Benidorm gets super-luxury skyscraper on last Poniente -Strand plot

by Lorraine Williamson
Benidorm skyscraper

Benidorm City Hall has granted Goya Real Estate planning permission for the ‘Gran Delfín’ project. There will be an iconic 44-storey building in front of Poniente beach. The skyscraper will replace the mythical hotel Gran Hotel Delfín, an icon of the city that opened in Benidorm in 1963.

This approval is “an important milestone” and is to proceed with the next phase of the development of a project that “combines the best of living and holidays”. The building permit was issued by the authorities at Benidorm town hall. This was following a ‘rigorous and exhaustive’ process that ‘ensures that the project complies with all urban planning rules and regulations’.

The 158-metre-high, 44-storey building will stand on Benidorm’s last building plot on the beach.

Sea views

The property company said that the structure of the skyscraper has been designed so that all 100 apartments have sea views. Moreover, there are already 88 reservations for the flats.

Unique shape

The building is shaped like two sails connected by a mast. It will have an “innovative integration with its surroundings”. Mediterranean dunes will surround the building “to create harmony with the natural landscape”. Gran Delfín will be built to LEED Gold sustainability certification.

Luxury hotel

Part of Gran Delfín will also be used as a hotel with ‘exclusive services’. With services including a sauna, spa, lobby, gym, yoga and pilates room, coworking spaces, gardens, sky gardens, tennis courts, social club, restaurant and swimming pools.

The owners of the 100 properties in Gran Delfín will be able to enjoy the services of the hotel, except that they will have a lobby with independent access, swimming pool, sky gardens and “exclusive areas to guarantee their privacy and tranquillity”. This hotel-residential project will also have an auditorium and a 1,000-square-metre beach club with direct access to the beach.

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