The Four Seasons hotel chain, renowned worldwide for luxury tourism, will arrive in Marbella with a five-star hotel project including luxury beachfront private residences to attract tourists of higher quality to the Costa del Sol in a fight against tourism seasonality.
The 600 million euro resort – the hotel chains second in Spain – will be constructed on a 400,000 square metre plot of land in the exclusive eastern side of Marbella which is currently owned by Villa Padierna.
Along with operating the 200 room hotel, Four Seasons will also lend its name to the entire project, which includes private villas and residences expected to take up some 25% of the land, along with internationally acclaimed restaurants arriving in Spain exclusively for this project.
The resort will occupy both sides of the A-7 in Los Monteros with a tunnel under the motorway providing access to the beach side of the development and ensuring sea views for the hotel and properties to the north.
Ricardo Arranz, owner of Villa Padierna, highlighted the significance of such a large brand arriving in Marbella as a major force in battling seasonality on the Costa del Sol due to its enormous client portfolio.
The ceremony for the laying of the first stone is scheduled for Friday 5th October with the Secretary general of the World Tourism Organization (WTO), Zurab Pololikashvili expected to attend along with the president of the Junta de Andalucía, Susana Díaz, and the Marbella mayor, Ángeles Muñoz.