The ongoing renovations of the Hotel Santa Catalina in Doramas Park in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria released an update this week, and confirmed that when it finally reopens it will become a new luxury five-star hotel, but will not lose its historic ‘soul’.
The remodelling of the hotel will include many aspects, such as the opening of the rear façade to new gardens that will be created, as well as opening existing courtyards, explained Pilar Parejo, Director of Expansion of the Barceló hotel group.
In addition, an underground corridor will be built to link the different kitchens of the hotel building, a new access for the spa and gym, as well as a new a la carte restaurant and a more informal restaurant.
However, the hotel will retain its original 204 rooms and its original construction, from original carpentry and decorations to the authentic furniture, although this will be adapted as much as possible to meet the current needs, demands and expectations of luxury hotel guests.
The Mayor of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Augusto Hidalgo this week said “This hotel is an icon that has degraded over time and did not represent the city, but the renovated hotel will become a luxury hotel of international excellence.”
Pedro Quevedo, Councillor for Tourism, said “The objective is to integrate the city in the hotel and the hotel in the city, and the original architect of the building, Miguel Martin-Fernandez de la Torre would not be offended by the remodelling that is taking place.”
The Barcelo hotel chain representative explained that before launching this renovation of the Hotel Santa Catalina, there were two concepts, which would be that the hotel looks to be surrounded by Doramas Park, and that it would be transformed into a 21stCentury luxury hotel without losing its soul.
This renovation work of the Hotel Santa Catalina began around 20 days ago, has a budget of 24 million euros, and should be completed in eleven months. So, the first guests will be treated to exceptional standards at this new luxury hotel with a rich history that has defined the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
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