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Nobu Hotel Marbella set to double in size for 2019

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Following popular demand, Nobu Hotels it will also expand its Marbella base this Summer… 

Following its launch last year, Nobu Hotel Marbella, which is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH), has announced that it will double in size with the opening of a further 40 rooms and suites for the 2019 season.

The design of these rooms, led by Jean Pierre Martel, of M&P Archidesign Consulting, will follow the same style seen throughout the existing rooms; a distinct minimalistic and chic design, with everything crafted and created in Spain. Each area will feature a contemporary mix of ‘white-on-white’ décor, natural oak detailing and calming, neutral tones will invite guests to wind down and relax during the day.

Unlike any other hospitality offer in Spain’s most famous year-round resort community, the exclusively for grown-up’s hotel with 81 guest suites, offers the same vibrant mix of contemporary design, gastronomy and good times that has established the reputation of its sister property, Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay.

Licing area featuring sofa next to large balcony

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Created with the sophisticated sybarite in mind, Nobu Hotel Marbella curates a unique guest experience that blends the best of Andalusian charm, hospitality and unbeatable weather; with the attention to detail, signature design and contemporary flair for which the Nobu brand is famous.

The hotel’s signature Nobu restaurant is designed to be upscale, playful and high-energy. Offering a journey through the senses, the interior design transports the diner to a kind of modernised Japanese canteen, where wood and warm atmospheres play a leading role. The mix of indulgent cream leathers and rich wooden tones give this delectable destination a simultaneous feeling of warmth, intimacy and excitement, all emblazoned with the iconic Nobu logo. Flanked by two impressive floor-to-ceiling wine display coolers, this space represents Marbella for the stylish grown-up set – a place to be seen – and has in turn, become a magnet for food lovers, tastemakers and celebrities.

The adjacent Nobu Lounge is an eclectic space with an international feel. Featuring design-led Andrew Martin furniture, wall art, mid-century vintage objects, and original artwork and posters, the lounge is an inviting space. Encouraging guests to relax and have a good time, Martel has made the lounge as authentic as possible by collecting each piece of décor personally.

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Nobu Hotel confirms March 29th Marbella resort opening

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Described as a ‘sophisticated playground exclusively for grown-ups’, the 81 guestroom resort is located between Marbella town and Puerto Banus.

Nobu Hotels has confirmed a March 29th grand opening for its Nobu Hotel Marbella, with the resort offering personal concierge service, an exclusive beach area with branded sun loungers, in-room signature Nobu treatments with access to the Six Senses Spa, a fitness centre, tennis club and golf.

Located between Marbella town and Puerto Banus, the resort is sister to the Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay and is strictly grown ups only.

The firm has, as you’d expected, paid a lot of attention to designer detail and has sought to combine location, atmosphere and world class restaurant to offer something for – in its own words – ‘even the most discerning of travellers’.

Indeed, guests in any of its 81 rooms can request to be collected from the airport in a chauffeured Tesla S car, which can be used again during their stay at the courtesy of the hotel.

All guestrooms have been given a sleek open plan design, complete with smart facilities, rain fall showers and premium mini-bars. Rooms overlook the social and epicurean hot spot of La Plaza, which comes alive at night.

Plush loungers are available at the beach, exclusively for Nobu guests, with service and a live DJ from the famous Ibiza hotspot El Chiringuito.

Furthermore, those in search of the ultimate swish getaway can reserve the four bedroom 250m2 Nobu Suite, with a living area big enough for a DJ set and cocktail party, jacuzzi on the balcony, bar, high-tech entertainment system and 24-hour in-room dining from Nobu restaurant.

“Nobu Hotel Marbella is bringing a new concept to the South of Spain,” said Francesco Rocotto, General Manager. “We are an urbane destination for entertainment, food and indulgence. From priority access to Nobu restaurant and La Suite nightclub, to our nightly turndown service, everything is designed around the guest experience.”

MarBella Hotels unveils design inspiration behind MarBella Nido Suite Hotel

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The newest addition to the MarBella Hotels family, MarBella Nido Suite Hotel & Villas, is set to open on the 5th May 2018.

Situated adjacent to sister property MarBella Corfu Hotel located in Agios Ionnis Peristeron, next to the renowned Zavitsianos Estate, all of MarBella Nido’s suites boast 180 degree views of the Corfiot straits. Taking inspiration from Corfu’s triple heritage (British, French and Italian) both in the architecture and the design of the hotel, MarBella Nido blends traditional elements with the simplicity of modern design to offer a unique and authentic experience.

