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From Madrid and Barcelona to Lisbon and the Algarve, Spain and Portugal features some of the most luxurious hotels in Europe, and Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa has been recognised as the best of them all by readers of the world’s most renowned luxury media title.


The exclusive Andalucian golf and lifestyle resort’s Hotel Cortesin was voted number one in the ‘Top 20 Hotels in Spain & Portugal’ category in Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s Reader’s Choice Awards 2019.


The accolade follows a number of other top honours that Finca Cortesin has received so far in 2019, including being voted as the ‘Most Hospitable Golf Club in Spain’ and having the ‘Best Facilities in Spain’ in the respected website Leadingcourses com’s 2019 Golfers’ Choice Awards.


Celebrating the world’s best hotels, resorts, countries, cities, islands, spas, airlines, airports and cruises, the annual Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious in the luxury travel industry and, are commonly known as ‘the best of the best of travel’.


More than 600,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers worldwide submitted a recording-breaking number of responses, rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how people travel today. In its first year as a global brand, the magazine combined the annual surveys in the US and UK into one global Readers’ Choice Awards list.


René Zimmer, general manager of Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa, said: “I am thrilled that, through the continued hard work of our passionate, devoted team at Finca Cortesin, the hotel has been so highly regarded in this year’s Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.


“It is a wonderful thing to see that our guests are still as captivated by the resort as we are, 10 years since opening, and recognise it as the ‘best of the best’ in the country and beyond. I believe Finca Cortesin to be a queen among European resorts, that continues to deliver excellence in all areas of service, gastronomy, fitness and wellness facilities, and so on – long may it continue!”


Opened in March 2006 and set across a vast 532-acre estate, Finca Cortesin – a member of the prestigious European Tour Destinations Network – is regarded among Europe’s most exclusive modern golf and lifestyle destination resorts.


Set in the rolling hills of southern Spain, between Marbella and Sotogrande, with the Mediterranean to one side and the tranquil Casares Mountains to the other, the resort’s 18-hole championship course was designed by Cabell Robinson and has hosted numerous high-profile tournaments – including the Volvo World Match Play Championship in 2009, 2011 and 2012. It is the first venue in Spain to feature a new, eco-friendly variety of Bermuda grass on all its greens.


Complementing the par-72 layout are outstanding practice facilities including Finca Cortesin’s recently-upgraded Jack Nicklaus Golf Academy, which features the very latest golf-swing technology as well as offering an exclusive five-star club-fitting experience using equipment from some of the game’s top golf club brands including Honma Golf – global leaders in the manufacture of premium golf equipment – and TaylorMade.


Finca Cortesin’s other world-class facilities include an elegant 67-suite hotel; a 6,000sqm Beach Club; an award-winning spa featuring Spain’s only snow cave; and the choice of four restaurants.

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