hard Rock Hotel. Furthermore, Mercan plans to spend 450 million euros to construct 8 more hotels in the country, primarily in the Lisbon and Algarve regions. According to […]

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    The Agency for Migration and Asylum (AIMA) replaces SEF, starting on October 29, 2023

    Mercan Asia would like to update you the new Agency for Integration, Migrations, and Asylum (AIMA) has established the replacement of the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF), following the decree-law published on June 2, 2023. What is AIMA? As already announced before (The new Portuguese immigration entity begins on 29 October), AIMA is responsible for […]

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    Portugal Golden Visa – The changed rules of Residence Permits for investment activity

    Last Friday the 6th, the “Mais Habitação” law was finally published. As expected, we have obtained the confirmation that: All applications submitted until the entering into force of the new law will be fully processed, and renewal rights will be fully assured;  The analysis of all files submitted up until the entering into force of […]

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    Alvor Beach Resort Phase 2

    Alvor Beach Resort Phase 2 is developed by Mercan Group that qualified for Portugal Golden Visa program. Located in the Torralta Area, one of the most prestigious locations on Algarve coast. An amazing balcony above the sea, with breathtaking views over the coastline, only a few minutes away from the historic village center, and a […]

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    Casa das Lérias, a member of Historic Hotels Worldwide

    Casa das Lérias in Amarante, Portugal was inducted into Historic Hotels Worldwide, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, from the United States of America (USA), which recognizes and celebrates the best historic hotels around the world. The hotel in Amarante is the result of rehabilitation that qualified for Portugal Golden Visa […]

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    HOW TO OBTAIN PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE CERTIFICATE

    Article 25 of The Act No. 237-A/2006 of the Portuguese Nationality Law; stipulates the “Proof of residence and knowledge of the Portuguese Language”. Article 25 provides information to support immigrants who want to learn Portuguese language and obtain a valid certificate, which helps to apply for citizenship after five-year residence period from the date of […]

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    Mercan launches 26th project: Alvor Beach Resort

    Mercan pleased to launch a new 5-star hotel project – Alvor Beach Resort which qualified for Portugal Golden Visa program. Located in The Torralta Area is one of the most prestigious locations on Algarve coast. An amazing balcony above the sea, with breathtaking views over the coastline, only a few minutes away from the historic […]

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    Mercan launches 25th project: Madeira Grand Hotel

    Mercan pleased to launch a new 4-star hotel project – Madeira Grand Hotel which qualified for Portugal Golden Visa program. This 4-star hotel will be located on Madeira Island, one of the oldest and most picturesque areas of Funchal, covered by a protected historical area. This is an important urban center, full of history, tradition […]

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    Mercan’s hotels opened in Portugal

    In February 2023, the tourist accommodation sector accounted for 1.7 million guests (+33.0%) and 4.0 million overnight stays (+38.5%). Compared to February 2020, when significant effects of the pandemic crisis have not yet been observed in Portugal, there were increases of 26.4% in total revenue and 30.3% in revenue from accommodation. This is proven that […]

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    Mercan’s hotels opened in the first semester 2023

    Regarding the study and reported by Publituris, Portugal is positioned as the eighth tourist destination in the top 10 preferred destinations by Europeans, according to data from January and February of this year. Development of hotels in the tourism sector in the country is the mission of Mercan Group. Currently, we have developed 22 projects […]

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    The Inauguration Ceremony of Hilton Garden Inn Evora

    The Inauguration Ceremony of Hilton Garden Inn Evora took place on May 11, 2023. The hotel is the result of the rehabilitation of 21M EUR investment that qualified for the Portugal Golden Visa program developed by Mercan Group. The hotel started to welcome guests on May 9 of this year and became the first hotel […]

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    Marriott Renaissance Lapa spends 17,000 m2 to develop the new urban park in the center of Porto, a winter lake and metro connection

    Lapa Porto Hotel has spent 17,000 m2 to build the new urban park. It’s located in Lapa, behind the metro station of the same name, the new urban park will be built in stages. The first stage starts at the beginning of May and will take 12 months to be completed. 14,500 m2 of abandoned […]

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    Grand Opening of Marriott Renaissance Lapa Porto

    Located in one of the historic neighborhoods of Porto, a new hotel, Marriott Renaissance Lapa Hotel opened on April 17, 2023. The 4-star Hotel was developed by Mercan Group which qualified for Portugal Golden Visa program. Lapa Hotel is operated under Renaissance brand, which is Premium brand which belongs to one of the World’s largest […]

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    Four Points by Sheraton Matosinhos won the Shining Star 2023 Award by Marriott International

    The annual ceremony of Marriott International Select Brands Awards took place in Abu Dhabi, and Four Points by Sheraton Matosinhos won the Shining Star Award as “Intent Recommend Top Performer Hotel”. Four Points by Sheraton is the result of rehabilitation that qualified for Portugal Golden Visa program developed by Mercan Group. Situated at the northern […]

