Every grand hotel with classical pretensions needs to be renewed periodically, and that is, precisely, what has occurred in one of Spain’s luxury bastions. The beautiful Puente Romano Beach Resort, located in the city of Marbella, in the south of Spain is a member of prestigious Leading Hotels of the World hospitality group. Rated Five Star Deluxe, in 2013 the property underwent intense reforms to improve its suites, lounges and cuisine.
This beachfront enclave in Costa del Sol is a miniature city in the typical Andalusian style. The hotel features traditional houses, painted white and adorned with the standard flower pots in their windows and balconies, red tile roofs and a Roman bridge to which the hotel owes its name. This alluring space offers everything guests are looking for in a Mediterranean vacation. Read more about our selection of luxury hotels and destinations.
Gastronomy reigns supreme after the renovations. The idyllic resort now offers superb Mediterranean cuisine in its restaurant Del Mar— in the brand new outdoor terrace on the sand— and at the Sea Grill beach club. Also noteworthy are the Asian and Arab culinary options found in Suite Restaurant; Japanese delicacies in Namazake restaurant and Italian dishes at Serafina, formerly the Café Puente. To this vast gastronomic offer, we must add a “health food restaurant” —Rachel’s—as a complement to the hotel’s wellness amenities.
However, the most anticipated event of the season was the opening of Chef Dani García´s restaurant, which bears his name. The chef left the five-star Gran Melia Don Pepe restaurant in Marbella to manage Plaza Village, the gastronomic complex at Puente Romano Beach Resort. García, awarded two Michelin stars, also unleashes his imagination and creativity in Bibo Andalusian Brasserie & Tapas, a new relaxed and informal concept.
The remodelling projects also included the resort’s most luxurious suites: the Imperial and the Royal, with 2,050 and 1,500 square feet respectively, and the 2,700 square feet Villa Suite with four bedrooms, five bathrooms and four terraces, decorated by the British interior designer Andrew Martin.
The improvements will not end here. The hotel is planning to build a spectacular Six Senses spa overlooking the sea and a children’s club, and will enlarge its reception area, where guests will enjoy a lobby bar. ■