May 2023 marks the celebratory opening of Spain’s first 5-star Grand Hyatt Hotel at the luxurious La Manga Club Resort in Murcia.
The elegant Grand Hyatt La Manga Golf & Spa adds a final jewel to the popular private resort’s crown, and it has been predicted that the arrival of the Grand Hyatt brand at the resort may boost property values by up to as much as 20%.
The new hotel welcomed its first guests on 15 May 2023, following an extensive two-year renovation and refurbishment programme. Located on 560 hectares of lush, green, landscaped grounds, set between the undulating hills of National Park Calblanque and the glistening Mediterranean Sea – the Grand Hyatt’s newest hotel promises an unforgettable guest experience.
Grand Hyatt luxury comes to town!
So, what does the Grand Hyatt La Manga Golf & Spa have to offer La Manga Club residents and hotel guests?
With new leisure facilities to explore and a host of gastronomic experiences on offer, there will almost certainly be something for everyone to enjoy.
Hotel guests will be wowed by the results of the ambitious refurbishment programme, delivered in partnership with international design studio Room 1804. The hotel really does exude world-class luxury, providing a sophisticated retreat that celebrates Mediterranean architecture, Moorish influences, and outstanding natural beauty.
Guests staying at the hotel have a choice of 192 beautifully appointed rooms, including seven signature suites. The Grand Hyatt accommodation offers vistas across the stunning countryside or towards the Mediterranean sea, and every room is appointed with the latest amenities and elegant furnishings.
Even furry friends can enjoy a taste of luxury with the Hyatt’s pet-designated rooms, which include a special ‘doggie bed’ (by prior arrangement only).
Enjoy a wealth of new amenities
A central feature of the new hotel is an impressive 1,700m2 wellness centre, which houses an Arabian-inspired Alma Spa – ‘Alma’ translates as water in Arabic and soul in Spanish. A particular highlight of this new space is a hydrotherapy area encompassing a thermal contrast pool, hydro-massage bath, steam bath and sauna – perfect for destressing and unwinding.
Hotel guests can enjoy exclusive use of the hotel’s outdoor family pool and separate kids’ pool, whilst an adults-only infinity pool promises tranquillity and calm, possibly accompanied by a cocktail or two!
The Grand Hyatt also brings a fantastic events space to the La Manga Club Resort, with endless possibilities for hosting weddings, social events and corporate meetings – all in elegant, spectacular surroundings, supported by an experienced events team.
Eat in 11 delicious dining destinations
At the heart of every hotel is its dining experience. And here, the Grand Hyatt La Manga Golf & Spa Hotel will not disappoint. Hotel guests can choose from eleven distinct dining experiences spanning different signature cuisines.
Let’s quickly look at some of the delicious choices on offer…
- The Amapola Restaurant is a fine dining experience that celebrates seasonal produce from across the Murcia region.
- At La Cala Restaurant, set in La Cala Del Barco Cove, you can enjoy sea views as you explore a menu specialising in fresh fish, seafood, and local delicacies.
- The international flavours flowing at the iconic Grand Hyatt Buffet ensure something to appeal to every palette!
Beyond that, the hotel’s Japanese, Asian, and Italian restaurants promise to take your tastebuds on a culinary adventure. Oh, and finally … we think that sipping cocktails at La Cala Beach Club, accompanied by tapas, overlooking the Mediterranean sea, is an experience not-to-be-missed!
Benefit from easy access to La Manga Club Resort
The Grand Hyatt La Manga Golf & Spa is perfectly positioned to offer easy access to the vast choice of world-class sporting activities available at La Manga Club and in the local area.
Since opening in 1972, La Manga Club resort has attracted discerning holidaymakers and elite athletes from all around the world to enjoy its outstanding sporting facilities and exclusive accommodation.
A golfer’s paradise
For starters, the hotel is located between two of La Manga Club’s three impressive 18-hole golf courses – which together form the best golf resort in Southern Europe.
These golf courses attract players of all levels from across the world. The South Course has hosted numerous professional tournaments, whilst the North Course is ideal for all ability levels. The West Course, designed by Dave Thomas, offers a more challenging game that will appeal to more advanced golfers. There’s also a Golf Academy for anyone wishing to brush up on their skills!
Action-packed alternative activities
If golf isn’t your thing – don’t worry; La Manga Club has plenty more to offer in terms of getting active.
La Manga Club Football Centre is home to eight FIFA-sized pitches and is regularly used by national and international football teams for training camps.
Then there’s the Racquets Club – a leading European tennis destination and host to Davis Cup, Fed Cup, and other ATP tournament matches – which provides exceptional tennis, padel and pickleball facilities.
You can also try your hand at cricket or cycling at La Manga Club, and fans of watersports have a superb choice of activities at nearby Mar Menor (just a 15-minute drive from the Grand Hyatt Hotel), including snorkelling, kayaking, paddleboarding, jet-skiing, boat trips and scuba diving.
Explore the fantastic Murcia area
Guests at the Grand Hyatt La Manga Club Golf & Spa are ideally positioned to explore the cultural and historical highlights of the Murcia region. The nearby city of Cartagena (a 20-minute drive from the Hotel) has 3,000 years of history to explore – including a Roman Theatre, stunning harbour, and Modernist architecture.
If you’re keen to delve into the exquisite flavours of the local area, then sampling the three different wines that originate in the Murcia region (Jumilla, Bullas and Yecla), along with a healthy helping of tasty local cheese, will be high on your must-do list.
And finally, nature lovers will enjoy exploring the mountains and fine sand beaches of the National Park Calblanque. This unspoilt paradise can be explored on foot, via numerous hiking trails or on horseback.
Feel tempted to stay … forever!
Like many visitors to La Manga Club Resort, we think guests staying at the new Grand Hyatt La Manga Golf & Spa hotel simply won’t want to leave at the end of their stay.
It’s not just the fantastic sporting facilities and stunning surrounding countryside that attracts people to return time and time again to La Manga Club – it’s all the additional benefits that this exclusive private resort offers, like the 24-hour gated security, banks, supermarket, medical centre, pharmacy, beauty parlour, boutiques, and popular bars and restaurants.
At Micasamo, we meet countless La Manga Club visitors who fall in love with Costa Cálida’s unique climate, natural beauty and laidback lifestyle. Over the years, we’ve amassed expertise in helping them transition from visitors to permanent residents or second homeowners in the resort’s stunning villas, apartments, townhouses and duplex properties.
We’re here to make the whole buying process easy and fun. Our end-to-end service includes free consultations with legal and financial advisors, relocation support, property consultancy and exclusive property viewing trips.
So, if you’ve decided that you’d like your La Manga Club experience to last forever … why not chat with our team? With offices in the heart of the resort, we’re ideally placed to help you find your dream Spanish home while ensuring a safe, secure, and hassle-free process.