July opening of Calvià Beach Plaza Hotel and Momentum Plaza latest upmarket development in Majorcan party resort.
The latest stage in Meliá Hotels International’s seven-year €250 million investment in Majorca’s hugely popular Magaluf resort will open in July in the form of the Calvià Beach Plaza Hotel and Momentum Plaza shopping centre, creating 150 jobs in the process.
Momentum Plaza will occupy almost 5,000 square metres of land on the site of the old Jamaica Hotel. The area has been converted into an open space, with recreational areas for residents and tourists, alongside a large, modern shopping area which will host a range of major international fashion retailers and restaurant brands.
The centre will be open all year round, which Melia says demonstrates its drive to develop Magaluf as an all-season destination.
Brands set to enter the Momentum Plaza so far include Mango, Springfield, Italian Loft, Koala Bay and Starbucks. The shopping centre will also offer almost 200 underground parking spaces to accommodate both tourists and residents from other parts of the island.
Meliá Hotels International will also open a new hotel to replace the old Jamaica Hotel. Calviá Beach Plaza will open in Summer 2018 and will feature avant-garde architecture and an innovative “hanging” pool, suspended between the roofs of two buildings. The sides and bottom of the pool will be transparent, creating a spectacular sight for visitors below and giving bathers magnificent (terrifying?) views over the sea.
Mark Hoddinott, Company Vice President of Real Estate, said: “This will be the place that Magaluf was missing: A space to be used by both residents and tourists, who will no longer have to leave Magaluf to find quality shopping and dining facilities. It will also raise the bar for shopping in the destination, which has historically suffered from a shortage of quality shops, something that will no longer be the case with the arrival of Momentum Plaza.”
Beatriz Ley, Director of Momentum Plaza, said: “The residents of Magaluf are as important to this project as the tourists. The Momentum Plaza has been designed to further enrich the superior quality facilities provided by the La Vila shopping centre and Katmandu Park, developing the area as a tourist destination and of course to revitalise Magaluf for its own residents. Momentum Plaza aims to become the major leisure destination for Magaluf for residents and visitors to enjoy that will combine shopping with an extensive programme of activities, entertainment and culture for 12 months of the year.”
Gabriel Escarrer, Executive Vice President and CEO of Meliá Hotels International, said: “The opening of the new Calviá Beach Plaza hotel and Momentum Plaza is the last major milestone of a bold project, which is closely linked to our family and our origins. Our aim is to return a lot of prestige prestige and quality to Magaluf and after seven years of activity and major investments, I can now say that we are extremely proud of the changes that have happened in the destination, which is once again sustainable for its community and attractive for investors.”