Sep 26, 2021 | Ibiza Blog | 0 comments

New Owners Reported For Catalina Hotel San Antonio

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Written by Dan Kirwan

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.

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