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Respect. (from the lat. respectu) n. 1. respect; 2. consideration; high regard; 3. deference; compliance; veneration; 4. honour; worship; 5. relation; refererence...

We believe that everyone should be respected for their work, for their attitudes, opinions and options.

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Rigor. (from the lat. rigore) n. 1. harshness; strength; 2.fig., severity; punctuality; accuracy.

There is no "more or less levelled", "more or less upright”, "more or less clean" or "more or less safe", but rather “levelled”, "upright”, "clean” and “safe". The rigour is reflected in our procedures, in time and in the rules to follow. In the light of moral and principles, being severe means being rigorous.

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Passion. (from the lat. passione) n. 1. intense and usually violent feeling (affection, joy, hate, etc.) which hinders the exercise of impartial logic; 2. derived from a feeling; 3. great predilection; 4. partiality; 5. great grief; immense suffering...

Under the sign of passion – a text of the Portuguese poet Regina Guimarães – is our icon. Passion is to reveal great enthusiasm for something, favourable encouragement or opposite to something.
It is the sensibility transmitted by an architect or engineer through work.
Passion is the dedication to a project. Passion is a state of warm soul.

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Loyalty. (from the lat. legalitate) n. the quality of being loyal; fidelity; sincerity.

Respect for the principles and rules that guide the honour and probity. Faithfulness to commitments and agreements undertaken, staunch character.
To remain loyal to the business partners because we depend on them and they depend on us.
Being trustworthy for being loyal.

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Solidarity. (from the lat. solidare) n. 1. the quality of being solidary; 2. reciprocal responsibility among the members of a group, namely social, professional, etc.; 3. sense of sharing another’s suffering.

Being solidary is being a friend, offering our hand with genuine generosity and bringing joy and human warmth to those who, somehow, are marginalized. Being solidary is being more human. A solidary company is recognized as a fair and non-selfish company. A solidary company is a preferred choice in business. It is a more competitive company. Volunteering is a vehicle to solidarity. It is modern, fair, cultured, friend, it is a noble gesture of moral elevation.

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Courage. (from the lat. coraticum) n. 1. bravery facing danger; intrepidity; to have audacity; 2. moral force before a suffering or setback; 3. [fig.] to input energy when performing a difficult task; perseverance...

Courage is essential in our life. Courage to face less pleasant situations when complex issues come up, not expecting random resolutions.
It is a value that we must highlight as opposed to the fearful, cowardly and laziness.
The courage to react to criticism not with an attitude of demotivation or sadness, but rather to search for the means and the action to overcome its own reason. This kind of courage, which is also an intellectual courage, is highly recommended.

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Ambition. (from the lat. ambitione) n. 1. vehement desire of wealth, honours or glories; 2. expectation about the future; aspiration; 3. lust; greed…

Vehement desire to achieve a particular goal. Ambition not to resign ourselves. Ambition to take the best potential from ourselves. Ambition to deserve ourselves. Ambition to be athletes in our top-level competitive jobs. Ambition to beat our brands. Ambition to get the best deals with the maximum value, due to the high levels of proficiency and efficiency.

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Esthetics. ESTHETICS (from the Greek aisthetiké, "sensitive") n.f. 1. Philosophy branch of philosophy that studies the beauty and nature of artistic phenomena; 2. author's own style, time, etc.; 3. harmony of shapes and colors, beauty; 4. set of techniques and treatments that aim to beautify the body.

We decided to build the company's economic foundations under a cultured, cosmopolitan and cool image. Because it is a charming state of being. Good taste because we are sustainable and we respect the planet. Good taste because we are sensitive. Good taste just because.

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Responsibility. (from the lat respondere) n. the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct; a form of trustworthiness.

We must be certain that, before a choice, we chose what is best for both of us and not just the best for each one. Each employee is responsible for his negotiated activity and co-responsible if the co-worker does not fulfil his own task, thus preventing the common goal. A team is a set of individuals - is a whole. In the business game, as in social or family contexts, everyone must comply with their own relative position and we shall not permit that one of ours fails to be in our team.

2. sana hotel
22/04/2020
DST converts a four-star hotel into the new five-star hotel in Lisbon for 10 millions

Jornal de Negócios

The renovation and expansion works of the old Sana Lisboa, which will be reborn in 2021 as Epic Sana Marquês, are being carried out by the construction company from Braga that, in the time of covid-19, measures its staff’s body temperature twice a day.

The Azinor group, owner of the Sana brand hotels, has awarded DST the conversion of its hotel located on Avenida Fontes Pereira de Melo, in Lisbon, into a five-star hotel that will be called Epic Sana Marquês, with opening scheduled for the beginning of the next year.

This contract, which represents a € 10 million turnover for the group from Braga, corresponds to an intervention in all 19 floors of the unit and includes demolitions, finishes and special facilities.

In times of pandemic, the chairman of the DST Group highlights the measures adopted in this contract and in others in the covid-19 context. “We have an extremely rigorous contingency plan, both at the company’s head office and in the works currently in progress. Its implementation involves, among other measures, the distribution of PPE kits, mandatory measurement of body temperature twice a day (in the morning and in the afternoon), disinfection of the entire construction site and work fronts and social distance", mentions José Teixeira in a statement.

After the completion of the works for the new five-star hotel in Lisbon, where DST has involved three other companies of the group - the construction company itself, DTE and Bysteel -, Epic Sana Marquês will comprise almost 400 rooms, 140 more than previously,, two floors for conference and event rooms, leisure areas, SPA, two swimming pools and two themed restaurants, one Italian and another one dedicated to Japanese cuisine.

Signed by NLA - Nuno Leónidas Arquitecto, the project is part of the Sana Hotels group expansion strategy for the coming years, designed before the emergence of covid-19, which corresponds to an investment of more than € 400 million in 10 hotel projects, including new openings and renovations.

This Tuesday, 21 April, just after a meeting with the Prime Minister and the Minister of Economy, where other competitors were present, one of the directors of the Azinor group acknowledged that the reopening of the Sana group "will be a time consuming process. If we reach this year 20% or 30% of what we reached last year, it will be excellent”, said Carlos Silva Neves.

“We estimate that in July things may start to evolve, but for hotels it will be a recovery with plenty of difficulties, in a situation that will be worrying until the end of the year", warned the manager.

He also stressed: "Our activity was not prohibited, we just closed because we had no guests."