The Marbella Club Hotel & Resort
Originally founded in 1955 by Prince Alfonso Hohenlohe-Langenburg, a member of one of the great titled Noble families of Europe, the Marbella Club Hotel and Resort is one of the most famous resort destinations in the world.
Prince Alfonso, together with his wife, Princess Ira von Furstenberg, from the aristocratic family and a relative of the Agnelli family of Fiat fame, helped to make Marbella and its renowned Marbella Club the destination of choice for the rich and famous from around the world: a worthy rival to Monaco, St Tropez and Portofino.
Famous guests have included all key members of the Spanish Royal family, the Aga Khan, Baron Thyssen, Prince Rainer and Princess Grace of Monaco, The Duke of Windsor, James Stewart, Julio Iglesias, Sean Connery, Adnan Khashoggi and Brigette Bardot.
In 1990 an investment consortium headed by what is now branded as the MC (Marbella Club) Hotel Group acquired the world-famous resort and began a major investment and refurbishment programme in order to position it as a leading luxury resort destination in the 21st century.
As a result of this investment programme, the MC Golf Resort was opened in 1999 and was followed by the MC Thalasso Spa, Beach Café, MC Café, Club Grill and MC Buffett and a collection of luxurious condo-apartments and villas for private sale or rental.
Hotel Puente Romano, Marbella
Established in 1974 and opened in 1979, the Hotel Puente Romano is one of the leading 5-star hotel resorts in Marbella.
Combining beach, tennis and golf resort facilities in one luxury destination the Puente Romano provides a tennis club, two private golf courses, Thalasso spa, gymnasium, restaurants, bars/nightclub, gardens, conference facilities and four swimming pools.
Host to the Davis and Nations Senior Tennis Cups, the resort has been visited by most of the world's leading tennis stars/celebrities including Boris Becker, John McEnroe and Mats Wilander, with other guests including Jose Carreras, Ray Charles and Grace Jones.
In 1994, the hotel resort was acquired by the investment entity that is now branded as the MC (Marbella Club) Hotel Group. The Group has continued to invest and continually enhance the resorts luxury facilities in order to maintain its position as a leading luxury destination in the 21st century.
Currently, a collection of luxury resort-apartments for private sale are under development, with interiors created by international design house Andrew Martin.
Hotel El Lodge, Sierra Nevada Ski Resort, Pradollano
El Lodge is a leading boutique ski resort providing 20 rooms complete with fine dining restaurant, bar/lounge and health spa. By the village of Pradollano, and with easy access to Grenada, the Sierra Nevada Ski Resort is Europe's southernmost ski destination and is renowned for its outstanding and often challenging ski runs. The resort is host to the Alpine World Ski Championships and the FIS Alpine Ski World Club.
The Sierra Nevada resort is frequented by wealthy Spanish business people, socialites and celebrities. During the winter season, the resort plays host to skiing and snowboarding whilst during the summer months it is popular for horse riding, hiking and mountain biking.
St Petersburg Hotel, Tallinn, Estonia
Located in the capital and largest city in Estonia, the St Petersburg Hotel is housed in an elegant period building which can trace its roots back to the 15th century when it was built by a wealthy Russian merchant and designed by notable architect Christoph August Gabler.
Gabler, a graduate of the St Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts, served as Principal Architect to the Government of Estonia, and is responsible for many fine public buildings in Tallinn including St John's Church.
The hotel has 27 rooms/suites complete with conference facilities, valet service and sauna and massage suite. Situated on the shores of the Gulf of Finland, Tallinn is a major city-break and tourist destination in the Baltic region. The Old Town is a listed UNESCO Heritage site and the city was European Capital of Culture in 2011. www.hotelstpetersbourg.com
Schlössle Boutique Hotel, Tallinn, Estonia
Nestled in the heart of the Old Town, the Schlössle hotel is an enchanting jewel of a hotel that takes you back to the historical roots of Estonia.
Massive wooden beams, mural paintings, historical stone walls, antique furnishings and the affectionate personnel emphasize the charm of the hotel.
Features include a grand lobby area, lounge and reading spaces, cigar lounge and courtyard garden. During the summer months the courtyard garden is the ideal setting to enjoy breakfast and light meals under the shade trees surrounded by blossoms and blooms.
Grand Palace Hotel, Riga, Latvia
The Grand Palace Hotel is Riga's leading 5-star hotel, situated in a magnificent landmark building, once the State Bank, originally constructed in 1877.
Opened in 2000, the hotel has rooms and suites, a business centre, health club and sauna, gymnasium, two restaurants and a bar/lounge.
Riga is the capital and largest city in Riga, which itself is one of the largest and most visited cities in northern Europe.
The historic centre of Riga is a UNESCO World Heritage site, noted for its magnificent Art Nouveau architecture and elegant 19th Century wood-construction buildings.
In 2014, Riga will serve as Europe's Capital of Culture.www.grandpalaceriga.com
Bora Bora Lagoon Resort & Spa – under development
Bora Bora is a famous island in French Polynesia, a major international tourist destination due to the beauty of its clear-blue lagoon waters, reefs and islets.
The lagoon is three times larger than the landmass so the Lagoon Resort and Spa will have 76 Polynesian-style luxury bungalows, which are raised on stilts above the beautiful clear waters of the lagoon.
The resort will provide a selection of suites and villas, complete with private sundecks and plunge pools. The facilities include swimming pools, tennis court, spa, fitness centre, helipad and luxury boutiques.