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Plaque dedicated to tourism pioneer Margaret Horn Taylor

 New plaque dedicated to tourism pioneer Margaret Horn Taylor
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  • The British woman, known as Mrs Beautell, leased the property that became the Hotel Castillo de Santa Clara to George Langworthy, who opened what is considered to be the first Costa del Sol hotel

Mayor of Torremolinos José Ortiz and councillor for Culture David Tejeiro attended the unveiling of a new plaque at the Hotel Castillo Santa Clara in honour of Margaret Horn Taylor.

A pioneer of tourism on the Costa del Sol, Mrs Beautell, as she was known among the local community, leased the property in La Carihuela to George Langworthy ('El Inglés de la Peseta') and she is credited with initiating what is considered the first hotel on the Costa del Sol.

 New plaque dedicated to tourism pioneer Margaret Horn Taylor

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Born into a military family in England in 1885, Margaret was described as a 'kind and generous lady'.

She lived in Tenerife and then Madrid with her four children, before heading to Torremolinos during the 1920s.