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NEW BUILD Green Light For Two New 5 Star Hotels

Monday May 23, 2016

NEW BUILD Green Light For Two New 5 Star Hotels

Island authorities have given a provisional go ahead for the construction of two new 5 star hotels on Lanzarote. Which would take the total number of top end establishments to ten.

However some locals are already questioning the impact that construction would have on the environment, whilst others have suggested that this could be a regressive step towards mass market tourism. The brace of new hotels are slated for construction in the island's two most popular resorts, Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca.

However a new build project in the latter destination could prove especially controversial, not least as the resort has already been blighted by illegal development in contravention of local planning laws over the last decade, creating an increasingly embrassing impasse between developers and local authorities.

The current plan envisages the addition of a new 48 room hotel in Playa Blanca and a large 154 room establishment in Puerto del Carmen and is based on annual arrival projections of over 2 million tourists per annum, a figure which has been acheived annually since 2011 and which is expected to grow further over the coming years. Thanks largely to the collapse of competitor tourist markets in the Middle East and North Africa.

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