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The Hotusa Group's Eurostars Hotels to Manage a New 323-room
Barcelona, 22th February 2012 - The Hotusa Group, hand-in-hand with its hotel chain, Eurostars Hotels, has disembarked in Colombia for the purpose of operating a luxury hotel located in the very centre of Bogotá, in the newly constructed BD Bacatá building, which aspires to become the new icon of urban development in the Colombian capital’s historic centre.
This architectural complex, the property of BD Bacatá and the work of the prestigious Catalan architecture studio, Alonso-Balaguer y Arquitectos Asociados, comprises two towers, one of them, in which the hotel will be located, to be the highest in Colombia, with 66 floors taking up a total space of 114,384 m2. 40 floors will be used by the future hotel.
With its opening forecast for 2014 and 5-star category parameters, the hotel will provide a total of 323 rooms (19 of which will be suites) and a surface area of more than 3,000 m2 for events and conventions distributed amongst 16 reception rooms. In addition, the establishment will offer a 550 m2 spa & wellness area, while also dedicating 800 m2 to restaurants and catering in a space that will house two gourmet restaurants and two lounge bars.
Located in the best, newly renovated area of the city, Nº 5-20 on 19th Street, the complex will have five different uses: housing, offices, hotel (with a conventions centre), shopping mall and car park (private and public). Thus, the promotion will comprise, in addition to the hotel, 396 apartments, 117 offices, over 700 parking lots and a shopping mall with 30 shop units.
The project signifies the fourth incursion by Eurostars Hotels into a Latin American destination, where it is already operating through its hotel management division in Argentina, Peru and Mexico.
In the words of Hotusa Group Chairman, Amancio López, “Colombia constitutes one of the references in the emergent Latin American marketplace”. “Likewise”, adds López, “landing at this destination in alliance with BD Promotors and doing so with a project of this magnitude means a true challenge that fits in perfectly with Eurostars Hotels’ objectives for future growth”.
The Hotusa Group, a booming organization
Created in 1977 with its headquarters in Barcelona, the Hotusa Group is currently a booming organization comprising an important number of companies connected with the most diverse spheres of activity in the tourist sector. So, according to the ranking published annually by the prestigious, U.S. Hotels Magazine, the organization now stands as the leading hotel consortium in Europe and the second on a worldwide scale.
With a team of 3,000 employees, its headquarters include the central booking offices for Hotusa Hotels, with more than 2,500 associated establishments in 49 countries spread over four continents, as well as Restel; plus the hotel representatives Keytel, the computer technology firm IMG Web and the on-line booking management portal, Hotelius.com.
In addition, the Group possesses a division for hotel operation comprising a portfolio of 114 establishments distributed over 15 countries on the continents of Europe and America, with an offer of over 10,000 rooms. 67 of these hotels belong to the Eurostars Hotels chain.
The organization was awarded the 2008 Prince Philip Prize for Excellency in Tourism granted by the Ministry of Industry, Tourism & Trade, in recognition of its “significant contribution towards competitiveness in the Spanish tourist industry, as well as the consolidation of its positioning in the international, tourist market”.
Hotusa Group produced a total turnover in 2011 of 765 million Euros, 12.6% over the previous year, of which 249 million (+12 v. 2010) are attributable to its exploitation & management division.
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