A yacht-company mogul tycoon José born in New Jersey was robbed and killed after inviting two men back to his posh hotel in Madrid for an orgy, authorities say.

Hotel NH Collection Paseo del Prado and The Westin Palace or Palace Hotel in the Plaza de Canovas del Castillo, on 24 July, 2021 in Madrid, Spain.

Cops in Spain say they believe that wealthy former shipping executive and Newark native José Rosado, 42, was drugged at a bar and lured back to his suite at the well-heeled Westin Palace Hotel on Oct. 29.

His body was later found in the room, but authorities thought he died of “natural causes” from ingesting a cocktail of drugs and booze — till credit-card charges started showing up on his accounts.

Two suspects were busted Monday in his slaying.

“Depressant substances were found in his body that, mixed with alcohol, were the ones that killed him,” police told the Spanish newspaper El País.

Hotel surveillance footage showed Rosado and “two or three” men returning to his hotel the night he died, according to the Daily Beast.

When Rosado’s Miami-based partner of 13 years, Nicholas Young, could not contact him for several hours, he alerted hotel staff, who found the businessman’s body in his room on Oct. 30.

Jose Rosado

Without any signs of a violent struggle, police initially suspected that Rosado died after ingesting a mix of booze and drugs, given the fatal doses of antidepressants and alcohol detected in his system.

Cops only suspected murder when they discovered Rosado’s credit cards were allegedly used by the other two men on a spending spree later.

On Monday, police arrested a Romanian man, 39, with nine previous busts on his record, and a male Moroccan, 29, with 17 prior arrests, including for similar “chemical submission” attacks.

Both men were charged with homicide, robbery with violence and fraud, according to the Daily Mail.

Rosado was born in Newark, NJ, but lived in Miami and until recently ran Spain’s biggest private shipyard, Hijos de J. Barreras.

“An extremely high achiever, Jose was beginning a new entrepreneurial venture at the time of his passing after a remarkable career as an executive in the maritime, energy and banking industries,” his Miami Herald obituary read.

“Jose’s zest for life was infectious, and he made friends everywhere he went.

“He was kind and affectionate, and while he had no children of his own, was especially beloved as ‘Tio Jose’ by the many children in his life.”

Rosado was a globetrotter who had visited more than 50 countries for work, study and vacation including stints living in Puerto Rico, Argentina and England.


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