New company at the helm of leading Spanish resort

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Legendary Spanish resort La Manga Club is under new ownership.

Hesperia Investment Group (GIHSA) has reached an agreement with Arum Group to acquire a majority stake of the luxury multi award-winning Murcia resort comprising 560 hectares overlooking the Mar Menor and Mediterranean seas and boasting world-class facilities including three 18-hole golf courses (South, North & West).

Jordi Ferrer, CEO of GIHSA said: “This operation perfectly matches our growth strategy in the hotel market with quality assets that allow us to keep consolidating as a reference in the Spanish hotel industry and, in particular, this acquisition will allow us to create the best resort in South Europe.”  

LMC adds to Hesperia’s property and asset management portfolio comprising of more than 5,000 rooms owned, operated and managed by Hesperia; 29 hotels with six leisure resorts located in the Balearic Islands, Peninsula and Canary Islands, as well as 23 urban hotels situated in Spain’s main cities.

The resort becomes part of Hesperia Hotels & Resorts’ catalogue of leisure and sports facilities, which so far was focused on the Canary and Balearic Islands where it owns four resorts. 

La Manga Club’s five-star Hotel Príncipe Felipe comprises 192 rooms with magnificent views over the North and South golf courses, as well as an outdoor pool, restaurants, bars and several meeting, conference and events rooms.

Aside from the hotel, there are 200 four-star apartments on the resort (Las Lomas Village) especially designed for families and sports teams, with common areas that include two pools as well as leisure zones and restaurants. Within Las Lomas Village is a 2,000sqm Wellness Centre with 13 treatment rooms, saunas, steam rooms, Jacuzzis, a High Performance Sports Centre, gym and a 25-metre indoor pool.

On the resort there is a golf academy, pitch and putt facility, a junior club and play area and a wide range of bars and restaurants which the guests of the Hotel Príncipe Felipe, Las Lomas Village and resort owners and residents all have access to, besides the beautiful La Cala beach/cove. 

Until recently belonged to Inmogolf, a company linked to Arum Group who will continue to run the real estate business in La Manga Club through its subsidiary Inmogolf.