€86 m hotel bid may save hundreds of jobs

Beverly Playa Hotel in Peguera

THE seven hotels in Mallorca and Menorca owned by businessman Jose Maria Ruiz-Mateos are expected to be sold in a tender in early 2013. This depends on a Palma Court giving the green light to a report tracing the steps for selling the hotels and all the assets.

The report, carried out by a team of attorneys and economy experts, stated that the overall value of the seven hotels amounts €86 million. The most-valued being the Beverly Playa in Peguera (€34 million).

Since the hotels had been operative all along, and they even reported acceptable occupancy and profitability rates, experts believe that selling at this market price (€86 million) could be enough for paying the creditors.


In such case, the staff of around 400 people would keep their job positions.


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