LIONEL MESSI’S week could be going from boom to doom after his £26m hotel was reportedly ordered to be demolished
Paris Saint-Germain’s Argentine legend was celebrating on Monday when he lifted the Ballon d’Or for an incredible seventh time.
Now the £650,000-a-week striker could be set to take a hit as the 77-bedroom hotel he owns was found not to meet city standards.
Messi’s four-star ‘MiM Sitges’ is located not far from the private estate he lived on during his days in Barcelona and was one of his favourite places to visit.
According to El Confidencial, a court order for the demolition of the property is currently pending.
And they even approached Messi’s camp for comment, but neither he nor his team decided to speak on the matter.
Messi, who owns hotels in Ibiza and Majorca with the Majestic Hotel Group, spent £26m on the Hotel MiM Sitges, which sits just over 100 feet from the sea, back in 2017.
However, the fresh report states that he did so without knowing that Sitges Town Hall had already ordered its demolition due to its non-compliance with building codes.
One of the problems is that the balconies are too big – but the entire construction depends on them and could lead to the building collapsing should they be downsized or even torn down.
And the fire emergency plan also failed the authorities, according to the latest reports.
Messi is only believed to have been made aware of the demolition order when he was approached by the newspaper for comment.
The hotel boasts 77 bedrooms, including five junior suites and one suite, and costs around £105-per-night during high season to stay in a standard room.
However, it’s the rooftop Sky Bar that makes the Hotel MiM Sitges stand out from the crowd, boasting a pool, as well as incredible panoramic views of the town and the Mediterranean Sea, as well as a vast range of cocktails.
The hotel also has a top-of-the-range spa, and alongside treatments and massages, there’s a hydrotherapy circuit (just £25-per-person) that includes a sauna, Turkish bath, sensory showers, a recreational pool, a cold plunge tub and a saltwater pool.
And as we know by Messi’s car choices, he cares about the environment.
Hotel MiM Sitges was built sustainably and is environmentally-friendly, with 80 per cent of the material used for the building’s construction recycled or recyclable.
The hotel boasts tanks that collect waste water from every shower which is then filtered, cleaned, treated and used in the toilets and for watering the plants.