The reopening of the Hotel Byblos, the luxury hotel on Mijas Golf, has moved a step closer. On Tuesday, mayor of Mijas, Juan Carlos Maldonado, announced that the building licence for the renovation work will be issued at the end of the summer.
The Byblos closed in 2010 and Ayco, the new owners, will invest 60 million euros in buying the property and restoring it. It will have 250 rooms, almost double the existing 130 rooms, plus green space and sports facilities. The opening is expected to create 500 jobs.
The well-known property once hosted many famous faces, including Princess Diana in 1993. For a time Britain’s Lord Sugar had plans to reopen the building but later sold.