58 hotels to be made into offices….?

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    • #54127
      Anonymous
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      58 hotels set to close in Benidorm

      …..to be converted into office space.
      Benidorm City Hall has approved a modification of the PGOU Urban Plan for the city, which means that hotels which have ‘completed their economic cycle’ can be converted into offices.

      It’s thought that 58 hotels in the city are now set to close, with the loss of 900 direct jobs and as many as 2,000 indirect jobs.

      Consuelo Navarro Sánchez from the CCOO said that what was happening was speculation with the land, instead of economic redevelopment.


      View of the levante beach in Benidorm

      Please, can anyone explain to me the logic behind this decision?
      Surely in a place like Benidorm, the demand for offices cannot be so high compared to tourist accommodation.
      If these buildings have “completed their economic cycle”, I would have thought a ‘pull them down and start again’ policy would have benefited the area better. A chance to do something about this ruination of coastline.

    • #84946
      Anonymous
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      Maybe they want to make Benodorm a Spanish Manhattam.

    • #84947
      Anonymous
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      you would have thought the spanish would have learnt their lesson and would regulate the idiot developers/estate agents that have left spain with a hell of a real estate mess. Falling prices and 2 million surplus homes. Illegal builds. Loss of international reputation.

      However, they won’t learn the lesson, and no regulations will be imposed on these incompetent fools

    • #84948
      Anonymous
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      charlie

      offices eh’ dear oh dear, poor ol’ Benidorm, what a bloody mess. If only the monstrosities could be demolished, and the area returned to a nice area, surely Benidorm and Spain as a whole would benifit in the long term, instead of being a joke.

    • #84951
      Fuengi (Andrew)
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      @flosmichael wrote:

      Maybe they want to make Benodorm a Spanish Manhattam.

      i think the role model was/is hong kong.

    • #84957
      Anonymous
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      I reckon it’s better to have offices than Hotels, but will they have the jobs to put the workers in all that office space? My guess is no, but I wouldn’t mind an office with sea views 🙂

    • #84963
      mike
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      @El anciano wrote:

      I reckon it’s better to have offices than Hotels, but will they have the jobs to put the workers in all that office space? My guess is no, but I wouldn’t mind an office with sea views 🙂

      Well, exactly. What are they going to do in these offices? Sell property? Call centres for South America? A home for white elephants?

    • #84964
      Anonymous
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      But are these 58 hotel owners seriously calculating that there will be a bigger demand for office space compared to the current demand for tourist accommodation?

      They’re going to have egg on their face and some very burnt fingers if there isn’t.

      Maybe Benidorm has just fallen out of favour with the tourists, and looking at this skyline I wouldn’t be surprised why. Could not think of a worse place I would want to spend a holiday. A concrete jungle on an overcrowded beach.

    • #84966
      Inez
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      Well you are all missing the point!

      Reclassify into office space, slight conversion and wallah, new sales to concentrate from, after all, Benidorm is ‘only a couple of hours from London’ so you have lovely offices with wonderful quality addresses and excellent views, only a short travel from the city!

      Easy to sell!!! 😆

    • #84967
      Anonymous
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      Sounds like you should get in there quick Inez!

    • #84968
      katy
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      Looking at the photo of Benidorm brought back memories. My Friend’s family had a small Hotel just outside town…their phone number was 1

    • #84969
      katy
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      Or perhaps they could set up call centres for the major banks (similar to India) 💡 Lots of cheap labour here and unemployment was the highest for 12 years (June)

    • #84970
      Anonymous
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      I helped a UK business setup here, as they were phone based, and found it easier to recruit English speaking staff than in the UK!

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