Las Lomas del Marbella Club
This magnificent estate, superbly located equidistant between Marbella City and Puerto Banús, just opposite the Puente Romano Hotel, in the heart of the Golden Mile, obtained its partial plan approval in 1972, and completed its beautiful infrastructure early in the following year surpassing the quality of any urbanization in Marbella at the time. The original developers, Sierra Blanca, S.A., comprised: pioneer Marbella developer, Rafael Zea, the developer of the Skol Building in Marbella Town and other prime promotions; Enrique Perez Flores, the well known banker who later went on to develop La Zagaleta, unique in Europe, and two other associates. Las Lomas is now fully consolidated and built up, leaving an oasis of tranquility few urbanizations enjoy today. The most important residential estates of Marbella are located in or next to Las Lomas del Marbella Club.
The estate comprises some 35 hectares, with 11 plots for apartments and townhouses and 90 single family home plots (many of which have been combined together for a single home) and substantial, immaculately kept green zones and road planting.
Las Lomas del Marbella Club was Panorama Properties’ first sole agency of an entire urbanization, granted in 1974 by Mr. Zea to Christopher Clover. Panorama was instrumental in selling most of the parcels in the following years.
One enters Las Lomas through a magnificent entrance arch, located just above the Mosque on the road towards La Meridiana Restaurant. Two other entrances can be found opposite Olivia Valère on the Istán Road, and through the Camino de los Manchones, which gives access to the Marbella Hill Club, Marbella Sierra Blanca, Nagüelles, and Camoján areas.
The prime residential complexes in Las Lomas del Marbella Club include:
- Lomas del Marbella Club Pueblo, the most original, typical village development in Marbella designed by Donald Grey, founded and built by the pioneer American developer Bill Genske and his wife Sylvia, with development starting in 1973, and fully developed by the mid-90’s.
- El Ancon Sierra, and El Ancon Alto, developed in the mid ‘80’s by John David Green the artistic, highly talented property developer from London, brother of art gallery owner Richard Green (where he currently works managing the property division of that company). John’s other credit in Marbella is the beautifully planned beachside estate, El Ancon, next to the Oasis Club, built in 1973.
- Coto Real, developed by the well-known Spanish property company Ros y Falcon.
- King’s Hills
- Las Terrazas de las Lomas del Marbella Club, developed by Rafael Zea.
- And three other smaller developments.
Also located in Las Lomas del Marbella Club are some of the most beautiful homes and estates in Marbella, including:
- The estate of H.R.H. Prince Salman bin Abdel Aziz Al Saud, brother of King Fahad, Governor of Riyadh, and one of the kindest, wisest and most influential members of the Saudi Royal Family. Prince Salman purchased a group of properties known now as Al Riyadh in the southernmost section of Las Lomas in 1977, which was coordinated by Panorama at the time, who also administered the properties for several years thereafter. With new building and refurbishment almost every year thereafter, his properties immediately became his permanent summer palace. Prince Salman is the only member of the Saudi Royal Family, with his family members, to visit Marbella every single year for well over thirty years. Al Riyadh covers an immense area of at least 200,000m2, stretching right down to the main road, south of Las Lomas. It was Prince Salman who built the Mosque (the King Abdul Aziz Mosque), in honor of his late father on his land in the late ‘70’s, designed by the versatile Marbella architect, the late Juan Mora Urbano. Prince Salman also built the overpass just nearby the Mosque as a gift to the City and its residents, to make road access safer for everyone. Prince Salman’s estate adjoins that of his late brother, King Fahad, to the west, which borders with Las Lomas.
- Khaldia, the estate of Wafic Rida Saïd, the influential, highly respected Syrian-born billionaire and philanthropist, designed by the late Bob Mosher who is a well-known disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright, designer of the most beautiful homes in Marbella in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s, including all of the properties of Marbella’s “Hostess with the Mostess”, Baroness Terry Von Pantz, one of which is currently owned by Marc Rich, and another one that was built in the Marbella Club for the widow of the famous American explorer, Lincon Ellsworth, and owned since 1979 by David Shamoon, and a hundred more. Khaldia adjoins the late King Fahad’s estate to the south and comprises homes and the most incredible gardens in Marbella, covering an area of well over 100,000m2, including land to the west of the urbanization Las Lomas.
- Jasminoor, the palace of Sheikh Hassan M. Enany, built by one of Marbella’s finest architects, the late Jaime Larraine and his son Christian in the early ‘80’s. Sheikh Hassan is an influential Saudi businessman, real estate developer, constructor and philanthropist from Jeddah.
- Other beautiful residences belonging to people from all over the world.
Las Lomas del Marbella Club stands out in Marbella for:
- its superb location 5- minutes’ drive to Marbella Town and Puerto Banús, 2-minutes’ drive to Puente Romano, the beach and the heart of the Golden Mile;
- the quality of its infrastructure;
- the quality of the homes and apartments built there;
- and the high standards of the maintenance of the urbanization by its Community of Homeowners.