Majorca Property News

Property Mallorca: renovation of hotels easier


New law aims to facilitate the renovation of the hotels on Mallorca

The parties in the Balearic Parliament have agreed on a new law that aims to accelerate the modernization of the hotels in Majorca. The law, which in mid-June to be adopted, provides that the approval of demolition, alterations or extensions should be facilitated. Town halls must issue licenses within two months. If this response, the request is deemed approved. The hoteliers also have in the future two years instead of eight months to legalize unauthorized hotel beds afterwards. The law is a reworking of a first revision last year, which had proved to be insufficient. It is limited to four years.

In economically difficult times, the government must inject ideas, to encourage private investors, said Balearic Premier Francesc Antich (PSOE). The new law Mallorca win on service quality and competitiveness

At the same time it became known that the modernization of the Playa de Palma is many times more expensive.

The integral modernization of Playa de Palma will cost three times as much money as previously thought. By the year 2020 had a total of 3'96 € billion needed. According to the Urban Consortium for the rehabilitation of the Playa de Palma, the public will bear 35 percent of the funds. The lion's share of 65 percent will come from business and private investors.
The director of the consortium, Margarita najara, had last week hand over the revised reform plans to the parties in the Balearic Parliament to inform the politicians of the project. The master plan should concretized in late May or early June, the public will be presented. Nájera has prepared reportedly also a roadmap to make the public and the private entrepreneurs aware of the need for remediation.
The Integral Plan provides, inter alia, to halve the number of hotel rooms in Playa de Palma and modernize outdated two-star hotels to four-star establishments. For the rapid implementation of the project it was essential to a separate law. For this purpose, the parties would have to pull together, says Nájera