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The new Hotel Silken El Pilar Andalucia is located in the old town of Estepona © Michelle Chaplow
The new boutique Hotel Silken El Pilar Andalucia is located in the old town of Estepona

New Hotel openings in Andalucia, Spain

Global travellers always have their eyes on Andalucia, we on your behalf, always have our "ear to the ground" to share news of exciting new hotel openings and major refurbishments in Southern Spain.

New Hotel openings in 2022 in Andalucia, Spain

La Zambra, Mijas
The iconic Hotel Byblos, opened in 1984 visited by Princess Diana in 1995, has been closed since 2010. It was sold in 2018 to Intriva Capital who entered into an agreement with Hyatt who will manage the hotel as part of their 'The Unbound Collection'. Hyatt's July 2020 announcement for opening in early 2022 was revised several times and opened for guests on 22nd September 2022.

New Hotel projected openings in 2023 and beyond in Andalucia, Spain

METT Hotels & Resorts Marbella – Estepona will expand with a beachfront  hotel in the east of Estepona municipality. The Beach Resort has 253 guest rooms, multiple dining experiences, swimming pool, and spa. The new METT hotel will be 5 star rated. The pre-reform hotel was Iberostar. Originally cited as a Summer 2022 opening, but more likely to be early 2023 or even summer 2023. Hotel investment Partners (HIP) (a Blackstone Inc company) announced in July 2022 that it has adquired the property for an undesclosed sum. It will still be operated by Sunset Hospitality Group under the MITT brand.

Maravilla Palace in Estepona
Boutique four-star Maravilla Palace Hotel, part of the Silken Hotel chain, located between Calle Real and Plaza de las Flores. Also brewing German brand Ellerbrau craft beer in the basement. The ornate and well lit decoration of public area demonstrates elements of German palatial style. There is a rooftop terrace and pool. Closure of of the Cafe Real which was locally known by its former name Manicomio and the demolition of Edificio Maravilla took place in early 2016. Works were delayed on finding Moorish tanning factory on the site. No published opening date, observation suggest early 2023.

Projected in Seville; Autograph Collection Sevilla, 5-star 95 room 35m € reform of the former HQ of Banco de Andalucía. Construction is underway on 5* hotel with 28 rooms in two buildings in Plaza de San Francisco in Seville. Proprietor Millenium Real Estate to be operated by Marugal.

Las Dunas Club in Marbella is a 5 star W brand hotel with 186 rooms and separate building with 89 tourist apartments and 115 residential apartments located at Duna Real de Zaragoza costing 200m €. The project includes 300m section of public beachfront promenade. Permissions are still not complete and an optimistic time-scale would be building licence and construction tenders received in late 2021 and opening in early 2024. 

Hotel Banús and Exhibition Centre Marbella is a 250 room 5* hotel costing 134m € that will be managed by the Hyatt and will include, as the name suggests a convention centre. 

Siete Revueltas Resort in Marbella is a 5* GL with 120 rooms and 321 residential villas. Located in the La Chapas district at Arroyo Siete Revueltas at Alicates playa. This is a 77m € project. 

Four Seasons in Marbella, had the honour of the Andalucian President laying the foundation stone in October 2018 for developers Fort Partners (Miami), Immobel (Belgium) and the local Villa Padierna Group who open in 2022 a 5* GL 200 room Four Seasons Resort including 486 apartments and houses constructed on 220.000m2 of the 325.000m2 plot which has 600m beach-front west of Torre Rio Real.  The 2022 date will not be met as only an access road is constructed, however in November 2020 Marbella Town Hall granted a license for construction of 56 residences as a Phase 1 and in October 2021 approved the necessary local development plan. Architect will be Richard Meier.

Barceló hotel group plan to open Hotel Adif Cádiz which will be a 4 star 180 room hotel built into the vestibule of the railway station. It will include swimming pool and rooftop terrace view over the city. Although announced in 2018 as opening in 2020 it was delayed by need for the Town Hall to reclassify the land which located near the Palacio de Congresos and conservation issues for the nearby city walls and Puerta Tierra.

Millenium Investment Partners anounced in January 2020 that they would build a five star hotel as part of the Finca La Hacienda project next Alcaidesa Links golf course in La Alcaidesa resort in San Roque municipality just west of Sotogrande. The 144 room hotel will be built on a 21.000 m2 plot which was purchased from Alcaidesa Holdings along with the two golf courses (links and heathland) and golf club house the previous month. Gallery.Cunstruction underway Summer 2022 of the 5* hotel and 54 hotel-apartment complex including Spa, meeting rooms and sports facilities. Hotel will be operated by Fairmont.

The first Christian A. Rockefeller luxury gated community of residences, with hotel and golf club is to be constructed just to the west of La Reserva Sotogrande and north of Zagaleta future development and the A-2100 road in Castella de la Frontera municipality.
 

