NUMA Group appoints Antonio Fragateiro as Director Real Estate for Portugal

  • Antonio Fragateiro is appointed as part of NUMA Group’s Iberian expansion strategy
  • NUMA Group announced 3 fully digitalized hotels in Lisbon and Porto, including the former headquarters of the Federação Portuguesa de Futebol (FPF)
  • NUMA Group looking to grow presence in the country, including in Lisbon, Porto and Funchal

Berlin/Lisbon, 24 April 2024 - The NUMA Group, Europe's leading operator of a fully digitalised hospitality platform, has announced the appointment of Antonio Fragateiro to its real estate team. As Director Real Estate for Portugal, Fragateiro will strengthen the Group's presence in Portugal and lead NUMA's expansion in the country.

Combining the benefits of traditional hotels with the convenience and flexibility of short-term rentals like Airbnb and Abritel, NUMA Group offers innovatively designed rooms, studios, and serviced apartments for the modern traveler. Leveraging its innovative technology solutions, NUMA delivers a premium guest experience. NUMA boutique accommodations are also ideal for extended stays and remote work thanks to super-fast WiFi.

Based in Porto, Antonio Fragateiro will be responsible for driving NUMA's growth in Portugal, a country which welcomed over 30 million visitors in 2023 alone. Fragateiro has a background in business administration, finance, and sales, as well as extensive knowledge of the Portuguese tourism industry. Prior to joining NUMA, he most recently served as Global Head of Sales for the GuestReady Group, where he led the short-term property management company’s efforts in Europe and the Middle East.

 Fragateiro will be driving NUMA’s growth in the Portuguese market, which the company has already begun to establish. In Lisbon, the first NUMA hotel, NUMA Voga, will open this summer. The property was previously the headquarters of the Federação Portuguesa de Futebol (FPF), the governing association of Portuguese soccer clubs and will make for an iconic start in the city. NUMA’s other upcoming location in the city is a 41-unit property in Rua Dos Lusiadas 93-99, in the Alcantara neighborhood and expected to open in the second half of 2025. In Porto, NUMA has also recently secured the lease for a 96-unit property located at Rua Barao de Forrester 730-732. Located in Cedofeita, this former warehouse is now being converted into modern tourist accommodations.  

Dimitri Chandogin, President of NUMA Group, states “We are very pleased to have Antonio Fragateiro join NUMA Group as an experienced professional who knows the ins and outs of the Portuguese market. He will bring his extensive expertise to the region and has an excellent network. With Antonio, NUMA is ideally positioned for further expansion in the Portuguese market, which is strong in both regional and international tourism.

Antonio Fragateiro, Director of Real Estate for Portugal, comments, “Joining NUMA is an exciting opportunity for me to be part of a company that is truly shaping the future of the hospitality industry. NUMA's innovative approach and commitment to excellence resonate deeply with my own values and aspirations. I am thrilled to leverage my experience and passion for real estate to lead NUMA's expansion efforts in Portugal, a country with immense potential and a vibrant tourism industry. Together, we will leverage the opportunities that lie ahead and establish NUMA as a leader in the Portuguese market, delivering unparalleled experiences and value to our guests and partners."


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Berlin-based NUMA Group is the leading European operator of a fully digitized hospitality platform. The company offers modern travelers innovative design apartments and boutique studios. As a reliable partner for investors, owners and developers, NUMA uses proprietary technology-based operator solutions that largely automate operational processes and increase cost efficiencies and revenues. NUMA successfully operates more than 6,500 units in European A-cities, including Berlin, Munich, Rome, Milan, Madrid, Barcelona and Vienna. 

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