Two investment funds negotiate the purchase of the Golf Bonmont

The Bonmont Terres Noves Golf Club, located in Mont-roig del Camp, could soon change hands. Two investment funds, as the Diari de Tarragona has

The Bonmont Terres Noves Golf Club, located in Mont-roig del Camp, could soon change hands. Two investment funds, as the Diari de Tarragona has learned, are now negotiating their acquisition with the different companies that make up the property. Among them are the descendants of the Swiss businessman Henri-Ferdinand Lavanchy, who was the promoter of the field in 1990, its urbanization and annexes.

The operation, which would be between 20 and 25 million euros, would include the golf course and adjoining facilities; the five-star superior hotel, still brand new and located at the foot of the green, and also a large area of ​​undeveloped land.

The sale is not closed, however, as members of the Lavanchy family themselves confirmed to Bonmont employees at a recent meeting. The staff working in the complex had shown their unease by transcending this possible transaction without knowing its conditions.

Law firms are analyzing the documentation. The transaction is complex because there are up to three proprietary companies involved, with different partners, shareholding percentages and real estate in each case.

The golf course, for example, on which this entire luxury residential complex has pivoted since its inception, is owned by the Lavanchy family and another Swiss company with which it has several businesses.

Designed by the renowned Robert Trent Jones Jr., the course has natural slopes, six small lakes, more than 90 bunkers and a strategic placement of the tees that mark this 18-hole course, par 72, in which the gardens of the residential community harmonize with the green landscape.

The hotel, a Westin, is finished but was not opened, after breaking the agreement with Marriot

With an extension of 48 hectares, today it is still one of the best golf courses in Spain and since its premiere it has received praise from world-renowned players for its uniqueness.

The company that owns the Bonmont course also has the clubhouse, the restaurant where banquets are held, and the complex’s area, which includes, among other facilities, paddle tennis courts, tennis courts and a soccer field.

These same partners are also among the companies that own the luxury hotel that represents the main asset of the second of the companies involved in the negotiations with the investment funds.

The complex, a superior five-star hotel oriented towards health and well-being, has been completely finished for two and a half years and had everything ready to open in November 2019 with the Westin de Marriot seal. But problems that arose in one of the last quality audits caused its withdrawal and, with it, the paralysis of the opening.

It has 135 rooms and suites, as well as panoramic views of the golf course, mountains and the Mediterranean Sea.

Built on a plot of 17,720 square meters, the resort has 1,000 meters of spa and fitness club, gardens and swimming pools. Among the most striking is an exterior one, measuring 150 square meters and in the style of a Roman bath. The hotel also has a conference area with large halls of different capacities.

Despite the fact that the hotel is finished, there are pending investments to be made for its start-up, such as the pipes to connect the complex to a water treatment plant.

Some information that emerged in Madrid also indicates that two creditors of the hotel have requested its seizure and auction, in a court in the capital. One of the creditors would be the contractor who directed the works, who would be owed about 300,000 euros.

The third of the companies involved in Bonmont, of which in this case the Lavanchy family owns 100% of the capital, has 50 hectares of undeveloped land purchased at the time to project a second golf course. They were later requalified and are now for residential use.