Preferred Hotels & Resorts has announced 13 new member hotels from May 1 through August 31, 2020. These recent additions mark 39 new member hotels to join the its global portfolio in the first 8 months of the year
Hotel news in Spain
Adif, Spanish state-owned railway infrastructure manager, has launched the tender for the development, construction and operation of a new hotel at the María Zambrano railway station in Malaga city.
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has strengthened its partnership with Telefónica, the Spanish multinational telecommunications company.
Meliá Hotels International will start opening some of its hotels in Spain in June and eventually have almost 60 hotels open throughout the country in July. This number will increase if there is sufficient demand, with the company fully committed to getting as many people as possible back to work and helping to stimulate the economy.
Spain was the third most visited country in the world last year, welcoming 83.7 million international tourists. According to GlobalData, that number will drop dramatically to 50.2 million tourists in 2020. This decrease highlights the devastating impact that COVID-19 is having on Spanish tourism and the wider Spanish economy.
The Catalan group Solixent Invest has invested €30 million in the construction of new five-star hotel Ohla Eixample, at number 289 of the Còrsega street in Barcelona.
Hispania, the Spanish REIT, has acquired four hotels in the Canary islands through the acquisition of the debt associated to them.
Meliá Hotels International is set to launch Gran Meliá de Mar on the Palma de Mallorca Bay in April 2016. Following an extensive renovation, the property, previously a Meliá hotel, has been upgraded to become the brand’s flagship couples-only resort.
After a full renovation, RIU Hotels & Resorts is reopening its signature hotel in Nerja, in front of Torrecilla beach, the Riu Monica with 234 rooms. The hotel, first inaugurated in 1996, will be recommended for adults aged 18 and over. The hotel's public areas, the pool bar, bar lounge and the main restaurant have also been renovated. A new Spanish restaurant has been added to the hotel's offer. The resort will also maintain its two pools, one outdoor and another indoor open in the winter.
JLL's Hotels & Hospitality group has advised Portuguese Sodim SGPS SA on the sale of the five-star, 150-bedroom Hotel Villa Magna, Madrid, Spain, to Turkish Doğuş Group.