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BUILDING PLOT Mega Hotel And Artifical Beach For Costa Teguise

Wednesday August 21, 2019

BUILDING PLOT Mega Hotel And Artifical Beach For Costa Teguise




A controversial project to build a new mega hotel and artificial beach in Costa Teguise has been given the green light by local authorities.

The project licence allows for the construction of a six storey (three above ground), 356 room hotel on a 70,000 square metre plot just north of the Sands Beach complex, in Los Ancones. Boasting a 5 star rating and on site thalassotherapy spa.

The project is being constructed at the cost of 77m euros on behalf of the Gloria Resorts and Hotels chain, who are ultimately owned by a Turkish conglomerate, Ozaltin Holdings.

The Ayuntamiento of Teguise, who granted the building licence, stand to make 2.5 million euros from the deal in the form of fees and taxes.

There are already some 17,000 plus tourist places available in Costa Teguise, spread across 20 hotels and 27 aparthotels – few of which ever operate at full occupancy. And local environmental groups are up in arms at the decision, given the obvious negative impact the construction project will have on the local environment.

The artificial beach in particular has been vehemently criticised by the Cesar Manrique Foundation, who work to preserve Lanzarote’s natural beauty intact. Not least as it will also allegedly comprise sands that have been illegally imported into Lanzarote from the Sahara.

PICTURE REF - Gloria Hotel, Belek, Turkey

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