Quietly nestling in the foothills of the Andalusian mountains is La Zambra, only three kilometres from the sea between Malaga and Marbella, the two main centres of Costa del Sol life. This five-star Grand Luxe resort is part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, one of the luxury brands of the international hotel chain with a portfolio of more than a thousand hotels and all-inclusive properties across 72 countries and six continents.
To stay at La Zambra is to experience a perfect expression of Mediterranean tradition and lifestyle: the character of the hotel, with its 197 guest rooms and suites that capture the essence of Andalucía through warm materials and soft tones; the four different food and drink areas evoking the culture of Southern Spain, with typical local flavours and produce; and the luxurious Mood Spa, one of the largest on the Costa del Sol, with its 2,000 square metres dedicated to wellness treatments.
The whole of La Zambra is an ode to Andalusian tradition, an unending source of inspiration where architects Estevia I Estevia have opted for natural materials that blend with the intimate and inviting feel of the hotel’s Spanish Mediterranean design. Caring for the environment has been an important consideration at La Zambra, with its commitment to reducing its footprint as much as possible through sustainable practices, such as water and energy saving, waste reduction and responsible sourcing.
Spacious and filled with natural light, La Zambra’s 197 rooms and suites invite you to discover the simplicity of Andalusian architecture through their characteristic white shades, natural fabrics and local design and craftsmanship. Each is a luxurious space with living area opening onto stunning terraces overlooking the gardens, golf courses or swimming pool.
The four areas dedicated to food and drink at La Zambra Resort embrace the classic tastes of different cultures, with Mediterranean cuisine as the base and a wide variety of local and international flavours. Palmito is a restaurant designed to satisfy everyone’s pallet. Guests can personalise their choices depending on the time of day, from breakfast to dinner. There are healthy and plant-based options, grilled meats, a fish and seafood extravaganza for those who want a true taste of the Mediterranean and delicious options for the little ones. Picador is a traditional-style tavern with Andalusian flair at its heart. The menu, which draws on local culinary flavours, invites diners to step out of the ordinary with perfectly paired dishes or the best world wines to taste by the glass, all in a vibrant atmosphere. Bamboleo offers a creative cocktail menu accompanied by delicious snacks at any time of the day, ideal for a morning aperitif, a sundown cocktail or even a nightcap with music. And finally, La Bartola, an authentic Andalusian ‘chiringuito’ bar, which serves light lunches by the pool and refreshing juices and smoothies.
Wellness and all that it involves – sport, meditation, nutrition, sleep, etc. – is now more than ever a key part of the overall travel experience. Mood Spa meets this need by combining the best products with natural techniques in its 2,000 m2 of facilities with swimming pools, hot tubs, hamman and sauna. For those feeling more energetic, La Zambra has a world-class gym, open 24/7 and equipped with Technogym technology, as well as tennis and padel courts. The wellness area also offers yoga and Pilates classes in a spacious studio filled with natural light.
La Zambra is a luxurious paradise where the style, philosophy and services are redefining the best standards in travel. It is easy to reach every part of the Costa del Sol from here; from the white mountain villages, such as Mijas, through to Malaga, with its amazing historic sites and museums, and cosmopolitan Marbella, the luxury capital of the Costa del Sol, the visitor can explore all the coast effortlessly. What’s more, this area is a true paradise for golf lovers as the Costa del Sol has more than 70 courses, including some of the best in Spain and Europe.