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Emblematic property to become new 20-bedroom hotel 

page 12 Emblematic property to  become new hotel one

The old Hotel Inglés de Gáldar, which in the last century was an extension of the Hotel Santa Catalina and the Jesús Sacramentado School, is already moving towards its rescue as a lodging establishment.

In the coming months, it will open its doors as the new Agáldar Hotel with 20 rooms and a spectacular terrace in the shadow of the Temple of Santiago de los Caballeros.

The Cabildo of Gran Canaria has allocated one million euros, half through the Cooperation Plan with the Town Councils and the other through Fdcan, in turn co-financed by the Canary Islands Government and the Cabildo, for the recovery of this emble-matic property, explained the island president, Antonio Morales.

It is a historic municipal property building that will become the first urban hotel in Gáldar to meet the demand and open the range to tourism that seeks culture, old centres and a position in the cradle of Gran Canaria, said the Mayor, Theodore Sosa.

In this way, it manages to maintain the heritage value of the building and open it to the public, who can also enjoy the restoration service of the first floor and a chill out terrace from where to contemplate the historic centre of Gáldar, which offers four museums: the spectacular Cueva Pintada, with archaeological remains located under the current site, the Tomás Padrón, the Sacred Museum and the future museum of the city. All this, together with the pedestrianisation now of calle Santiago.

The president and the mayor were also able to verify, together with the Minister of Industry and Commerce, Minerva Alonso, the state of the works in this open commercial area of the urban area, as well as the rehabilita-tion of 96 houses in El Barrial, to which the Insular Corpo-ration contributed more than 400,000 euros, and the actions in the Industrial Park of San Isidro, with an insular contribution of 700,000 euros

The transformation of calle Santiago will take two months and will include new street lighting and pavements.