Yesterday night was the opening party of the Hotel Finca Cortesin, a 67-suite property up in the hills of Casares. It will be part of a large development with villas, residences a small shopping area and a golf course.
We were welcomed into the hotel courtyard its’ lovely cobblestones and colourful tiled wall before being ushered into the hotel where there were several buffet tables spread out – at the bar and outdoor terrace, drinks were served – from champagne to cocktails; at their all-day dining restaurant, there were plates of jamon, cheeses and assorted cold cuts; at Schilo, their fine dining restaurant, there were tiny tasting plates of sushi and dim sum from their Asian-inspired menu; at the Moroccan-inspired courtyard, there was a large table of petits fours, desserts and even an ice-cream bar.
Instead of a usual cocktail, guests were free to roam around the hotel and a few suites were even left open for guests to have a look. It was very relaxed and had a pretty good turn-out. After a bit of schmoozing, we left and had a quick tapas dinner at Asador Guadalmina. I’m looking forward to returning to Finca Cortesin and having brunch on their lovely terrace one of these days.