A playground to the international Jet Set since the 1950's..

This "Garden of Eden's" relaxed luxury and old world

 service has drawn the great and the good for generations.

The international jetset’s home-away-from home since the 1950s.

I wanted this series to capture some of the hotel’s relaxed luxury that has attracted so many over the years.

You’re exclusively invited to check in to the Marbella Club, a storied hotel with royal connections on the shore of the Golden Mile. A playground to the international jet set since the 1950s, it started life as the private summer house of Prince Alfonso von Hohenlohe, where he entertained his illustrious friends. Prince Alfonso transformed it into a hotel and with the help of Count Rudi as the general manager, it became the hottest destination since the 1960s and 1970s, when an avalanche of movie stars, dignitaries and socialites arrived on the scene, including Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, Brigitte Bardot and the Duke of Windsor. Now as then, days here centre on the Art Deco swimming pool, where families and friends sunbathe on the elegant sun loungers, occasionally cooling off with a dip. In the afternoons, little ones are taken for a siesta, while the child-free head to the pool bar, sipping margaritas and garden gimlets. As evening falls, with the scent of orange blossom and jasmine in the air, the well-heeled guests don their glad rags for dinner al fresco, with the fiesta going on into the early hours.