This Hotel played a pivotal role in Marbella’s development.
Marbella is home to several five-star hotels, each with cutting-edge amenities. The emblematic Marbella Club Hotel, is a mediterranean beachfront paradise with true Andalusia spirit, a history that rivals any of the others. It is one of the most excellent hotels in Marbella and has played an essential role in the city’s development over the last 60 years. Many of the town’s high-society citizens now enjoy the hotel’s luxurious spa and gourmet dining options. What’s the catch? More than fifty years of history of catering to the needs of the affluent and famous the Hotel has endured time by poignantly blending heritage and innovation whilst retaining its original charm.
One aristocrat’s caprices shaped the course of Marbella’s history. Upon hearing about the Marbella region, the eccentric and somewhat romantic Marquis Ricardo Soriano fell in love with the concept of a retreat in the sun. He purchased a prime beachfront Finca 4 km west of Marbella old town without setting foot on the land. In 1946 he inspired his cousin, Prince Maximilian, to see the Mediterranean for themselves. The following year, his son, Prince Alfonso, came to purchase a vacation home for the royal family. On this privileged position right on the seafront in Marbella and at the heart of the Golden Mile, the Hotel opened to the public 5 years later with just 20 bedrooms and quickly became popular among European royalty and aristocrats. This emblematic establishment further consolidated this status when Puerto Banús opened in 1970. Later it would become a member of the Leading Hotels of the World and of Relais and Chateaux.
Where is Marbella Club Hotel located?
The hotel is set on a prime beachfront plot of land on Marbella’s Golden Mile, directly between the world famous Puerto Banus and Marbella Old Town. The beautiful la Concha peak form a magnificent backdrop; Booming Malaga with its Museums, cathedral,.. international airport is a 45-minute drive away is definetely one of the places to stay in Marbella.
Style, Privacy, Tranquility, home of the jet set.
However, Alfonso’s plans for the property included much more than simply a quiet haven for his family to relax. The enterprising prince was inspired by hotels he had been in on his trips around the United States, and he was buoyed by the excitement of his visiting family and friends to turn the finca into a hotel. In 1954, this legendary address with its emblematic palapa and pier welcomed its first guests inside the renovated farmhouse’s main building, which had 20 guest rooms, a dining area, and a bar.
When everything feels just right…‘Elegant simplicity – it is the Marbella Club philosophy. It is our way of life.’ – Prince Alfonso.
In 1957, Alfonso engaged his cousin Count Rudi, a seasoned hotelier, to be an Assistant Manager of the Marbella Club hotel so that together they could transform it into a luxurious elegant playground with cosy corners, roaring fires, intimate terraces and walls that whisper of an illustrious past come together with unrivaled comfort, all unmistakably Andalusian for the wealthy. The unique blend of new and traditional under one roof lends itself perfectly to our special blend of intimate hospitality, where classic values and a genuine spirit of spontaneity contagiously collide and will make your stay in Marbella a memorable one.
The most glamorous Hotel in Marbella.
The hotel flourished under his management, attracting guests such as Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot in addition to members of Europe’s royal and aristocratic families. In 1970, with the opening of Puerto Banus, Marbella Club was fully established with guest rooms, suites (the Imperial Suite boasts Mediterranean views), villas, whitewashed bungalows running down a driveway to the ocean as a trendy destination for the international jet set.
The Luxury Keeps Going
The Marbella Club Hotel has developed into a world-class resort in recent years. The world’s elite frequent this iconic establishment because of its ability to strike a balance between laid-back sophistication and the highest class standards.
All the best locals know their way to the best golf courses and tennis courts. There are more activities to be found nearby, with 14 tennis courts at the hotel’s sister property, the Puente Romano Tennis Club, while the world-class arenas Marbella Club Equestrian Centre provide home to a wide variety of sporting events, including the Spanish Show Jumping Championships and Dave Thomas-designed 18-hole golf course are both 20 minutes away. At the same time, many foreign residents have taken to frequenting the hotel’s Beach Club with sunbeds on the sand, 3 pools (2 heated and outdoors) and a spa and dining establishments. Beachfront MC Beach models itself on a typical chiringuito. In sum, the Marbella Club Hotel remains an open-air utopia for spirited minds, the quintessential Mediterranean resort.
The magnificent, historic five-star calming and comfortable sanctuary made up of a total of 131 rooms with terraces, sunbeds and yoga mats, 6 Grand Villas (the ultra-luxurious Villa del Mar that comes complete with staff and Alhambra-inspired gardens( and suites loved by A-listers and families alike includes many fascinating tales, with villas and pools dotted around sub-tropical gardens like the one about the Marbella Club Hotel. LuxuryForSale.Properties is eager to give her customers a taste of what life in Marbella is like.
Amenities at Marbella Club Hotel.
Golf and horse riding at Marbella Club Hotel.
Marbella Club Hotel Golf Resort is one of the best golf courses on the Costa del Sol. The 18-hole course, designed by Dave Thomas, within Benahavis municipality lies in the foothills of Sierra Bermeja, in one of the most popular areas for luxury home near Marbella, and around 15 minutes from the hotel itself. In that development, the hotel also runs the Marbella Club Equestrian Centre that regularly hosts events on the Spanish Show Jumping circuit. Like the golf course, the equestrian facilities boast spectacular mountain and Mediterranean views.
Marbella Club Hotel offers, as well as accommodation, many other luxurious amenities and services. Like Puente Romano Hotel next door, the iconic Marbella Club includes the Thalasso Wellness Centre, one of the most exclusive spas on the Costa del Sol. The hotel also comes with nine eateries including a beach bar with the unusual touch of beach loungers on the pier – the views of the iconic La Concha mountain from this pier are among the best in Marbella.
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Shortage of properties
Given the high demand, it’s perhaps no surprise to discover that properties around Marbella Club and Puente Romano suffers from a lack of supply. Marbella mirrors the general lack of inventory in Marbella as new development, and resale listings fail to keep up with buyer demand.
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