Marbella tops wellness tourism

A new comprehensive medical center, “Life & Sun Gran Meliá Don Pepe”, was inaugurated last Thursday. The new facility offers medical services, spa and gym in the same space. The opening event was presided by Marbella’s town mayor Angeles Muñoz. Rafael Gallego, President of the Spanish Employers’ Association (CEAV) also attended the event.

Ms. Muñoz said that “just as Marbella was a pioneer in golf tourism, it is also presently becoming a pioneer in health and wellness tourism, an area closely linked to the quality of services offered in Marbella, for which the town is leader.”

She also pointed out that Marbella “is acknowledged as one of the best tourism destinations in the world by many websites and magazines in the tourism sector, and we are proud of the fact that businesses continue to choose our town to develop their projects”.

On June 7th, had announced that Marbella’s Hotel Gran Meliá Don Pepe would be the first to include a health center within the hotel. Life & Sun Medical was nearly ready, aside from a few finishing touches, and at the time, it was expected to be inaugurated by town officials in the near future.

Calypso Tours will be the company in charge of marketing the fourteen different medical and surgical packages offered by the new facility. The medical services company signed an agreement with the travel company on Friday, within the framework of Euroal. This agreement includes arrangements for transportation, accommodations and hospital and non-hospital stay for patients and their families from their countries of origin, even including medical air transport services.