The Trocadero Group has its sights set on Benalmádena for its "most spectacular" establishment yet.
The project, currently being assessed by experts at the town hall, would involve the demolition of the restaurant currently on Avenida del Sol at La Viborilla beach and the construction of a three-storey building and car park.
Construction will get under way as soon as the town hall gives the project the go-ahead, expected some time in the autumn. The idea is that work will take place throughout winter so that the restaurant can open its doors in time for the Easter week celebrations.
Trocadero’s concept of upmarket beach restaurants and bars has been a hit for many years on Marbella’s Golden Mile, so much so that in 2014 they opened another in Sotogrande. The group had been considering Tarifa but eventually chose Benalmádena for their next venture, owing to the town’s high concentration of hotels.
According to group owner, Dionisio Hernández-Gil, the new space will boast a restaurant combining traditional Spanish and Asian cuisine, a cocktail bar and a terrace.
The establishment will employ a hundred people during high season, a figure that will fall to seventy during autumn and winter.
This new project coincides with the redevelopment of the Avenida del Sol area which will see the road reduced to one lane to accommodate new parking spaces and a cycle lane.
Hernández-Gil said that he considered the area to have “huge potential” and he, along with mayor Víctor Navas, agreed that the new premises could be the catalyst for economic growth, especially if further licences are granted to allow boats to dock there.