Calpe to welcome two new towering hotels – “But we’re building you a golf course!”

Calpe to welcome two new towering hotels
DE-SEASONALISING: Calpe Council wants to guarantee jobs all year round Photo credit

CALPE Mayor Cesar Sanchez announced this week that the municipality is studying the potential build of a golf course, with the aim of de-seasonalising the city’s tourism trade and guaranteeing jobs all year round.

Sanchez said that the build of a golf course will allow Calpe to “continue in its strive for excellence” and that “the goal of local government, which is to promote employment, will be guaranteed throughout the year.”

But some residents in Calpe are less than impressed and are instead of the opinion that the mayor is trying to ‘sweeten them up’ after authorising the build of two huge hotels – one on La Fossa beach that will reach up to 25 floors and another split across two 30-floor towers.

The authorisation comes just six weeks after a report revealed that up to 13 of the 30 floors in the new Suitopia – Sol y Mar Suites Hotel may be illegal.

The study, commissioned by the opposing Compromis party, blamed the consistory – who granted the license – for “a serious urban infraction and a fraud of law” that “disregards the coastline and the environment of the Penyal d’Ifac.”

Calpe council was asked to comment but have not responded.

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