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Plans To Privatise Restaurant at MIAC Given Green Light

Friday January 11, 2013

Plans To Privatise Restaurant at MIAC Given Green Light

Plans to privatize the restaurant at the Castillo de San José – the home of one of Lanzarote’s main museums - have just been given the green light by the body which runs all of Lanzarote´s main tourist attractions. The CentrosTuristicos yesterday approved the move to allow a private company to run the stylish dining concession located on the lower ground floor of the Museum of International Contemporary Art (MIAC).

This decision comes after several years of running the operation at a loss, with a deficit of €1,795,000 racked up during the course of 2011. Existing restaurant staff will be redeployed at some of the other attractions run by CentrosTuristicos, with a saving in respect of salaries paid to the chefs and waiting staff of €776,000 per year.

The restaurant´s unique location and interior design created by the famous local artist César Manrique make this one of the most prestigious dining spots in Lanzarote. The plan is to rebrand the restaurant as one of the leading eateries on the island - a move that ties in with SaboreaLanzarote´s promotional activities, which aim to strengthen the island´s reputation as a destination for food enthusiasts.

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