Banyan Tree brings Angsana to Spain

Pictured: rendering of Angsana Real de la Quinta Benahavis Marbella.
Banyan Tree Group has signed an MOU with La Quinta Real Estate Group to open the first Angsana Resorts & Spa site in Spain.

Angsana Real de la Quinta Benahavis Marbella resort and residences is due for completion in 2026. 

Hilltop development

Located in the Mediterranean town of Benahavis near Marbella, the mixed use development will include a hotel, branded residences, apartments and commercial spaces.

Perched at the top of a hill and inside the 200-hectare Real de La Quinta residential community, the hotel will feature 90 nature-integrated guestrooms and suites circling an oasis courtyard.

Facilities and residences

Three dining venues will encompass all-day dining, as well as signature and pool bar and grill concepts; while amenities will include meeting spaces; spa and kids’ club; adult and family pools; and a wedding amphitheatre.

Branded residences, ranging from 97 to 151 sq m in size, will serve the needs of a family lifestyle. Available in two- and three-bedroom configurations, Angsana residences will come with amenities such as a private courtyard, swimming pool, parking, daily housekeeping and maintenance services.

Bright design

The design – led by OBMI with interiors from MKV Design and landscaping by RSR Studio – celebrates and fosters togetherness among friends and family amid bright, airy interiors. Composed of clean lines and simple silhouettes, the architecture incorporates brick wall patterns and stonework referencing local materials and building traditions.

Modern and fluid interior designs find cues in the resort’s architecture and honour the sense of retreat into the wooded slopes of the Sierra de las Nieves. Ample windows provide expansive views and an open feel, while social spaces dotted with orange trees and water features promote social gatherings in a courtyard-style setting that reflects both Angsana’s essence of treasuring each moment and the Andalusian destination.

Unique concept

Peter Hechler, vice president, head of operations at Banyan Tree Group, said: “We couldn’t have asked for a better business partner for Banyan Tree Group’s Spanish debut. La Quinta Real Estate Group has more than 35 years of experience in the real estate world as a developer.

“Real de La Quinta is the second residential resort to be developed in Marbella, a unique experience and concept on the Costa del Sol, where the priority is to build homes in a natural environment with facilities and services, conceptually becoming a unique place for leisure in daily life.”

Togetherness trend

Borja Pascual, CEO of La Quinta Real Estate Group, added: “Angsana, being a concept that focuses on creating special moments with loved ones, is the perfect fit for the Real de la Quinta community.

“With groups of families and friends increasingly looking for meaningful experiences when on holiday, the upcoming Angsana Real de La Quinta Benahavis Marbella is perfectly positioned to capitalise on a trend that has togetherness at its core. Banyan Tree Group’s hospitality and wellness expertise will be crucial to showcasing the Spanish way of life and helping travellers make lifelong memories in one of Europe’s most spectacular locales.”

Additional Angsanas

Further afield, the Angsana brand will be appearing in locations including Fiji, with the 150-key Angsana Yasawa Fiji on Yasawa Island, and in Cuba with the 99-room Angsana Cayo Buba Resort.

Among a number of Chinese developments, Angsana Tengchong Daotian Hotel Tengchong will soon arrive in Yunnan province, delivering 37 units with a private hot spring pool or bathtub in every room.