Spain's Paradores group to grow by 8 properties

NEW YORK -- Spain's network of paradors, or historic inns, is set to grow by eight properties through 2004, increasing capacity by 12% and generating some $27 million in new income.

Paradors typically are housed in renovated historical structures; for example, Castillo de la Zuda, the home to Parador Tortosa, was erected by 10th century Muslim rulers.

The new properties include a 68-room hostelry in the 18th century Ducal Palace of Lerma in Burgos; a 32-room parador in the Benedictine monastery of San Vicente Do Pino; and the 80-room Parador de Lorca, set in Murcia's Muslim fortress.

For more information, visit www.parador.es or call Marketing Ahead at (212) 686-9213.

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