New Owners Reported For Catalina Hotel San Antonio
Reports from Ibiza are suggesting that the infamous Catalina Hotel in San Antonio has been finally sold and will have new owners when it reopens next season. The hotel which has lain idle and deserted for a number of decades enjoys a prime position above Savannah and next to Cafe del Mar on the sunset strip. Reports from San An are saying that it is Savannahs owners, the Mambo Group, who have acquired the property and that work has already started on renovating and refurbishing the old Pension which was the first hotel to be built in that area by the Valdes family in 1957.
Cafe del Mar is the next target for the ambitious hospitality chain
San Antonio is hardly recognisable from those simple days when the town was a small and charming fishing village famous for the size and quality of its port which The Romans used as their base when they ruled the island after the fall of the Carthaginian Empire in 146BC. The Hotel Catalina has a very colorful history and was a part of the notorious Grupo Playa Sol (GPS) owned by Fernando Ferre Cardo before he was jailed for corruption in 2014 and his Hotels were then managed as a going concern by the banking sector.
The Mambo Group is sure to bring a certain level of quality to The Catalina, after successful refurbishments of similar old properties like Hostal La Torre, Casa Maca, and Las Mimosas which are all now operating as trendy boutique hotels. With the acquisition of The Catalina, the only property not owned by the Mambo Group on that frontline section of the sunset strip is Cafe Del Mar, which in my opinion is the next target for the ambitious hospitality chain. We wish the Anadon family all the best of luck with the property and like many of my generation, look forward to seeing it open again.
It was a Pirate ship that sunk, laden with treasure, coins and jewels in the port of Ibiza that lent the now-lost beach its name. Platja des Duros
The show’s production also didn’t disappoint, with the lights, lasers, fire and smoke cannons being some of the best we have seen at Ushuaia.
“Due to medical advice from his doctor, David Guetta has been told to rest for at least the next two weeks after he caught a virus last week”
It is uncertain when the Frenchman will return to his residencies at Hi and Ushuaia.
The hippy movement of the ‘70s in Ibiza was the happiest time of my life. I was barefoot and pregnant for most of it, but it was a special time full of wonderful memories. I am so grateful to the Ibicencos for their understanding and permitting us to live here in harmony”.
Those Ibicencos who encountered The Putibarco all describe it as an erotic flotilla of pleasure where all-night parties and scenes of debauchery could be heard drifting across the still waters of the Mediterranean.