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Fuerte Marbella, the historical hotel located right on the beachfront in the centre of Marbella and boasting more than 60 years of experience, has started its process of refurbishment to convert it into a new 5 -star hotel called El Fuerte Marbella. Works will take place throughout 2022 and the hotel will open its doors in 2023 with a freshly renovated look and improved services. Discover what the new El Fuerte Marbella has in store by clicking here.
We’ve been with you for more than 60 years
During this change of stage in our journey, the team at Fuerte Marbella wish to send you a message of gratitude for all the years during which we’ve lived amazing experiences together. Thank you for your loyalty, whether you’ve chosen to stay with us once or a hundred times, for your support and warmth, and of course, your comments that help us improve.
It’s been a real pleasure to make this journey together over the course of more than six decades as we prepare to take a brief pause before continuing our journey stronger than ever in 2023.
Marbella’s most iconic hotel
In 1957, Hotel El Fuerte opened its doors in Marbella and became a city landmark. During the course of these years, we’ve received countless tourist industry awards and been visited by renowned figures who have sought to enjoy our excellent facilities, delicious local gastronomy, experiences of sheer relaxation in our spa or live performances in the gardens of the Pinetreeclub, just as you have.
Fuerte Marbella Aerial view of the recently opened hotel with 45 rooms (1957).
Walt Disney stayed at El Fuerte in spring.
“Scent of Mystery” in 1959, with Diana Dors, the “British Marilyn Monroe”.
Denholm Elliott and Diana Dors.
Diana Dors in the company of her manager and the actor Peter Lorre.
Don Jaime de Mora y Aragón, a versatile aristocrat of the Marbella “jet set”.
In the early 1960s Lola Flores found Marbella to be a peace retreat where she could rest.
José Luque shows the El Fuerte gardens to various people.
José Luque and family.
In May 1990, Alberti is shown with Rafael Hidalgo and Francisco Berrocal.
Graphic souvenir by Rafael Alberti.
Timothy Dalton and Penélope Cruz.
Conversion to 5 stars
As we look towards the future, we decided that we wanted to Further enhance the quality of the experiences we provide and convert the iconic El Fuerte Marbella into a 5-star hotel. Our space will be characterised by its welcoming nature, splendid design that features classic and timeless interior decor, a vast range of premium gastronomy and expert service that’ll ensure you enjoy the comfort of staying in the centre of our city and on the beachfront more than ever. Your home away from home in Marbella.