1. STYLE ON DEMAND: NOBU HOTEL MARBELLA
Stay at a Nobu hotel and you’re guaranteed a good time, as exclusive experiential luxury is high on the agenda. Nobu Hotel Marbella joined the Golden Mile in 2018, bagging an enviable beachside location that lets guests make the most of the Mediterranean sun amid pretty, pared-back surrounds.
The hotel design is as sleek as its service, style-centric but with substance to boot. An adult-only property means the grown-ups get their own playground, with indulgence, rejuvenation and wellbeing Nobu Hotel Marbella’s MO: sink into the Six Senses Spa for a CBD massage, sip cocktails at the newly-opened La Salva poolside lounge, feel good from a workout at the high-tech fitness club, then add a new string to your bow with a private cooking class with Nobu Marbella’s head chef or an in-suite mixology class.
The laid-back daytime tempo ramps up after-dark, as the party crowd comes out to play. Sip aperitivos around La Plaza, then dine on black miso cod and sushi at Nobu Restaurant & Bar, before heading to Marbella’s exclusive nightclub, La Suite, inspired by Studio 54.
Wake up in the lap of luxury in a Nobu Suite - a contemporary space all natural woods and marble in soft tones, with views of the impressive Concha Mountain. You’ll also have your own colourful living room, a cool bar area, and private Jacuzzi.
WHAT: Nobu Hotel Marbella
WHERE: Bulevar Principe Alfonso von Hohenlohe, Marbella, Spain
TEL: +34 952 778 585
2. FIVE-STAR VILLAGE VIBES: PUENTE ROMANO BEACH RESORT
With 13 acres of tropical gardens at its disposal, this beautiful, rustic-luxe property sits on the beachfront of the Golden Mile between Marbella and Puerto Banus in the Andalusían village of Puente Romano.
It first opened in 1979 as one of Marbella’s original luxury hotels, and is still highly sought-after by travellers wanting a laid-back holiday, combined with flawless service, world-class gastronomy. Its calming colour palette of cream and fawn play out against whitewashed walls, terracotta tiles and pops of aqua, from reception to its newly-refurbished suites, each with their own private access.
Weave your way through the subtropical garden paradise amid over 400 different species of plant, to find swimming pools, tennis courts and a Six Senses Spa. Marbella Club Golf Resort is near by, so you can tee off against to views of the Benahavis Mountains and the Med. As for the food... Puente Romano Beach Resort has a real appetite for life, with 15 restaurants that include the newly-added La Concha, with its beach club vibe and own waterfall.
There’s also Les Jardins Du Liban for Lebanese, suped-up breakfasts and power-lunches at El Chringuito, the prettiest Mediterranean snacks at Patio Sur, champagne and seafood indulgence at Sea Grill and the hottest table in town at Nobu.
WHAT: Puente Romano Beach Resort
WHERE: Bulevar Principe Alfonso von Hohenloh, Marbella, Spain
TEL: +34 952 820 900