GOLF HOTEL AND HEALTH SPA
new £10 million Almenara Hotel, the first to be built by Sotogrande
SA on its exclusive residential resort and well away from the tourist
hustle and bustle on the Costa del Sol in Spain, is due to open
1 September 1999. Destined to be one of the finest retreats in Europe,
the 4 star hotel is situated on a hilltop location with commanding
views over the surrounding new Almenara Golf Course and Mediterranean.
The 17th Hole
hotel is a major part of a £28 million development programme
at Sotogrande started last year including the golf
course which has been designed by top designer, Dave Thomas.
Eighteen holes have been completed and a further 9 holes will be
added in 200, together with a driving range for up to 100 players
and a golf academy with video swing analysis equipment and three
full size practice holes.
hotel is being built in traditional Spanish style using all Spanish
materials and making the most of one of the highest points on the
2,000 hectare estate, overlooking pine and cork oak trees towards
the sea, with lakes and the Almenara hills as a backdrop. There
will be 150 double rooms set in a combination of single, and double
storey units around the main hotel building, ten of which will convert
into one or two bedroom suites. All have balconies, terraces and
en suite bathrooms, as well as satellite television, in-house videos,
mini bar and telephone. All the hotel facilities can be accessed
over beautifully landscaped grounds by golf buggy.
Almenara hotel will cater for every gastronomic whim. A formal restaurant
with terraces for dining al fresco, will offer international cuisine
with an emphasis on Spanish, together with Pacific Rim specialties
and using fresh produce whenever possible, much of which will be
grown especially in he hotel's own kitchen . Top UK chef, John Player,
previously at Wentworth Golf Club, the St. Enodoc Hotel at Rock
in Cornwall and most recently Australia, has been appointed to manage
the whole catering operation. As well as two bars, one tapas bar,
and a more formal piano bar there will also be a coffee shop and
restaurant in the Health Club.
Health Club will be for hotel guests as well as Sotogrande residents
and will include a salon, sauna, steam room, gym, aerobics studio
and pools with trainers in attendance at all times.
call 00 34 956 790306 for reservations.