This elegant 5* Hotel was created on the beachside of the Golden Mile in Marbella in 1945. The history of Marbella wouldn’t be as it is today if it wasn’t for the whims of an aristocrat, Ricardo Soriano. An eccentric marquis and something of a romantic, who fell in love with the idea of a place in the sun when someone told him about the Marbella area. Without even visiting it, he bought a finca here. He enthused his cousin, Prince Maximilian, to personally experience the beauty of Mediterranean living in 1946. A year later, his son prince Alfonso arrived to buy a holiday retreat for the family.
But Alfonso had much more in store for the place than just a family retreat. Inspired by motels he had visited on his travels in the USA and encouraged by the enthusiasm of visiting relatives and friends, the entrepreneurial prince transformed the finca into a hotel. Marbella Club opened its doors in 1954 with twenty bedrooms, a dining room and a bar located in the central part of the old farmhouse. In 1957 Alfonso hired his cousin, the experienced Count Rudi, as an Assistant Manager to help turn the Marbella Club Hotel into a true playground for the rich. Under his guidance, the hotel saw visitors from all sectors of European royalty and aristocracy, as well as a number of international celebrities such as Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot. In recent years guests have included David and Victoria Beckham, and Chelsea Clinton.
Today, the Marbella Club Hotel has matured into a resort of world renown. Its relaxed spirit combined with the high-class standards still makes it popular amongst the world’s rich and famous. Local residents know how to find their way to the golf and tennis courts for an excellent game. The riding and livery stables are second to none and the arena is said to be among one of the finest in Europe. The superb sports facilities of this luxury hotel host many tournaments and competitions, including the Spanish Show Jumping Championships. The hotel, spa and restaurants are open to non-residents.
The Marbella Golf Resort. Only a short 15 minute drive from the centre of Marbella, here lays a tranquil estate of 1,100acres (472 hectares) home to indigenous trees, such as olive, cork oak, carob, holm oak and Mediterranean pine. Combined with an abundance of Andalucian wild flowers and herbs, it is luxury living among Andalucian nature.
In 1999 the beautiful fairways of this course, designed by Dave Thomas spanning 55 hectares, was opened. This exclusive golf course and horse riding with livery facility became on offer to the residents of the Marbella Club Hotel along with its sister hotel within the group at that time, The Puente Romano, which is now called Nobu, one of Robert de Nero’s recent acquisitions with his partner, world famous Japanese chef- Nobu Matsuhisa.
Surrounding this beautiful golf course, the stunning scenery of the unique Benahavis countryside. 120 plots became available to purchase of a minimum of 5,500m2 each plot. Over the past 15 years, it has gradually become developed in a very sympathetic style. The property owners on this golf resort are welcomed into the intimate clubhouse, which has a 5star restaurant, headed by the host Marbella Club Hotel in Marbella.
Within this resort there is a Hipico/Riding stables which houses 65 boxes and 2 arenas, where the Spanish horse jumping Championships are held.
The Marbella Golf Resort is the hidden gem within the Benahavis municipality, offering the height of luxury living, with privacy and tranquility, in a relaxed atmosphere, all but a 15 min drive from the centre of Marbella.
Michael Lane Associates can offer plots and property which are available to purchase on the Marbella Golf Resort.
Being an owner on this magical resort gives access to all the hotel facilities of those within the elite Marbella Club Hotel Group, all of which offer everything for a discerning purchaser, wishing to realise living in a privileged, dream environment.
Here we offer a fine example of an elegant home for sale, within this luxury estate.
Marbella Club Golf Resort: Facilities: Private Golf Course (membership for residents) - Horse Riding Stables with Livery. A 5* restaurant on site, open 365 days of the year. A peaceful and tranquil lifestyle with easy access to Marbella and it’s shops, beaches and vibrant lifestyle.
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