Puente Romano Hotel: Life and work of Marbella’s luxury
Located on Marbella's exclusive Golden Mile, Puente Romano Hotel is one of the most famous and luxurious hotels on the Costa del Sol, whose history dates back to the 1970s in Spain, being a key player in the evolution of Marbella as a luxury tourism destination.
With an exclusive location, on the beachfront and only 45 minutes from the Malaga International Airport, its wide range of services and unrivaled leisure offer is regularly recognized with awards and accolades such as Best Resort in Spain 2016 by the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler magazine, which led him to become an established member of global rankings and companies such as The Leading Hotels of the World.
The hotel takes its name from an ancient and legendary Roman bridge built during the 1st century, today the nerve center of the resort. Its atmosphere and design have been adapted to this ancient bridge through a great work of design and lighting that guide the visitor through a typical structure of an Andalusian village.
In 1974, the German-Spanish Prince Alfonso Von Hohenlohe, founder, and owner of the successful Marbella Club Hotel began to consider the possibility of creating a new and more exclusive hotel in the area. After several conversations with one of his regular clients, Mr. Mouaffak Al Midani, in 1979 Puente Romano officially opened its doors as a hotel after the purchase of Al Midani.
"In 1979 Puente Romano officially opened its doors as a hotel"
At the same time, a British businessman of Iraqi origin, David Shamoon, established himself in Marbella. In 1975, the fates of Shamoon and Marbella Club Hotel crossed when Shamoon purchased the adjoining Los Delfines, property from a US citizen, for almost one million dollars at the time. Following the death of Saudi businessman Mouaffak Al-Midani, in the midst of the crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s, Shamoon bought the Puente Romano Hotel and, with a policy of continuous investment, brought the concept of luxury and exclusivity implemented by Hohenlohe years earlier to its peak, beginning a new golden era for the resort.
From Frank Sinatra to Novak Djokovic
The greatest example of the status and international recognition of the Puente Romano Hotel is its exclusive guest book, where celebrities, from the world of Hollywood to important politicians and Arab sheiks, share the same signature. Novak Djokovic, Sean Connery, Rod Stewart, Tom Cruise, or Frank Sinatra, are some of the stars who have chosen and continue to choose this part of the coast to spend their holidays.
Let's start this exclusive tour with the six outdoor swimming pools, each one with spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea. An exclusive atmosphere that alternates areas of Mediterranean sunshine with shaded areas in the best restaurants on the Costa del Sol. We move on to the hotel's SPA, a sauna accompanied by a Turkish bath, jacuzzi, and a heated pool, complete an experience in which a wide variety of beauty and wellness treatments put the icing on the cake. We continue our walk through a recently renovated gymnasium with the latest technology in spinning, yoga, and even boxing.
For tennis lovers, Puente Romano boasts the highest quality tennis courts, designed to provide a professional playing experience, which led it to host the 2022 Davis Cup between Spain and Romania, among many other events. Finally, the resort has a wide variety of restaurants, from Mediterranean cuisine at the Bibo restaurant to the unique experience of the brand new Peruvian Coya, the Thai food at the Thai Gallery, or Nobu.
This gastronomic and leisure offer began to attract chefs from all over the world, bringing together in the same complex several Michelin Star restaurants, such as Dani García, or different offers such as La Suite, or El Chiringuito, recognized by Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2023 as one of the best beach clubs in the world. There is also a wine bar available to sample a selection of local and international wines.
To sum up, Puente Romano Marbella is a luxury resort with a wide range of facilities and services, from outdoor pools to a world-class spa and a wide variety of haute cuisine restaurants. There is something for everyone at this unique resort on the south of Europe.