The emblematic Las Pirámides hotel in Fuengirola is to reopen this week, 50 years after it was originally built. The Barceló hotel chain purchased the building and has invested 15 million euros in its complete transformation. The new four-star hotel has been renamed the Barceló Occidental Fuengirola, and has 316 rooms.
It is situated in the centre of the town, opposite the beach, and the rooms are located in the two ten-storey towers that are separated by a large terrace with the swimming pools, one of which is heated, and a snack bar. A new restaurant, Arrozante, will be opening on the premises on 20 June, in addition to the existing one and the Lobby Bar.
The Barceló Hotel Group now has 18 hotels in six provinces in Andalucía as well as its own golf course, and employs more than 3,000 people in peak season. The group plans to have 22 hotels in total in the region within two years, and has recently opened a new one in Granada, the Barceló Carmen Granada.