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Hyatt Opens Luxury La Zambra on Spain's South Coast


Hyatt Hotels has opened La Zambra, a reborn hotel destination in Málaga, Andalusia. The opening marks the completed transformation of the infamous Byblos hotel, an icon of late 20th century celebrity and indulgence.


Nestled in the Mijas mountains and just under 2 miles from the coastline, La Zambra invites guests to experience a one-of-a-kind stay steps away from the charming “Pueblo Blanco” of Mijas, one of the white villages of Andalusia.


Ideally located 20 minutes from Málaga airport, the hotel immerses guests into surrounding landscapes, offering easy access to world-class golf courses, lush natural greenery, and the stunning beaches of the Mediterranean.

Guests can enjoy the relaxing lifestyle of the local culture on visits to nearby villages, or venture along the coastline to vibrant hotspots of Fuengirola, Puerto Banús and Málaga to sample the rich culture, gastronomy, and nightlife that the region is known for.


The character of the 197 rooms and suites include warm materials and soft tones, evoking longed-for Andalusian essence with an indulgent backdrop where relaxation and fun are blurred.


Four distinct dining options feature the flavors of southern Spain, while the luxurious 2,500-square-meter Mood Spa, offering a Turkish bath, sauna, whirlpools and 12 personalized treatment cabins, will recalibrate body and soul according to the mood preferred by every guest. This commitment to laid-back indulgence ensures a stay at La Zambra is a true expression of its history and Spanish-Mediterranean roots.

Each of the 197 rooms and suites display carefully crafted items, including handmade tapestries, bespoke sinks and lampshades, and ceramic vases. These custom details evoke the carefree Zambra dance that gives the hotel its name.


Emphasized by natural light, warm colors, soft linens, and locally inspired furnishings, each room encourages guests to unwind in their own personal sanctuary.


Room and suite options include garden and golf course views with sunlit terraces, offering serene vistas of the surrounding landscapes. King-sized beds and luxurious amenities including walk-in rain showers and premium soft linens help create a comfortable sense of peace.

For guests seeking the most exclusive and luxurious escape, the 345-square-meter La Zambra penthouse, features its own private entrance, a private swimming pool, a dining pergola, a relaxation area and a wine cellar, while the Tower Junior Suite offers 360-degree panoramic views with two terraces for guests to enjoy some of the hotel’s finest vistas.


Inspired by the celebrity and luxury of its past, La Zambra joins The Unbound Collection by Hyatt and signals Hyatt’s continued focus on creating elevated experiences for guests, World of Hyatt members and customers in the world’s most desirable locations.

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