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Puerto Banús Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

2020 is a very unique and special year for Puerto Banus one of the worlds most luxurious harbours! It is celebrating its 50 Anniversary and has planned great events and festivals to celebrate this important occassion! Mabella is collaborating with the best luxury brands and the main focus is to to aim at millenials with increasing high purchasing powers, the new generation and the luxury market internationally.

Lady Kitty Spencer, the niece of Princess Diana will be the “Face” of Puerto Banus during its 50th Anniversary to attract even bigger stars and the highest society around the world. This anniversary help attract immense future opportunities and make Puerto Banus grow even bigger.

Plans including Golfing Events, Art Fairs, Luxury Car exhibitions and the Starlight Festival which runs from July till August with performances of incredible artists such as Lionel Richie, Sting and Ara Malikian, are just few of the exciting things on the list for this year. 

Since Puerto Banus opening in 1970s it has become one of Europes top spots for luxury living. Many celebrities including singer, actors and elite sports players are both, visiting and living in Marbella. Puerto Banus founder Jose Banus started to build the luxury spot called New Andalusia in 1970 after having met and being inspired by Noldi Schreck, the designer and architext of Beverly Hills. Jose Banus was interested in the area after buying an estate in Nueva Andalucia. Under the influence of the architects Schreck and Sainz, Jose Banus decided to adapt a traditional Mediterranean architectural style instead of skyscrapers like originally planned. 

With the impressive harbour with the most imponent yachts, Puerto Banus has substantially contributed to Marbella’s reputation as one of the most attractive luxury destinations! Elegant dining, chic beach bars, top international brands all make Puerto Banus what it is: one of the most entertaining and interesting places in Europe!

Juan Nuñez-Insausti, CEO of Puerto Banús is looking forward to whats to come: “We are in a very good moment. Top luxury brands are investing in the port, with regular new arrivals, upgrades and major expansion plans. Highly prestigious hotel chains are announcing upcoming openings in Marbella and we are increasingly known for our gastronomy and for the sporting events that choose this destination as their headquarters.” He went on to explain the vision of the years to come: “We will continue to attract world-class gastronomy, regularly enhance our portfolio of luxury brands, and encourage the appeal of our iconic destination with an array of exciting new events,”​

From just two streets and a marina, the port of Puerto Banus was changed into a millinaires favourite place to be and is growing day by day!

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