Hyatt has opened the latest European property under its Unbound Collection, with the unveiling of La Zambra hotel in Spain’s Costa del Sol.

As previously reported, the property is a redevelopment of the former Byblos hotel in the Mijas mountains close to Malaga, which had been closed since 2010.

The hotel is situated just under two miles from coastline and 20 minutes from Malaga airport, and features 197 rooms with design elements including handmade tapestries, bespoke sinks and lampshades, and ceramic vases.

Dining options include all day dining Mediterranean restaurant Palmito, “neo-taverna” Picador, Bamboleo bar offering cocktails and Asian, American, and Mexican-influenced dishes, beach bar-inspired La Bartola.

There is also a 2,500 sqm spa with Turkish bath, sauna and whirlpools, as well as two outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, a paddle court, fitness centre and 500 sqm of meeting space across four rooms.

The hotel is also located next to two golf courses designed by architect Robert Trent Jones, and there are a further 12 courses in the nearby area.

Hyatt launched The Unbound Collection in 2016, which it describes as “a portfolio of new and existing upper-upscale hotel properties, ranging from historic urban gems to contemporary trend-setters, boutique properties to resorts and private home accommodations”.

Recent additions include Tornabuoni Hotel in Florence, Hotel du Palais Biarritz, and Magma Resort Santorini.

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Commenting on the opening Joost Kruissen, general manager of La Zambra, said:

“We are delighted to open La Zambra and bring The Unbound Collection by Hyatt to Costa del Sol.

“ Unbound Collection by Hyatt is dedicated to inspiring its guests to create their own stories – and ours is one of relaxed, rebellious luxury, thanks to the legacy of the emblematic Byblos hotel. We can’t wait for our visitors to start their own La Zambra story.”