Hotels, restaurants, fashion, technology and football: these are the businesses of Lionel Messi
1/15MiM hotel chainIn addition to being a football star, Lionel Messi is also a savvy hospitality investor. Through his MiM Hotels chain, the footballer left his mark in the paradise place. From the MiM Sitges hotel on the charming Sofia Avenue, just 100 meters from the beach, to the MiM Ibiza hotel close to the popular ses Figueretes beach, Messi offers its guests an unparalleled luxury experience.
2/15mim mallorcaLocated on the S’illot seafront, the hotel is an adults-only oasis with 98 rooms. In 2021, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea and experience a relaxing yet refined stay.
3/15meme ibizaIt is located near Ibiza’s famous ses Figueretes beach. The hotel is renowned for its modern design and relaxed atmosphere, making it an ideal destination for those wishing to enjoy the natural beauty of one of Spain’s most cosmopolitan islands.
4/15Mim SotograndeIt is located in Sotogrande Marina and is a new member of the MiM Hotels chain. It has a modern, comfortable design and impressive harbor views. With each acquisition, the footballer not only enriches his portfolio but also contributes to the economic growth of the regions where his hotels are located.
5/15Mim SitgesMiM Sitges is a luxury hotel located on the charming Avenida Sofía, just 100 meters from Sitges Beach. This elegant hotel offers guests an unparalleled luxury experience in a dream coastal destination.
6/15Mim BaquilaA 4-star superior hotel with 141 rooms located at the foot of the Baqueira Beret ski resort. It’s the perfect place for lovers of the sport looking for comfort and luxury after a day on the slopes.
7/15Fan MiM (1/2)A restaurant that goes beyond traditional food. The restaurant is located on the first floor of the “MiM Andorra” hotel and is the result of a collaboration with Michelin-starred chef Nandu Jubany. The highlight is the famous “Messi Macaroni” dish, a tribute to the football star himself.
8/15Fan MiM (2/2)Prices range from affordable options at €15 to up to €390 for luxury dining experiences such as the “Japanese Wagyu Entrecôte”. But the real surprise comes with dessert: Messi’s iconic “golden ball,” a chocolate replica filled with cream, peanuts, popcorn, sprinkles and sugar clouds.
9/15House of CanuteIn addition to the MiM hotel, Messi also acquired the Casa Canut hotel in Andorra, which is renowned for its gastronomic excellence. Although it does not have a MiM designation, it is an important part of the hotel industry’s growing pool of resorts.
10/15sponsorThe Messi brand is synonymous with success in the world of marketing and advertising. Major brands such as Adidas, Huawei, Mastercard, Pepsi, Gillette and Turkish Airlines have chosen the Argentinian star’s image, earning him millions of dollars throughout his career.
11/15advertiseThis strong advertising presence has contributed significantly to his impressive net worth due to his command of the ball.
12/15Messi storeMessi also founded The Messi Store in 2019, leaving his mark on the fashion industry. With Ginny Hilfiger, who has been involved in the development of other well-known brands such as Tommy Hilfiger and FILA, as creative director, the brand offers a collection of iconic apparel that reflects Messi’s identity on and off the pitch. From T-shirts and sweatshirts to performance polo shirts and pants, Messi Store has products for men, women and children.
13/15Technology Entrepreneurship in Silicon ValleyMessi’s foray into Silicon Valley is a testament to his business vision and desire to explore new horizons. Messi has teamed up with Matchday.com co-founder and Graph Ventures partner Razmig Hovaghimian to launch a technology startup focused on investments, sports and media: Play Time Sports-Tech HoldCo LLC. His connections with entrepreneurs around the world and commitment to technological advancement reflect his ambition and determination in the business world.
14/15Football 1/2Lionel Messi is considered one of the best football players of all time and has left an indelible mark on the football world throughout his career. Messi initially joined FC Barcelona’s youth teams before breaking into the first team in 2004. During his time at Barcelona, Messi achieved numerous successes, including numerous La Liga titles and UEFA Champions League titles. His association with the Catalan club lasted nearly two decades and made him the club’s all-time top scorer.
15/15Football 2/2However, in August 2021, due to financial restrictions, Messi left Barcelona and joined Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), opening an exciting chapter in his career. Currently, he plays for Inter Miami Football Club. Messi has been an important part of the Argentina national team over the years, leading the country to glory at the 2021 Copa America and 2022 World Cup. His impact on football transcended the teams he played for. An era in the history of the sport that cemented his legacy as a truly global icon.