Brian's Blog

Hi guys! I´d like to start this, my new year message, by wishing all of our friends and the many fans and followers of MarbellaAzul.com a happy and prosperous 2017.

I would particularly like to thank all those people (you know who you are) who have helped us spread the word about the website since its launch in 2014. This year, our aim is to confirm MarbellaAzul.com as Marbella’s premier information website and build on the success of our events calendar, restaurant guide and the business directory.

We are of course extremely grateful for all your likes/shares and follows on social media and this year we will be developing our Facebook and Twitter pages to widen the website´s popularity.

We believe 2017 is going to be a great year for Marbella´s residents and our many visitors. It would be great if you join us on this amazing journey!

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Business News & Events

Oasis Dental Practice opens new clinic

The Oasis Dental Practice is welcoming patients again at its brand new clinic in the Elvira Medical Centre. The clinic, which was originally established in 2010, has evolved into a dynamic partnership of two talented dentists, Dr. Nina King and Dr. Sacha Miller-Wojtan, who together bring almost 30 years of international experience.

The multilingual dentists and support team provide patients with a caring and comfortable service in their own language, from Spanish and English to Danish/Swedish or Norwegian. The clinic offers general and cosmetic dentistry services, including cleaning, whitening, white fillings, crowns, bridges, implants and veneers.

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Marbella News

Kempinski Hotel Bahia Estepona fitness club – fantastic offer for January

The Kempinski Hotel Bahía Wellness & Beauty Centre features a-state-of-the art Fitness Centre including a Technogym Kinesis wall, a Finnish sauna, a steam bath and relaxation area. This January, anyone signing up for a year’s membership will get a free 10-day guest pass to give to friends or family.

Six treatment rooms, each have different themes and are named after the earth’s elements – Terra, Aer, Acqua, Ferrum, Ligna and Flamma. The spa also boasts Southern Spain’s only Bastien Gonzalez Pedi: Mani: Cure Studio and Quartz Sand Table, plus a Spa Suite with two treatment tables and a private Jacuzzi.

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Business News & Events

Bromley Estates Marbella announces launch of luxury contemporary apartments

Marbella real estate professionals, Bromley Estates Marbella, announced the launch of a brand new residential complex of 2 and 3 bed luxury apartments and penthouses – Le Mirage de Santa Vista – located at the heart of Cancelada on the New Golden Mile. Acting as the sole agent for this project, on the 1st of November 2016 Bromley Estates Marbella released these fabulous ultra-contemporary residencies onto the market for sale (completion is due in August 2018).

Since the company was launched in 2009, Bromley Estates Marbella has achieved a well-earned reputation as a leading real estate agency on the Costa del Sol. As longstanding property stalwarts, they have the experience needed to identify projects that present the best value for money as holiday homes, permanent residences and investment opportunities for buyers. Le Mirage falls firmly into all 3 categories.

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Business News & Events

Mundo Mania (fun for everyone) – opening December 2016

Mundo Manía is under construction in Cancelada, Estepona. Due to open on Saturday 3rd December, this will be the biggest family entertainment centre in the area offering something for all the family (babies, toddlers, kids, teens, mums and dads and even grandparents!)

The centre will offer children the chance to play, learn and develop in a fun, stimulating and safe environment.

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Business News & Events

The launch of Fontana – Pacific Investments PLC

The launch of Fontana, 5 new Torras y Seirra designed villas by International developer, Pacific Investments PLC.

Launched with a glamorous party in the presence of Councillor for Development Isabel Mª Pérez Ortiz on the 13th of October 2016, Fontana is a collection of five new, architecturally curated villas, developed by Sir John Beckwith of UK based Pacific Investments, in conjunction with Penna Property Partners. The evening featured a champagne reception, live music and a performance from famous Soprano Laura Wright. Guests included the Marbella Councillor for Development Isabel Mª Pérez Ortiz, Head coach of the National Spanish Basketball Team Sergio Scariolo, journalist Amparo de la Gama and Sir John Beckwith CBE and many more distinguished guests. Fontana promises to be an exceptional development for the most discerning buyers.

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Business News & Events

Join Specsavers in celebrating their 4th birthday

On Saturday 5th November, Specsavers Opticas in Marbella will be celebrating their fourth birthday with a special event in store, with music, cakes and cava and a prize draw to win a pair of designer glasses. As part of Specsavers Opticas’ commitment to the Lions Club, local residents are being asked to bring in their unwanted glasses on the day, enjoy the party and make a real difference to people in the developing world who are unable to afford glasses.

Store Director Nerea Galdos explains, “There is always a shortage of glasses in developing countries as they have no medical support, so donations are absolutely vital to people with poor vision. We want to reward people who bring in their old glasses and celebrate our birthday by throwing a fun party with great discounts and prizes, so come and join us and give the gift of sight!”

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Business News & Events

Benezra Gallery opening in November 2016

Laurence and Maureen Benezra are opening a new gallery in Marbella on Wednesday 2 November in La Quinta – a beautiful residential area close to the road to Ronda. This new iconic building has been created by premier architects ATD and the Benezra Gallery is a contemporary white space in the tranquil setting of the courtyard.

Their art collection is eclectic, contemporary and of outstanding quality. The Benezra Gallery will be showcasing international artists, encouraging emerging art and exhibiting exciting pieces that will resonate profoundly.

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Business News & Events

La Sala Gibraltar becomes a licensed wedding venue

We are delighted to announce that the Head of Civil Status and Registration office has approved La Sala Gibraltar Restaurant & Bar as an official venue for civil ceremonies in Gibraltar.

After successfully hosting hundreds of engagement parties and weddings since the opening in June 2015, La Sala Gibraltar is proud to become one of the 10 licensed wedding ceremony venues on The Rock. La Sala Gibraltar Restaurant & Bar is now offcially the home for all wedding celebrations, whether it’s the engagement party, the rehearsal dinner or the big day itself.

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Theatre & Cinema

Marbella International Film Festival Award Winners 2016

It was another fantastic year for the Marbella International Film Festival which was once again held at the H10 Andalucia Plaza Hotel in Nueva Andalucia with screenings at the Cine Teatro Goya in Puerto BVanús.

This year’s winners received their awards at a Gala Dinner at the H10 Andalucia Plaza Hotel on Sunday October 2.

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Theatre & Cinema

Marbella International Film Festival 2016

Press Conference at Teatro Goya

MarbellaAzul.com were at Teatro Goya in Puerto Banús on 22 September for the press conference introducing this year’s Marbella International Film Festival XI.

In attendance were Mac Chakaveh (MIFF director), Miguel Luna (Marbella’s Minister of Tourism), Jose Jaime Lopez (Teatro Goya) and Lucía Pérez Suárez (H10 Hotel Andalucía Plaza) – all of whom expressed their on-going support for the festival.

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Business News & Events

Vision Matters Specsavers and RNIB

National Eye Health Week takes place from the 19th to the 25th of September in the UK. This is a campaign to encourage everyone to take better care of their eyes and have regular sight tests. Specsavers Opticas in Spain are taking this opportunity to announce their partnership with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) to support its vital work, help educate people about eye health and to raise awareness of how regular eye tests can help reduce preventable sight loss.

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