Because Marbella is on a different planet and doesn't obey any of the normal rules of life on Earth!

  • Because Marbella is on a different planet and doesn't obey any of the normal rules of life on Earth!
  • Because Marbella is on a different planet and doesn't obey any of the normal rules of life on Earth!
  • Because Marbella is on a different planet and doesn't obey any of the normal rules of life on Earth!
  • Because Marbella is on a different planet and doesn't obey any of the normal rules of life on Earth!
  • Because Marbella is on a different planet and doesn't obey any of the normal rules of life on Earth!
  • Because Marbella is on a different planet and doesn't obey any of the normal rules of life on Earth!
  • Because Marbella is on a different planet and doesn't obey any of the normal rules of life on Earth!

  • Because Marbella is on a different planet and doesn't obey any of the normal rules of life on Earth!

  • Because Marbella is on a different planet and doesn't obey any of the normal rules of life on Earth!

  • Because Marbella is on a different planet and doesn't obey any of the normal rules of life on Earth!

  • Because Marbella is on a different planet and doesn't obey any of the normal rules of life on Earth!

  • Because Marbella is on a different planet and doesn't obey any of the normal rules of life on Earth!

W Marbella or WTF Marbella?

W Marbella or WTF Marbella?

A major hotel investment is due to bring both prestige, employment and huge controversy to Marbella.

On a recent visit to Hong Kong, Marbella Mayor Jose Bernal announced plans for the creation of the W Marbella Hotel. Due to open in 2021, Bernal announced that “The “the opening of W Marbella will mark the beginning of a new era for the city with a luxury 5-star hotel of environmental sustainability “.

Bernal thanked Marriott International Inc. and Platinum Estates for their “commitment to Marbella” and noted that “the city has been a leading destination in the Mediterranean for more than half a century and our commitment as a Town Hall Council is to ensure that it continues to lead the tourist market for the rest of the 21st century ”

 

 

He explained that “a year and a half ago, the representatives of the Platinum Estates group and ourselves had an ambitious vision for the future: to renovate the luxury hotel market in  Marbella  with a state-of-the-art project that is hugely respectful of the environment.”

“This vision, which is the only one we want for our city and for our environment, is becoming a reality thanks to hard work driven day by day,” said the mayor “The signing of this exceptional agreement, ensures the future of Marbella as a tourist destination and guarantees that the municipality will continue to lead the race with good investments that profitable and socially respectful.

As well as the hotel the €300 million project, that will consist of 200 rooms, including 26 suites a  The Residences at W Marbella will be made up of a hundred apartments and low-rise villas and will offer its owners access to all the facilities and services of the hotel.

With the opening of W Marbella in 2021, Spain will be the only European country to have three W hotels, joining the acclaimed W Barcelona, ​​which has redefined Spanish hospitality since its debut in 2009 and the proposed W Madrid, due to open in 2019. W Marbella will be the fourth W Escape in Europe, a range newly created by W Hotels, located in ski, beach and leisure destinations around the world.

The W Marbella will join the other 50 hotels of the brand around the world. The project is certain to anger environmentalists, however, as the location  is the Real Zaragoza beach, that features some of the last remaining dunes in Marbella.

An environmental battle may be about to start…

Missing Brit Found Safe

Missing Brit Found Safe

The British tourist reported missing by police has been found safe and well

Thomas Llyr Parry had not been seen or heard from since mid-February as he travelled across Europe

British Police said that, following extensive enquiries and with the support of Mr Parry’s family, the 36-year-old has been located in Algeciras..

In a statement posted on Facebook, North Wales Police said: “We are grateful to the British holiday maker who reported having seen Mr Parry’s van parked unattended in a car park for several days.

“As a result of enquiries undertaken by the Guardia Civil Thomas has now been located.”

The 36-year-old’s last known location was Bolonia, near Tarifa.

Appeal for missing Bolonia Brit

Appeal for missing Bolonia Brit

A man from Anglesey who has been travelling across Europe has been reported missing in Spain.

36-year-old Thomas Llyr Parry from Holyhead, has not contacted his family since February 8.

The grey van he was travelling in was found today along with some of his belongings in Bolonia, near Tarifa.

He is described as being between 5ft 8in and 5ft 10in tall, of stocky build, with short straight brown hair.

Eye (out) for the Tiger

Eye (out) for the Tiger

They are one of the biggest pests of the summer and Marbella Town Hall has launched an information campaign against the tiger mosquito.

The tiger mosquito is smaller than the common mosquito with white stripes on its head and body. It flies during the day, mainly in the afternoon and tends to bite legs and feet

The tiger mosquito lives and breeds in urban areas, preferring to live in shady places like gardens and where there is abundant vegetation. It also breeds in hidden water tanks such as pots, pots, troughs, ashtrays, gutters, vases, wheelbarrows or empty cans

Sanidad has launched a project called ‘Atrapa el tigre’, to investigate, monitor and control the expansion of the tiger mosquito’.

The project includes an application called ‘Tigatrapp’, specific for tablets and mobiles, that allows anyone with a mobile phone to report the location of an adult tiger mosquito or a breeding place.

Tips to stop tiger mosquitoes inlcude

  • Empty, twice a week, any outside containers that can collect water such as toys, ashtrays, vases, buckets, plastic pools, etc.
  • Empty washing areas and small containers twice a week or cover them with a mosquito net.
  • Remove the plates from under plant pots. If this is not possible, empty them when full of water.
  • Change the water of any plants that live in water on a weekly basis.
  • Keep pools covered if not in use. If not properly maintained normal mosquitoes can breed, but if the water level is low, tiger mosquitoes can breed. The best option is to treat the water all year round or to cover them when not in use.
  • Change your pet’s water often.
  • Make sure that wells, cisterns, tanks or water containers are properly covered
  • Cover holes in logs and branches, filling them with sand.
  • Avoid standing water in drainage areas, gutters, downspouts.
  • Avoid holes in the ground where water can accumulate.
  • Eliminate any objects that can generally accumulate rainwater.
  • If you cannot, empty these or renovate and move the water to ensure that it is not sitting for more than 3 or 4 days.

 

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