Marbella, named Europe’s most exclusive destination by the European Best Destinations website

After a period of full refurbishment, the iconic El Fuerte Marbella hotel is set to reopen its doors in Spring 2023 and take its rightful place as one of the leading luxury spots here in the Costa del Sol’s capital

Marbella, 28 May 2022Marbella has long been considered an unmissable destination for lovers of luxury tourism, thanks to its exclusive offering of accommodation, restaurants and retail.

The coastal city, located in the province of Malaga, has strengthened its reputation in 2022 after being named Europe’s most exclusive and prestigious destination, placing it ahead of other top destinations including Capri, Positano, Gstaad and St. Barth. This impressive recognition was awarded by the prestigious European Best Destinations website, a platform dedicated to promoting and supporting high-quality European tourism.

An exclusive tourism offer that combines in perfect harmony with beaches, nature and weather makes the city a perfect location for refurbished El Fuerte Marbella hotel. The hotel, set inside the grounds of a historic complex previously known as Fuerte Marbella (Fort of Marbella), will be inaugurated in Spring 2023 and take its rightful place as one of the leading luxury spots here in the Costa del Sol’s capital.

Boasting more than 60 years of history, El Fuerte Marbella, one of the city’s oldest hotels, recently closed its doors as part of a full refurbishment project with an impressive investment of 31 million euros (approximately 14 million dedicated to construction works, 10 million on kitting out the establishment’s facilities and 7 million destined to other expenses). The ambitious project will boast 78 Selected suites from 251 rooms in total, a spa and a culinary offering inspired by Marbella’s local and coastal culture.

The project’s interior design is led by renowned designer Jaime Beriastain and is inspired by the natural light and Mediterranean vibes that characterise the Costa del Sol.

The hotel, which will boast a 5-star rating , seeks to combine an environment of casual luxury in an enviable location right in the centre of town with sea views.  Just a 5-minute walk from Marbella’s old town and close to the best shopping district, guests have the chance to enjoy a unique location that is just a stone’s throw from all of the sights while still offering the peaceful and relaxed vibes of an urban beachfront hotel.

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Would you like to be "Selected"?

Become part of a small, select group that enjoys exclusive access to the finest that El Fuerte Marbella has to offer.

Would you like to be "Selected"?

Become part of a small, select group that enjoys exclusive access to the finest that El Fuerte Marbella has to offer.

  • Personalized check in and check out at the Selected Desk (from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.)
  •  Accommodation in the finest rooms with excellent views.
  • Free hydrotherapy session per person per day.
  • Branded amenities “Molton Brown”.
  • Luggage storage services.
  • Enjoy the Selected area at breakfast.
  • Access to our Private lounge including food and drinks from 11:00 to 23:00h.
  • Late check out until 15:00. Subject to availability. 2 hours free access to our meeting room.
  • Transfers to places of interest in Marbella.
  • Free parking after your sixth day with us and free for your entire stay for those guests in Master Suite, Junior Suite Front Sea View & Suite Front Sea Views rooms.
  • Personalized check in and check out at the Selected Desk (from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.)
  •  Accommodation in the finest rooms with excellent views.
  • Free hydrotherapy session per person per day.
  • Branded amenities “Molton Brown”.
  • Luggage storage services.
  • Enjoy the Selected area at breakfast.
  • Access to our Private lounge including food and drinks from 11:00 to 23:00h.
  • Late check out until 15:00. Subject to availability.
    2 hours free access to our meeting room.
  • Transfers to places of interest in Marbella.
  • Free parking after your sixth day with us and free for your entire stay for those guests in Master Suite, Junior Suite Front Sea View & Suite Front Sea Views rooms.

OTHER SERVICES

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Air conditioning

telephone

Telephone

minibar

Minibar

hair-dryer

Dryer

tv-led

High definition
LED TV

kettle

Kettle

Iron

safety-box

Safe

coffee-machine

Coffee maker

Free Hygiene & cleaning products

We'll offer you the pillow of your dreams
PillowHeightHow do you sleep?
AlboránLowIf you sleep face up or you ofter change position
BrasiliaMediumFor people that sleep face up o sideways
ElbaHeightThe perfect pillow for people that sleep sideways
MariposaCervicalMaximum ergonomics to take care of your neck
  • Flex pillows offer you a refreshing sleep.
  • Choose yours depending on your sleeping position
  • Hygienic pillows. treated with Teflon: a protective stain – resistant film by DuPont laboratories.