Benidorm accommodation sector will be able to request from next Tuesday the new line of grants against Covid-19


June 09, 2021
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Benidorm accommodation sector will be able to request from next Tuesday, 15th June, at 09.00 hours, the new aid designed by the Benidorm City Council to alleviate the effects of Covid-19. The mayor, Toni Pérez, has pointed out that “these grants are directed exclusively, and regardless of the number of workers, to hotels, campsites, pensions, hostels, apartment blocks and management companies in Benidorm; a key sector in the tourism industry and that to date has received practically no financial support as it has been excluded from the vast majority of the different calls for aid launched by the different supra-municipal administrations ”. 

Toni Pérez has stressed that “with this line of aid to which we allocate €3 million euros from the municipal budget, we want to correct this situation and inject resources into companies and establishments in the accommodation sector that, in many cases, 15 months later after declaring the pandemic, they have not yet been able to resume their activity ". "The situation is not better for the establishments that have reopened their doors or that did not close them during the pandemic and therefore it is necessary to support them so that they can recover as soon as possible the levels of job creation and redistribution of wealth," he said. pointed.

 The mayor has specified that the amount of these grants "range from €1,000 to €90,000 euros depending on the category and number of rooms or apartments in the establishment." All the details on the amount of the aid, requirements and documentation to be contributed are included in the bases of the call, published today in the Official Gazette of the Province (BOP). 

The bases can be consulted in the Electronic Office of the City Council ( https://sede.benidorm.org ) and also in the National Subsidies Base https://www.infosubventions.es/bdnstrans/GE/es/convocatoria/568074 ) .
Applications must be processed through the Electronic Office, from 09:00 am on Tuesday the 15th to 11:59pm on 29th June. 

Toni Pérez has indicated that "the submission period begins next week, five business days after the publication of the bases in the BOP so that potential beneficiaries have enough time to collect all the documentation and thus formalize a single application. , avoiding duplication of files to speed up their evaluation and resolution ”. 
Amount of aid

The bases of aid to the accommodation sector establish some sections of aid depending on the type of accommodation, category of the establishment and number of places:


1. 5-star hotels: €210 euros per room up to a maximum of €35,000 euros.
2. 4-star hotels: €135 euros per room with the following maximum limits:
a) Hotels with up to 500 rooms: €30,000 euros.
b) Hotels with more than 500 rooms: €60,000 euros.
c) Hotels with more than 700 rooms: €90,000 euros.
3. 3-star hotels: €135 euros per room up to a maximum of €16,000 euros.
4. 2 and 1 star hotels: €50 euros per room up to a maximum of €5,000 euros.
5. Hostels and pensions: €20 euros per room up to a maximum of €1,600 euros.
6. Campsites:
a) Up to 500.00 places: up to a maximum of €3,000 euros
b) From 501 to 1,000 places: up to a maximum of €7,000 euros.
c) Over 1,000 places: up to a maximum of €11,000 euros.
7. Tourist apartment blocks:
a) Up to 50 accommodation units: up to a maximum of €2,500 euros
b) From 51 to 100 accommodation units: up to a maximum of €5,000 euros.
c) More than 100 accommodation units: up to a maximum of €8,000 euros.
8. Tourist housing management companies whose accommodation capacity is:
a) Up to 500 beds: up to a maximum of €1,000 euros.
b) Over 500 places: up to a maximum of €1,800 euros.