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Sotogrande News

Sotogrande News

by Chris Chaplow

A round up of news items of interest to visitors and residents of Sotogrande for 2021. Latest items added to the top, older items archived for resarch interest. Page last updated 07-056-2012.

SO/ Sotogrande Resort and Spa opens late July 2021

SO/ Sotogrande Resort and Spa (former NH Almenara Sotogrande) will open late July 2021 as announced by Marc Topiol, Chairman of Sotogrande SA on an online interview on 22-06-2021.

Reservation are being accepted online for Thursday 29th July onwards. Managed by SO/ Hotels and Resorts (formerly Sofitel) and the most avant-garde brand in Accor’s luxury portfolio, this being the first SO/ property in Spain. The former Amenara Hotel was part of the NH group who used to own the Sotogrande estate. It had been closed for refurbishment since late 2018. ‘SO/ Sotogrande Resort and Spa will reflect the brand’s rebellious luxury’. Hotel comprises 151 rooms and 24 suites, large outdoor pool, extensive landscaped gardens, and adjoining Spa. It is adjacent to Almenara Golf Club House. 

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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.

Foundation stone laid at the La Reserve Development – Village Verde

The mayor of San Roque, Juan Carlos Ruiz Boix, and the CEO of Sotogrande SA, Roberto Roca, and members of the construction company laid the Foundation stone at the Village Verde residential development at La Reserva, Sotogrande on Monday 21-06-2021

The development consists of two, three and four bedroom apartments of ​​between 180 and 520 square meters, plus exclusive four bedroom penthouses. The first 48 homes will be ready for occupation at the end of 2022.

At the event, the mayor highlighted Sotogrande's commitment and commitment to the city and to excellence, as evidenced by this development, of which its first 48 homes are scheduled to be delivered by the end of 2022.

In total there will be homes 122 built on the 16-hectare plot. In a third phase 20 independent villas will be constructed next to the lagoon.

Puerto Sotogrande - a marine laboratory

Puerto Sotogrande signed an agreement on 1st June 2021 with three Andalucia Universities; Malaga, Granada and Almería, to turn the port into a laboratory for the service of science, training of the marine industry with the aim to encourage business innovation and to help address environmental and socio-economic problems.

One specific project is to the use of new technologies to monitor the biological invasion of Rugulopteryx okamurae (brown algae) in the Strait of Gibraltar.  This is detailed in the ECO2-Sotogrande project. This includes taking samples from boats on the Andalusian coast. Remote undersea vehicles will be used to study the presence of these invasive algae on the Costa del Sol and the Strait of Gibraltar.

Music Video filmed in Sotogrande Marina

Dani Cerdán, singer and DJ from San Martín del Tesorillo and former town councillor has released  his second song, Amor de callle.  His first release was called ‘My Game

Amor de calle, is a reggaeton-flamenco genre and the video was recorded in Sotogrande Marina and San Martin de Tesorillo and features Dani Cerdán himself and Mayka Rivera, actress, model and former contestant on the television program La Isla de las Tentaciones.

Aramco Team Series golf tournament in Sotogrande

The Aramco Team Series golf tournament, which is part of the 2021 Ladies European Tour, has announced that due to Coronavirus restrictions, the Singapore event has been rescheduled to La Reserva de Sotogrande on August 5th to 7th. Confirmed players include Lexi Thompson, Georgia Hall, Anna Nordqvist or Emily Kristine Pedersen.

Other dates scheduled for 2021 by Aramco for the series will be London (July 8 at the Centurion Golf Club in St Albans), New York (from October 14 to 16) and Jeddah (from November 10 to 12).

Other 2021 Ladies European Tour, tournament dates in Spain are Terramar in Sitges and Los Naranjos Golf Club in Marbella.

Sotogrande Golf Challenge

Sotogrande Golf Challenge is a new amateur golf tournament is taking place at seven courses in the Sotogrande area in 2021

The circuit begins on June 26 at Reserva de Sotogrande and Alcaidesa Links and will continue on July 10 and  24 at San Roque Club, followed by August 14 at Almenara, and August 28 in La Cañada and then September 18 and 19 at the Real Club Sotogrande.

The 24 best pairs (12 scratch and 12 handicap) will then compete in the Grand Final on November 11 at the Real Club Valderrama just a few weeks after the Andalusia Valderrama Masters 2021 takes place there.   200 participants are expected to enrol for the tournament, registration fee is 750€ (or 500€ club members) and the deadline 17-06-2021 at www.sotograndechallange.com.

Sotograde and nearby summer 2021 music concerts

Concerts scheduled for summer 2021 include Trocadero Flamenco Festival, Algeciras Cabaret Festival, Paco de Lucía International Guitar Meeting, and a series of concerts in San Roque.

Torcedero Flamenco Music Festival is taking place at the Trocadero beach club in Sotogrande in July and August. More details on our Torcedero Flamenco Music Festival page.

The Cabaret Festival Algeciras 2021 is a major event planned for this summer. 2021 is the second edition  Artists including Vanesa Martín (July 29), Karol G (July 30), El Barrio (July 31), Aitana (August 1), Sarayma / Amado (August 5), Niña Pastori (August 6), María José Llego (August 7) a tribute to the Lion King (August 8). Tickets can be purchased through the website tickets.com, El Corte Inglés and Discos Grammy.

Paco de Lucía Guitar Meeting will also take place in Algeciras, the late guitarists hometown. Between 400 and 500 people will be seated in the María Cristina Park, between July 1 and 6. Artists such as Diego Valdivia (July 1), La Tana (July 2), Alfonso Núñez "El Purili" (July 2), Remedios Amaya (July 2), El Perla (July 2) Domingo Rubichi (July 2), Pasión Vega (July 3), David Morales (July 4), Víctor Monge Serranito (July 4), Yamandu Costa (July 6), José Mercé (July 5) and Regina Laza (July 5). Ticket sales are available at ticketentradas.com and Grammy Records.

San Roque will have three summer concerts: Carnival Night on July 30, Antonio Orozco on July 31, and Cristo Pasión and Esperanza on August 1 .


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