Bahia Principe celebrates the opening of its 25th Hotel

    Hamish Kilburn
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    With a £70 million investment, Fantasia Bahia Principe Tenerife celebrates the opening of its 25th hotel…

    Bahia Principe, the leading all-inclusive resort brand with properties in Spain, Mexico and the Caribbean, has officially opened its 25th hotel, a five-star Fantasia-brand resort in the island of Tenerife, Spain. Fantasia Bahia Principe Tenerife in San Miguel de Abona represents a £70 million investment that will position the brand as the benchmark in high-end family tourism.

    The brand’s first newly constructed property in Spain since 2003 is an extensive complex that features eight buildings spread throughout more than 480,000 square-feet of space. The resort offers 372 rooms, seven swimming pools, five restaurants, six bars, a water park, the brand’s signature Bahia Spa and wellness centre, among others.

    The theme of the hotel is based around the ancient legend of the Garden of the Hesperides which is long associated with the island of Tenerife.  The most striking structures of the property are the beautiful white castle and replica “Dragon Tree,” known as the Drago Milenario de Icod de los Vinos, a dracaena tree that is an icon of Tenerife.  Both are located by the pool area in the centre of the hotel and will feature spectacular light shows at night.

    Fantasia Bahia Principe Tenerife is Bahia Principe’s first Fantasia-brand property in Europe, debuting nearly two years after the debut of Fantasia Bahia Principe Punta Cana. Fantasia is the brand’s family-friendly concept that offers thematic hotels and guarantees an enchanting vacation experience with the highest standards in quality and service. The other Bahia Principe brands in Spain are Sunlight, Luxury and Grand.

    “The opening of Fantasia Bahia Principe Tenerife marks several milestones for our company,” said Isabel Piñero, vice president of marketing and communications for Grupo Piñero, Bahia Principe’s parent company. “On one hand, it consolidates and reaffirms our commitment to Spain, where seven of our 25 hotels are located. On the other hand, it allows us to present a new brand to the market: Fantasia, which we believe will put us at the forefront of entertainment innovation in the all-inclusive segment for families worldwide.”

    In addition to reinforcing Tenerife’s hotel offer, the new property will generate 300 jobs on the island, 30 percent of which will be directed toward people who were previously unemployed and registered with the Canary employment service, following an agreement between the company and HECANSA (Hotel Schools of the Canary Islands).

    Hamish Kilburn / 05.11.2018


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