The Barceló Group of Spain has begun negotiations to build a hotel in Mazatlan, that if approved, will add another 10,000 rooms to the tourist destination.
Simón Pedro Barceló, president of the Spanish company, made the announcement after a meeting with the governor of the state of Sinaloa, Quirino Ordaz Coppel.
Hotel entrepreneur José Eduvigildo Carranza Beltrán and Hoteles Barceló-México general director, Miguel Ángel Guardado, said they have begun studies for the construciton of the new five-star hotel in Mazatlan.
Pedro Barceló said that Mexico is a fundamental and key country for the Barceló Group since they currently have 13 five-star hotels in the Mexican Republic and two travel agencies. The company will soon celebrate 30 years in Mexico.
He explained that Mazatlan is not an unknown destination and that it has the potential to participate in tourism development with efficiency and profitability, generating employment and increasing local production.
The commitment to establish the Barceló Group in the Pacific port city was established during a visit made by the governor of Sinaloa in Spain in January.
The hotel division of the Barceló Group has 149 hotels and more than 30,000 rooms in 19 countries in Europe, Africa and America, making it one of the most important tourism companies in the world.