The first Hyatt-branded hotel in Southern Spain has been earmarked for an early 2022 opening. The Byblos Hotel in Mijas, Costa del Sol in Andalusia is a former landmark property that has laid idle since 2010. It will be redeveloped into a 200-room luxury resort will be operated as part of The Unbound Collection.
Originally opened in 1986, the hotel was a previous hideaway for jet setters, the rich and famous, and royalty, including the late Princess Diana. The iconic blue and white building will be restored as a luxury resort reflecting memories from a golden age of travel.
The hotel will offer luxury amenities including a health club and spa, indoor and outdoor pools, a cinema, a night club and family facilities including a kids’ club.
A rooftop bar will offer views of the Sierra de Mijas mountain range. It will be located adjacent to two 18-hole golf courses, originally designed by Robert Trent Jones.
Andalusia was the third most visited region in Spain in 2019. Hyatt says the region “represents a key opportunity to expand the Hyatt brand’s footprint in Southern Europe and to tap into the growing popularity of the region with tourists.”
Last month, Hilton Corporation revealed plans to raise the Conrad flag in Andalusia through the opening of Conrad Costa del Sol, also in early 2022.
Lead image: Rendering of the redeveloped former Byblos Hotel – Credit: Esteva I Esteva Arquitectura S.L.P.