Motril will be adding another hotel to its Monopoly board on the urban-development area, MOT 8, more specifically next to the main park.
The two existing hotels, Hotel Elba and Playa Granada Resort, (formerly, Robinson) are down in the beach area – in the centre of town, other than posadas and hostales, there is no tourist accommodation.
For this reason the Town Hall is keen to promote the town itself, rather than the already popular, Playa de Poniente and Playa Granada.
With the Ronda Sur taking shape, it will provide a more central space for hotels, parks and dwellings; hence the siting of this new hotel there.
The Councillor for Urban Development, Antonio Escámez, explained that the owner of Hotel Luna in Granada, together with building developers, are negotiating the purchase of this 8,000 sq/m plot, next to the Parque de los Pueblos de América, with the idea of building a hotel with 144 rooms.
To obtain building permission, the Town Hall will have to first make a modification to the General Urban Development Plan (PGOU) to change the land category of the said area to ‘hotel and residencial use.’
“Negotiations are going ahead for Motril to have its first town-centre hotel,” said the councillor, adding that if all goes well the hotel should be open in between two and three years’ time.
So far, the Town Hall has granted 390 building licences since the pandemic began for new dwellings, the majority of which are on Playa Granada. They have also granted licences to a restaurant, two supermarkets and fruit & veg storehouse and a warehouse within the port area.
(News: Motril, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)