Photo Shoot at Hotel Los Monteros, Marbella
Home & Lifestyle Magazine continued its fashion collaboration with modelling agency Scouting Division in February, with a photo shoot featuring ultra-chic styles in Marbella. After previous shows at The Peninsula Paris Luxury Hotel and Double- Tree by Hilton Resort & Spa Reserva del Higuerón (in Benalmádena) the team moved to the iconic luxury setting of Hotel Los Monteros.
Founded by entrepreneur Ignacio Coca, Los Monteros Spa & Golf Resort was inaugurated in 1962 with 35 rooms. Over the years, increasing demand led to it being enlarged on three occasions until it became a “Grand Luxury” hotel with 68 rooms, 20 luxury villas and more than 440 members of staff. It currently has 173 rooms, of which more than half are junior suites Celebrities who have been guests at the hotel include Queen Ingrid of Denmark, Michael Jackson, Julio Iglesias, Sean Connery, Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith.
Los Monteros’s El Corzo (dating to 1963) was the first hotel restaurant in Spain to receive a Michelin star, and the hotel complex became a valuable asset in Spain’s burgeoning early tourism industry, comprising the hotel, Río Real golf course, tennis and equestrian clubs, and the La Cabane beach club. La Cabane was among the first to be inaugurated in the world, in 1965, and a pioneer on the Costa del Sol. The former king and queen of Spain, Juan Carlos and Sofia (at the time prince and princess) were among the first guests to visit the beach club. Today, the hotel also has a sumptuous spa with a full thermal circuit including seawater swimming pool heated at 33ºC, hydromassage beds, water jets, Finnish sauna, exfoliation room and aromatherapy shower, as well as a series of thermal treatments, body and facial therapies, and massages.
In addition to the aforementioned El Corzo restaurant, Los Monteros offers diners an exquisite array of Mediterranean and international cuisine and gourmet snacks at Bar Azul by the swimming pool and the Flamingo restaurant dining room and summer terrace, where personalised menus are available and special dietary menus can be carefully planned by the hotel’s dietician. In addition to its renowned buffet, La Cabane is an excellent venue for special events by the sea, either indoors or outside around a spectacular pool with VIP facilities and service – or in the La Luna lounge area.
Fashion Shoot Collaborators
Cordon de Seda: www.cordondeseda.es
Moonday Brand: www.moondaybrand.com
Photography: Juanjo Sobrino
Production and casting: Elena Castro León