Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 26
Spanish style, clockwise from
top: Marbella Club's beach
club, a flamenco performance,
and Puente Romano's architecture abloom.
Spain's Costa del Sol is a glorious day
at the beach, any time of year.
BY ELAINE SRNKA
V I RT U O S O L I F E
ET IN SOUTHERN SPAIN'S ANDALUSIA REGION IN THE
province of Málaga, Marbella is famed for its sun-kissed
glamour, and even in the off season it doesn't disappoint. I
traveled there recently with a group of travel agency executives for Virtuoso's annual Chairman's Event, a trip to recognize the
top travel agencies around the world, allowing them to experience a
destination firsthand and learn more about what it offers travelers.
"Marbella's best season is really during the so-called 'winter'
months from November to March, and real connoisseurs never
miss them." So proclaimed Prince Alfonso von Hohenlohe, the
aristocrat developer who in the 1950s fashioned the former fishing
village into a stylish retreat for jet-setting Hollywood celebrities
and European royalty.