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Mallorca Island Council once again rejects Richard Branson for a megahotel in Banyalbufar

The Mallorca Island Council has again overturned the ambitious hotel plans of the British magnate Richard Branson. The island authority's cultural heritage commission voted unanimously on Tuesday (June 25th) against the multimillionaire project to build a huge luxury hotel on their Son Bunyola estate, which was repurchased in 2015. The project is too aggressive. In particular, the parking lots, parks and swimming pools disturb the island council in the terraced landscape of the Tramuntana Mountains, which are under UNESCO World Heritage protection.

Background: Richard Branson's Reconquista

History repeats itself. Branson, Mallorca fan and owner of the Virgin group known for the music business, bought the Son Bunyola estate in 1994. But his plans to build "the best hotel in the world" there were thrown out. The magnate then sold the huge plots of land in 2002, only to buy them back in 2015. The newly presented project has now been rejected again. Branson should make another suggestion that fits better into the protected landscape, said Kika Coll, chairwoman of the cultural heritage department in the island council.

The founder of the record label Virgin Records not only owns the Son Bunyola property, but also the neighboring properties Son Valentí, Son Cresus and Son Balaguer. Together, his lands make up about a third of the Tramuntana community of Banyalbufar. / day