Design Inspiration
The design inspiration behind MarBella Nido was to faithfully recreate the feel and atmosphere of an early twentieth-century village with architectural details taken from Corfu’s Old Town. Designed by M-Agiostratis, the architectural style reflects its long Venetian heritage with multi-storied buildings and continuous arches echoing a traditional Venetian loggia. Continuing on from the village feel, rooms are scattered in small residential buildings with courtyards, a multitude of porticoes and quaint alleyways never losing sight of or obstructing the view of the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

MarBella Nido combines design elements inspired by Corfu’s triple European heritage, with stylish modern elements effortlessly blending tradition and luxury. In order to achieve this, special attention has been paid to all architectural details, which include traditional French railings and Venetian lime based paints.

Lobby and Orangery
The open and welcoming reception area evokes the feel of a courtyard, with monolithic chequered style flooring and fruit trees, and is at the heart of the MarBella Nido complex. The lobby area is dominated primarily by comfortable sofas and large armchairs facing a grand marble fireplace and the light floods into the room through huge arcade windows with views of the glistening sea. Velvet chairs and custom-made bronze and green oasis Tinos marble top tables were carefully selected by the interior designers. Combined with a lobby bar, made from hand-carved recycled wooden panels and oasis marble, the area is elegant and welcoming. The mirrors above the fireplace are handmade, created by Dominic Schuster, experts in creating bespoke distressed and aged ‘antique’ mirror glass, using an eighteenth-century technique.

Located adjacent to the Lobby, with a greenhouse feel, the Orangery provides a calming and peaceful space to relax in and take in the soothing sounds of the sea as well as learn about the hotels’ spectacular gardens. They are surrounded by ancient olive groves, bursting with indigenous plants such as lavender, rosemary, jasmine, thyme, wild rosebush as well as other varieties.

MarBella Nido will offer a range of individually designed 70 junior suites, deluxe suites and luxury villas all with stunning views across the glistening waters of the Ionian Sea. All suites and villas will be contemporary in design with neutral tones, offering sleek and elegant furnishings combined with the local Corfiot aesthetics.

Sneak Peek: MarBella Nido, CorfuSuites and Villas
All MarBella Nido’s suites, from the Junior Suites, to the Deluxe Suites, to the Grand Terrace Suites, are designed to offer guests the utmost sense of luxury, relaxation and tranquillity. Combining modern elements with a warm blend of wooden and traditional features the suites echo Corfu’s natural charm and that of a traditional Corfiot estate making guests truly feel at home during their stay. From the nineteenth-century style armchairs and solid oak stools to the more modern, though handmade, metal and wooden bedside tables, each object has been carefully designed to match this aesthetic. All fabrics used are the finest linen and velvets sourced from world renowned brands including Designer’s Guild, Osborne and Little and Manuel Canovas. Furthermore the en-suite bathroom features a glass walk-in shower with unhindered views of the sea. The private terraces attached to the suites with colourful tiles, outdoor infinity pools and Jacuzzis, give each suite a warm and intimate feel.

Meanwhile the MarBella Nido villa accommodation, set amongst lush vegetation, overlooking the turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea, will offer privacy and space in an expansive area of 120sqm. The villa offers 50sqm of indoor space and 70sqm of outdoor space with a mixture of handmade and modern furniture and a private pool.


Kempinski Hotel Bahia, Estepona, Spain

Kempinski Hotel Bahia, Estepona/Marbella announces exciting redesign plans

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The five star Kempinski Hotel Bahia in Estepona, Marbella is delighted to announce that the redesign of their lobby and culinary venues will begin at the end of this year, as part of an extensive investment in the hotel.

The Management Team and Architects, Akos Bara, have ambitious plans to create modern, elegant and opulent public spaces, embracing the very essence of Kempinski Hotels, Europe’s oldest luxury Hotel Collection, synonymous with luxury travel worldwide.

The redesign will run from December 2017 to March 2018, and for the comfort of guests, the hotel and spa will be closed from the 11th of December 2017 until the 16th of February 2018.

Closing during this period is necessary due to the impact on public spaces. “Guest experience is paramount to us and we do not wish to dilute it, therefore during the most invasive part of the redesign we have decided to close our doors”, explained General Manager Carla Lopes. “I’m extremely proud to lead this project and we will return to the market in a stronger position as we unveil a contemporary, luxurious environment that also celebrates our hotel’s heritage and beachfront location.”

With a completion date set for March 2018, the hotel will be fully operational for the Easter season. The reimagined culinary venues will boast in vogue dining concepts and the resplendent new lobby will be an elegant space, with every detail anticipated for, positioning the hotel as a leading player within the Costa del Sol when welcoming guests from all over the world. The redesign is part of a wider investment and forms part of the company’s long-term vision for the resort.


