The documents present the hotel as a ‘five-star luxury superior’ category, which is the highest allowed in Spanish law.
However, the promoter has requested a special dispensation from the Tourism Department to be officially named as a seven-star hotel. Banyan Tree Holdings is a leading international hospitality brand that manages and develops premium resorts, hotels and spas.
The plan is for the hotel and phase one, with some 50 private apartments, to be completed in 2013 and for phases two and three to start running in 2014 and 2015.
The hotel will be built in the area known as ‘El Peñon del Lobo’, between the
A further 32,428 square meters will be for residential housing, with apartments of up to 500m2, each with a private pool on the terrace. Owners will be able to get a professional cook, room services and all the services available at the hotel, as well as having the possibility of taking part in an exchange programme where they can let visit other Banyan Tree resorts in the
It is estimated that this hotel will provide more than 600 permanent jobs and full training will be provided.
“This will position our town as one of the most exclusive destinations,” declared Mayor Juan Carlos Benavides.
“The project has the full support of the town hall and given the degree of consensus between authorities, things should go smoothly,” said the mayor.
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