|Michelin Guide to Span and Portugal 2014 - the 2105 edition will be launched in Marbella this November.|
A few days ago it was announced that the Spain and Portugal Michelin Guide 2015 will be launched at Hotel Los Monteros in Marbella on 19 November.
Last year the town was a finalist in the race to hold the event, but in the end it took place at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
This will be the sixth presentation of the guide, which has also been held in Madrid, San Sebastian and Barcelona. Marbella beat Valencia and Santiago de Compostela to hold the 2015 launch.
|Patio of Los Monteros Hotel, where the 2015 Michelin Guide to Spain and Portugal will be launched. Photo: Los Monteros Hotel|
The venue for the launch will be the five-star Los Monteros Hotel and Spa, a grand luxury establishment which has hosted the likes of Michael Jackson, Julio Iglesias, Baroness Von Thyssen, Sean Connery and Antonio Banderas. Its restaurant, El Corzo, was the first hotel restaurant in Spain to be awarded a Michelin star.
According to the organisers, with the choice of Marbella as venue for the event, Michelin "is showing its support for tourism and, specifically, for costal tourism, which is facing up to the current economic situation with positive results." It's the first time the launch has been held in southern Spain.
Marbella has more Michelin-starred establishments than any other town or city in Andalucia - Dani Garcia's Calima, now transferred to Hotel Puente Romano, El Lago, and Skina.