Looking out of the office window towards Arrecife I can see the most prominent building which is the Gran Hotel. Just thinking of how things have changed since I arrived on the island some 20 years ago. For over 30 years this hotel was just an empty shell since it originally closed its doors to the public. The hotel became a ruin and an eye sore towering above the capital and shelter for the homeless. A fire then destroyed most of the building leaving just a burnt out shell.
A major project to revive the hotel and it was restored to a modern 5 star hotel with restaurant and bar overlooking the island from the 17th floor. There is also a Spa. Ideally situated next to the beach in Arrecife it has become a centerpoint for the island