10 April 2018 – Expansión
Majestic Group is going to be responsible for managing the hotel that Leo Messi has purchased in Ibiza. It is not the first time that the footballer has placed his trust in the Catalan family chain, given that the firm already manages the establishment that the Barcelona striker acquired last year in Sitges (Barcelona).
The Argentinian football, who paid €30 million for Hotel MiM Sitges, has now acquired the Es Vivé Hotel in Ibiza for an amount that has not been revealed yet. His latest establishment, which was opened in 1959 and renovated four years ago, has 53 rooms and is located next to Playa de Figueretes; it is relatively close to Playa d’en Bossa and the city if Ibiza. The hotel is going to change its name to MiM Ibiza Es Vivé.
Market sources indicate that this establishment was one of the properties that Cristiano Ronaldo considered buying after he expressed his intention of acquiring a hotel on the island. The hotel, which, for the time being, only operates during the summer season (between March and October) charges an average price of €225 per room, although that figure varies significantly depending on the type of room and the time of year; in August, the rate can rise to more than €500.
Majestic Group, owned by the Soldevila-Casals family, manages seven hotels and three apartment buildings, located in Barcelona, Sitges, Palma de Mallorca and now also in Ibiza.
Original story: Expansión (by M. Anglés)
Translation: Carmel Drake