At the height of the coronavirus crisis but with confidence in the product and the destination, the Higuerón Hotel Málaga Curio Collection by Hilton will reopen on 26 June with a new tower containing 113 premium suites which complete an improvement and expansion project which has cost 25 million euros over the past two years. It is the first hotel in Spain to announce its reopening after the pandemic.
José Navas, the director of Hilton's most luxurious hotel on the Costa del Sol, believes recovery will be sooner than predicted. He says clients are reconfirming their bookings and they are receiving requests for new ones. "We hope that by the second half of July tourism will be functioning well. If the airlines maintain their capacity and prices from before the crisis, the sector will recover faster," he says.
This establishment, which he describes as "a travel experience in itself", has expanded from 177 rooms to 290 including the 113 premium suites, of which 16 are in duplex style, where travellers can enjoy accommodation which is 87 square metres in size with views over the Mediterranean, a jacuzzi on every roof terrace, Balinese beds and a solarium.
Navas says the hotel is also an experience for art lovers, with its own collection of works by famous artists such as Lita Cabellut, Manuel Rivera, José María Sicilia and Enrique Brinkmann, as well as temporary exhibitions. With its seven restaurants, one of them run by Michelin-starred chef Diego Gallegos, it also aims to be a haven for gastronomy enthusiasts.