A total of 15 hotels in the province of Malaga have adhered to the Andalusian hotel modernization and renovation decree, for which they have allocated a investment close to 200 million eurosas highlighted on Tuesday by the first vice president of the Association of Hotel Entrepreneurs of the Costa del Sol, José Carlos Escribano.
This has been highlighted by hotel management representative during a visit he made to the Hard Rock Hotel in Marbella, where he was accompanied by the Councilor for Development of the Andalusian Government, Marifrán Carazoand the mayor of Marbella, Ángeles Muñoz.
Escribano has indicated that the approval of the regulations -which the Governing Council carried out on July 6, 2021-, “it was a long overdue need and request of the hotel plant in the province of Malaga and the Costa del Sol”, celebrating that “finally the public part has listened to us”, since other autonomous communities have similar laws, he added. In this way, the also vice president of the National Association of Hoteliers has valued “the public-private relationship with an instrument and lever as powerful as this because brings investment, employment, improvement of the quality of our hotels and also better service”, he added in relation to the new regulations.
According to the hotel representative, the decree “what it is doing is improve a mature destination which is a leader in the world, both on the Costa del Sol and Andalusia, and that leadership needs to be competitive”, for which he has remarked that the regulations “It allows us to be competent.”
In figures, Escribano has detailed that in the province of Malaga “there are 15 hotels” that have joined to the hotel modernization decree, with “an investment close to 200 million euros in reforms”, while it has advanced that “in Andalusia is 40 hotels those that are currently being collected to this regulation with an investment of around 400 million euros”. To this has been added the generation of employment, which has accounted for “around 1,500” jobs.
“Right now, the investment and employment binomial it is the commitment that the tourism industry must have”, has remarked Escribano, who has valued that in the coming months will “double” the number of hotel establishments of the province that avail themselves of the Andalusian decree.
For her part, the Minister of Public Works has highlighted that the decree is a tool that allows “increase the buildability of hotels by 15% and up to 20% if it means raising the category”, as well as favoring “that improvement of the quality offered by all services of the hotel plants of the autonomous community”.
Carazo recalled that the regulations “was born from the hand of the sector and from Aehcos, which raised the need for us”, collectively to which he thanked his “collaboration and his work”, while at the same time insisting that the standard was approved “coming out of the pandemic in those first flicks.”
In this sense, he has indicated that the document has helped “economic reactivation, job creation and came to will relieve a sector that had a hard time with mobility restrictions and with the establishments closed. It has also served to “encourage investment and modernize infrastructures”, he added.