PREMURSA lays the foundation stone of the future Paramount Park in Alhama de Murcia Update : 23:46 Published by François Mayné the 31 May 2012, Project.The promoter Proyectos Emblemáticos Murcianos (PREMURSA) achieved today another milestone in the development of the Paramount theme park and LifeStyle Center in Alhama de Murcia, Spain.

After purchasing the land in the beginning of March (see related articles below for more details), PREMURSA organized this morning a formal groundbreaking ceremony presided over by Ramón Luis Valcárcel, President of the Autonomous Community of Murcia; Joaquín Bascuñana, Delegate of the Government for the Region of Murcia; Alfonso Fernando Cerón, Mayor of the Town Hall of Alhama de Murcia; Michael Bartok, Executive Vice President of Paramount Licensing Inc.; and Jesús Samper, President and CEO of PREMURSA.

Michael Bartok declared Paramount’s goal in Spain is the “establishment of a state-of-the-art theme park intended to attract and entertain both locals and tourists alike.” That goal, according to Mr. Bartok, is bolstered by the region of Murcia “because of its outstanding location and climate as well as its variety of cultural and leisure attractions.”

When completed, the project will contribute to the economic development of the Region of Murcia by generating more than 22,000 jobs, both directly and indirectly. In anticipation of receiving thousands of job applications, PREMURSA will create a virtual office on its website in the coming weeks to facilitate the processing of applications from individuals and companies interested in participating in the project.

The Paramount theme park will include state-of-the-art attractions for all ages and will feature a retail spine along with four themed lands and two themed hotels. Adjacent to it, the LifeStyle Center will include a large hotel, commercial and leisure area that will be home to a street mall, restaurants, bars, night clubs and a casino.

The grand opening of this new resort is scheduled for spring 2015.