Lionel Messi ordered to demolish luxury Barcelona hotel in Spain

Lionel Messi has reportedly been ordered to demolish his £26million luxury hotel in Spain after receiving a court order.  

 

The Argentine had bought the building, which has 77 rooms, for €30million (£26.01m), back in 2017.

 

The building is situated close to the beach and seafront promenade of Sitges, 40km from Barcelona.

 

However, according to reports in Spain, Sitges Town Hall had already approved the building’s demolition before the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner had even purchased the building. 

 

According to El Confidencial, the hotel’s balconies are too big and do not meet planning requirements. Any attempts to make the balconies smaller could result in the collapse of the hotel in any case.

 

There are other issues with the building, with the building’s fire plan also failing to meet local standards. 

 

It is understood Messi was previously unaware of the order to demolish the building until recently.