Barceló Hotel Group is activating its reopening plan for the summer and aims to have most of its hotels in Spain open for the next summer season. This plan is subject to the evolution of the vaccination process and demand in both the Spanish market and the main outbound markets.
The hotel chain currently has 40 properties open out of the 65 it operates in Spain and plans to reopen the remaining hotels by the start of the next summer season. In destinations where it operates more than one hotel, the company will gradually open properties as demand reactivates so that the vast majority of hotels will be open at the peak of the high season. Normally, only a few hotels in the Canary Islands will remain closed because they have a renovation plan.
We plan to reopen most of our vacation hotels in the coming weeks, which means recovering activity in our hotels in the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands and the Andalusian coast, as long as the epidemic situation allows it.
Raúl González, CEO for the EMEA region of Barceló Hotel Group
Barceló Hotel Group maintains its plans of expansion for this year with the opening of 5 new hotels in Spain, located in the provinces of Alicante, Cádiz and Málaga; as well as the commitment to the internationalization with the addition of 8 new hotels. A plan of openings that began last February 11 with the inauguration of a new 4* hotel in Dubai, the fifth hotel in the United Arab Emirates.
In the following months, Barceló Hotel Group will strengthen its presence in Portugal with two new hotels in Madeira and the Azores, and will confirm its entry into the Indian Ocean, through a joint venture with Browns Investments, a subsidiary of the LOLC group, for the management of 2 hotels in Sri Lanka and 2 other hotels in the Maldives by the end of the year. The agreement also includes the development and management of a new resort comprising three 5-star hotels in the North Male Atoll in the Maldives. The hotel chain also plans to enter Indonesia in September with the management of a 5* resort in Bali.