Rafa Nadal: tennis legend and hotel businessman in the Mexican Caribbean

According to Reportur data, in the Mexican Caribbean 6 out of 10 rooms belong to entrepreneurs of Spanish origin. One of them, born in the city of Manacor, in the Majorca island, in addition to having seven years dedicated to the hotel industry, this Sunday he became one of the two most winning tennis players in tournaments Grand Slam in the history by equaling the Swiss with 20 titles Roger Federer.

It was in 2013 when Rafael Nadal, at a press conference, unveiled your entry into the world of hospitality with an investment of 10 million euros, for the construction and remodeling of two luxury hotels in the Cozumel island, a place that he associates with the place where he was born on June 3, 1986.

“I came to know this place a few years ago and the truth is that I loved it, that’s why we have invested in this place, apart from being an island and it is related to the place where I also live, which is the island of Mallorca”, said the Spaniard at that press conference.

Rafa partnered with the Mexican businessman Alejandro Zozaya, president of AM Resorts, a firm in charge of operating different hotel chains, mainly in beach destinations in Quintana Roo, and that manages the resorts: Sunscape Sabor Cozumel and Secrets Aura Cozumel, in which Nadal is associated with the former coach of Real Madrid and the Spanish National Team, Julen Lopetegui.

“It is nice to invest in the place where you really feel good, a good possibility to invest here in Cozumel was considered. I am passionate about nature, I am passionate about the sea, this is a natural paradise. Besides the economic investment, it is an emotional and beautiful investment for my future ”, said the Spaniard at that press conference where he announced his entry into the world of hospitality.

In 2019 El Matador again invested in the Mexican Caribbean, this time with the Palladium hotel chain, owned by Spanish businessman Abel Matutes Juan, for the construction of the Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa, where the Rafael Nadal Tennis Center is located, the first center built outside of Spain with an investment of 6 millions of dollars.




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