Image of the new Meliá project in Magalluf.

16-04-2018Meliá Hotels International

The hotel in Magalluf that Meliá Hotels International have built to replace the old Jamaica Hotel will open in July as Calvia Beach The Plaza. The site is both hotel and commercial centre (the Momentum Plaza). Meliá's director of real estate, Mark Hoddinott, says that the plaza is something that Magalluf has lacked. It will be somewhere for public use by both residents and tourists, who "will not need to leave Magalluf in the evening to find quality restaurants and shopping". The director of the Momentum Plaza, Beatriz Ley, adds that the residents of Magalluf are as if not more important than the tourists.

There will be 200 underground car parking spaces, and the centre will feature brands such as Mango, Springfield and Starbucks. There will also be "Urban Food", a gourmet gastronomy market.

The hotel, it is said, is "an example of leading hotel architecture". Between the roofs of the two buildings will be a hanging pool against a transparent background. The hotel will provide 130 direct jobs.

With the completion of the project, Meliá are bringing to an end a seven-year plan in Magalluf. Together with international partners, there has been investment of 250 million euros. Meliá's CEO, Gabriel Escarrer, says that the hotel and the plaza represent the "last great milestone of a bold project".

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Clint01 / Hace 3 months

Well, well! new hotel built in a "saturated" zone... how come that as an apartment owner I am limited as to when and how I can rent out my flat.. show me a single balearic politician who does not seem bought by the infamous hotel lobby in Majorca...

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Richard / Hace 3 months

Addendum: I have just come to the the sad realisation that all commentary on this website is therefore (per my comment below) futile. Rendering the MDB and all local media futile, if they have no real cause or purpose, which seems to be the case. We are maybe 30 or so people who just vent, which may be cathartic to an extent but we make no difference. Neither do the local commentators. But I really wish the government would rid this island of those Nigerian muggers. Anyone read a thing at all recently that gave hope that this issue is being taken seriously? My little daughter recently witnessed me being harassed by one, in daylight at FAN.

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Richard / Hace 3 months

Spot on Matt. Now, here’s a provocative comment. In most civilised countries, the media exists not only to entertain but to attempt to keep politicians in check. That’s democracy, and a good thing. So why does Gruppo Serra (owners of the MDB) not campaign to eradicate in particular the Nigerian muggers? Why no campaigning like UK papers? I am being apolitical here...I don’t care who you vote for, but I do care about issues that every decent person probably cares about. Why don’t Spanish papers campaign like we do in the U.K. answers from informed people welcome!

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Richard Pearson / Hace 3 months

It looks a lot smaller (and elegant) than the original Hotel Jamaica.

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London lad / Hace 3 months

How many more punters can this hotel hold . Bet it's more than the one it replaces---- saturation.

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Matt / Hace 3 months

Excellent news, once they come out of the hotel they can turn left and run into a tatoo parlour, a few 100 meters further up theyll pass a strip joint with scantily dressed prostitutes outside trying to pull the punters in. Later on at night after a few drinks the dark gentlemen of the night will try and sell them some coke on many street corners, after that and a few drinks more they will e violently mugged by the dark ladies of the night and all there possesions will be stolen. Welcome to Magalluf.

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