Estepona, 7 March 2023 – The Kempinski Hotel Bahía journey began 24 years ago this March, when the doors to this prestigious hotel welcomed its first guests into its grand lobby. With spectacular views out over the Mediterranean sea, its unique beachfront setting and architecture and its extensive gardens, it soon gained a reputation as a paradise for both locals and international visitors, many of whom feel as if they had been transported to another world. From welcoming royalty, heads of state, celebrities, musicians, families, couples celebrating weddings and honeymooners, to prestigious brand launches, beach polo events and classical-music concerts, to even appearing in a rather famous Spanish film, the hotel has a thousand stories to tell, and thousands more memories have been made here. Happy anniversary, Kempinski Hotel Bahía!
Designed by the renowned architect Melvin Villarroel, the hotel’s architecture reflects its front-line beach position, with uninterrupted views towards Africa, Gibraltar and the Málaga coastline. The architect also took inspiration from both Morocco and Andalucía as he pays homage to the land by reflecting its terracotta colour throughout the building, as well as delicate touches in the form of arches and turrets. For inspiration, Villarroel also looked to the ancient Almenara watchtower, nestled in the subtropical gardens, having proudly guarded the coastline since the 16th century.
As the first international-branded five-star hotel to open in the area, Kempinski Hotel Bahía has a relationship with the town of Estepona that has grown over the years. From creating careers to celebrating weddings, many locals have a fond connection with Kempinski Hotel Bahía, and that also includes a number of staff who are celebrating their 24th work anniversary at the hotel as well! The hotel retains its European luxury feel – intimate but friendly, elegant and attentive to guests’ every need – and its 128 rooms and 17 suites are comfortably yet classically decorated. During 2018, the hotel’s key spaces, including the lobby and two restaurants, underwent an extensive refurbishment, creating a modern and inviting dining hub, El Paseo del Mar, which consists of Black Rose The Bar, Baltazár Bar & Grill and Spiler Beach Club, all of which are open to the public. Spiler Beach Club has recently become a popular destination for those looking to escape the crowds and enjoy a more sophisticated yet laid-back pace of life. Connected directly to the promenade which runs along the coast, the beach club has seen a surge in guests dropping in for a drink and a bite to eat whilst out walking or cycling along this enchanting path. Many now come to spend the day under the swaying palm trees and enjoy the sunbeds for the day as well as the extensive gardens, three swimming pools and spa facilities, with an indoor relaxation pool, gym, steam room and sauna included in the day pass.
During the month of March, the hotel is delighted to announce a number of celebrations to mark this milestone moment. In the anniversary month, you will be able to enjoy two ‘Kempinski Birthday’ cocktails for EUR 24 in the incredible Black Rose The Bar, whose terrace overlooks the pools and extensive gardens in all their glory and directly out over the Mediterranean.
From 20 to 26 March at Spiler Beach Club, Executive Chef Adrian Topan will craft four traditional tapas with a twist, including a drink, for EUR 24 per person. The beach club, which is open to the public, is ideal for those strolling or cycling along the promenade to stop and take a seat on the terrace with uninterrupted sea views.
For those looking for a short break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, why not take advantage of the 24% discount on all bookings* made during March 2023 (24% Anniversary Discount). Three perfect reasons to visit Kempinski Hotel Bahía this March!
About Kempinski Hotel Bahía:
Kempinski Hotel Bahía, which is nestled in Estepona – Marbella, Spain, is a breathtaking luxury beachfront resort hotel with 143 rooms (including 17 suites) overlooking the Mediterranean Sea with subtropical gardens and pools, and features a meeting and events centre, trendy culinary concepts and an exclusive Kempinski Spa.
Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Today the Kempinski Group operates 80 hotels and residences in 34 countries and currently has more than 25 prestigious projects under development around the globe. Each five-star hotel reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage; each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.
Justine Haughey · Marketing Manager
Kempinski Hotel Bahía
Autovía del Mediterráneo A-6, Km. 1066 · 29680 Estepona · Spain
Tel: +34 952 809 500
Email: [email protected]