Hyatt opens new hotel in Spain

Hyatt opens new hotel in Spain

Hyatt Hotels Corporation continues to expans its footprint with the latest opening of La Zambra, a reborn hotel destination in Málaga, Andalusia. The launch marks the completed transformation of the infamous Byblos hotel, an icon of late 20th century celebrity and indulgence.  Nestled in the Mijas mountains and just under 2 miles (3 km) from the coastline, La Zambra invites guests to experience a one-of-a-kind stay steps away from the charming “Pueblo Blanco” of Mijas, one of the white villages of Andalusia. Ideally located 20 minutes from Málaga airport, the hotel immerses guests into surrounding landscapes, offering easy access to world-class golf courses, lush natural greenery, and the stunning beaches of the Mediterranean. Guests can enjoy the relaxing lifestyle of the local culture on visits to nearby villages, or venture along the coastline to vibrant hotspots of Fuengirola, Puerto Banús and Málaga to sample the rich culture, gastronomy, and nightlife that the region is known for.


The character of the 197 rooms and suites include warm materials and soft tones, evoking longed-for Andalusian essence with an indulgent backdrop where relaxation and fun are blurred. Four distinct dining options feature the flavors of southern Spain, while the luxurious 2,500m² Mood Spa, offering a Turkish bath, sauna, whirlpools and 12 personalized treatment cabins, will recalibrate body and soul according to the mood preferred by every guest. This commitment to laid-back indulgence ensures a stay at La Zambra is a true expression of its history and Spanish-Mediterranean roots.


“We are delighted to open La Zambra and bring The Unbound Collection by Hyatt to Costa del Sol,” said Joost Kruissen, General Manager of La Zambra. “The Unbound Collection by Hyatt is dedicated to inspiring its guests to create their own stories – and ours is one of relaxed, rebellious luxury, thanks to the legacy of the emblematic Byblos hotel. We can’t wait for our visitors to start their own La Zambra story.”


The hotel’s four different dining concepts embrace the spirit of Andalusian gastronomy, combining tradition with innovation to tell unique stories about La Zambra’s locale.


La Zambra’s Mood Spa is a tranquil oasis that encourages visitors to disconnect and relax. Spa therapists guide visitors through five different wellness journeys, offering personalized treatments that immerse both body and mind. In addition, Mood Spa will offer exclusive signature treatments for body and face with elements of floating massage which allows guests to move weightlessly in a three-dimensional space creating a unique feeling of movement. Guests can also experience peaceful movement with on-site yoga and Pilates classes, led by an expert instructor in one of the hotel’s calming studios. For those looking for self-led activities, the on-site fitness facilities include a world-class gym fitted with the latest Technogym equipment, two tennis courts, a paddle court, and two outdoor swimming pools.


Keen golfers can make the most of their stay in one of Europe’s most popular golfing destinations, as the hotel has privileged access to two world-class golf courses located next to La Zambra and designed by renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, who has built more than 400 courses around the world. Nearby, Mijas has around 12 significant golf courses in the area and along the Costa del Sol there are 2 championship golf courses.


Business and leisure guests alike can create their own story-worthy moments in one of La Zambra’s four meeting spaces. The hotel’s tranquil location and natural surroundings make it an ideal choice for hosting a special occasion, from private parties to weddings. Planners will find event menus designed exclusively for their guests’ tastes and can make use of the hotel’s bars and terraces as well as an on-site nightclub to carry the celebrations into the night. La Zambra’s relaxing and inspiring energy invites visitors to come together and share ideas in one of the hotel’s sophisticated meeting spaces. The four open meeting rooms offer up to 500m² of space, with a capacity for up to 300 guests.

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