Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa
Andalucia´s award winning hotel, golf and spa destination is set to become the grandee of Spain
Finca Cortesin is a spectacular independent hotel, golf and spa destination set in the rolling hills of southern Spain between Marbella and Sotogrande flanked by the Casares Mountains with sweeping views of the Mediterranean.
A stunning secret Set in a vast 532 acre estate, the €350 million hotel development opened quietly in March 2009. Since then it has been discovered by a growing number of discerning guests from around the world drawn by its world-class hospitality, spectacular setting, expansive interior and exterior spaces, privacy and impeccable service.
Finca Cortesin is one mile back from the sea outside the small coastal settlement of Casares and close
to the fashionable Sotogrande. The hotel is 25 minutes (40km) from Gibraltar, 50 minutes (84km) from
the modern international terminal at Málaga airport and one hour from Jerez (90km).
Award-winning Hotel, Golf Club & Spa Built around two principle courtyards
with palatial proportions, the hotel has 67 suites with lofty 4m high ceilings ranging from 50 to 180m².
Its enormous Spa offers guests seven treatment rooms, saunas, Turkish baths and a unique feature to Spain, snow
cabin, in addition to an indoor 25m swimming pool and gymnasium with the
most advanced equipment. Lush gardens totalling 23.000m² provide another two swimming pools, 35m and
50m in size.
The kitchen team is led by German born executive chef, Lutz Bösing alongside an expert team of
professionals, all entailing an open and creative perspective on Spanish cuisine. Bösing´s culinary career
stretches more than 30 years, twenty of which he spent refining and mastering Spanish cuisine. Today,
Bösing´s main focus is to harmonize classical traditions with modern concepts in his ongoing search for
the best products and “flavors of life.”
The hotel grounds are surrounded by a world championship 18 holes golf course designed by Cabell
Robinson with a Jack Nicklaus Academy. Finca Cortesin received worldwide recognition as the host of
‘The Volvo World Match Play Championship’ in 2009, 2011 and 2012.
The hotel’s fresh but grand design is inspired by traditional Andalucian architecture and gives every area a big, bright and luxuriously spacious feel that is so rare in Europe. Outside, design features include white walls, shady
arcades and courtyards. Finca Cortesin, designed by the architects Roger Torras and Ignacio Sierra, boasts some of the best design
talent in Europe including the landscape architect Gerald Huggan, revered interior designer Duarte Pinto Coelho
who has used beautiful continental antiques in the guest areas and sisters Ana and Christina Calderón who are responsible for the
understated but exceptional interior design of the rooms. Beautiful features include antique terracotta
floors and old wooden doors which have been salvaged from European castles and restored.
Light and spacious suites
The 67 hotel suites are divided into Junior; Executive; Pool and a Cortesín Suite which is 180m². All
suites are characterised by elegant design, space and light and include a private garden or balcony in the
Junior Suites, spectacular views in the Executive Suites and a formidable private terrace and outdoor
plunge pool in the Pool Suites. Most of the suites have sitting room areas which are separate in the two
larger rooms with beautiful sofas, armchairs and furnishings. All bathrooms are designed in Italian
marble and come with an oversized bath and separate shower area.
Restaurants, bars + terrace areas
Finca Cortesin’s two predominant restaurants are El Jardín de Lutz with its traditional Spanish cuisine
and Kabuki Raw which in addition to its pure orthodox Japanese dishes offers others that have emerged
as a result of Japanese and Mediterranean influences.
El Jardín de Lutz offers a more relaxed yet equally elegant ambiance for guests who prefer a more traditional Spanish
cuisine. In its interior, the restaurant showcases tall ceilings, clay tiled floors,
antiques and Portuguese painted tiles. In the outdoor space, the restaurant features
a spectacular terrace with views to the Mediterranean and picturesque gardens filled with 1000-year old olive trKABUKIees.
KABUKI RAW is the hotel’s signature restaurant and is managed by the Kabuki Group, world leader in Japanese cooking with five
restaurants and a total of three Michelin stars. Like the Japanese theatre after which it is named, Kabuki Raw is staged in a unique
setting which permits guests to view Rafael Carrasco at work in the Kabuki kitchen and it is here, using only the highest quality raw
materials and outstanding seafood from sustainable fisheries in the straits, organic produce from our vegetable garden in addition to
other featured produce typical of the Spanish cuisine, where his most emblematic dishes are served up together with others
specifically created for FINCA CORTESIN.
Finally and during the months of July and August, is the Repsol Guide Two Star Don Giovanni
restaurant (Don Giovanni Madrid and Don Giovanni Finca Cortesín), Best Madrid-Based Italian
Restaurant, partaking in Parma’s Pasta World Championship 2012… By combining respect towards
tradition and innovative ingenuity, Andrea Tumbarello, Don Giovanni’s sicilian chef in Finca Cortesín,
brings authentic Italian dishes whilst continually being on the receiving end of many important awards
The Beach Club, Club House and Poolside Bars next to the 30m and 50m long swimming pools,
complete our varied culinary delights where guests can enjoy less elaborate meals.
Luxurious gym, spa, snow cave & sports facilities
The first striking feature of Finca Cortesin’s spa is its size. Measuring 2.200m² the space is divided into
designated areas for face and body treatments.
All seven treatment rooms are equipped with under-floor heating and heated massage beds. Guests can take
advantage of the latest in beauty and rejuvenation technology with a wide range of therapies created by leading
French specialist Biologique Recherche.
