Agrisal to invest US$70 million in Central American hotels

The hotels division of the El Salvador-based conglomerate Grupo Agrisal spends to invest US$70 million in Central America over the next seven years, the division's chief executive Eduardo Quiñónez said.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Projects highlighted by Quiñónez include the construction of a hotel in San Salvador's Zona Rosa and a refurbishment and expansion to mark the 50th anniversary of the Hotel Radisson.

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