In the 1940's the Prince Alfonso de Hohenlohe fell in love with this land while driving through Marbella's fishing villages and had purchased the Finca Santa Margarita. In 1954 he realized his ambitious plan by turning the Finca into the first luxurious five star hotel on the Costa del Sol - the famous Marbella Club. It boasts such legendary visitors as Gina Lollobrigida, Omar Sharif, Ringo Starr, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Laurence Olivier to name a few, which had made the hotel the first jet set place in Marbella.
That is the story of how today’s Marbella gained its popularity over the years. Currently, some of its main areas, Marbella Golden Mile, Sierra Blanca, Nagüeles, Cascada de Camoján, La Zagaleta in Benahavís, Puerto Banús, Elviria, El Rosario, Nueva Andalucía, Los Monteros, Rio Real, Bahia de Marbella and Santa Clara, are well known premier addresses for exceptional luxurious lifestyle. Whether it is the premium villas and apartments, super yachts, golf courses, designer shops, or gourmet restaurants; Marbella offers its residents and visitors only the epitome of luxurious lifestyle.