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Trajectory

Our beginnings

The Zamorano family comes from an important lineage of industrialists who began their activity in 1902, with Luis Zamorano Benítez, creator of one of the first tobacco factories in the Canary Islands. Since that crucial moment, the business trajectory of Grupo CIO has been marked by important milestones that have made it a benchmark company in the Canary Islands.

The testimony of this “industrial” concern has been passed down to the present day with the descendants of Luis Zamorano Tais, who joined most of the small tobacco factories that proliferated in Tenerife to create Centro Industrial de Tabaqueros Asociados (CITA), which successfully popularised the brands “Rex”, “Record”, “XXX” and above all “Coronas” in 1949.

Its international impact led it to have subsidiaries in very diverse places such as Cuba, the Dominican Republic, the United States, Germany, France and Portugal, with its main commercial headquarters based in Madrid.

Diversification

Luis Zamorano Tais was a founding partner of companies deeply rooted in our economic history like Montesano, 7 Mares, Frigoten and Supermercado San Antonio, the first supermarket in Tenerife. He also created “Gánigo”, the best art gallery on the island and tackled the property sector with buildings on central streets in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and industrial buildings.

In 1975, we started our activity in Aguas de Vilaflor, a spring water bottling company, better known by its brand Fuentealta. Since then, we have continued being the leading brand in the bottled water sector in the Canary Islands. In 2020 we decided to continue diversifying the business with the birth of BB, the water of the new generation and in 2021 we launched Eco BB, our first bottled water in 100% recycled packaging.

Vision

In the 1990s, the family’s entrepreneurial character re-emerged, facing the challenge of an unprecedented new project in the tourism sector: Hotel Bahía del Duque. The first luxury hotel of its kind in the archipelago and a clear example of our hospitality culture and the innovative CIO seal. Bahía del Duque is today an icon of the most exquisite service.

In 2005, the company sold its share in CITA to the multinational Gallagher, grouping its companies in what is now the Grupo CIO and directing its activity towards its current space: the tourist, real estate, financial, service and industrial sectors.

Expansion

Parallel to this route The Tais Hotels & Villas was born, an exclusive collection of extraordinary and independent hotels, each of them uncommon. The Tais Hotels & Villas combines the future Group projects; based on the experience of Bahía del Duque, it opens the doors to international expansion.

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  • Industrial Sector

    sector industrial 1902 copia

    1902

    INDUSTRIAL SECTOR

  • CITA

    Cita

    1949

    CITA

  • Aguas de vilaflor

    Aguas de Vilaflor copia

    1975

    AGUAS DE VILAFLOR

  • Record Seguridad

    record seguridad

    1992

    RECORD SEGURIDAD

  • Bahía del duque

    bahia del duque

    1993

    BAHÍA DEL DUQUE

  • Record servicios generales

    record servicios generales

    1996

    RECORD SERVICIOS GENERALES

  • Record lavandería

    record lavanderia

    1996

    RECORD LAVANDERÍA

  • Grupo CIO

    grupo CIO

    2005

    GRUPO CIO

  • Grupo Inmobiliario

    grupo inmobiliario

    2006

    GRUPO INMOBILIARIO

  • The Tais Hotels &Villas

    The Tais

    2008

    THE TAIS HOTELS & VILLAS

  • Las villas

    Las Villas

    2008

    LAS VILLAS

  • Bahía wellness retreat

    BWR

    2009

    BAHÍA WELLNESS RETREAT

  • Corporative Responsability

    Minitatura timeline RC_Mesa de trabajo 1

    2012

    CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

  • Record IMAT

    record IMAT

    2014

    RECORD IMAT

  • Maguenes project

    Maguenes

    2016

    MAGUENES PROJECT 

  • Playa del Duque Norte

    Playa del Duque Norte

    2018

    PLAYA DEL DUQUE NORTE

  • Hotel Bahía del Duque 25th anniversary

    25 aniversario

    2018

    HOTEL BAHÍA DEL DUQUE 25th ANNIVERSARY

  • Record Higienización

    Record higienizacion

    2020

    RECORD HIGIENIZACIÓN

  • BB WATER

    Minitatura timeline

    2020

    BB WATER

  • Eco BB Water

    Minitatura timeline EcoBB_Mesa de trabajo 1

    2021

    ECO BB WATER