STAFF REPORTER THE Hotel Sis Pins in Pollensa finally opened its doors to the public yesterday after months of speculation over its future in the wake of the collapse of its owners, the tour operators Globespan.

The emblematic hotel had played host to a string of famous faces since it originally opened in 1952, but uncertainty had been rife over the employment of its staff who had traditionally had jobs at the hotel for the whole of the tourist season.

Friction arose when the hotel's new British owners had refused to guarantee employment and pay the regular workers at Sis Pins for the whole of the tourist season. They would only provide contracts, they said for the period of time when there were reservations at the hotel and therefore when profit could be assured. However, agreements were reached and yesterday the hotel's manager Mateu Bibiloni said: “We haven't got any reservations yet because there are no tour operators with the Sis Pins on their books, but we are working on it.” The management have launched a marketing campaign on the internet aimed at the international community whereas previously, clients had almost exclusively been British. “We realise there won't be profits this year,” said Bibiloni, “but we've got to gradually develop the business so we can at least cover our costs.”