AN initiative to encourage private construction in Mallorca has proven fruitful with the announcement of a number of major facelifts for Playa de Palma, including a new multi-million five-star hotel.
Palma Council’s public works department has given the green light to Hotel Llaut, an €11.6 million luxury hotel at Playa de Palma that will feature 135 rooms and 278 beds.
The news was announced by Councillor for Public Works and Housing, Jesus Valls, who pointed out that initiatives taken by the council, the Balearic Islands regional government and the Mallorca provincial council to encourage private construction in the area are bearing fruit.
The beach at Playa de Palma is to begin receiving a total of €15 million over the next two years in order to carry out various upgrades including placing rubbish containers underground – at a cost of €1.3 million – and improving the sewage system so that waste water does not reach the sea. The area of Can Pastilla has also been earmarked for regeneration.
Valls also said that Hotel Iberostar Royal Cristina is to expand its number of rooms to 58 and 16 apartments, with the construction of a new floor at a cost of €7.2 million. The council has also authorised the €2 million expansion of the Nacar building on Calle Jaime III de Palma, which will be extended by 472 square metres and become a four-star hotel with 142 beds and 69 rooms.
Valls stressed the importance of hotels located in the city centre and highlighted the increased registration last year of more than 40 per cent, outside of the high season.
In more good news for Playa de Palma, a proposal is being drafted to unify and improve the appearance and quality of different establishments in the area.