THE idea behind it was one of decadent luxury: a 22-floor, five-star hotel to revolutionise the Torremolinos tourist scene.
But six years after the €120 million Hotel Cruiser project fell through, the building’s massive footprint remains a reminder of its failure.
Only now have the town hall and landowners finally started work to fill in the hole which sparked complaints from local residents and businesses for being dangerous.
Described by local media as a ‘five star hole’, the building site was not only unsightly but became extremely dirty and was frequented by rats.
Work is predicted to last six months after which the land, for what would have been Torremolinos’ first ever five-star hotel, will be sold.