Coinciding with the beginning of the month of June, the Occidental Puerto Banús Hotel held an opening party this Thursday prior to the arrival of summer. The event was attended by more than 300 guests, including representatives of local, provincial and regional institutions, as well as the tourism sector (related to the hotel industry, catering, tour operators, travel agencies, MICE operators, golf…). The business sector was represented at the event by the main Marbella associations and entrepreneurs and the party was also attended by local, regional and national media, as well as influencers and well-known people from the world of show business.
The afterwork evening took place in the facilities next to the swimming pool which, like the façades of the Occidental Puerto Banús hotel, were decorated with special lighting for the occasion. The party started with a welcome drink at the exit to the terrace and was enlivened by the renowned cellist Cello Femme and a Cyr Wheel (an acrobatic dance on a rotating hoop). The celebration continued with more musical performances, namely a concert by Nacho Lez Band and a session by Kaya DJ. One of the surprises of the night was the acrobatic dance of two artists hanging from the façade of the hotel, imitating Spiderman’s movements.
After the presentation speeches and the projection of the corporate videos of Occidental and Barceló Hotel Group, a cocktail was served with local seafood and local produce, including smoked sardines on brioche bread with EVOO caviar, blue tomato emulsion and black olive soil, ajoblanco with marinated melon and red tuna slice and squid steak burger with wakame aioli.
In addition, there will be several corners with oyster openers, Iberian ham cutters, a cheese flower stand Cheese Flowers, a natural fruit market and an ice cream cart from Nonna Helado Artesanal, as well as a cocktail bar with acrobatic “flair” by Juanjo Montes, several times Spanish champion, and a premium gin and tonic bar. The red and white wine served throughout the event was Peces de Ciudad, a project to create excellent ecological and sustainable wines that donates 100% of the profits to the social work of cancer research.
A fusion of modern and local architecture
Located in one of the most renowned luxury marinas in the world, next to the main square in the town of Puerto Banús, Marbella, the Occidental Puerto Banús hotel opened its doors on 21 July 2022, completely renovated and having obtained the reclassification to 4 stars. A refurbishment project that, from the design point of view, has sought harmony between modern and local Mediterranean architecture. To achieve this, the focus has been placed on the end user experience, meeting the high standards of Barceló Hotel Group and using the highest quality materials brought from different parts of the world.
As a result, the Occidental Puerto Banús hotel has 294 spacious and bright rooms, which incorporate everything necessary to ensure maximum comfort during the stay, including a small kitchen and a pleasant furnished terrace to enjoy the good weather. The user experience is rounded off with well-maintained communal areas, including the swimming pool and garden area.
The Occidental Puerto Banús hotel is an example of combining respect for the environment with innovation and quality in a hotel refurbishment project. The hotel offers its guests a unique experience in a privileged enclave. As the inspirational concept of its social media profiles says, it is “an oasis in the frenzy”.
Its gastronomic spaces include the à la carte restaurant Arrozante, the perfect place for rice lovers; and the trattoria restaurant La Dolce Vita, with exquisite Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, which opens its doors on 14 June. In addition, the hotel has the innovative Breeze Gastro Pool Bar concept, which offers an interesting variety of healthy and pampering snacks.