The reopening of the iconic Hotel Byblos in Mijas Golf moved one step closer last week as the sale of the property to an as-yet unnamed international investment group was confirmed.
The hotel, visited by Princess Diana, has been closed since 2010 and has exchanged hands several times, including to Alan Sugar and again as recently as 2016 when Ayco Grupo purchased it but only got as far as applying for a works licence.
Now, however, the new owners plan to reopen the iconic hotel, alongside its thalassotherapy centre, by 2021, according to information supplied by Colliers International, the company which brokered the sale.
"The objective is to reopen it and to maintain its original character," a spokesperson said, "with approximately 200 rooms."
Colliers International have also revealed that the Byblos will likely be operated by an international chain and will be a high-end luxury hotel.