Expansions & Renovations

Palladium Hotel Group Plans to Expand with Hotel Management Model

The group targets growth in the Caribbean, Mexico, South America and Europe

MADRID, ES. April 20, 2017 – Palladium Hotel Group plans to expand by implementing a hotel management model in the Caribbean, Mexico, South America and Europe in addition to its current ownership model. In 2016, the company achieved a turnover of $596 million, which represents a 13.94% increase in profit compared to the previous year. A new expansion department led by José Matheu, development director at Palladium Hotel Group, was established to address the changes in structure and its operational system that are needed to implement the group’s growth.

Palladium Hotel Group is a market leader in the hotel world with a diverse portfolio of luxury and full-service hotels around the world. “We want to continue to grow in the Caribbean and enter new markets. In 2017, after internally implementing our model of moving from being owners to being managers, our priority is to grow through contracts for hotel management,” says José Matheu, the development director at Palladium Hotel Group. “The expansion department's objectives include investigating projects that are cost-effective for both the company and for the owners, namely projects in which we can develop the group’s brands through management models. Another priority is finding investment partners who are willing to analyze reconversion projects in association with the group with the aim of repeating success stories like Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza and Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife.”

A large part of the expansion efforts that the hotel group will be making will be focused on the Caribbean, Mexico and South America where it hopes to increase the numbers of American and European visitors. Palladium Hotel Group is actively researching in Aruba, Cartagena de Indias (Colombia) and Los Cabos (Mexico) for management projects to develop in the near future.

Palladium Hotel Group has already implemented its expansion plan for the next few years, which includes mostly five-star properties under the Palladium Hotels & Resorts brand in the Caribbean. Two new resorts in the Costa Mujeres region to the north of Cancun, one under the Grand Palladium brand and the other under the group's premium brand, The Royal Suites by Palladium, and one hotel in Cancun, Ushuaïa Cancun, are currently underway.

Palladium Hotel Group will export its experience in Ibiza, Menorca and Sicily to expand the hotel management model to other areas of the Mediterranean such as Mallorca, the Costa del Sol, the Greek Islands and the Algarve. The similarities of these target destinations to Ibiza fit perfectly with the brands that Palladium Hotel Group manages under the Palladium Hotel & Resorts and the Fiesta Hotels & Resorts brands and the licensed Hard Rock Hotels brand.

About Palladium Hotels & Resorts

After recent renovations, there will be 12 Palladium Hotels & Resorts, including 10 Grand Palladium Resorts & Spas and two The Royal Suites by Palladium, located in Mexico (Riviera Nayarit and Riviera Maya), the Dominican Republic (Punta Cana), Jamaica (Montego Bay), and Brazil (Bahia). Whether guests are whale watching in Riviera Nayarit or snorkeling in the shores of Punta Cana, Palladium Hotels & Resorts ensures a memorable vacation experience for all. Each of the properties offers a wide variety of restaurants, spa services, recreational facilities and age-specific kids’ clubs. Palladium Hotels & Resorts is owned and managed by the Palladium Hotel Group. For more information, please visit www.palladiumhotelgroup.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Palladium Hotel Group (PHG)

Palladium Hotel Group is a Spanish hospitality brand with over forty years of experience. Palladium’s 48 hotels are located in six countries: Spain, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Sicily (Italy) and Brazil. PHG operates five brands: Palladium Hotels & Resorts‒which is comprised of: The Royal Suites by Palladium, Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts, Palladium Hotels and Palladium Boutique Hotels‒, Fiesta Hotels & Resorts, Ushuaïa Unexpected Hotels,Ayre Hoteles and Only YOU Hotels. Palladium is also licensed to operate select Hard Rock Hotels. Palladium Hotel Group properties are characterized by a dedication to offering guests high quality products, services and excellent value. Palladium Hotel Group is owned by Grupo Empresas Matutes (GEM). For more information, please visit www.palladiumhotelgroup.com

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