Seven time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi may experience something of a massive downturn in business as his 77 storey-building worth £26m has been marked for demolition.
The Paris Saint-Germain superstar’s hotel, Hotel MiM Sitges, is situated close to the private estate he lived whilst at his former Spanish club Barcelona but the edifice is deemed not to have met city standards.
The hotel sits just over 100 feet from the sea and was built back in 2017.
According to Spanish publication, El Confidencial, a court order for the demolition of the property is currently pending and the £650,000-a-week striker would do a lot of diplomacy to dissuade authorities from felling his investment after opting not to speak on the matter as did his team.
The El Confidential report states that Messi constructed the hotel without knowing that Sitges Town Hall had already ordered its demolition due to its non-compliance with building codes.
Messi also who owns hotels in Ibiza and Majorca with the Majestic Hotel Group.
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.
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In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.
He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.
Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.
He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.
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