Support Marbella in its bid for Davis Cup

Photo by Dan Gold on Unsplash

Photo by Dan Gold on Unsplash

Marbella is expanding its love affair with professional tennis. Following the success of the Senior Masters at the Puente Romano’s splendid courts, the town is now making a bid to host the next Davis Cup tie between Spain and Great Britain.

The mayor, Ángeles Muñoz and Javier Mérida, the councillor for Sports, visited the Spanish Tennis Federation in Madrid at the end of October to put Marbella forward as a candidate for the tournament that will take place on 2nd-4th February 2018.

If successful, the Puente Romano Hotel has already announced that it will build extra stands to accommodate the tennis fans who are sure to flock to this prestigious sporting event. The plans would extend the number of seats to 8,500 and includes the addition of TV commentary boxes and VIP areas, as well as media and IT zones.

Marbella’s proposal argues that the town offers the best climate for an outdoor match in February, adding that there is more than sufficient accommodation locally to cater for visitors and it is well located for international travellers with the airport being only a 40-minute drive from the town.

If the proposal is accepted, Marbellís and residents from other parts of the coast could witness the battle between the two national teams, hopefully led by Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray. Great Britain and Spain are considered to be amongst the major competitors for the Davis Cup and to have the world’s No.1 and No.2 seeded players take to the courts in Marbella is surely an event that will attract exceptional ticket sales.

Other plans in the proposal include the provision of two access routes to the stadium, plus a free bus transfer service. A host of other promotional activities are also planned around the event, including an Internet campaign, a tennis clinic for children and the gift of 1,000 commemorative T-shirts for those who buy the first tickets.

As we know, tennis is popular here with at least a dozen clubs and 4,000 residents who play on a regular basis. Marbella’s council has called on the Junta de Andalucía to back its bid to the same extent as it supporting the bid by Granada to hold the same tournament. Marbella has the backing of several local sport and tourism bodies and politicians have even started a petition on change.org. And, if you are watching social media, you will probably see posts using the hashtag #SíCopaDavisMarbella.

We will know in a couple of weeks if Marbella is successful. We hope the answer is “Sí.”

News flash: since writing it has been announced that Marbella will indeed host one of the qualifying legs of the Davis Cup next year!

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Modern Architecture Is All About Getting It Right

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Modern design is loved by critics and architects alike, who enjoy the creative freedom it offers them, while the general public has also once again embraced its clean geometric lines, uncluttered interior, open-plan layouts and panoramic window frontage. It is fair to say that modern architecture is very much in fashion these days, especially in Marbella, evolving all the time from the original stark white geometry of a few years ago to now also incorporate solid materials such as wood, stone and oxidised iron.

Colour is another element that is coming back, along with retro-inspired elements and a growing trend towards eclectic mixing of old and new, with ethnic motifs from around the world thrown in. In the hands of a knowing professional the effect is simply stunning, but with modern designs more than others you can get it very right or very wrong. The quality of the architecture, the balanced proportion of dimensions and the standard of materials used are what make the difference between flop and modern classic.

As developers of modern properties on the Costa del Sol we are very aware of this and take great care not just to blindly follow trends and produce ‘standard’ homes but to really look at the design of the projects we develop. In this we analyse the location, surroundings, views and also the specific lifestyle the properties offer. An apartment differs from a villa or semi-detached villa in its make up, and a city centre apartment is sufficiently distinct from a residential, beach side or front-line golf one to warrant personalised thinking when it comes to design, dressing, landscaping and amenities.

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We love this process and challenge the architects we work with to go that much further each and every time we commence a new project, be it a Marbella villa, a townhouse in La Cala de Mijas or modern apartments on the New Golden Mile. The result is a standard of design that is the product of true attention to detail, passion for design and the desire to offer our home-buyers something unique in every Altavista Property development. It is how we wowed the market with the look and features of the villas at La Finca de Marbella and achieved commercial and critical success with the inspired architectural styling of the Cabopino apartments at La Montesa de Marbella.

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Contact us for more information about the beautiful new apartments and villas being offered by Altavista Properties on the Costa del Sol right now.

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Modern Living in Nueva Andalucía

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Nueva Andalucía is one of the most sought-after places in the Marbella area, in fact, it is a lovely residential suburb that is best known for the golf courses whose undulating fairways weave between urbanisations made up of apartments, townhouses and substantial luxury villas. These golf courses have made the area famous as the ‘Golf Valley’ of the Costa del Sol and consist of Los Naranjos Golf Club, Real Golf Las Brisas and Aloha Golf Club, with La Quinta and Magna Marbella golf courses also adding to the golf lover’s heaven. But golf is not the only thing on offer here however, as there is also a huge range of local amenities including tennis and padel clubs, supermarkets and many popular bars and restaurants offering a wide variety of choice and cuisines.

We are therefore delighted to offer you La Morelia de Marbella, a brand new off-plan, exclusive boutique development of just sixteen apartments, duplexes and penthouses in this privileged part of Marbella. With our trademark cutting-edge modern design, we have ensured that fabulous coastal views are maximised from this elevated position, as well as views over the beautiful tropical gardens and infinity pools that make up the communal areas of this select development. Each apartment features its own private plunge pool for that extra touch of contemporary style and will be finished with the highest quality materials available.

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The beauty of living in Nueva Andalucía is that whilst being a haven of residential tranquillity, the fantastic amenities of Puerto Banús and Marbella are just minutes away. Puerto Banús is a world-renowned haven for the international jet-set who are drawn to the beautiful marina surrounded by exclusive designer boutiques. Marbella, just a little further, is a cosmopolitan town with a charming historic Old Town as well as thriving sea promenade where locals and tourists alike wander in the warm summer evenings.

Contact us to find out more about the lovely apartments for sale at La Morelia de Marbella, or any other property in our wide portfolio of new and resale properties.

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