The project to build a 135-metre tower housing a five-star hotel in Malaga's port moved a step closer last week when the city council voted by a majority to back the project. The PP, PSOE and Ciudadanos parties supported to move. A spokesperson for Ciudadanos summed up the majority opinion of councillors. “Malaga needs more five-star hotels to carry on generating wealth for the city,” he said, going on to quote figures that say that the 115-million investment will generate 350 jobs when it is finished and 1,280 while it is being built.
The main opposition to the scheme came from the Malaga Ahora and Malaga para la Gente parties as well as one independent councillor.
The tower, which still has to finish the planning application process, would be built next to the cruise ship terminal.