Inside Lionel Messi's new $700-a-night Ibiza hotel

The 30-year-old footballer has bought the 52-key Hotel Es Vive

MiM Ibiza Es Viv.
MiM Ibiza Es Viv.

Barcelona FC football star Lionel Messi has bought aluxury hotel in Ibiza as he expands his MiM brand.

The 30-year-old has bought the 52-key Hotel Es Vive situated along the Figueretas beach, that has a luxury pool and rooftop bar.


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This hotel, opened in 2001, was originally a hostel. 

The hotel was worse for wear until British ex-pat Jason Bull bought the building and restored it. It was redesigned by British designer Sean Cochrane in 2014 and reflects a 1940s-inspired Art Deco style.

According to iB3 Tv, the hotel will be managed by the Majestic Hotel Group, and the property has since been renamed MiM Ibiza Es Vive following the takeover, after former management company Gemini Group Evissa confirmed the transfer of business, according to El Espanol.

However, Messi is not the only footballer to invest in hotels. Cristiano Ronaldo and hotel chain, Pestana, will open a new hotel in Marrakesh next year. He will open his first Pestana CR7 hotel in Marrakech, Morocco, in Africa in 2019.

The CR7 hotel will be located in the center of Marrakech will have 168 rooms with two restaurants, a business center, a fitness center, a spa and a swimming pool.

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