Club Med opens its first Spanish resort in over 20 years, welcoming guests from all over the world
MIAMI, May 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Club Med, pioneer of the all-inclusive concept, has officially opened its newest European resort, Club Med Magna Marbella. This marks the historic return of the brand to Spainsince the very first Club Med village was founded on spain Balearic Islands in 1950. The four Tridents (4 star) family resort welcomes its first guests on May 20, 2022introducing several to one of spain most mythical destinations with spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea, the bustling city of Marbella and the Sierra Blanca around every corner.
Guests who checked in over the weekend were the first to experience the resort’s dynamic interior and exterior architecture and design, culturally immersive dining experiences, and abundance of activities designed for every type. of traveler.
At the station’s opening ceremony, Henry Giscard d’Estaing, Chairman and CEO of Club Med, shared his sentiments on the continued growth of the brand. “Today we are proud to return to Andalusia, one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Europewith a new premium resort, Club Med Magna Marbella, which perfectly illustrates what Club Med has become today after the major changes of the past 20 years: a premium, “glocal”, joyful digital brand, aiming to develop a more sustainable tourism.
Also sharing Giscard d’Estaing’s sentiments on Club Med’s historic return to Spain was Carolyne Doyon, President and CEO of Club Med North and South America Caribbean. “With the opening of Club Med Magna Marbella, North American travelers can discover another authentic European destination among Club Med’s extensive international portfolio of premium sun and mountain resorts. As evidenced by this incredible opening in the South Spainlong-haul family trips to major European destinations can also be fun, seamless and, of course, all-inclusive.”
Located in the Andalusian region of Spain, Club Med’s brand new 4 Trident (4 star) family resort is nestled at the foot of the Sierra Blanca and extends over 15 hectares of colorful gardens and terraces. Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and a short distance from the bustling city of Marbella, the complex is an incomparable oasis with untouched greenery and lush flora.
Tradition with a hint of modernity is a theme displayed in the resort’s architecture and design. The property was designed with an indoor-outdoor concept married to a vibrant decor inspired by the art, culture and nature of Marbella. A variety of accommodations, including 485 rooms, are ideal for all types of travelers, from families and couples to solo travelers and large groups. Each Deluxe, Superior and Family Suite exudes a playful ambience inspired by the region and its surrounding landscapes. The resort’s two restaurants and three bars offer unlimited dining experiences carefully curated to showcase the region’s local food and drink. The main restaurant, Suenos, is at the heart of the resort while the Tierra Gourmet Lounge welcomes guests all day with a lively bar, wine cellar and gourmet snack bar ideal for Spanish wine tastings, happy hour , live music and tapas.
As part of Club Med’s ongoing commitment to social responsibility, the resort has enabled the creation of more than 300 direct jobs, more than half of which were filled by local recruits, as well as 140 indirect local jobs. After its opening, Magna Marbella aims to obtain its Green Globe certification for sustainable hotel operations. As part of the brand’s “Happy to Care” program, nearly 95% of Club Med Villages have obtained this eco-certification, which is renewed each year. In line with this commitment, the station is also equipped with solar panels that will provide the energy needed to heat the water as well as a rain collection and treatment system that will be used to water the gardens.
More than 25 sports and activities are included in a stay at Club Med Magna Marbella such as Zen yoga, aerial fitness, golf, flying trapeze, archery, beach volleyball and paddle tennis (originally of Marbella). Guests can also take a dip in one of five pools, including an indoor freshwater pool, the main lagoon pool, an adults-only Zen pool, a kids-only pool for kids’ clubs, and a family water park. . For those looking to unwind, the resort’s wellness space includes a Spa Club Med by CINQ MONDES with a hammam, 14 treatment rooms and an exclusive indoor-outdoor relaxation room for added privacy.
While adults enjoy wellness experiences, kids can write their own vacation stories at Club Med’s award-winning kids’ clubs that offer a range of personalized activities for kids and teens ages 4 months to 17. years. Families can also participate in the Club Med Amazing Family program, a fun program of weekly activities allowing families to bond and create unforgettable memories. Among the resort’s plethora of family-friendly activities are “must-do experiences” that include paddle tennis tournaments, a stroll through the nearby Pueblos Blancos, an Andalusian garden party with unlimited sangria, tapas and wine , and spend the day at the Family Fun Zone with thrilling water slides, a variety of water games, a mini-golf course and a zipline.
Destination + Exploration
Andalusia, often nicknamed “the garden of Europe“, promises varied landscapes as well as cultural and historical discoveries. Ideally located near spain south coast, Club Med Magna Marbella is just a 20-minute walk from the sandy Mediterranean beaches and Marbella town centre. It is also an hour’s drive from GibraltarRonda and Malaga making it the perfect base for exploring the rich Arab-Andalusian history and natural wonders of the region.
Excursions to the Doana and Caminito del Rey Natural Park, as well as 4×4 rides through Sierra de la Nieves and visiting local villages, are the best ways to explore the natural beauty and rich heritage of southern spain.
Develop international travel with additional Club Med Villages
Club Med Magna Marbella further strengthens Club Med as a leader in the booming all-inclusive market, joining the brand’s extensive portfolio of recently opened and refurbished 4 and 5 star resorts across Europe and Asia. These upscale, family-friendly, immersive resorts ideal for those looking to travel further outside of North Americainclude Club Med Seychelles (Seychelles – opened in 2020), Club Med Marrakech (Morocco – renovated 2021), and Club Med La Palmyre-Atlantique (France – renovated 2020). Additional details can be found here.
For more information and images of Club Med Magna Marbella, please download the press kit here.
ABOUT CLUB MED
Club Med, founded in 1950 by Gérard Blitz, pioneered the all-inclusive concept, offering approximately 70 upscale resorts in stunning locations around the world, including North and South America, the Caribbean, Asia , in Africa, Europe and the Mediterranean. Each Club Med resort offers authentic local style and comfortably upscale accommodations, top-notch sports programming and activities, enriching children’s programs, gourmet dining, and warm, friendly service from its world-class staff with expert legendary hospitality skills, global energy and diverse backgrounds. .
Club Med is present in more than 30 countries and perpetuates its authentic Club Med spirit with an international team of more than 23,000 employees of more than 110 different nationalities. Driven by its pioneering spirit, Club Med continues to develop and adapt to each market with three to five new resort openings or renovations per year, including one new mountain resort per year.
For more information, visit www.clubmed.us, call 1-800-Club-Med (1-800-258-2633), or contact a preferred travel professional. For an overview of Club Med, follow Club Med on Facebook, TwitterInstagram and YouTube.
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