Banyan Tree Group announces first property in Spain

Angsana Real de La Quinta Benahavis Marbella to open in 2026


By Mark Smith

03 March 2023

Banyan Tree Group, one of the world’s leading multi-branded independent hospitality groups, has signed a memorandum of understanding with La Quinta Real Estate Group to open Angsana Real de la Quinta Benahavis Marbella resort and residences in 2026.

Located in the town of Benahavis near Marbella, the development will include a hotel, branded residences, spa, apartments and commercial spaces. The property will mark the group’s debut in Spain and is one of 50 new properties in the pipeline for Banyan Tree Group.

Perched at the top of a hill and nestled inside the 200-hectare Real de La Quinta residential community, Angsana Real de la Quinta Benahavis Marbella will command expansive views over the rolling hills below and the blue Alboran sea.

luxury hotel complex with guests arriving by car
Banyan Tree is to open Angsana Real de La Quinta Marbella in Spain

Design brief

The design – led by OBMI with interiors from MKV Design and landscaping by RSR Studio – is said to celebrate and foster togetherness among friends and family amid bright, airy interiors.

Composed of clean lines and simple silhouettes, the architecture incorporates elegant brick-wall patterns and stonework referencing local materials and building traditions. Modern interior designs and the resort’s architecture will seamlessly merge into wooded slopes of the Sierra de las Nieves.

In addition to a total of 90 nature-integrated guestrooms and suites circling an oasis courtyard, the hotel will also feature three dining venues, including all-day dining and signature pool bar and grill concepts; meeting spaces; spa and kids’ club; adult and family pools; and a wedding amphitheatre.

man in blue jacket

“We couldn't have asked for a better business partner for Banyan Tree Group's Spanish debut. La Quinta Real Estate Group has more than 35 years of experience in the real estate world as a developer.”

Peter Hechler

Vice-president, head of operations at Banyan Tree Group

Wellness at Angsana Real de La Quinta Benahavis Marbella

Angsana Real de La Quinta Benahavis Marbella will offer moonlit paddles around Real de la Quinta’s lake (with a beach area) and nature hikes to explore local flora, including to the neighbouring UNESCO biosphere reserve.

Real de La Quinta will also have a restaurant area, operated by the renowned Azotea Grupo; and a Health and Wellness area, run by Le Max Club.

Further details about the facilities at the spa will be released as the project progresses

“Angsana, being a concept that focuses on creating special moments with loved ones, is the perfect fit for the Real de la Quinta community,” said Borja Pascual, CEO of La Quinta Real Estate Group.

view of hotel complex in spain in the sunshine
The property will feature a hotel, branded residences, spa, apartments and commercial spaces

“Angsana Real de La Quinta Benahavis Marbella is perfectly positioned to capitalise on a trend that has togetherness at its core. Banyan Tree Group’s hospitality and wellness expertise will be crucial to showcasing the Spanish way of life and helping travellers make lifelong memories in one of Europe’s most spectacular locales.”

The feasibility study and operator search were conducted by Horwath HTL, with Savills responsible for contract negotiation and asset management. Both phases were led by Jesús Rodríguez Maseda.

About Banyan Tree Group

Banyan Tree Group is one of the world’s leading independent, multi-branded hospitality groups centred on the purpose-driven mission of stewardship and wellbeing while offering exceptional, design-led experiences.

The group’s diversified portfolio of hotels, resorts, spas, galleries, golf and residences features an ecosystem of ten global brands, including the award-winning Banyan Tree, Angsana, Cassia, Dhawa and Laguna, and the highly anticipated new brands of Homm, Garrya, Folio, and two new Banyan Tree brand extensions – Escape and Veya.

Established in 2008, with the goal of advancing people development and management excellence, Banyan Tree Management Academy has nurtured over 8,000 associates across 23 countries. The group is recognised for its commitment to environmental protection and community development through its Banyan Tree Global Foundation. Operating over 60 hotels in 17 countries, it has over 50 new properties in the pipeline.

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