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Several groups have shown an interest in reviving abandoned holiday complex

The Villa Turística in Periana has been closed for 15 years.
The Villa Turística in Periana has been closed for 15 years. / SUR
  • Periana's Villa Turística, part of an Andalusian network of rural accommodation sites, has stood empty for the last 15 years

A number of hotel chains and businesses have shown an interest in reopening the village's Villa Turística complex, the mayor of Periana, Rafael Torrubia, has said.

Torrubia stated that some of the interested parties have already had meetings with regional government, the Junta de Andalucía, to negotiate terms and conditions, although he has highlighted that no deal has been confirmed as yet.

The mayor added that while he would be prepared to help any company that does take on the holiday accommodation, which has been closed for 15 years, he wouldn't commit the town hall until "agreement between any company and the Junta has been reached". He said that he wants to avoid the town hall ending up with all the responsibility and costs of the Villa Turística, which has not been maintained in any way since its closure in 2003.

The complex consists of 20 two-bedroom holiday homes, six with one bedroom and 14 double bedrooms in an apartment block. It also has an outdoor pool and communal facilities and was built during the 1990s as part of an Andalucía-wide rural accommodation plan. However, it only remained open for five years.