Marbella Club Hills
Five-star residential living
Marbella Club Hills, in the Marbella Club Golf Resort, is a luxurious community of villas and villa apartments that boasts country club living combined with the five-star amenities of one of Marbella’s most prestigious brands.
Words: Michel Cruz
Images courtesy of Marbella Club Hills
It’s not every property development that can carry a luxurious brand such as that of the legendary Marbella Club Hotel, but in being the product of a venture between MENA Capital and the classic hotel group, Marbella Club Hills is in many ways an extension of the epitome of style and refinement found on the Golden Mile.
To begin with, this luxurious gated community of spacious villas and villa apartments is set within the country club environment of the Marbella Club Golf Resort – itself the inland extension of the Marbella Club and Puente Romano hotels. Here, in the foothills of the Serranía de Ronda mountain, near the village of Benahavis, you will find the same five-star deluxe creed that has made the Marbella Club name so famous.
The 18-hole Marbella Club golf course designed by Dave Thomas is a fine example, with its broad, green fairways forming the focal point for those living in this country estate close to Marbella and Estepona. The same is true of the elegant clubhouse, with bar, panoramic terrace restaurant, pro shop and other first-class golf facilities, and with the opening of a new road linking the Marbella Club Golf Resort to the Benahavis road, the coastal road can be comfortably reached in under ten minutes.
Dotted with luxurious villas on expansive private grounds, the estate has long offered a refined country living environment within easy reach of Marbella, Puerto Banús and the beaches of the Costa del Sol, with golf, clubhouse and also horse-riding facilities right on its doorstep as the Marbella Club’s prestigious equestrian centre is also located within the resort. For many, this setting represents the very best blend of rustic life surrounded by open nature yet also close to all the diversions and amenities of the coast.
Modern sophistication in a country estate
Today that optimal lifestyle blend comes with a further dimension, meaning that you can enjoy contemporary style, comfort and technical infrastructure within a spacious, natural setting with fantastic golf, mountain and sea views. Marbella Club Hills is an example of this, bringing the five-star deluxe Marbella Club concept to a residential development of private villas and luxurious villa apartments set upon 158,000 square metres of what constitutes a country estate within a country estate.
Construction covers around five per cent of this elegant gated community, ensuring that natural greenery and landscaped park areas abundantly surround the contemporary Mediterranean architecture designed by Villaroël-Torrico Architects. Styled to blend into their cultural and natural setting, the villas are also ensconced within lush gardens while the luxurious apartments and penthouses offer optimal space and privacy, not to mention an orientation that takes in a great swathe of coast and countryside.
Using the slope of the land ensures all properties enjoy such views in a luxury residential resort community where the first phase is focused upon three-four bedroom apartments dubbed villa apartments for their space, refinement and features. The second phase will also include two-three bedroom options, as well as four-bedroom semi-detached villas with private pools set a little further down the slope near the private tennis and paddle club, which forms part of Marbella Club Hill facilities that also include a large outdoor swimming pool with cabana areas, an indoor spa with heated pool and gyms, and a reception with concierge services.
The first floor apartments have a single-level simplex layout, but both the ground floor garden apartments and the top floor penthouses feature a duplex arrangement, making this a community with a broad range of property options set within small, private buildings surrounded by greenery. This is boutique development the Marbella Club way built by an experienced international property expert accustomed to offering high-spec construction, style and finishing qualities combined with modern amenities and an inspired indoor and outdoor treatment that creates one extended lifestyle area complete with lounging and dining spaces, rooftop pools and decorative design details.
To round it off, owners at Marbella Club Hills will be members of the adjacent golf club and equestrian centre, as well as having an exclusive membership card that provides priority access and rates within the Marbella Club Hotel and Puente Romano resort – from the tennis club, gym and beach clubs to the restaurants, spa and even the exclusive Owners Club at the Puente Romano. Taken together, this is a uniquely broad blend of product and services within a luxurious boutique development that not only bears the Marbella Club name, but also enjoys the full range of its services.