The Byblos luxury hotel in Mijas has just announced that it will be shutting its doors the coming 31st May. The five-star luxury hotel with 144 rooms owned by the Aifos real estate group which is under bankruptcy protection has seen a great number of celebritiy guests since its opening in 1986. Some of the most notable guests included the Rolling Stones and Princess Diana.

Hotel Byblos

The secretary general of the Federation of Trade, Hospitality, Tourism and Game of UGT Málaga, José Antonio Sedano said yesterday that the closure of the hotel and the extinction of the jobs have been endorsed by the Delegation of Employment of the Junta de Andalucía, after completing the consultation period record of extinction. The Board moved to the Commercial Court No. 1 of its decision for the judge to ratify these agreements and sign the order of extinction of activity to date.

The closure of Hotel Byblos will see 114 jobs disappear.

According to a municipal decree published in the BOE 24 June 2008, the complex is valued at 39.6 billion euros.

UGT and CCOO warned that the closure of Byblos is “a great discredit to the Costa del Sol, and recalled that five other hotels, the Torrequebrada, the Incosol and Los Monteros the Guadalpin Marbella and the Guadalpin Banus, are also engaged in contests where “the same thing can not happen.” “The Costa del Sol could not stand the closure of six five-star hotels, as media coverage would be very damaging,” Sedano said.