New Hotels that opened in 2022

H10 Chroma Málaga
Known locally in Malaga city as the Moneo hotel after the architect Rafael Moneo. This four-star newly built property on the site of the La Mundial building formerly a pension and once the Palacete de los Condes de Benahavís, Only certain elements were rescued from the original building such as the railings. Has 138 rooms, parking, restaurant and gym. Room reservations were available from 1st August 2022.

Vinnci (Calle) Larios 10
Four-star hotel managed by Vincci was scheduled to open in 2020 and now accepting website reservation from 1st August. It has 76 rooms, a restaurant, a small swimming pool on the terrace. The building dates from 1821.

Hotel Room007, Seville
The Hotel Room007 opened two new hotels in the central Alfafa district in spring 2022. Hotel Select Tetuán  (calle Tetuán, 17), offers 73 bedrooms. Salvador Hostel (calle Buiza y Mensaque 3) opens in a historic listed building. The Hotel Room 007 group has 12 projects opening in Spain in 2022. In May 2022 the company announded the purchase of compeditor Bluesock Hostels and hopes to reach 1.300 rooms and 4.000 beds in 2023. 

Hard Rock Hotel Marbella
Hard Rock hotels group announced in November 2021 that they plan to re-open the emblematic 1970 Andalucia Plaza Hotel in June 2022 following a 3m euro refurbishment. The 334 room and 50 suite hotel will also feature six restaurants including roof terrace, VIP bar and infinity pool. This is the fourth hotel in Spain for the 35-hotel chain after opening in Ibiza in 2014 and later in Tenerife and Madrid. The actual property was purchased by Stoneweg Hospitality and Bain Capital Credit in mid 2021. The investors also announced in February 2022 that they had purchased the Los Monteros Hotel in Marbella for 47m euro. Opened late-June 2022 with official opening ceremony 14th July 2022.

New hotels in Marbella

Hard Rock Marbella

Hard Rock Marbella in Marbella provides adults-only accommodation with a restaurant, a bar and a garden. Among the facilities at this property are room service and an ATM, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, evening entertainment and a 24-hour front desk.

Club Med Magna Marbella
The former Hotel Don Miguel in Marbella, which was a popular hotel from opening 1975 until its closure in 2004, it underwent major refurbishment by the Magna Hotels and Resorts Group and Club Med. It opened 14 May 2022. it is the largest hotel in Marbella with 485 bedrooms, 14 meeting rooms, largent is 1.000 capacity, 5 restaurants, 4 swimming pools, artificial pool. The hotel specialises in all inclusive family holidays. Over €70 million was invested into the project and the re-opening was originally scheduled for August 2019 then Spring 2020, then October 2021, then Spring 2022.

MIM Sotogrande Club Maritimo
The Majestic i Messi Hotels (MIM Hotels) group owned by footballer Leo Messi, purchased the Hotel Club Marítimo for 45m€ located in the Sotogrande Marina. It is the groups fifth hotel in Spain. This four star hotel which opened in 1990 has 45 rooms and views of the Marina an outside terrace restaurant and first floor restaurant. It opened for Easter 2022 and is managed by sister company Majestic Hotel Group of Barcelona,

Ibis Styles Sevilla City Santa Justa
Located in Seville, 1 km from Santa María La Blanca Church, Ibis Styles Sevilla City Santa Justa provides accommodation with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, private parking, a fitness centre and a bar. With free WiFi, this 3-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and a kids' club. The hotel features family rooms. Opened May 2022

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Hard Rock Marbella

Hard Rock Marbella in Marbella provides adults-only accommodation with a restaurant, a bar and a garden. Among the facilities at this property are room service and an ATM, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, evening entertainment and a 24-hour front desk.

New Hotels that opened in 2021

Barceló constructed the Barceló Conil Playa in Conil de la Frontera, a 4-star 210 room hotel in the La Fuente del Gallo district. Originally announced for Spring 2020 it opened on 15-06-2021.

La Equitativa Conversion - Only You and Soho Boutique.
The iconic building La Equitativa in Malaga Located between Calle Larios and the Muelle Uno is being turned into two hotels. Work started in June 2019. The base of the building will be an 93 room five-star hotel by 'Only you' (Palladium Hotel Group) which opens on 10-10-2021 whilst the the tower will be a four-star run by Soho Boutique Hotels which opened 01-09-2021.

SO/ Sotogrande 5 star Spa and Golf resort and several restaurants which is also welcoming to non residents and events opened 01-08-2021.

Plácido y Grata Hotel in Seville opened on September 23. The boutique hotel by Your Living Space Atelier is located in an old manor house from the end of the 19th century. A mix of traditional Sevillian architecture and the use of modern solutions and materials.

Plácido y Grata

Featuring a bar, a shared lounge as well as a terrace, Plácido y Grata is located in the centre of Seville, 400 metres from Plaza de Armas. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property.