Amàre Marbella Beach Hotel Unveils New-Look Spa

Amàre Marbella Beach Hotel unveils new-look spa

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Now open for the spring and summer season with a fresh, new look following a winter facelift, Amàre Marbella Beach Hotel looks and feels better than ever, and you will too after a visit to its new-look Spa.

The Amàre Marbella Spa by Germaine de Capuccini has also had a refresh this winter, emerging with calming interiors, a relaxing colour palate and subtle new lighting.

Enhancements to Amàre Marbella’s Spa include a restful new colour palate and lighting throughout public areas and treatment rooms, revamped changing rooms and reception area and new flooring in the water zone.


Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa and Nobu Hospitality are unveiling exciting plans to launch the Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Marbella

Nobu Hotel and Restaurant opening in Marbella

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Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa and Nobu Hospitality are unveiling exciting plans to launch the Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Marbella at the five-star resort’s exceptional location in southern Spain.

Nobu Restaurant Marbella will launch in May 2017, with the opening of the Nobu Hotel Marbella following in spring 2018 at the luxurious Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa on the ‘Golden Mile’. This new partnership between Nobu Hospitality and Puente Romano is set to create a spectacular next-generation lifestyle resort, and a holistic destination experience for all guests.

Nobu Restaurant Marbella, the first Nobu to open in Spain, will sit at the heart of Marbella’s dining scene, joining Puente Romano’s magnetic gastronomic offering of ten individual restaurants including the two-Michelin star ‘Dani Garcia’. Envisioned by Jean-Pierre Martel, one of Spain’s most cutting edge interior designers, in collaboration with StudioPCH Malibu, Nobu Restaurant Marbella will balance comfortable simplicity with natural materials and textures, consistent with the recently refurbished resort’s contemporary aesthetic.

Launching in spring 2018, the new Nobu Hotel Marbella will be distinguished by its bespoke Nobu guestroom design and sensual touches across the elegant hotel rooms. Guests can look forward to priority access to the Nobu restaurant, a private swimming pool, and Natura Bisse amenities. Nobu Matsuhisa’s exclusive in-room dining menu will be available around the clock to serve Nobu dishes to guests of Nobu Hotel Marbella who wish to make the most of the flexibility to dine in the privacy of their rooms or at the edge of the private pool.

The launch of the new hotel at the Marbella property will also see Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa entirely transformed into an all-suites resort. 184 recently refurbished suites set across 27 beautifully designed Andalusian villas, will offer access to the resort’s famous amenities and Six Senses Spa, as well as the new Nobu experience.

Further details, designs and images to be released in spring 2017.


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Puente Romano, Marbella launches villas for summer 2016

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Luxury resort Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa in Marbella, has announced the launch of three deluxe new villas for summer 2016. Complementing the resort’s recent refurbishment of its facilities and guestrooms, the new villas combine authentic Andalusian design with modern luxury to provide a sumptuous retreat from which to explore the resort’s world-class facilities.

Ideal for families, Villa Margarita incorporates three bedrooms and bathrooms, a kitchenette with dining area for up to six guests, entertainment room, and private pool with a dazzling backdrop of white Dolomite rock landscaping and hanging bougainvillea.

Puente Romano Villa Margarita
Just moments from the beach, the four bedroom La Pereza villa features a large private landscaped garden with outdoor dining area and a pool. Two bedrooms offer spectacular sea views, whilst the master bedroom’s ensuite bathroom features a deep soaking Jacuzzi, double vanity and rain shower with sea views.

The vision of interior designer, Jean Pierre Martel, La Pereza’s sophisticated design presents Greek marble throughout, blended with soft sand beiges, natural tones and warm greys reminiscent of beach pebbles and shells to reflect the property’s shore-side location. Guests can explore the locality in luxury too, with the use of a Mercedes A-Class.

Puente Romano Villa Margarita

Opening later this month and perfect for those travelling in larger groups, Villa Armonia is a five-bedroom property offering sea views as well as a beautiful spacious private garden and pool.

Located on the famous ‘Golden Mile’ on the south coast of Spain, Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa is situated between Marbella and Puerto Banus, just 45 minutes from Malaga airport. The resort imitates a traditional beachside Andalusian village, and is surrounded by tranquil sub-tropical gardens.

Guests may choose from nine restaurants offering gastronomy from all over the world and 2 Michelin star cuisine, as well as extensive health & leisure facilities including the Tennis & Fitness Club – one of the most prestigious in Europe which has hosted several major international tennis tournaments.

The premier location of Puente Romano allows guests to enjoy a day on the beach with an abundance of water-based activities. Several swimming pools overlook the Mediterranean, and those seeking relaxation can visit the Six Senses Spa to choose from a wide range of therapies and treatments.