Over the weekend, newly eased restrictions were published for Andalusia, where Quartiers operates. The new guidelines make it easier to travel to Marbella and increase the permitted capacity in the hotel and restaurant sector in the region.
Quartiers’ facilities Boho Club Marbella and Quartiers Marbella Apartments are both located on the Spanish Costa del Sol in Andalusia, so the business is subject to and positively affected by the new guidelines.
Travel to and within Andalusia
Travelling will become easier. International travellers entering the country still need to present a recent negative test for COVID-19. Now, however, what are known as TMA tests are also permitted, which give faster results and are less expensive than PCR tests, the only tests previously permitted.
From 12 December, residents are allowed to travel between municipalities, which was not previously allowed without a particular valid reason and presentation of a permit. From 18 December to 10 January, free travel between Spanish provinces is permitted, meaning that people from other parts of Spain can travel to Marbella. New guidelines are expected to be published after this period, depending on how the spread of infection develops.
“We’re happy that more people can now travel to our facilities, which offer safe accommodation in a warm climate without unnecessary points of contagion in lifts and corridors, and with the majority of the common areas located outdoors,” comments Quartiers’ CEO Marcus Johansson Prakt. “We’re well prepared for more visits to our facilities as we – unlike many other facilities in Marbella – have been able to keep parts of the business open, which has also been appreciated by our regulars. During the pandemic, we’ve been seeing a substantial increase in our sales during the day in the restaurant, and maintained top marks among guests who have ranked us on booking.com. With an average rating of 9.3 out of 10.0, we have a ranking on a par with Marbella Club and higher than both the Puento Romano Hotel and the Nobu Hotel in Marbella.”
Opening hours for hotels and restaurants in Marbella
Restaurants can stay open from 18 December to 10 January until 10:30 pm, with a short period of closure between 6 pm and 8 pm. On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, restaurants are allowed to stay open until 1 am.
Increased restaurant capacity in Marbella
There is still a 1½ meter distance between tables in restaurants and a maximum of six people per table. The permitted capacity indoors is increasing from the previous 30% to 50%.
The Company in brief
Quartiers Properties is a Swedish property development company with a focus on excellent design and quality, and is active on the Spanish Costa del Sol. The Company was founded in 2014 and has since built up a portfolio of investment properties and project properties. The Company develops, sells and rents out properties.
Quartiers Properties owns and manages Boho Club, which is a boutique resort in Marbella’s Golden Mile district with a restaurant and 30 hotel rooms. The project has won awards for its design and architecture, and since its launch in 2019 both the hotel and the restaurant have established themselves as leading players in Marbella. Visit Boho Club’s website www.bohoclub.com to book a hotel room or reserve a table in the restaurant. The restaurant is open daily, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Quartiers Marbella Apartments is an apartment complex in Marbella’s neighbouring municipality of Benahavís, where Quartiers runs apartment rental operations. The apartments are perfectly suited as short- and long-term accommodation, and are popular among families as well as groups visiting Marbella for leisure purposes, fitness holidays or to play golf. Visit our website www.quartiersmarbella.com to book your apartment.
Hacienda Collection is an apartment project in Benahavís just outside Marbella, where Quartiers Properties is selling apartments that are ready for immediate occupancy. The apartments are located in a gated community boasting views of the Mediterranean. These apartments feature a large, open floorplan with large windows, high-end kitchen, separate laundry room and 2–3 bedrooms. The spacious terraces offer plenty of scope for spending time with family and friends. Please visit the website for further information and to book a viewing, either on site or online: www.haciendacollection.es.