B&B Hotel Málaga Centro

Situated conveniently in the Malaga Centro district of Málaga, B&B Hotel Málaga Centro is set 1.5 km from La Malagueta Beach, 2.1 km from La Caleta Beach and 2.1 km from San Andres Beach. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and a concierge service, along with free WiFi throughout the property.

ICON Malabar

Boasting a bar, terrace and views of city, ICON Malabar is situated in Málaga, less than 1 km from La Malagueta Beach. This 4-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage space and free WiFi. The hotel has family rooms.

SO/ Sotogrande

Located in Sotogrande, SO/ Sotogrande is a 5 star resort featuring a golf course with three 18-hole combinations, and several restaurants. There is also a 2500 m² spa including a hot tub, gym, sauna and fitness and wellness centre.

Soho Boutique Equitativa

Featuring an outdoor swimming pool and a bar, Soho Boutique Equitativa is located in Málaga, 800 metres from La Malagueta Beach and 1.6 km from San Andres Beach. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel features family rooms.

Only YOU Hotel Málaga

Boasting an outdoor swimming pool, bar and views of sea, Only YOU Hotel Málaga is situated in Málaga, 750 metres from La Malagueta Beach. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi. The property is allergy-free and is set 1.6 km from La Caleta Beach.

Soho Boutique Malaga

Located in Malaga, this stylish hotel is just 500 metres from Malaga Cathedral. Soho Malaga features a bar, free WiFi and a shared lounge. Each bright room at Soho Malaga offers city views. All rooms include a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, laptop safe and a telephone. Some rooms have a balcony. The private bathroom comes with a bath or shower and a hairdryer.

Ikos Andalusia

Set in Estepona, 800 metres from El Saladillo Beach, Ikos Andalusia offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a fitness centre and a bar. Among the facilities at this property are room service and a kids' club, along with free WiFi throughout the property.

Barceló Aracena

This 4-star spa hotel is located in a fantastically picturesque setting within the Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche nature reserve.

The hotel's large and tastefully designed grounds take their inspiration from the Aracena's castle and the traditional whitewashed Andalusian villages that surround.

 

New Hotels opened in 2020

Hotel Brö-Adults Only

Hotel Brö-Adults Only in Málaga provides adults-only accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, a shared lounge and a garden. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and a concierge service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Some units at the property feature a patio with a garden view.

Anahita Boutique Hotel

Featuring a bar, Anahita Boutique Hotel is located in Málaga in the Andalucía region, 1 km from La Malagueta Beach and 1.4 km from La Caleta Beach. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property.

New Hotels in 2019

Palacio Solecio Palacio Solecio

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.

 
Higueron Hotel Malaga, Curio Collection by Hilton Higueron Hotel Malaga, Curio Collection by Hilton

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.

 
Occidental Fuengirola Occidental Fuengirola

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

Hotel Casa Palacio María Luisa
Hotel Casa Palacio María Luisa

Set in the Old Town district of Jerez de la Frontera, Hotel Casa Palacio María Luisa is 800 m from Jerez Cathedral. Providing a restaurant, the property also has a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a garden.

 
La Parada del Marqués
La Parada del Marqués

Situated in Seville, La Parada del Marqués provides a terrace. The property is set 200 metres from Plaza de Armas. Located in the Old town district, the guest house is within 600 metres of Triana Bridge - Isabel II Bridge. At the guest house, the rooms come with a desk.

 
One Shot Palacio Conde de Torrejón 09
One Shot Palacio Conde de Torrejón 09

Situated in Seville, 3.1 km from Isla Mágica, One Shot Palacio Conde de Torrejón 09 has a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a bar and rooms with free WiFi access. Well located in the Old town district, the property is set 3.6 km from Barrio Santa Cruz and 4.4 km from La Giralda and Sevilla Cathedral.

 
Hotel Lobby Room Sevilla
Hotel Lobby Room Sevilla

Offering air-conditioned rooms in the Old town district of Seville, Hotel Lobby Room Sevilla is 60 metres from Triana Bridge - Isabel II Bridge. The property is around 600 metres from Plaza de Armas and 800 metres from Archivo de Indias.

 
La Alcoba de Palacio
La Alcoba de Palacio

Situated in Seville, within 90 m of Archivo de Indias and 800 m of Triana Bridge - Isabel II Bridge, La Alcoba de Palacio features free WiFi. Featuring a terrace, this property is located near attractions such as Plaza de España.

 
Nobu Hotel Marbella
Nobu Hotel Marbella

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

Gran Hotel Miramar
Gran Hotel Miramar

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.

 
Eurostars Torre Sevilla
Eurostars Torre Sevilla

Located 700 meters from Plaza de Armas, Eurostars Torre Sevilla is located in the last 13 floors of this skyscraper, the highest building in Andalucia. Free WiFi and private parking are available on site. The hotel features high range and modern design, with traditional details.

 
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