THE luxury hotel which is being built as part of Palma's new convention centre complex could be another two stories higher than initially planned.
The initial design by architect Paxti Mangado for the complex includes an eight-story hotel but the Palma City Councilor for Urban development, Yolanda Garvi, hinted last week that an extra one of two storeys may well be added.

The initial design for the hotel includes seven storeys for accommodation and the top floor for a swimming pool and cafeteria with extensive views out across the bay of Palma
But, in December, Palma City Council decided that the hotel will have to be built on a single site and not across two and, in return, the building could be built slightly higher than initially planned. If the two storeys are added to the luxury hotel, the total number of rooms will rise to 273. Work on clearing the site for the convention centre is well underway near the GESA building.

The old exhibition centre was demolished last week and the business tourism industry are hoping there will be no more delays and complications to the project.