Lionel Messi buys luxury hotel in Sotogrande, then promptly fires all the staff


It’s being reported that Paris St. Germain footballer Lionel Messi has purchased a luxurious lodge after which promptly fired the employees working there. Messi’s MIM Lodges Group has purchased the Lodge Marítimo de Sotogrande on the marina in San Roque – the sixth propery acquired by the group.

Sotogrande is a high-end vacation vacation spot and, provided that the Argentine is well-known for his enterprise acumen, is probably not a stunning buy. Nonetheless, what has occurred subsequent has been considerably extra newsworth; all of the employees – 40 in whole and a few of which had labored there for many years – are stated to have been fired.

In an announcement to the media, the mayor of San Roque (Cádiz), Juan Carlos Ruiz-Boix, has gone on file as saying: “The lodge has an everyday clientele, with households who spend the Summer season there for greater than 20 years and we aren’t going to permit the primary resolution to be the dismissal of nice professionals, women and men who’ve the assist of this mayor and who have to be included into their jobs.”

It’s believed that the non-continuous everlasting employees had been fired in December, together with severance pay, however some studies counsel that the motion taken might contravene EU labour legislation. The mayor has indicated that since then the Metropolis Council has been making an attempt to contact the group to attempt to “analyze what occurred” and organize for these employees to get their jobs again.

The property is being renamed MIM Sotogrande Membership Marítimo and can open its doorways and its 45 rooms in April, in accordance with the corporate’s press launch.