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Town hall grants licence to renovate hotel next to Marbella bus station

The building was built on land designated for a school.
The building was built on land designated for a school. / C. MÁRQUEZ
  • The building, unoccupied since 2007, is owned by a company which specialises in adult clubs

After more than 12 years closed, the Hotel Ciudad de Marbella, next to the town's bus station, could be set to reopen in the near future.

Little information is known about the project ongoing in the building, but it can be confirmed that the town hall has granted a licence to the building's owners, Lopezgo S. L., for refurbishment works to take place.

The doubt over the project, valued at 446,000 euros, centres around its owners. The company has, among other projects, the Scandalo and New Scandalo adult clubs in Malaga, as well as a the Málaga Nostrum hotel so it remains to be seen whether the building will return to being a traditional hotel or whether it will become another adult establishment.

The building itself has been plagued by controversy. It has been empty since 2007 after refurbishment works were ordered to stop as a licence hadn't been granted.

The building was originally built illegally during the Jesús Gil administration on land designated, according to the town plan (PGOU), for educational purposes. It opened briefly in 2002 before construction company Alozaima S. L. unsuccessfully tried to sue the town hall for unpaid fees.