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THE ENDURING ALLURE OF THE GOLDEN MILE

Much of the glamorous aura of Marbella as one of the leading resort destinations of the Mediterranean has its origins in the Golden Mile – the grand, palm-lined boulevard that links Puerto Banús and Marbella town.

Even before the famous marina of Puerto Banús was opened, in 1970, the Golden Mile was already the height of glamorous elegance, for it was here that Prince Alfonso von Hohenlohe created the famed Marbella Club Hotel, one of the most emblematic resort hotels of its kind in Europe.

Golden Mile beach, Hansa RealtyTo this jewel on the edge of the Mediterranean, which had originally been his private residence, he invited a wide circle of friends from across the international high society. They included royalty, aristocracy, business tycoons and Hollywood stars, not to mention their Spanish counterparts in cinema, sport, flamenco and bullfighting.

The man he handpicked to look after this select gathering in the finest of five-star deluxe traditions was his cousin, Count Rudi von Schönburg. This celebrated hotelier was enticed to spend his career making the Marbella Club Hotel – and later its sibling, the Puente Romano Hotel – an icon of style, luxury and fine service. Even today, when the area has a fine selection of luxury hotels, these two establishments remain at the very heart of Marbella’s continuing appeal.

The finest address

The early jet-set visitors soon fell under the spell of this beautiful spot and began to build villas and holiday homes along the beachfront and into the gently sloping hills close to the Marbella Club. New top-end residential areas such as Guadalmina, Sierra Blanca, Los Monteros, La Zagaleta and El Madroñal have since been added, but the Golden Mile remains indisputably the top address, offering the most exclusive properties for sale in Marbella.Golden Mile villa, Hansa Realty

Most sought after are the beachside mansions and super deluxe penthouse apartments set upon this very private stretch of coastline, where yachts lie just offshore and you are within walking distance of the tennis club and the stylish beach club and restaurant of the

Puente Romano resort. A fine example is this exquisite beachside estate, which includes 1,859m2 of uncompromising luxury on a private plot of almost half an acre.

An alternative Golden Mile experience is offered by this spacious duplex penthouse, whose views across the Mediterranean Sea to Gibraltar and North Africa are breathtaking. Set within a select and highly private complex with concierge service and beautifully kept subtropical gardens, it exemplifies the refinement and wellbeing that this address can offer.

However, the Golden Mile also extends on the inland side of the boulevard, where a slight elevation and beautiful green surroundings ensure that properties such as this attractive Golden Mile apartment enjoy peace, privacy and inspiring views in combination with being near Marbella town, Puerto Banús and all the amenities this region has to offer.

For a professional and personal service, contact us for quality properties on the Golden Mile and knowledgeable advice about this privileged area.

 
 

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