The hotel Club Med Magna Marbella -a luxury all-inclusive that has a category of 4 tridents premium-, will receive its first clients on May 20 after the completion of the modernization work on the old Don Miguel building, which lasted 4 years.
The opening ceremony and the ribbon-cutting of the resort has been attended this Monday by numerous personalities from the public and private spheres, including the Tourism delegate of the Board, Nuria Rodríguez; the Mayor of Marbella, Angeles Muñoz or the president of the Association of Hotel Businessmen (Aehcos) of the Costa del Sol, José Luque, among others.
The president of Magna hotels & resort, Jihad Megharief, has been in charge of leading the event with a presentation of the main characteristics of the tourist establishment, highlighting that it will have as its pillars “family and congress tourism”.
To do this, the establishment has “70,000 square meters and 120,000 gardens” where erect “487 rooms with a capacity to accommodate 1,100 guests” or “15 meeting and event rooms” to accommodate 1,200 visitors.
On the other hand, he alluded to the design of the hotel, highlighting the children’s areas and where “the 50% of the rooms are connected” thinking of families with children, a population to which “more than 1,000 square meters” are allocated. In addition, he has recalled that the establishment has “3 swimming pools”, of which “two are heated”as well as “4 restaurants” and “16 treatment room SPA”.
For sports practice, Club Med offers “10 tennis courts, 6 paddle courts, 2 for volleyball, a multipurpose for soccer and basketball, a field to practice golf, archery” or water games for children.
“After a hard and complicated road full of obstacles and unforeseen events, the result is satisfactory and gratifying”, declared Megharief, while she highlighted “the positive impact of the project in Marbella for the jobs and trade that has been created”
On club med’s choice to manage the hotel, which already carried out this task with the former Don Miguel; has valued “its 72 years of experience in operating in resorts of this caliber”, which will complement the “very powerful product and the exclusive offer of Marbella and the Costa del Sol”.
For his part, the president of Club Med worldwide, Henri Giscard d´Estaing, has emphasized that the brand “returns to Marbella and Spain, where it was born”, noting that the brand returns to “Andalusia, which is one of the most attractive destinations in Europe”.
The business representative recalled how the Covid-19 pandemic has delayed the project, that “after 22 years of his departure he returns to Marbella”, for which “a reconstruction” of the old hotel Don Miguel, which also managed the French group until its closure in 2004.
“Club Med has never ceased to stand out for its Pinero spirit, innovation, staying true to its DNA: the coexistence, freedom and the desire to be happy together”while it has advanced that the tourist establishment “will receive its first clients from May 20”, being a “flagship” of the group the resort of Marbella.
The delegate of Tourism has remarked that “Club Med represents what the destinations Marbella, Malaga and Andalusia are”, of which he has pointed out that “they are safe, accessible and sustainable”.
The mayor of Marbella, Ángeles Muñoz, has described the resort What “the long cherished dream” that sees the light after closing the old Don Miguel in 2004 and resuming the project in 2012 at the hands of Magna hotels & resort and Club Med. The common objective of the public and private sectors is, in this case”, “twork to provide Marbella with the best facilities and fight against seasonality”, the councilor stressed.