The Estoril Sol Group celebrates the 60th anniversary, on the 31st, with a concert by Chris De Burgh and a fashion show by the designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, at the Casino Estoril, outside Lisbon.
“On the night of the gala, the Black and Silver hall hosts a parade of Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, at 9:00 p.m., followed by a dancing dinner with the Jorge Costa Pinto Orchestra at 9:30 p.m., from 23:00, with an exclusive concert by Chris de Burgh and, until dawn, with the performance of DJ Rodrigo d’Orey, “said Estoril-Sol in a statement.
Chris de Burgh “starred in one of the memorable concerts in this room, which sold out to listen to, on June 7, 1991,” the group’s source told Lusa.
On stage at Black and Silver, the 70-year-old Irish musician will be presenting his latest album, “A Better World”, released in September 2016.
Next year, Chris De Burgh, with his band, plans to perform in the United Kingdom, where he will play on stages such as Royal Albert Hall, London, Liverpool Philharmonic, Birmingham Symphony Hall and Germany where he will perform in Frankfurt, Alte Oper, Munich, Philharmonie, Bayreuth, Oberfrankenhalle, or Berlin, Admiralspalast. He has also planned shows in the Netherlands, with an agenda scheduled, among others, for the Carré Theater.
The Spanish fashion designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada has twice exhibited her pieces in Portugal in 2003, in Cordoaria Nacional, in Lisbon, and in 2016 at Casa de Santa Maria in Cascais.
Estoril-Sol, led by entrepreneur José Teodoro dos Santos (1906-1971), was formed in Portugal in 1958, when the Portuguese Government placed a tender for the operation of games of chance in the Estoril exclusive zone. won and went on to manage the Casino Estoril.
Currently, among other business areas, the group owns the Lisbon and Póvoa casinos, in Póvoa de Varzim, Minho.
Under the leadership of Teodoro dos Santos, a new Estoril Casino was inaugurated in 1968, three years after the Estoril-Sol Hotel was built on Monte Estoril, in the municipality of Cascais, a 21-storey building with 404 rooms. was considered the largest hotel unit in the country at the time.
In 1984, Estoril-Sol won the public tender to explore the Estoril gaming zone and in 1987 renewed the concession for another 19 years, which it renewed again until 2020.
The majority shareholder structure of the Estoril-Sol Company was represented by the Macanese businessman Stanley Ho in 1984.
Under the new leadership, Casino Estoril was renovated with a project by the architect Fernando Jorge Correia, whose theme was “Black and Silver”, and “there was a clear bet on areas such as Culture and Art.”
In 1997, Casino Estoril acquired “the status of the largest Casino in Europe, which it maintains, being visited annually by more than two million people”.
In the area of business, to the banking and machine game, since 2016 the group began the exploration of the game ‘on-line’.
The group created the literary prizes Fernando Namora in 1988 and Revelação Agustina Bessa-Luís in 2008 and, more recently in 2016, the Vasco Graça Moura Prize, reserved for a Portuguese personality, who has become famous in the area of Citizenship Of the country.
Since 2000, under the direction of Mário Assis Ferreira, the group has edited the magazine Egoísta, which has won more than 84 national and international awards in the areas of journalism, design, publishing, creativity and publicity, being “the most awarded publication of Europe, “” patented at the Louvre in Paris, as an icon of 21st century graphics. “