New 4 star hotel gets the green light in Playa Blanca
The Governing Council of the Canary Islands has given the green light, alongside authorization by the Lanzarote Cabildo, for a new 4-star hotel to be built in Montaña Roja, which is in Playa Blanca in the south of the island. It will have 110 beds, distributed in 55 accommodation units, guaranteeing the minimum environmental impact in terms of saving water, noise and light pollution, and waste management.
According to the project, the shape and geometric layout of the building is in line with visual constraints in Lanzarote, and the orientation, design, and construction standards are aimed at low energy use.
The horseshoe configuration will protect the common outdoor areas of the hotel from the prevailing winds, and all of the accommodation units are being positioned for the best sea views with nothing obstructing them.
As well as the accommodation, there is a lot of space for gardens and recreational areas due to the low percentage of build allowed on the plot, which will use the sea with infinity pools as their focus.
The Governing Council has agreed to the project as it complies with the Canary Islands Tourism Renovation and Modernization Law, which states that authorizations will only be granted for tourist accommodation places in Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, and Tenerife that meet the quality of building standards and service required, to guarantee the minimum environmental impact.
This means the project must, at least, show how they intend to save water, noise and light pollution, and waste management, and how they will meet the conditions of density, equipment, infrastructure and services, to create a model of excellence and eco-efficiency, as well as to obtain certifications of quality and tourism environmental management, and maximum energy efficiency.
In addition, any new hotel or holiday apartment complexes must be approved by the Canary Islands Government prior to authorization by the Island’s Council, except for ones that are to be 5 stars or more.
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