Marbella landmark hotel renovation


THE HOTEL Don Miguel, one of the first and most well-known hotels built during the Spanish tourist boom of the ‘70s is to be refurbished… and renamed.

After being closed for over ten years, it’s planned to be open for business again in 2019 having been bought by Arab investors six years ago. The total cost for the renovation is expected to be in the region of €70m.

The abandoned complex was taken over in 2013 by a company known as Magna Hotels & Resorts and has since done a deal with popular hotel operator Club Med to reopen the property. Club Med, known for specialising in the more high-end and all-inclusive family holiday market was the same group that operated the Don Miguel until it closed in the year 2000.

This project – unveiled in the presence of the Mayor of Marbella José Bernal – will mark the return of Club Med to Spain after beating 23 other operators in the bid organised by Magna Hotels to run the establishment. Work is due to start soon and once opened will bring around 300 new jobs to the area.

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