The hotel group Barceló will be opening up in Fuengirola in late 2019. The new hotel, which will require an investment of 15 million euros, will be developed from the existing Hotel Las Pirámides site, next to the promenade. It will operate under the Occidental brand name and will offer 316 rooms.
These plans were presented by the company's regional director for Andalucía, Gaspar Sáez, during a meeting in Seville on 20 June. According to Sáez, the new hotel will create many jobs in direct and indirect employment.
The director described the potential for tourism on the Costa del Sol as "incomparable". Barceló currently operate 18 hotels in Andalucía and their target is to reach 22 in the next three years.