"Playitas Resort invest 25 million Euros in their tourism resort in Fuerteventura"
Early November last year, The General Director of Playitas Resort, Markus R. Kempen, announced during the '' Opening Summer'' Tourism Fair in Paris that the owners, DER Touristik (part of the REWE German Group) had confirmed to the management that 25 million Euros would be invested in a first phase for a project of extension of the accommodation offer and sports' facilities, such as the renovation of the current hotel accommodation. The project includes the creation of a second Olympic pool that is required in such a sports' complex because of the demand from swimming and triathlon clubs, especially in winter, an outdoor ''California style'' gymnasium, a tennis and padel club and various multi-usage courts amongst other sports' facilities. As for the accommodation, the project includes the creation of a Hostel for younger sports' teams as well as the creation of staff accommodation. The project also includes the build and renovation of rooms in the Playitas Hotel & Playitas Aparthotel. An Asian restaurant, various beach volley courts and other small facilities will also be included in the project. With the extension and creation of new sports' facilities, it is planned to keep on increasing the number of employees as well as the empathy of the complex with the local population of the Municipality of Tuineje, which is more and more involved with the philosophy of Playitas Resort, combining sports with a healthy lifestyle. This development represents the creation of 103 new jobs for the municipality of Tuineje, in addition to the existing 320 people currently employed at Playitas Resort (including La Pared powered by Playitas). This represents 6% of Gran Tarajal's Population, not taking into account the indirect employment generated, as well as the 438.000 Euros in building licences and the increase by 41% of the municipality's taxes. The taxes and social security fees will represent 6.6 million Euros once the project is completed. Furthermore, the owners have agreed to provide free of charge the required land to create a new direct access to the beach, that will go along the Playitas Hotel, including the creation of a new car park in the area bordering the seafront path, as well as the extension of the existing car park at the entrance of the resort, in order to solve the problem of lack of free parking spaces in the area, as demanded by users of the hotel, visitors and tourists who come to Las Playitas.