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Taylor Wimpey and La Cala Resort. A Joint Venture that will transform the Mijas area

9 March 2018

A relationship that began four years ago with the construction of over 150 homes and now announces the launch of a new project with more than 800 homes to be built over the next ten years.
The privileged golf destination at La Cala Resort in Mijas enters into a partnership with the highly experienced and financially stable British developer, Taylor Wimpey.

In the left, Ignacio Oslé, regional director TWE, David Kelly, CEO FBD Property & Leisure Resorts (La Cala), Juan Carlos Maldonado, Major of Mijas and Javier Ballester, General manager TWE.

Four years of collaboration between the developer Taylor Wimpey España and La Cala Resort have resulted in the construction and delivery of 150 homes in one of the best residential and leisure areas along the Costa del Sol in Mijas Costa.
At an event celebrated today at the Club House in the aforementioned resort, with the Mayor of Mijas D. Juan Carlos Maldonado present, together with other members of the council and the Managing Directors of both companies, the news about the new joint venture between the two businesses that will transform the municipality of Mijas was announced to the press and professionals from the real estate sector.

Over the next 10 years the property developer that was founded in Great Britain will invest more than 166 million euros in the construction of 800 new homes, with a variety of apartments and semi-detached properties on offer, entailing a complete transformation of the area and the very characteristics of the population in Mijas Costa. Around 4,000 new neighbours originating from different European countries are expected to choose La Cala Resort for their new second home on the Costa del Sol because of the natural beauty of the peaceful surroundings, the safety of the resort, the proximity to Malaga airport and the quality and features provided by the new properties.
La Cala Resort, one of the most important golf complexes in Andalucia, has three 18-hole golf courses designed by Cabell Robinson, an academy located next to the golf course with 6 holes and par 3, there is also a football pitch and facilities in line with FIFA specifications. It is the only complex with an 8-kilometre running track. The hotel provides 107 rooms, three themed restaurants and a Spa covering 1,300 m2 amongst other services on offer.

Juan Carlos Maldonado, Mayor of Mijas praised the initiative undertaken by La Cala Resort and Taylor Wimpey España and said that it will, undoubtedly, improve the quality of life for the residents of Mijas.
David Kelly, Chief Executive of FBD Property & Leisure Resorts stated “with the alliance between the Irish hotel chain FBD Property & Leisure Resorts, owner of La Cala Resort, and the British developer Taylor Wimpey España, Mijas will become one of the most important golf and second home destinations on the Costa del Sol.”
Javier Ballester, General Manager of Taylor Wimpey España, explained the strategic importance that this partnership has for their future business plan in Spain. ”To have been able to secure land in a privileged location and work with a respected partner such as FBD Property & Leisure Resorts is vital to us. If we also take into account the legal and management support offered by the Mijas Council, we have a perfect alliance”.

Within the strategic development programme launched by Taylor Wimpey España and La Cala Resort, with the institutional support of Mijas Council, the sales launch for a new residential development called GrandView was just announced today, comprising 20 luxury penthouses and 40 apartments, overlooking the golf course and fully integrated into the local scenery with panoramic views of the golf course and the valley of Cala de Mijas, which together with the 55 semi-detached properties currently under construction at the Horizon Golf project completes the promotion that both groups are successfully marketing at international level at the moment.
The price of the new apartments at GrandView includes a private underground garage and a storage room, solar panels, thermal insulation and soundproofing, natural ventilation system and the owners will also be presented with the “La Cala Privilege Card” which affords the card holder a wide range of benefits when using the different leisure services at the resort.
Work started in January and the planned handover date for this first phase of the GrandView complex in La Cala de Mijas is November 2019.

The predicted development plan is to maintain an annual production rate of at least 100 homes, between apartments and different sized semi-detached properties, at La Cala Resort in order to provide a variety of homes appealing to future international buyers.
Ignacio Oslé, Regional Manager of Taylor Wimpey has declared “the success and popularity of La Cala Resort is based upon the importance of designing the homes in accordance with the current requirements of our European clients and ensuring that these homes provide maximum comfort and facilities and at the same time always offering the greatest value for money available on the market”.
As part of the celebration of the event a new promotional film of La Cala Resort and Taylor Wimpey España was presented. You can watch it by clicking here:
Video Taylor Wimpey España – La Cala

La Cala Resort: snapshot of a great 2017 season

26 February 2018

La Cala Resort is closing one of its best years both in the affluence of travellers and in the number of tournaments played. The complex is a benchmark in wellbeing and sports practice among users who seek quality and a high-level complementary offering. This fantastic complex designed to meet the needs of a demanding client opens its doors to us revealing the most significant and interesting statistics of its day-to-day operation.

