Finca Cortesin Hotel opens

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Finca Cortesin Hotel opens

23rd September 2008

Finca Cortesin opens it's luxury 5 star Hotel and Spa in October 2008

Just off the coast of southern Spain, 40 minutes west of Malaga, Finca Cortesín is opening its doors in October of 2008. Bringing luxury and style to the Costa del Sol, Finca Cortesín is in Casares, one of the most picturesque villages of Andalucía. The region is famous for being the birthplace of flamenco and is world renowned for its sherry, tapas, and jamón ibérico de bellota.

With typical red clay tiles roofs and white washed buildings, the hotel is designed with an Andalusian influence featuring Moorish inspired graceful interior courtyards and fountains. The 5-star deluxe property will boast a world class golf resort, the host of the Volvo Match Play Championship starting in 2009, and stunning views over the Mediterranean Sea. The 67 elegant and spacious suites are all lavishly appointed and elegantly furnished with interiors conceived by international designer Duarte Pinto Coelho .

Cortesín Spa, a Zen-like sanctuary, is an impressive 8,000 sq feet including seven treatment rooms, Turkish hamam and heated swimming pool. Guests will melt beneath the hands of expert practitioners delivering a full range of wellness therapies. Featured products include Biologique Recherche created using a highly clinical approach to beauty and skincare with a mix of French glamour. They also offer Le Ric from Austria, who's exquisite and luxurious herbal ingredients bring a holistic approach to treatments. Cortesín Spa is perfect for those seeking mind, body, and spirit relaxation.

Set in the foothills of the Casares mountains, Club de Golf Finca Cortesín, opened in 2006, presents dynamic views of the Mediterranean Sea while offering championship caliber golf. In a region that has attracted many of the world's greatest architects, highly regarded American transplant Cabell Robinson, has created his masterpiece while managing to maintain the natural character of the area by using indigenous plants. Its handsome coastal layout draws golfers from all over the world. The Club also provides an ideal learning environment with its Jack Nicklaus Golf Academy. One of the most prestigious golf schools in Spain, the academy utilizes state-of-the-art facilities; including a 30 bay driving range, coaching studio and a large short game practice area.

The resort provides three distinct dining options . At poolside, guests will enjoy an al fresco dining experience at the poolside eatery, which offers grilled fare in an informal setting. The atmosphere is relaxed at El Jardín restaurant, serving classic Mediterranean cuisine. And then there is the eponymous , Restaurant Schilo, which is overseen by Dutch Chef Schilo Van Coevorden. This hotly anticipated venue is for serious gourmands who value originality and inspired creativity. S piced by Van Coevorden's artful hand, t he Asian Fusion cuisine offers s ophisticated menus which are available for lunch and dinner and are all delivered by intuitive service amid elegant yet modern décor.

The resort also features two outdoor Olympic sized swimming pools, 24 professional grade tennis courts, a unique cigar bar set within the Moorish courtyard, and luxury boutique shops.