New Hotels on the Costa del Sol
Here are a selection of new opening hotels. In this list we include significant hotels which have either opened as completely new hotels or have undergone major refurbishment.
New Hotels in 2021
The iconic Hotel Byblos, visited by princess Diana, has been closed since 2010 but was recently sold to an international investment group (currently unnamed), which plan to reopen the hotel by 2021. Colliers International were the company to broker the sale and a spokesperson for the business said that the objective is to reopen it and maintain its original character, with approximately 200 rooms. It will reportedly be a high-end luxury hotel.
La Equitativa Conversion
The iconic building La Equitativa in Malaga is to be turned into a luxury hotel. The base of the building will be a five-star hotel whilst the the tower will be converted into a four-star establishment. Unlike the base, a works license has not yet been given for the tower but doors are expected to open in 2021.
New Hotels in 2020
Club Med Magna Marbella
The old Hotel Don Miguel in Marbella, which used to be a popular hotel with tourists in the past until its closure in 2004, is undergoing major refurbishment by the Magna Hotels and Resorts Group and Club Med. Over €70 million will be invested into the project and the re-opening is currently scheduled for spring 2020 (a delay from the original opening time of summer 2019). It will reopen as a Club Med hotel.
The company Ikos Resort has begun refurbishing the old Hotel Princess in Estepona into a beachfront complex with 411 rooms and 11 swimming pools. It will become the first luxury resort the group has built in Spain, and will see the seven buildings in the old hotel complex completely refurbished inside and out, with new communal spaces and a development of the rooms up to the standard of a five star hotel. Currently, the opening of the hotel is predicted for the end of 2020.
New Hotels in 2019
In a prime city centre location, Palacio Solecio, provides the look and feel of staying a 19th century señorial house featuring traditional central patio. Since only the facade is original, the interiors offer all modern conforts. Opened late 2019.
Formerly known as the 'Double Tree', the Higueron Hotel Malaga, Curio Collection by Hilton has reopened after a 22 million euro investment. It features a stunning rooftop infinity pool with panoramic views of the mountains and the sea. Located in Fuengirola, it offers a spa, fitness centre, and 3 outdoor swimming pools. The Higueron Hotel Malaga is home to the Michelin starred restaurant Sollo.
What was once Las Pirámides hotel has undergone a complete transformation and reopened after a 15 million euro investment by the new owners, the Barceló chain. Occidental Fuengirola is located right in front of the sea, close to various golf courses and only a short distance from some of the most interesting cities of Andalucia. Fuengirola town centre is just 500 metres away along the beachfront promenade.
New Hotels in 2018
Nobu Hotel Marbella is set in Marbella. Each accommodation at the 5-star hotel has views to the resort's Plaza square , and guests can enjoy access to an outdoor swimming, a fitness centre and La Suite night club. Plaza de los Naranjos is reachable within 3.6 km and the nearest beach is 500 metres away.
New Hotels in 2017
The luxurious Gran Hotel Miramar is set in a listed XX century building and is located in Malaga, 10 metres from La Malagueta Beach. This beachfront hotel has a spa centre and a seasonal pool. Featuring views of the beach, the garden, or the city, the elegant rooms at this hotel are all air conditioned and well equipped.