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Hilton taking another tilt at Costa del Sol hotel market

Benalmadena's stylish Reserva del Higueron hotel will soon become part of the Hilton brand.

The Costa del Sol is set to welcome back the prestigious Hilton hotel brand after a near 40-year absence.

Hilton Worldwide struck a deal this March at the Spanish Embassy in Berlin to bring the brand to the Reserva de Higueron hotel near the resort of Benalmadena, bringing the iconic Hilton sign back to the coast for the first time since Marbella’s famous Don Carlos hotel was a Hilton-branded establishment in the ‘70s…

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Author:Ian Clover 19/03/2015 [1] Comment 
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Spain’s Golden Visa scheme attracts 530 applicants

A luxury home AND the right to reside in Spain? The Golden Visa is an attractive scheme for many

Since its launch 15 months ago, Spain’s Golden Visa scheme – introduced to attract wealthy non-EU investors to the country’s property market – has so far registered 530 applicants.

The Visa scheme grants automatic residence and working rights in Spain to individuals who spend more than €500,000 on property in Spain. Such an investment can be spread across a portfolio of properties, and investors can include their family, dependants and unmarried partners in the visa – an added attraction that has evidently appealed to a large handful of Chinese, Russian and Arab investors…

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Author:Ian Clover 11/03/2015 [4] Comments 
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Spanish second homes prove alluring to business travellers

A flash pad in Spain is a fine choice for businesspeople who travel often

As the number of business travellers jetting into and out of Spain increases, a growing number of these corporate commuters have begun investigating the option of snapping up a second home in Spain rather than having to rely on hotels for their home-from-home comforts

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Author:Ian Clover 23/02/2015 [0] Comments 
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Employment in Spain’s property sector set to soar

Jobs in the Spanish real estate sector are predicted to rise sharply in the coming years.

The growing importance of the Spanish property market to the country’s economic recovery has been laid bare by consultant firm KPMG, which expects jobs in the sector to account for 10 per cent of Spain’s workforce by 2020…

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Author:Ian Clover 16/02/2015 [0] Comments 
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Ford completes biggest-ever investment in Spain’s car industry

Ford has added more than 3,000 jobs at its Valencia plant since 2013

US car manufacturing giant Ford has invested a further €1.1 billion into its car plant in Valencia in what has become the single largest investment ever in Spain’s car industry.

The injection of cash takes Ford’s total investment into its Spanish plant to €2.3 billion, after initially expanding the operation in 2013. Ford has had a presence in Valencia since 1973 when the company first purchased 270 acres of land for its first Spanish factory…

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Author:Ian Clover 12/02/2015 [0] Comments 
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Spain economy grows at fastest rate for seven years

Spain is performing better than it has done since 2007, and is one of the eurozone's fastest-growing economies

The Spanish economy has recently made headlines across Europe and the USA, and for once, it was for all the right reasons.

Media outlets from the Financial Times to the Daily Telegraph and Reuters all reported that Spain’s economy has just posted its best figures for seven years, with various reports suggesting that Spain is now performing better than at any point since 2007

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Author:Ian Clover 10/02/2015 [0] Comments 
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Plug that Gap: US clothing store opens first Spanish branch at Málaga airport

Common on the British high street, Gap had been absent from Spain until the Málaga store's opening

It’s as ubiquitous a sight on British high streets as Zara and H&M, but US clothing chain Gap is conspicuous by its absence in most countries in mainland Europe.

Present in France and Italy, the famous chain has no branches in Germany, Scandinavia nor eastern Europe, but has this week opened its very first store in Spain – at Málaga Airport’s T3 terminal, to be exact…

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Author:Ian Clover 16/01/2015 [0] Comments 
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Moneycorp celebrate their 11th year on the Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol Moneycorp team

Moneycorp regional manager Steve Tiley (right), with the Moneycorp Costa del Sol team

Always a highlight on the team VIVA calendar and guaranteed to get everyone in the festive mood during the countdown to Christmas, Moneycorp recently celebrated their 11th successful year on the Costa del Sol, and as soon as we got our invitations, we all knew we’d be in for a treat…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 26/12/2014 [0] Comments 
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More good news for Spain economy, but when will wages rise?

Falling wages simply mean the money in Spain's economy is currently being directed elsewhere, and that has to stop

Spain’s miraculous economic turnaround in the past 12 months has largely been a result of direct government action designed to shake up the labour market.

In aiding the car manufacturing industry with its scrappage scheme, the sector rebounded to become one of the country’s key economic successes. In overhauling antiquated labour laws, companies had more freedom to fire workers, cut wages and hire fresh faces – the result being an upturn in job creation and a boost for the national GDP…

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Author:Ian Clover 29/07/2014 [0] Comments 
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Costa del Sol welcomes its first Poundland

The Dealz store has opened in a prominent location in Torremolinos, Costa del Sol.

You can’t open a shop where ‘everything is £1’ in a country that has the euro. No problem: Poundland’s owners – multi-millionaires Dave Dodd and Stephen Smith – simply changed the store’s famous name to Dealz when recently opening the first Poundland in Spain, in the heart of Torremolinos

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