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More than 350 Andalusian-style flowerpots of different sizes will be placed on Calle Marqués del Duero and the streets around it.

More than 350 Andalusian-style flowerpots of different sizes will be placed on Calle Marqués del Duero and the streets around it as part of an initiative which has a total budget of 91,000 euros.

The scheme's objective is to decorate the busiest areas of San Pedro with white and green flowers, the colours of the Andalusian flag.

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La Sala in the Sky Takes Off With Mayor Bernal

On Monday, 11th July, Sala Group held a VIP & Press Launch of La Sala in the Sky including guests from the town hall of Marbella as well as the mayor himself, Jose Bernal.

Sala Group has teamed up with the famed local chef Aitor Perurena from Estudio Gastronomico and brought a new concept to Marbella - the ultimate social and dining experience 50 metres above the ground. La Sala in the Sky is a unique concept meant for anyone who wishes to transform an ordinary meal into a magical moment that will leave a lasting impression. This floating restaurant is the highest view point of Marbella, offering 360 degrees views whilst enjoying a gastronomic experience and Champagne.

Ten common questions that have arisen from the new decree to regulate tourist accommodation

The first law to control private holiday rentals in Andalucía was approved last week. Owners who are already renting to tourists are now obliged to register the property on the ‘Registro de Turismo’ as will any others planning to offer villas, apartments or rooms in their own home as tourist accommodation. However, the new decree has led to an influx of questions at the tourism department. We take a look at some of them here.

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Multinational investment fund negotiates the purchase of Puerto Banús

The offer, from a group involving Credit Suisse, is set to be over 200 million euros and is linked to the possible extension of the site Multinational investment fund negotiates the purchase of Puerto Banús
The port receives about five million visitors a year. The talks are being held in total secrecy, although the Junta and town council have been informed.

The offer, from a group involving Credit Suisse, is set to be over 200 million euros and is linked to the possible extension of the site. Both sides are acting in absolute secrecy, but the negotiations are happening. A group involving a Chinese investment fund, the holding company Credit Suisse and the Spanish construction company Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC) have presented an offer for the licence for Puerto Banús, which has been in the hands of a private company since construction of the site finished. The deal is set to be over 200 million euros, according to the information SUR has.

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The town hall has requested a report from the Junta on how to apply the current law to immobilise ‘pirate’ taxi services Marbella council is to strengthen measures against illegal or ‘pirate’ taxis in the town which come out in force over the summer tourist season.

On July 1st, the specialist police team which was set up last year began its patrols to find and fine taxi drivers who are not licensed to carry passengers. It consists of six dedicated police officers, two of them in plain clothes.

Now there are plans to add to the current measures against illegal taxis. As such the council has requested a report from the Junta de Andalucía in order to discover how best to apply the Junta regulation which permits the immobilisation of those unlicensed vehicles used to transport paying passengers.

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