The Partit Demokratiku called on the authorities to investigate the potential conflict of interest arising from the furnishing of the whole building which would replace Fortina. The Party said that the internal furnishing would be provided by a company with links to an official within Office of the Prime Minister according to rumours.
The Party also noted how Fortel Company Ltd had filed a change of use in its original application, which would now see the hotel developed into an office block rather than luxury apartments in a statement.
The PD expressed its concern about the preferential less than market value of the redemption of the soft ground rent of land in question as a state incentive intended for tourism investment.
Partit Demokratiku appealed to the Lands Authority to deal with this situation in the interests of the general public rather than in the interests of private business.