The luxury hideaway in Costa del Sol has transformed from a historic hotel of the 80s and 90s into a relaxed, bohemian retreat.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) has announced the opening of 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. 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.
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 flavours of southern Spain, while the luxurious 26,909-square-foot (2,500-square-metre) Mood Spa, offering a Turkish bath, sauna, whirlpools and 12 personalised 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.
“We are delighted to open La Zambra and bring The Unbound Collection by Hyatt to Costa del Sol,” said Joost Kruissen, General Manager of La Zambra. “The 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.”
Rooms with a Natural DesignLa Zambra’s rebirth, led by architecture firm Estevia I Estevia, leverages the use of natural materials to effortlessly harmonise with the intimate and alluring atmosphere of the hotel’s Spanish-Mediterranean architecture. Amplified by the colours of La Zambra’s surroundings, guests will find warm terracotta and natural tones echoing through the hotel’s patios, hideaways, and shared spaces.
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. Emphasised by natural light, warm colours, 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 3,700-square-foot (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.