25 July 2018 – Press Release
Catalonia Hotels & Resorts has completed the purchase of two buildings in the historical centre of Málaga, whereby expanding its presence in Andalucía. This operation will involve an investment of €24 million, including the acquisition of both properties and the complete renovation of the existing homes. The purchase also involves the operation of 600 m2 of space devoted to retail premises.
The hotel, located at number 5 on the central Calle Puerta del Mar, plans to open its doors in 2020. Its installations will house 72 rooms, a restaurant, bar and fitness area.
This will be the seventh establishment for Catalonia Hotels & Resorts in Andalucía, where it already has two hotels in the town of Ronda, three in the city of Sevilla and one that it recently opened in the centre of Granada.
The company’s expansion department, led by Federico Holzmann, does not rule out continuing to study opportunities in the south of Spain. According to Holzmann, “Andalucía is a very attractive market for us, where tourism is continuing to grow. Towns such as Córdoba, Cádiz and Marbella, where we do not have a presence yet, could be interesting destinations for the expansion of our portfolio”.
At the national level, Catalonia Hotels & Resorts plans to open an establishment soon in San Sebastián and another in Bilbao, in addition to the expansions of its properties in Sevilla (Catalonia Santa Justa) and Menorca (Catalonia Mirador des Port).
In Europe, the chain is going to venture into the Italian market shortly with the upcoming opening of Catalonia Milano Centrale, and in Portugal with a new hotel in Oporto.
The 5 new projects share common traits, given that they will all be 4-star superior urban establishments, located in privileged, central and well-connected areas, and equipped with catering, leisure and wellness areas.
In addition, Catalonia Hotels & Resorts is going to expand its presence in the Caribbean with the construction of a 5-star All Inclusive resort on the Riviera Maya with 434 rooms located on the paradisiacal beach of Costa Mujeres.
Catalonia Hotels & Resorts
A family run hotel chain founded in 1982 by the Vallet brothers. After starting out focusing on the real estate sector, the company inaugurated its first hotel establishment in 1983 to become one of the main hotel chains in Spain in just a few years. Currently, the company has 69 establishments, located in 22 different destinations: 57 hotels in Spain, two in Brussels, one in Berlin, 8 resorts in the Caribbean (4 in the Dominican Republic and 4 in Mexico) and one urban hotel in the city of Santo Domingo. At the moment, Catalonia Hotels & Resorts is a leading player in Barcelona, where it has more than 3,000 rooms.
Original story: Press Release
Translation: Carmel Drake