TRAVEL & LEISURE
Founded by Prince Alfonso von Hohenlohe in 1954, this now-legendary resort occupies a prime patch of Marbella’s Golden Mile, tucked away from the buzz amid peaceful pine groves. A love-letter to slow living, Marbella Club has gracefully evolved from its rustic, motel-style origins to encompass 115 rooms and suites and a collection of 17 villas. The 5,000 sq m, Kids Club is one of the best in Europe, making the hotel a paradise for families. Marbella Club is also a dazzling destination for socialising with 10 restaurants and bars, and perfect for wellness travellers, thanks to its sea-fronted Thalasso spa and heavenly Holistic Studio, set in lush botanic gardens, offering deeply healing, integrative health practices.
As a family run hotel, our very personal and emotional bond to the Marbella Club goes hand-in-hand with a mission to not only minimise our impact on our society and environment, but to also leave it slightly better than we found it. Based on a profound respect for our grandparents’ way of life, our natural resources and the people who preserve them, we at the Marbella Club pledge and actively work in the following areas: follow sustainable practices to reduce the impact of our operations on the environment and to ensure energy efficiency; support the efforts of local initiatives, producers and artisans to safeguard ancient traditions and practices; underscore our commitment to the wellbeing of our employees by securing equality of conditions and opportunities; and finally, motivate our employees into being catalysts of change.
A WORD FROM THE OWNER
Our outlook on sustainability is inextricably linked with our hotel’s heritage and preserving it. We are honoured to be working side-by-side with the team at Positive Luxury, a community of forward-thinkers who have beautifully linked our industry with our common passion for being responsible
JENNICA SHAMOON ARAZI
BUTTERFLY MARK TESTIMONIAL
The Butterfly Mark assessment framework provides us with the guidance we need to ensure we are embedding sustainability at every level of our business and building a strong ESG position for the future. Undergoing this process will help us minimise risk by ensuring our hotel operation is beyond compliant with existing environmental legislation and future proofed against incoming national and international government regulations. Obtaining the Butterfly Mark itself will demonstrate our genuine commitment to the UN´s Sustainable Development Goals, increase our social credibility amongst both our clients and employees, and help us achieve long term shareholder value. Leigh Barrett, Director of Group Sustainability, MC Hotels
DIRECTOR OF GROUP SUSTAINABILITY