Infographic La Cala Resort snapshot of a great 2017 season

Infographic La Cala Resort snapshot of a great 2017 season

73 is the number of nationalities who chose the hotel and its three golf courses to enjoy a extra-special stay during 2017. These included clients from practically all corners of the European Union as well as Switzerland, Russia, Norway, Moldova and Iceland. There was no shortage of long-distance visitors either, from the United States, South Africa, Thailand, Singapore, Mexico, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Australia and the Middle East, without forgetting some very exotic travellers from the likes of Barbados, Georgie, Ghana, Iraq, Iran, the Philippines, Tanzania, Kenya, Cameroon and India.

More than 100,000 golfers visited La Cala Resort, 100,463 to be precise, which serves to confirm the resort’s facilities as being among the most competitive in Southern Europe.

423 ‘hole-in-ones’ recorded in the golf complex since 1994, with 14 during 2017.

5 years old was the age of the youngest player who came to the greens, while the oldest golfer at 86 years of age is now a club member.

Around 20 football teams chose the resort’s facilities to do their pre-season training or for a winter break. During 2017, a total of 455 footballers came and stayed at La Cala Resort.

25% water saving was the amount achieved by the Leisure and Golf complex after an ambitious energy efficiency project. One of the three pitches (the least used one) was closed during the summer period, grounds maintenance was optimised, and the best adapted plant species were cultivated. Humidity sensors were also improved, sprinkler systems rearranged, and water control software updated.

115,000 beers were served across the resort’s various catering areas, of which 78,470 were pints, almost 18,000 half-pints and more than 17,000 cans. All of these included both national and international brands, although those made by the Mahou-San Miguel group stand out. Authentic record figures!

35 smartphone and tablet chargers were left behind in rooms, which gives you an idea of the massive usage of these devices, even on holiday. The most remarkable thing is that no one came back to get any of them!

La Cala Spa predicts ‘man’ as a rising trend for treatments and relaxation in 2018

8 January 2018

Today, women are still leading the market demand for relaxation treatments and body care. However, the market anticipates new trends according to which men will be the emerging and most profitable customer of 2018. La Cala Spa is aware of this trend, and understands that the male audience do enjoy the many advantages of spas. With that in mind, in just six months, it has increased its health and beauty customers by 25%, a rise that makes it one of the leading facilities in Spain. The Spa center is located on the Costa del Sol, within a golf resort. It is the sixth best in Spain, according to Leading Courses, and is among the 60 most valued golf resort in the world.

Hidroterapia_Hombre_LaCalaResort

Hidroterapia_Hombre_LaCalaResort

The approach taken by the new La Cala Spa director, Pablo Sotoca, has been to change all the treatment protocols so that “the treatments look gender neutral, rather than specific and depending on whether you are a man or a woman”. He stresses that “our customers must feel safe, leaving the details to the professionals”.

Pablo Sotocoa, La Cala SPA Director

Pablo Sotocoa, La Cala SPA Director

Hydrotherapy has been appreciated in almost every culture, and Hippocrates prescribed it for the treatment of diseases. Even the Romans institutionalized such treatments in their famous baths. However, most treatments and centers still do not pay attention to men. La Cala Spa has successfully launched its new range of treatments as it meets the needs of both women and men equally. In fact, this new range of treatments was a great success, resulting in higher demand by men. Facial treatments are among the best treatments. They consist in a set of therapies, wellness programs, dry flotation and body wraps, holistic, classic and deep-tissue massages, wedding packages, detox programs and much more.

 “I always think of my grandfather”, reminds Pablo Sotoca. “He used to go to the barbershop every day. They not only shaved him, but they also took care of his skin, pampered him, and I understand that the contemporary man should not miss this memorable experience”. For that reason, Pablo Sotoca has decided to work and redesign the La Cala Spa program, fascinated by such personalised client care, that has been lost nowadays. The triumph has been absolute, and he managed to raise, in a short time, the number of male customers. It has been an overwhelming success among the male public thanks to a Relaxation and beauty range inspired by gender-neutral treatments. Mr. Sotoca, has been, among other positions, operations manager for the multinational The Lab Room, and right hand of the organization’s founder, Mónica Ceño. Now his main mission is to apply at La Cala Spa “a reflection of the acquired knowledge, inspired by the specific features of the area”.