There is also a huge double treatment room for couples, with a Roman bath. Facilities at the spa include three
thermal areas, one female, one male and one unisex. All three are equipped with sauna, Turkish bath and
relaxation area. Guests also have use of a small plunge pool and the bracing
snow cave. In addition, the spa at Finca Cortesin has a large 25m heated indoor swimming pool and
modern fitness centre with state of the art Cybex equipment for cardiovascular and toning exercises,
Pilates, yoga and weight training. Personal trainers are available upon request.
Both the gym and indoor swimming pool areas feature immense floor to ceiling windows which afford
beautiful views of the outdoor pool area and Mediterranean in the distance.
Racquet sports lovers can also enjoy our paddle and tennis courts.
World Championship golf course Finca Cortesin boasts a magnificent par 72, 18-hole golf course by one of the world’s
leading golf course architects, Cabell Robinson. The course has been designed to incorporate the area’s original flora and fauna and is reputed to have the best greens in Southern Spain. At nearly 7.500 yards, this is
one of the longest golf courses in Europe and also boasts a Jack Nicklaus Golf Academy.
Facilities and services include golf club valet and cleaning, a buggy bar for ice cold drinks
on the course and a large interior designed Clubhouse with golf shop, bar, restaurant,
terrace and impressive and unspoilt views of the course and the ocean.
In October 2009 Finca Cortesin hosted the Volvo World Match Play Championship, which was previously a fixture for more than 40 years at
Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey, UK. Jack Nicklaus Academy. The Finca Cortesín golf school incorporates the use of a master-franchise
teaching system developed by the best golf player of all time. The facility includes a Coaching Studio
equipped with the most advanced technology capable of analysing a player’s swing by video and
computer methods as well as the services provided by our highly qualified golf professionals.
VOLVO World Match Play Championship: Finca Cortesin was host to one of Europe’s oldest and
most prestigious tournaments. After 44 years at Wentworth Golf Club, the World Match Play was
played for the first time ever in Spain and included renowned players such as Rory McIlroy, Luke
Donald, Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer and Sergio García.
Finca Cortesin Beach Club, the Mediterranean at your feet Finca Cortesin also features an impressive 6000m² beach club,
conveniently located in the “Bahía de Casares” beach just 1 km from the
hotel. The Finca Cortesin Beach Club will welcome discerning guests seeking to relax without sacrificing elegance and
exclusivity, its understated elegance reflected in the teak wood flooring, lush gardens, Balinese beds and comfortable
sun lounges surrounding a spectacular 35m infinity pool. Its restaurant, directly
on the beach, offers the best in Mediterranean cuisine including seafood and rice dishes… all impeccably served
as only Finca Cortesin knows. And at dusk, enjoy a cocktail prepared by our
barman whilst enjoying the sunset. Who could ask for anything more?
*Courtesy shuttle bus service available for our customers.
Cortesín Villas, luxury through and through
Furthermore, Finca Cortesin offers the possibility of purchasing one-of-a-kind real estate including
The Cortijo-Style Villas comprise 9 superbly designed properties on frontline golf. Built on individual plots
with stunning views of the sea, they benefit from private gardens and pools.
The Reserve, a limited collection of 16 spacious villas designed, built and equipped to satisfy the standards of excellence of a primary residence. All are facing south, have private gardens and swimming pools and offer the possibility of enjoying the services of
our hotel including meals served in the comfort of your own home, to housekeeping, interior design work and general maintenance and
gardening. As an added bonus is the option of having the property rented out and managed on your
behalf, through the hotel.
Hotel Address & Reservations
Finca Cortesin, Carretera de Casares Km 2
E 29690 Casares, Malaga, Spain
For reservations dial +34 952 93 78 00
• René Zimmer, Hotel Managing Director, included in the “2013 TOP 10 German Hoteliers Working
abroad” list. Schlummer Atlas, Busche Verlag / Deutschland.
• Third Best European Resort, The 2012 Gallivanter’s Awards for Excellence / UK
• World’s Best Coastal Resorts, by continent 2012. CNN / USA
• Top 100 Resorts 2012. Robb Report / USA
• Gold List 2012. Condé Nast Traveler / Spain
• Traveller’s Choice Hotels 2012: Best Hotel, Relax & Spa of Spain. Trip Advisor
• Best of the Best Awards 2011: Culinary Experience. Virtuoso / USA
• Gold List 2011. Condé Nast Traveler / Spain
• Best Non-Urban Hotel in Spain 2010. Condé Nast Traveler / Spain
• Gold List 2010. Condé Nast Traveler / Spain
• 10 Best Hotels in the World 2010. Andrew Harper / USA
• 101Best Hotels in the World 2010. Tatler / UK
• Trip Advisor 2010 Spain
• Hot List 2009. Condé Nast Traveler / USA
Finca Cortesin is an independent hotel affiliated to “Preferred Hotels & Resorts”
It’s easy to see why Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa has made the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List each year since its opening. Situated on Spain’s celebrated Costa del Sol (“Coast of the Sun”), this peaceful, private oasis is a golfer’s dream, home to the VOLVO World Match Play Championship, as well as the Jack Nicklaus Academy. Set aside your five iron and enjoy fine Mediterranean, Italian and traditional Japanese cuisine in five distinctive dining venues opened according to seasons. Swim laps in the Olympic-size pool, indulge in the tranquil spa and retreat to one of just 67 expansive, elegantly refined suites with private garden or terrace.
Travelwizard.com Guests Receive:
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
- Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
- A complimentary 50-minute massage
- for up to two people, per room, once during stay
- Early check-in/late check-out
- subject to availability