Oldest Canarian hotel will reopen, after £21.4m refit  

GRAN Canaria’s five-star Santa Catalina hotel in Las Palmas, which is the oldest in the Canary Islands, is about to re-open, following a €21.4m restoration project.

Now under the management of the Barceló Hotel Group, which held the hotel’s soft launch in November, it will be fully completed and reopened this month.

The hotel, dating back to 1890 and designed by British architect James MacLaren, has attracted the likes of Winston Churchill, Agatha Christie and Prince Charles as guests, and is regarded as a landmark.

With 204 rooms, a top restaurant and a rooftop infinity pool, the hotel is in walking distance of Las Canteras beach and the city’s main attractions.

Santa Catalina also overlooks Doramas Park, with its

tree-lined gardens, ponds, wildlife and waterfalls.

The hotel’s flagship restaurant is Poemas, by the Padrón brothers, under the leadership of Juan Carlos and Jonathan Padrón, the only Michelin-starred chefs of Canarian origin.

Santa Catalina also houses artwork from renowned Canarian muralists, including Jesús Arencibia, Manuel Martín González and Santiago Santana, and dates back to the 19th century.

The hotel also has a wellness centre, which includes a sauna, spa circuit, gym, thermal baths and treatment rooms offering therapy and massage.


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