The spa team has taken giant steps to also attract the male public, a traditionally neglected group in the world of relaxation treatments. The new manager wants to banish some beauty-related myths and bets on gender-neutral treatments, convinced that both men and woman should enjoy such treatments.  La Cala Spa reinvents itself, and  transform its range of treatments permanently.  “There has been men who have tried, for example, our Andalusi Ritual and they went home amazed, wanting to repeat”.

A dreamy Christmas in the most exceptional enclave of southern Europe

1 December 2017

La Cala Resort combines golf, haute cuisine and wellness surrounded by an unbeatable natural setting on the Costa del Sol. It is thus the ideal destination for your next Christmas holidays. A destination full of opportunities thanks to its exceptional climate that will allow you to enjoy golf in December. During these holidays, the resort offers an excellent vacation package, three first-class golf courses and a New Year’s Eve that will not leave anyone indifferent.

La Cala Resort Golf Hotel and Spa

La Cala Resort Golf Hotel and Spa

For the next Christmas holidays, the people in charge of La Cala Resort have already designed a complete program of leisure and sport together with a gastronomic programme capable of rivalling the best gastronomic experiences. In this respect, the hotel complex will offer a New Year’s gala characterized by elegance and by fine dining at gourmet level for your enjoyment. The team of cooks has created a unique and inspiring menu that will be paired with a selection of high quality wines specially chosen for the event, and with live performances by Harry B Goode, Coven Soul, Monkey Tennis Band, as well as DJ Big M.

For the days before Christmas, the resort has created special menus aimed at all types of audiences, and companies. These are celebration days in which the public looks for a festive atmosphere, or to celebrate reencounters with co-workers.

Among the main advantages of La Cala Resort, our customers and those fleeing from daily stress will experience tranquillity, a service well managed by its team of professionals and the calmness that makes us forget how long or short our stay is.

The hotel and sports offer for these dates is completed with a spacious, bright and modern spa. Among other services, there is a hydrotherapy pool, jacuzzi, sauna, herbal steam room, hammam, tropical showers, igloo, tepidarium, and different treatment rooms, daily activities, relaxation areas and massages.

La Cala Resort ended last 2016 attracting almost 90,000 golfers, a record number. Shortly after, the specialized website Leading Courses rated the complex as the sixth best golf resort in Spain, ranking among the 60 most valued in the world. Thousands of golfers from around the world gave La Cala Resort a very high average mark. Specifically, 8.4 points out of ten. Another milestone has been the celebration of the first edition of the tournament Andalusia Costa del Sol Match Play 9, which demonstrates the competitiveness of its facilities.

La Cala Resort hosts the 13th edition of the La Cala GolfWorld Open

9 November 2017

“A tournament, three courses” is the slogan that defines the GolfWorld Open, which will be held from November 20 to 24 at La Cala Resort. The tournament is characterized among others by the fact that it is played in the three golf courses of the complex. During four days, both regional golfers and a large number of international players will gauge their strength.

XIII La Cala GolfWorld Open 2017

XIII La Cala GolfWorld Open 2017

The sporting event, which is now in its 13th edition, will be held on superb golf facilities, thanks to the upgrades of Campo Asia this year. For four days, the best golfers in Andalusia, as well as national and international players, will test their skills playing in an exciting tournament.

The thirtieth edition of La Cala GolfWorld Open is one of the few occasions during which golfers enjoy in a single championship the three courses of this prestigious hotel and sports complex. The competition, that will last four days, will put the skills and level of the best amateur players to test.

The sporting event starts on Tuesday, November 21st, with a ‘Texas Scramble’ competition, followed by three rounds that will be played as an individual Stableford points competition. It will be played chronologically in the America, Asia and Europe golf courses.

The winner of La Cala GolfWorld Open will be the player with the best results obtained in the three days of the tournament. The attribution of results handicap is of a maximum of 26.4 for the gentlemen and of 36.4 for the ladies. Special prizes will be awarded to the nearest ball, to the longest drive, to the best scratch, to the best daily result, etc.

On the occasion of the celebration of the GolfWorld Open, the leisure and golf complex offers a package deal that incorporates both accommodation and tournament at an unbeatable price. The player will enjoy a welcome dinner on Monday, November 20, 4 competition green fees, shared buggy, a picnic bag, lunch and buffet breakfast on the days of the tournament, a gala dinner and a thermal circuit at La Cala Spa.

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