Gran Hotel Miramar, Malaga (soft launch December 2016; grand opening April 2017)
Following an investment or close to 65m Euros, a landmark historic building in Malaga has been undergoing a complete overhaul since 2014 and will launch in Spring 2017 as Gran Hotel Miramar, set to establish itself as one of Europe’s foremost grand hotels. Celebrating 90 years this December, this magnificent building, designed by celebrated Spanish architect Fernando Guerrero Strachan and inaugurated in 1926 by King Alfonso XIII as the Hotel Principe de Asturias, has undergone many incarnations including a stint as a field hospital during the Spanish Civil Wars and a 20-year period as the city’s courthouse. The building has undergone painstaking renovation to restore it to its former glory, preserving or returning many of its original features including intricate Moorish carved wood arches, a beautiful first floor gallery, Andalucían tiling, hand painted frescoes and ornate stucco ceilings. The resulting grand hotel, which will be set amongst beautifully landscaped grounds, will feature 200 rooms and suites, a fabulous ballroom, 17 further meeting spaces, three restaurants and bars including a rooftop chill out zone and spa spanning two floors among its facilities. The hotel will open in April 2017 after a soft launch period from December.