Exciting news for the southern Spanish coast, a Four Seasons hotel is opening in Marbella, on the edge of the super-exclusive Los Monteros resort area. It is hoped that the arrival of this international brand, only the second in Spain, will revive the glamour of a past age, and will also entice guests to visit outside of the high season. Taking the coastal stretch upmarket with this luxury hotel can only increase its desirability for investors, and Engel & Völkers is always ready to advise.
In a five-star grand luxe category, the Four Seasons is neighbour to another prestigious landmark, the well-established Rio Real Golf & Hotel. The location was a deliberate choice by partners Villa Padierna Hotels & Resorts, who own seven hundred metres of land to the west of Rio Real's golf course. As well as luxury hotel accommodation in one hundred and thirty bedrooms, a series of private rental homes is planned, to appeal to the golfers who so love this coast. This selection, to be known as Private Residences Marbella, brings great investment opportunities for owners, with Engel & Völkers offering properties for sale. This mixture of accommodation is popular in the United States, and with financial input from an American developer, the new resort will reflect Miami's Surf Club model in Florida, but adapted to Spanish influences.
Designed by the prize-winning architect Richard Meier, the site occupies a prime location in front of one of the top beaches along this coastline, and will offer views over this, and the mountains behind it. Guests will be able to rent the private residences for up to two months at a time, an option that is very appealing to the market in Russian and Arab visitors, and will help to maximise lettings all year round. Top restaurants will naturally be part of this project, while the novel idea of building tunnel access under the motorway will enable all rooms to take advantage of sea views.
Opening a new era in the luxury hotel market in Marbella, the Four Seasons group is now a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, making it a magnet for the most affluent guests. With residences set to attract the most wealthy visitors, buyers can both enjoy their villas, and can also expect a good return when renting them out, so locally-based Engel & Völkers is the ideal choice as agent.