If you don’t want to compromise on your next visit to Marbella – and who does? – then you might have good reason to take an interest in the news that one of the city’s most historically significant and renowned hotels is undergoing a refurbishment.
And we aren’t talking about just ‘any old’ refurbishment – we’re talking about work that will transform the legendary and much-loved Hotel Fuerte Marbella from a four-star into a five-star establishment.
Just the latest chapter for one of Marbella’s most fabled hotels
The story of Hotel Fuerte Marbella goes back almost to the advent of serious tourism in Marbella. The then-45-room (now 263-room) hotel first opened its doors in its enchanting beachfront location in 1957, and it has been on quite the journey since then, including being visited by such famous figures as Walt Disney, Penelope Cruz, and Timothy Dalton.
But what of the next chapter in the story of Hotel Fuerte Marbella? It promises to be a seriously exciting one, it having been announced that the building will be transformed into a new five-star hotel called El Fuerte Marbella.
It has been reported that the work is costing some €31 million, with would-be guests able to check in from the spring of next year. In fact, a trial website has already been set up for El Fuerte Marbella, and as of the time of typing, bookings were being accepted for May 2023 onwards.
What can prospective guests expect?
Hotel Fuerte Marbella has said that those visiting the fully revamped hotel will be able to enjoy a “freshly renovated look and improved services”.
The El Fuerte Marbella website is promising “casual luxury, an exclusive and welcoming atmosphere and the sheer comfort offered by its location on the city centre’s beachfront, which offers stunning sea views right across Marbella’s seafront promenade.”
Indeed, the location has long been one of the major draws of this hotel, and not just because of the breath-taking views or even the accompanying swimming pools, surrounding gardens or historic ‘old town’. That’s because the hotel is also exceedingly convenient to reach, being a mere 40 minutes’ drive away from Málaga Airport.
Oh, and when one chooses to base themselves here, they will also be just 4.3 miles away from the happening nightlife scene of Puerto Banús.
Prospective guests at El Fuerte Marbella can also expect warm and timeless interior design courtesy of the studio of prestigious Chilean designer Jaime Beriestain, as well as top-class cuisine and “professional service that puts the finest details first.”
In short? This is a hotel renovation project that you will want to stay informed about. So, we suggest you keep checking the El Fuerte Marbella for the very latest information on its progress – and when you can expect to be able to check in, and check it out, for yourself.
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