Opened in September 2008, the Hotel Vincci Selección Estrella del Mar is located in one of the best and most peaceful areas of Marbella – in Elviria, just a few metres from the beach with the finest sands in the municipality. Close to the five-star hotel, which is only seven kilometres from the town centre, is a range of bars and restaurants between five and 15 minutes by car, and the largest commercial centre on the Costa del Sol – La Cañada – with numerous boutiques, shops of all kinds, cinema, etc., all 10 minutes from the hotel.
The hotel is the ideal accommodation for golf enthusiasts, with more than 40 courses within 30 minutes by car. Clients of the hotel, which offers a Golf Desk, can take advantage of special green fees and free transport to some courses.
There are also various marinas a short distance away (four in Marbella), including the famous Puerto Banús with its spectacular yachts, exquisite restaurants and many top-brand boutiques, jewellery shops, etc.
The hotel comprises 133 elegant and spacious rooms and suites, most with spectacular views over the sea. There are also four rooms specially equipped for physically handicapped guests, located on the ground floor and with direct access by ramp to the pool and garden area. In addition, there are connected rooms, with the possibility of joining together up to four separate rooms.
All the rooms have individual air-conditioning controls (warm and cold); direct telephone; mini-bar; interactive satellite TV with plasma screen; internet ADSL connection; music system; and safe. The bathrooms have a shower and separate bath, hair-dryer; “magnifying” mirror; telephone; wide range of welcome products; bathrobes and slippers.
The hotel also have a 5,000 square metre beach club beside the golden sands of the nearby beach, just 100 metres from the hotel’s main entrance.
At the beach club is the Nammu Areas Spa, which have three separate areas: Sport Area, comprising cardiovascular area, muscle-toning and organised activities rooms; Thermal Area, or individual area, with massage booths, jets, Niagara bath, Jamaica bath, lime and algae wraps, facial treatments, body treatments and relaxation area; and Thermal-Game Area, or collective area, which offers a thermal-game circuit with “active” pool, jet pool, medicinal foot bath, peeling showers, hot bath, steam bath, dry sauna, mixed saunas, ice booth, gravity jets, showers with essences, tropical shower and cold mini-pool. The “active” pool offers various elements including water beds, “swan neck”, geysers, hydro-massage armchairs, hydro-massage jets at different heights, water cannon and river area. The beach club will also have a fitness centre.
The actual hotel has a gymnasium and small thermal circuit (Nammu Corner Spa) which includes jacuzzi, sauna, hamman, ice fountain and peeling shower. There are also two booths for health and beauty treatments (massages, wraps, etc.).
The hotel’s architecture and decoration has been created with the aim of ensuring it stands out from other luxury hotels in the area, providing a special atmosphere that can be fully appreciated and leave pleasant memories for guests of this very individual establishment.
The hotel has 15,000 square metres of attractive gardens, with a large number of plant species, fountains, a beautiful lookout area with huge Mediterranean pine trees and four outdoor pools – one heated and another offering access for people with limited movement, via an automated chair that lowers them into the water. One of the pool areas has huge Balinese-style hammocks, just perfect for relaxing, as well as a pool bar.
The hotel complex offers a choice of three restaurants (one a la carte) and two bars, as well as a mini-club for children.
One standout feature of the establishment is its moderate height and horizontal development, in complete respect of the surroundings; and a discreet façade comprising attractive brick tiles, opening out on to tranquil garden and recreation area, and indoor spaces with abundant water features and vegetation.
The concept of Islamic architecture is particularly apparent here, as well in the hotel itself, with corridors, indoor patios and compartmentalised indoor areas coming together in intimate corners.
Vincci Selección Estrella del Mar offers similar features to those found in the Middle East, even some mansions in India, with a fresh and original combination of art-decó and local tradition, the ornamental tile floors and windows of white line and aged materials giving the hotel its own personality – and unique style.
The main palette of colours comprises earth, stone, green-grey, tobacco and black, which are repeated constantly with subtle variations, creating a very elegant and relaxed ambience. Decorative ornaments, with a slight oriental touch and in natural colours, are a feature of the communal areas and individual rooms.
The furniture is highlighted by numerous antiques and original pieces, together with other features created exclusively for the hotel.