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Spain – Questions over future of mega complex in Vila Seca and Salou

The local communes of Vila Seca and Salou have registered a request for the Minister of Territory and Sustainability, Damià Calvet, to appear in a Parliament committee to explain if the government is making progress with the land for the Hard Rock Entertainment World venue. The request, signed by Deputy David Cid and first reported…

Spain – Hard Rock, Melco and Peralada get extension for BCN submissions

The Department of Economy for the government of Catalonia has granted the companies interested in opening casinos at the upcoming BCN World in Barcelona (now known as the Tourist and Recreation Complex) another three months in order to submit their proposals. Hard Rock, Melco and Peralada the three companies interested in the leisure and entertainment…

Spain – Report on BCN World sheds more light on local impact

The construction of BCN World (now known as the Tourist and Recreation Complex) will generate between 9,000 and 13,000 direct jobs during its construction, which will be phased in over a period of around six years according to a study released by the Faculty Geography and Tourism at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (The public…

Spain – Government initiates first infrastructure tender for BCN World

The Government of Catalonia has launched the tender for the first contract for the leisure and entertainment complex casino formerly known as BCN World. The contract is for road access plans to the new complex. Public company the Catalan Land Institute (Incasòl), which owns the land where the resort will be built, has tendered the…

Spain – Government of Catalonia approves Urban Development Plan for BCN World

The Urban-Development Master Plan (PDU) for the upcoming BCN World in Barcelona (now known as the Tourist and Recreation Complex) has been approved. Operators Hard Rock, Melco and Peralada the three companies interested in the leisure and entertainment complex now have three months in which to present their proposals. Josep Rull Minister of Territory and…

Spain – CIRSA CEO casts doubt on future of BCN World

The CEO of Spanish operator CIRSA has said that the company will not be taking part in the upcoming BCN World in Barcelona (now known as the Tourist and Recreation Complex). Speaking at the 15th Jornadas Gresol conference, Joaquim Agut said the company could not ‘afford the luxury’ to take part in the new project….

Spain – Greenpeace claims BCN World will lead to further destruction of coastline

Greenpeace has highlighted BCN World as one of eight developments which they say will further destroy the natural beauty of the Mediterranean and south Atlantic coasts. Greenpeace has outlined the damage already sustained on the Spanish coast based on a report published by the Spanish Sustainability Observatory under the the National Geographic Institute with data…

Spain – BCN World bidders place deposits for new mega resort in Spain

Hard Rock, Melco and Peralada the three companies interested in the leisure and entertainment complex BCN World in Catalonia have deposited a bond of €2.5m each committing to buy land where the hotels, casinos and shopping areas will be built. Representatives of the three groups met last Friday with the President of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont…

Spain – BCN World to double gaming tax income

Vice President of Catalonia Oriol Junqueras has told parliament that casino generated revenue will double once the new version of BCN World is up and running. Gaming generated tax revenue will increase from €22.5m to €45m despite the fact that BNC World will now only be allowed to house one to two casinos. The leisure…