While Marbella enjoys a renaissance, Sotogrande is in full expansion mode, with the focus on very much in maintaining and enhancing its exclusive resort status, as we will see in this issue.

The original development company of the luxury urbanisation, Sotogrande S.A., is now under new ownership and we interview CEO, Marc Topiol about the exciting plans being put in place to bring the resort ‘back to the future’.

Meanwhile, La Zagaleta’s recent acquisition of legendary Club de Golf Valderrama, will involve a €200 million project at Valderrama 2, and, not to be outdone, Santa María Polo Club has announced a €500 million investment with the new Puente de Hierro Equestrian Centre.

This month we focus on Sotogrande, and bring our readers up to speed on some major milestones for the family-friendly retreat. We also check in to the beautiful life at the Hotel Almenara, dine out at Sotogrande’s top tables, take a tour round a sumptuous Sotogrande villa fully refurbished by Patricia Darch Interiors.

Elsewhere in an edition packed with more content than you could shake a polo stick at, we preview the first big event in what will be a memorable sporting summer, Euro 2016, expose some of Holywood’s hottest young male talent and get our shirts off in a number of tropical island paradises.

Test Drive with us Hyundai’s new flagship saloon, Genesis G90, marvel at Twin-Set’s latest colourful collection, find out what Bio super computers are capable of, and sample some highly recommended restaurants here in Marbella.

Finally, if you would like to enjoy an evening out under the stars at a Gala event with top operatic performances while contributing to a very worthy cause, please consider attending this year’s Annual Sotogrande Charity Gala on 25th June – see page 145 for more information.