The iconic Iberostar Málaga-Playa hotel in Torrox Costa officially reopened with an inauguration event last Saturday, having undergone a major makeover during the low season.
Both the interior and exterior of the hotel have been modernised. In addition to repainting the outside of the building, a terrace and snack bar has a new windowed area, allowing for its use during the winter months. New pools, including slides for children, have been built and the 18,000 square metres of gardens have also been given a new look.
Inside, the carpets have been replaced with vinyl flooring, there is a spa area as well as ample fitness facilities and all 319 rooms and 94 apartments have been updated, given them a “fresher look with clear colours,” according to the commercial director of the Iberostar group, Xisco Martínez.
During Saturday’s inauguration, Martínez also highlighted the modernisation of the dining area, which includes a buffet-style service as well as a renewed menu, which incorporates Mediterranean dishes, and “a modern gastronomic offering with fresh, top quality products.”
The hotel will offer activities such as a diving school and water-sport excursions and advertise the proximity of the Baviera golf course in nearby Caleta as well as Añoreta in Rincón de la Victoria.
The new look and focus on quality has led to the hotel being awarded a four-star superior rating.
The chain, which has a further five hotels in Andalucía, was keen to point out that 80 per cent of the modernisation work was carried out by Andalusian companies and around 120 people were employed for the duration of the project.
Work started in November last year, when the hotel was closed completely. It reopened again in time for Easter week.
The Iberostar Hotels & Resorts chain is based in Palma de Mallorca and was founded by the Fluxa family in 1986. The company currently owns 100 four- and five-star hotels in 17 countries.
In Andalucía it owns the Iberostar Costa del Sol in Estepona, the Coral Beach in Marbella, the Andalucía Playa and Royal Andalus which are both located in Cadiz province.