3rd Feb 2023 @ 9:55 am

Lanzarote’s Cabildo has announced that four reports have supported the listing of the  Hotel Oriental building, opposite Hiperdino on Arrecife’s main shopping street Calle Real,  as an asset of cultural interest. 

The Hotel Oriental was the first hotel to open on Lanzarote, opening in 1915. It had 13 rooms, and offered guests room service and  meals for 5 pesetas. It remained open until 1954, when the Parador Nacional (now the UNED building on Arrecife’s seafront) opened.

The building has fallen into disrepair over recent decades, and has been the centre of a row between Arrecife Ayuntamiento, who have planned to reform the interior of the building while maintaining the facade; and the Cabildo, who wish to maintain it as it is for its heritage value. 

Canarian law gives Cabildos the right to assign assets of cultural interest, although these must be finally approved by the Canarian Government.

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