Our Recommended Andalucia Luxury Collection
PUENTE ROMANO BEACH RESORT SPA MARBELLA
A haven of sophistication for beach lovers, the luxurious Puente Romano sits midway along the Golden Mile, between Puerto Banus and the high spots of Marbella. Built in the style of a rambling Andalucían village, it enjoys direct access to the seven-kilometre promenade. Comfortable guestrooms and suites exude elegant style and colonial character; clad in classical Mediterranean décor, they feature cooling marble floors and private balconies for sampling the lush garden or sea views. The tennis centre with its twenty courts, a centre court stadium, professional coaches, and even summer camps for children, will be a highlight for any tennis enthusiasts. The on-site Six Senses Spa for those wanting to completely un-wind is a paradise for those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation. Guests can choose from a wide range of facial and body treatments as well as yoga and wellness programs.
There’s a courtyard of gastronomy to be found in the La Plaza village area, an open air terrace in the centre of the resort surrounded by five restaurants: UNI offering Nikkei cuisine; the two Michelin starred Dani Garcia Restaurant providing Andalusian cuisine with a twist; BiBo an Andalusian Brasserie & Tapas Bar; the elegant Thai Gallery serving up creative Thai dishes; and lastly to complete the gastro-delights Serafina presents fine authentic Italian cuisine. Leading directly onto the sand, the Beach Club provides a peaceful spot for leisurely lunching on the shaded veranda, and around the gorgeous swimming pool, sun worshippers will find luxurious daybeds to relax on as the afternoon slips away. In the evening, choose between the intimate and funky Joe’s Bar and the sophisticated La Suite venue, one of the regions hottest gathering places attracting some of the best national and international DJ’s.
HOTEL FACILITIES • 9 restaurants • 3 bars • swimming pools • tennis centre & coaching • gym • spa • sauna • Turkish bath • watersports • fitness classes • kids’ club (during school holidays) • free on-request shuttle to the Marbella Club Golf Resort (subject to availability)
ROOM FACILITIES • 259 rooms & suites • air-con • wi-fi Internet • flat-screen TV • iPod dock • balcony Note: Hotel is open all year.
KEMPINSKI HOTEL BAHIA MARBELLA ESTEPONA
Glorious Moorish style blends with a calm ambience to create a relaxing holiday heaven. Subtropical gardens of swaying palms surround the sparkling turquoise waters of the swimming pools as they cascade down towards the shimmering Mediterranean. Stroll the grounds in search of a secluded spot for a peaceful read, sip drinks on the terrace to the sound of trickling waters, or take the short path to the beach to feel the warm sand between your toes.
The Moorish theme continues through to the contemporary styled rooms and suites, each graced with elegant furnishings and a private balcony gazing out over the palms and flowerfilled grounds. The dining experience is exceptional; from a bountiful breakfast-buffet to the chef’s freshly cooked paella, every restaurant has a wonderful view and casual relaxed ambience. At sundown, perhaps enjoy a relaxing aperitif at the Lobby Lounge, or head to nearby trendsetting Puerto Banus for dining beside the exclusive yacht marina.
In a central location on the Marbella coastline, the Kempinski Hotel Bahía is surrounded by the historic beauty of Andalucía and within easy reach of the famous sights of Seville and Granada. Golf lovers are spoilt for choice with fifty challenging courses from which to choose.
HOTEL FACILITIES • 5 restaurants • 3 bars • pools • tennis • gym • spa • sauna • steam room • watersports • kids’ club
ROOM FACILITIES • 128 rooms • 17 suites • mini-bar • wi-fi Internet • flat-screen TV • pillow menu • balcony or terrace
ELBA ESTEPONA GRAN HOTEL & THALASSO SPA
This elegant seafront hotel, steeped in Andalucían influences, nestles in a peaceful spot outside the hustle and bustle of Estepona. All accommodations afford magnificent views of the glistening Mediterranean and just a stroll through the hotel’s subtropical gardens leads guests straight onto the sandy beach. Smart guestrooms are traditionally decorated in rich colours. The furnished balcony or terrace offers respite from the Mediterranean sun. Make the most of the panoramic views from the upper floors of the hotel; on a clear day guests may be able to see Gibraltar, and the coast of Africa visible on the horizon.
With a large selection of courses, Elba Estepona is an excellent choice for golf enthusiasts. Look no further if you’re seeking a fabulous spa experience; with three climatised pools, Jacuzzis, water chairs, hydro massage and ice baths, the Thalasso experience will leave you feeling totally invigorated. Soothing body massages, facials and beauty treatments are also available in the award-winning spa, together with a wonderful relaxation area for total tranquillity before heading back into the luxurious resort grounds.
HOTEL FACILITIES • 4 restaurants (seasonal) • 3 bars (seasonal) • swimming pools • Jacuzzi • gym • spa • sauna • Turkish bath • kids’ club (high season) • golf desk • all inclusive plus option
ROOM FACILITIES • 204 rooms & suites • mini-bar • wi-fi Internet • safe • balcony or terrace Note: Hotel is open all year.
VASARI VACATION RESORT, PUERTO BANÚS
Located in Puerto Banús, Marbella, in the wonderful region of Costa del Sol, the four-star Vasari Vacation Resort offers 57 serviced apartments created for luxury and comfort and perfect for couples and families alike. The apartments are spread across seven different buildings designed by the famous Andalusian architect Manuel Burgos, expert on Andalusian and Mediterranean design. The Vasari Vacation Resort combines the comfort of luxury hotels in Marbella and the practical side of an apartment.
Set in a serene palm-tree lined garden the grounds include an ample swimming pool with children’s pool, sun terrace with loungers, pool bar, paddle court and a spa. The resort is just a few minute’s drive away from some of the best golf resorts in the Costa del Sol and a short stroll away from Puerto Banús marina where you will find a variety of stylish shops, bars and restaurants.
HOTEL FACILITIES • snack bar • bar • swimming pool • fitness centre • children’s playground • bicycle rental
ROOM FACILITIES • 57 apartments • air-con • flat-screen TV • safe • wi-fi Internet • kitchen