The Mayor of Salobreña, María Eugenia Rufino (PSOE), announced that the development plans for the TH1 hotel construction are now on public viewing.
With the underground and surface infrastructure now in place over 100,000 sq/m of land between La Guardia and El Peñon, the stage is now set for the actual building of the hotels themselves, once the plans have passed the obligatory, public-scrutiny phase.
The first two hotels, when eventually built and open, will have nearly 700 beds between them but it has been 20 years in the coming, with the worldwide financial crisis in between. Investors came and went but now that’s all over.
One hotel will have 228 rooms within its 35,000-sq/m plot whilst the other will have 456 rooms within its larger, 69,000-sq/m plot.
As for how much they have cost to build, we’re looking at around 60m euros, according to the managing director of Viva Hotels, Monserrate Francisco Amengual Pons, making it the largest hotel investment ever on the Costa Tropical. By comparison, Hotel Playa Cálida in Almuñécar, which is the biggest hotel as far as hotel beds go, costs 12m euros in 2002.
According to the Town Hall these two hotels will create 450 work places, but that does not necessary translate into 450 jobs for Salobreñeros because hotels tend to bring in key position staff from outside; i.e., transferred from another of their hotels elsewhere.
(News: Salobrena, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)