intu Costa del Sol: a resort like no other
intu Costa del Sol is set to redefine the model of the retail industry. An extraordinary place where the most demanding guests meet the most exciting experiences. Bringing together the best in leisure, retail, dining, hotels, events, conferences, sports and well-being whilst all set among beautiful public spaces.
We are progressing the necessary planning consents – our plans have been successfully incorporated into the general plan for Torremolinos and are now awaiting ratification by the regional government of Andalucia.
In the meantime we have bought adjacent land, increasing our ownership by 32,000 sq m to enable greater integration into the resort’s surroundings, and commissioned further detailed design work on the external place-making to ensure that the internal and external spaces flow together.
There has been strong interest from both Spanish retailers and international operators looking for a presence in a destination with an international catchment. We are confident that intu Costa del Sol will provide compelling leisure and customer experiences together with the highest quality retail offer for the 12.4 million tourists that visit every year and the 4 million residents in Costa del Sol.
The retail resort will feature:
sqm of parks and gardens
Looking to the future
Our Spanish strategy is to create a business of scale through acquisition and development. Concentrating on the top-10 key catchments, we aim to establish a market-leading position in the country through ownership and management of prime shopping resorts. As well as our three top-10 Spanish centres including Xanadú shopping centre in Madrid, we also have four development projects: intu Costa del Sol, Valencia, Vigo and Palma.
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