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    Casa das Lérias was one of the finalists of the Expresso & SIC Notícias Real Estate Awards

    Casa das Lérias was one of the finalist projects in the 4th Edition of the SIC and Expresso Real Estate Awards, which distinguish the best of the national real estate. It is the result of an urban rehabilitation project that qualified for Portugal Golden Visa Program and has opened in October of last year. Organized […]

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    Sé Catedral Tapestry Collection by Hilton is one of the nominees of the AHEAD Awards 2022

    Sé Catedral Hotel Porto, Tapestry Collection by Hilton is one of the nominees of the AHEAD Awards 2022 – Europe. It is the result of an urban rehabilitation project that qualified for Portugal Golden Visa Program and has opened in March of this year. This is a project of rehabilitation of an old building in […]

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    Casa da Companhia Hotel celebrates its First Anniversary

    Casa da Companhia Hotel is celebrating its First Anniversary this month. This is an important milestone for the Mercan Group within the hospitality sector in Portugal. Located at one of the most prestigious buildings on Rua das Flores (Flowers Street), the 5-star hotel is the result of the rehabilitation and restoration of a historic building […]

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    Mercan Group Hit a Milestone of 1004 investor

    It’ s our excitement to announce that we hit 1004 investors just today 08th October, making Mercan the biggest Hotel development company in Portugal under Rehabilitation Category of Golden Visa Program The Portugal Golden Visa Program is the most competitive program that offer foreign investors the right to reside in Portugal/EU and eventually get EU […]

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    10 Things You Need to Know About Greece

    With a rich history, a beautiful country with romantic beaches and wonderful islands, Greece has obviously become a trending tourist destination in recent years.  However, there are many things foreign tourists do not know about Greece and its warm native people. What are the special things in Greece?  Here are 10 interesting facts about this […]

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    12% of homes vacant in Portugal

    Data shows that last year there were 5,970,677 homes in Portugal, of which however 4,042 were considered to be “improvised”. According to data released by Pordata, and based on information from the 2021 Census, last year there were 5,970,677 homes in Portugal, 4,042 of which were improvised. In 2011, however, there were 6,612 makeshift houses […]

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    1st 100% crypto property transaction

    For the first time, a house was purchased through cryptocurrency exchange, without any conversion to euros. According to a report by Expresso, the real estate market has experienced another historical moment, with the first house sold entirely in cryptocurrencies taking place on May 5, 2022. The T3 apartment in Braga was purchased for three bitcoins, […]

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    20% increase in tourism support

    “It was a decision that I already made and that I noted to the president of Turismo de Portugal so that there is a 20% increase in the support of Turismo de Portugal for regional tourism entities”, said Nuno Fazenda. According to the member of the Government, “it is important to give more voice, more […]

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    22 million doses of Covid vaccines ‘on way to Portugal’

    The ministry of health has confirmed that 22 million doses of the six Covid vaccines so far produced are ‘on their way to Portugal’. Contracts signed with producers (see below) ensure that every citizen will get the chance to receive the correct dosage (generally two shots) to go back to a ‘normal life’ by at […]

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    40% hike in electricity bills forecast for August

    Endesa boss warns of unpleasant surprise for bill payers in August while the government claims prediction is “alarmist”. Electricity bills are set to increase by up to 40% because of the Iberian mechanism to limit gas prices, according to the executive president of Endesa, Nuno Ribeiro da Silva, in an excerpt released from an interview […]

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    42% of population with complete vaccination

    The vaccination programme across Portugal continues to move forward, however the Algarve and Lisbon are lagging behind nationally. More than 4.3 million people have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in Portugal, equivalent to 42 percent of the country’s resident population. According to the latest vaccination report from the General Directorate of Health (DGS), as of Sunday 4,337,479 […]

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    54 Zero Pollution beaches in Portugal

    The association said that this summer Zero Pollution beaches represent 8% of the total of 658 bathing waters in the country (with or without surveillance), a reduction of seven percentage points compared to 2022. Last year, when there were 654 bathing waters, 58 beaches were classified by Zero. The municipalities with the highest number of […]

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    7 Places to Retire in Portugal

    According to International Living, Portugal is the most affordable country in Western Europe where couples can live well on less than $30,000 per year. International Living lists the 7 most idyllic places in Portugal where the cost of living is low and the quality of life is high: Setúbal Setúbal may be just what you are […]

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    73% of the Portuguese population have already completed their vaccination

    According to DGS report, 73% of the Portuguese population have already completed their vaccination process and 83% had the first dose. Age between 12 and 17 ,74% had at least one dose with 461,578 and 67% had complete vaccination. Regarding vaccination coverage, all regions of the country, with the exception of the Algarve, which has […]