Mayor Alfonso Rodríguez (second from front) at the start of work on the Hotel Jamaica site.

22-11-2016Ajuntament de Calvià

Concerns had been expressed regarding an apparent delay to a start on work at the site of the demolished Hotel Jamaica in Magalluf. While other projects had got under way at the end of the tourism season, nothing was happening at the site. Today, however, there was a symbolic start to the work, with town hall and Meliá representatives in attendance.

Mayor Alfonso Rodríguez thanked the hotel chain for the investment it has made in transforming an outdated resort and for conceiving the Jamaica re-development as a strategic project that connects the Avenida S'Olivera and Avenida Magalluf. He added that the commercial area and hotel form a project of which public institutions must also be a part, pointing to the fact that the town hall has started the process for assistance to rehabilitate shops and other properties.

A Meliá statement said that the re-developed site is the outstanding milestone in the conversion project it has promoted. "It has meant the largest private commitment to date to renew the resort, improve its international position and promote profitability and sustainability."

The new complex is requiring investment of 45 million euros and is scheduled to be opened in 2018 as part of the overall Calvia Beach project. The new four-star hotel will have 270 rooms and some 200 underground car parking places. The commercial centre and hotel are expected to employ 260 people, and the hotel will not be all-inclusive.

Mayor Alfonso Rodríguez thanked the hotel chain for the investment it has made in transforming an outdated resort and for conceiving the Jamaica re-development as a strategic project that connects the Avenida S'Olivera and Avenida Magalluf. He added that the commercial area and hotel form a project of which public institutions must also be a part, pointing to the fact that the town hall has started the process for assistance to rehabilitate shops and other properties.

A Meliá statement said that the site is the outstanding milestone in the conversion project it has promoted. "It has meant the largest private commitment to date to renew the resort, improve its international position and promote profitability and sustainability."

The new complex requires investment of 45 million euros and is scheduled to be opened in 2018 as part of the overall Calvia Beach project. The new four-star hotel will have 270 rooms and some 200 underground car parking places. The commercial centre and hotel are expected to employ 260 people, and the hotel will not be all-inclusive.

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Henrietta / Hace over 5 years

I have been told that Ayuntamiento Calvia has been extremely difficult and delayed this entire project causing ridiculous extra costs and making the project less attractive.

I do hope that the resort can attract a family element, grey pound etc but there is no co-ordinated rejuvenation of this resort so I doubt it. Extremely sad as it is one of the most beautiful bays in Calvia.

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