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Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement to see the former Byblos Hotel in Mijas redeveloped into a luxury 200-room resort. The property, which originally opened in 1986 and has been closed since 2010, will be managed by Marugal Hotel Management. The interior designer for the project is Esteva i Esteva.

The iconic blue and white building will be restored as a luxury resort reflecting memories from a golden age of travel. Behind its new Andalusian latticework, the Byblos Hotel will offer lush gardens, pools, bright spaces, and unique interiors. The project will included a health club and spa, indoor and outdoor pools, a cinema, a night club, a kid’s club, and meeting space. The food and beverage venues will incorporate and reflect Andalusian culture with a rooftop bar. It will be located adjacent to two 18-hole golf courses, originally designed by Robert Trent Jones.

The announcement signifies a major addition to the Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand in Europe and marks the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Southern Spain. The hotel is set to open in 2022.

Photo: Esteva I Esteva Arquitectura S.L.P.

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