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Magalluf development

The 144 million euro investment in building four new hotels in Magalluf has been given the go ahead by the Balearic government.

The Marina de Magaluf scheme, which has been on the table for the best part of a decade, is finally going to become a reality and at yesterday’s weekly cabinet meeting, the project was declared of maximum public interest.

Government spokesperson Rafael Bosch, explained that the government has taken such an approach in order to fast track the developer’s applications for permission etc. so that phase one of the massive project can get under way as quickly as possible.

The site of the development, which will be built in two phases, is the waste land in front of what was Agualand and where the flea markets used to be held.

Once completed, the four hotel complex will have 2'000 bedrooms, be accompanied by a 15'000 square metre commercial centre and create 730 jobs - hence the government is keen for the project to be got off the ground as quickly as possible.

The developers, Promociones Vistarga, will build a 500 bedroom hotel and a 3'000 square metre commercial centre as part of phase one, which has a budget of 40 million euros.

The company will also redevelop the entire area in preparation for phase two which will include the construction of three more hotels, again with 500 bedrooms each and the completion of the commercial centre at a cost of 104 million euros.

As agreed with the local council, the developers will also create green zones and landscaped areas for public use.

The government considers that this project will perfectly complement the one planned by the Sol Meliá International group in the resort.

At the end of last year the leading Majorcan hotel group unveiled its plan to link up most of its hotels in the resort and create the Sol Calvia Coast Resort.

This too has been declared in the public interest in order to get work on the project, which will involve new commercial centres, hotel renovations, the installation of wave parks and new attractions, as quickly as possible. The Sol project is also going to involve a major investment and will create hundreds of new jobs in the resort which has been struggling for the past few years

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Interesting stuff. Sounds like Magaluf wont be the party capital it once was, where will all the 18 year olds that come to get wrecked every summer stay if they're all 4/5 star hotels..? They simply wont be able to afford to stay there, also to my mind they'd need to change a whole lot more than just the hotels to move the resort upmarket.

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That's true trinet.But it's a start of a big step in the right direction.And if the new development is The Egg all the subsequent changes to surroundings might be The Chickens.

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Call me cynical if you want but will anything really change im Magalluf ?

Agree its got to a good thing for the area, but i have been going for over 30 years and its pretty much the same now as then.

If they plan to demolish the" strip" whilst they are it fine, otherwise the party animals will still arrive in droves every summer....

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Cool stuff.

Sounds great and may help to clean up Maga's declining reputation.

But this is only the beginning. The balearic government (for better or worse) aspires to make the entire island a 4-5 star destination. In fact, I understand that a similar plan for Arenal has been in the works for over 2 years.

On the downside, the smaller hotels are being required to "upgrade" to 4-star ratings within 2 years or be subject to shutdown.

All considered, the idea may be good, or may backfire. I think it depends on how the economy goes. Europe's prospects aren't too encouraging at this point, but perhaps as the Euro declines, UK and other non-Eurozone tourists may find Mallorca much more attractive.

We shall see...

Edited: 15 February 2012, 16:36
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Forum members who,like me, first went to Palma Nova nearly 50 years ago, are more likely to believe in the new Magalluf project.Since so many tacky concrete ghettos (aka hotels) there were pulled down on the instructions of the then Mayor in his aim to raise the standards a notch or two it shows what can be achieved by commitment (and funding of course).

Btw I was trying to picture a similar mammoth project to Vistarga's I might have seen completed elsewhere in Spain.Perhaps Porto Mogan in Gran Canaria????

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