6 December 2017 – La Verdad
One of the flagship hotels in the Murcian city of Cartagena is changing hands. The French investment fund Corum AM has acquired the 4-star Hotel Cartagonova, located on Calle Marcos Redondo. The property is going to be operated by B&B Hotels on a lease basis for at least fifteen years, according to a statement issued yesterday by the international chain.
The amount paid for the economic operation has not been disclosed. The establishment is going to be renamed B&B Hotel Cartagena and will see 100 rooms of varying sizes go on the market, ranging from individual rooms to suites and family rooms – all of them have been redesigned and modernised in recent years. Moreover, the hotel has a lobby, a meeting room, 31 underground parking spaces and several free services for its guests. According to the buyers, the condition of the facilities is very good, and so they only plan to carry out minimal changes to bring the property in line with the standards of B&B Hotels. The company defines itself as a specialist in “comfortably designed accommodation, offering select high-quality services, at an attractive price”.
The interest from the hotel company in establishing a presence in the tourist city, which is “growing fast” and benefits from a strategic location, has been key to the success of the operation. Its executives have not failed to notice that the port of Cartagena is the country’s fourth busiest in terms of goods traffic. Moreover, the hotel is positioned in a very central location, both for those travelling for pleasure and for business.
“The new B&B Hotel Cartagena has excellent facilities and an unbeatable premium location. It has been designed carefully and will allow us to continue offering our guests high-quality accommodation at an unbeatable price across Europe”, said the chain’s Director of Expansion in Spain, Teresa Pérez.
The company that operates the property formerly known as Hotel Cartagonova owns twenty establishments all over Spain. It closed the first half of this year with a turnover of €13 million. In recent months, it has opened hotels in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol and in the city of Vigo.
Original story: La Verdad (by Gregorio Mármol)
Translation: Carmel Drake