2016 marks a year of extensive new development for PGA Catalunya Resort, near Barcelona, as the European Tour Destination embarks on a three-year, €53 million investment programme.
The launch of a €33million 5-star luxury hotel in June will be followed by an array of facilities including a deli, a pantry garden, a kids club and a junior club. The 36-hole resort will also have its own vineyards, build a new equestrian centre and offer football and rugby camps for visitors and owners.
The final element of the three-year plan is a flagship recreational lake, due for completion in 2018. The man-made lake will be a hub for water sports and will come complete with a beach and a lakeside club, adding more dining options to the Costa Brava resort.
The 149-room luxury hotel, designed by internationally-renowned interior designer Lazaro Rosa-Violán, will offer panoramic views over the golf courses, swimming pool or gardens, providing the perfect combination of space and comfort, luxury and striking urban-chic interior design. Dining options will include three restaurants and a bar.
The introduction of vineyards will provide vine adoption possibilities, as well as the chance for residents and guests to be involved in the planting and harvesting of the grape vines. From early 2017, existing residents will be able to plant the first vines in the grounds and can enjoy nurturing them to harvest. A unique pantry garden, to be launched in summer 2016, provides a charming new area for guests and residents to enjoy and help cultivate with a programme of weekly activities.
Enhancing the current food and beverage offering, a new deli will be stocked with local produce and wines for resort guests and residents.
For families, the new kids club, opening in summer 2016, will provide entertainment with sports and fun workshops exploring the landscape and other activities the resort has to offer. The three-year plan also includes a junior club which will offer a variety of activities specifically tailored for its 8 to 14 year old audience. Other new and enhanced sporting facilities will include an equestrian centre, as well as football and rugby camps, which will be operational late 2016 and early 2017.
David Plana, PGA Catalunya Resort’s CEO, said: “The resort has come a long way since The Stadium Course was first inaugurated in 1999 – and our current developments coupled with our three-year plan are testament to the great aspirations we have for our World Top 100 venue.
“Over the years, PGA Catalunya Resort has established itself as a leading venue within the European and global golfing world – and now the onus is on developing the rest of the venue to fully accommodate the requirements of our golf visitors, guests and property owners, be they sports enthusiasts, culture aficionados or foodies and their families."
For additional information about PGA Catalunya Resort and its new 5* hotel, visit www.pgacatalunya.com