ONE of the first hotels that was part of Benidorm’s tourist boom in the 1960s is about to be demolished.

Goya Real Estate wants to tear down the Gran Hotel Delfín in the Poniente area of ​​the city and replace it with a tower full of luxury apartments.

The new structure would be similar to the recently opened and adjoining Delfin Tower apartments, which are also owned by Goya.

A request has been submitted to the Benidorm City Council but the final decision corresponds to the Provincial Coastal Service.

With views of the sea and close to the Poniente beach, the approval of the Coastal Service will revolve around the urban restrictions of a part of the area that were agreed in 2005.

The Gran Hotel Delfin opened its doors in 1963 and became a symbol of the first years of mass tourism.

It soon became one of the most luxurious hotels in Benidorm, frequented by artists and celebrities.

The first owner Felipe Pastor González took a risk in the summer of 1957 when he bought a piece of land for sale in Poniente.

He told his wife that ‘she was treading on gold’ when she walked on the earth.

It was a visionary statement since Benidorm was then a small city with a population of 3,000 inhabitants and hardly any urban developments.

Five years later, when construction began, the population had doubled, and there were 22 hotels in the area.


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