Spanish town delays opening of ‘Fifty Shades” bondage hotel

Spain was about to have its first bondage-themed hotel, but local village authorities weren’t too happy with the news. We guess the “Fifty Shades of…

An unidentified businessman has leased the hotel known as El Castrillo de Roissy in Spain, with hopes of turning it into a house of BDSM for guests. (El Castillo de Roissy/Facebook)

Spain was about to have its first bondage-themed hotel, but local village authorities weren’t too happy with the news. We guess the “Fifty Shades of Grey” fever hasn’t hit everybody equally.

The hotel was scheduled to open on Friday in the small Valencian village of Vilafranca, and it would have gained notoriety as Spain’s first BDSM (bondage, discipline, dominance, submission, sadism and masochism) hotel. How’s that for a vacation?

Spain was about to have its first bondage-themed hotel but local village authorities weren’t too happy with the news.

The hotel was scheduled to open on Friday in the small Valencian village of Vilafranca and it would have gained notoriety as Spain’s first BDSM hotel. (Shutterstock)

“With the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon in full swing, I saw a business opportunity that hadn’t been exploited yet in Spain,” the savvy businessman behind the creative idea, who preferred to remain anonymous, told The Local.

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The entrepreneur rented out Vilafranca’s L’Om del Llosar hotel with plans to cater the roadside property to a ‘niche’ market, announcing the launch on Facebook for August 1st.

Spain was about to have its first bondage-themed hotel but local village authorities weren’t too happy with the news.

The hotel was named after the one found in the classic novel “The Story of O”, originally written in French. (‘Story of the O’ theatrical release poster)

According to “The Daily”: “Renaming it the Roissy Castle, in honor of the French chateau featured in classic erotic novel The Story of O, he told potential guests they’ll ‘be able to enjoy games, flaunt themselves and share experiences with other visitors’ in the twenty hotel rooms and four dungeons, three of which are private.”

However, Vilafranca is a small town with only 2,500 inhabitants so only a few voices made a big noise.

The town council representatives argued that it is “unsuitable” to “have an establishment of this nature in the village” and so close to the “chapel where dozens of people come every day to visit the village’s patron saint”.

Despite backlash from certain individuals, the bar and restaurant section of the establishment has been loved by other residents.

“Our restaurant and bar have been full of villagers since we opened at the start of the summer. It wasn’t until just a few days ago that one of Vilafranca’s online dailies ran a piece on our plans to open the sadomasochist hotel and this huge uproar began,” said the businessman.

Oscar Tena, Vilafranca’s mayor, has already begun the legal procedure to block the launch on the basis that the businessman doesn’t have the necessary paperwork to have a hotel and restaurant license.

Spain was about to have its first bondage-themed hotel but local village authorities weren’t too happy with the news.

The release of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie has sent the sale of sex toys through the roof. (Shutterstock)

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“Four emergency lights and an extinguisher, that’s their excuse. The hotel’s proprietors were the ones who didn’t install them in the first place, but they’re closely linked to the local town councillor. It’s abuse of office. I’ve spoken to my lawyer and we’re going to sue the town hall,” the businessman said.