Polo glamour on the Costa del Sol
Last week, luxury beachfront escape Kempinski Hotel Bahía hosted the II Costa Del Sol Beach Polo Cup. European Royalty, international polo players and over 1,000 spectators were welcomed to the palm tree-lined promenade of Estepona for a two-day programme of polo matches, VIP parties and gourmet cuisine.
Four world-renowned teams competed for this year’s cup, with international polo players including Niclas Johansson, Andrew Nolte, and Carlos Piñaltaking to the sand. The competition peaked with a gripping finale between Pagani and Perlage, showcasing a spectacular display of beach polo, with Perlage winning the prestigious Costa del Sol Beach Polo Cup 2019.
Corporate sponsors including Bulgari, Pagani, Scapa, Ferragamo and Perlage rubbed shoulders with the professional players, the Mayor of Estepona and high-society spectators at the stylishAfter-Polo Party and exclusive Polo Glam Lunch. Concluding the social event of the season, VIP parties were held at Kempinski Hotel Bahia’s brand new Spiler Beach Club, where there was champagne aplenty and small plates of top-quality Andalusian-inspired cuisine.
The terracotta beachfront escape just 20 minutes west of Marbella is home to lively landscaped lawns, an assortment of family-friendly swimming pools and a private horticultural garden brimming with lemon, avocado and olive trees. Boldly-styled living spaces and a selection of luxurious rooms and suites are accompanied with private tennis courts, an award-winning spa and yoga and fitness studios. New for 2019, the resort relaunched El Paseo Del Mar, a creative culinary destination comprised of three design-led restaurants and bars; including Baltazar Bar & Grill, Spiler Beach Club and Black Rose the Bar
The new culinary destination, El Paseo Del Mar, is comprised of three design-led restaurants and bars; from beachfront Baltazar and Spiler Beach Club, to Black Rose The Bar, situated in the newly refurbished lobby. Buzzy Baltazar offers grilled meats and fresh seafood, as well as an array of tapas-style dishes, all prepared with locally sourced ingredients. Spiler Beach Club, which officially launched in April 2019, serves up zesty seafood, salads and fresh pizzas, with ingredients from the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea and fields of Andalucía; the ideal spot for a seafront lunch.
Address: Kempinski Hotel Bahía, Autovía del Mediterráneo, Km 159, 29680 Estepona, Málaga, Spain | kempinski.com