Branded Residences – When High Style Meets Prime Real Estate

In the current boom in luxury property in Marbella – the novelty of the branded residences has taken hold on the resort.  World renowned brands such as Fendi Casa, Karl Lagerfeld, Elie Saab villas, Four Seasons and Dolce e Gabbana are putting their names to über stylish properties bearing their signature style, look and brand values. Take a look at 10 amazing branded residence complexes currently in Marbella and the surrounding area.

Properties affiliated to leading luxury brands can be found in the world’s chicest cities and most luxurious resorts. Take Armani or Bulgari in Dubai, Aston Martin in Miami, or Versace in London… the Mandarin Oriental in Madrid, some 186 projects of this calibre are currently a reality around the globe.

According to a report by Knight Frank – the predicted increase in branded residence developments will be 55 per cent by 2026 – putting the figure at almost 300 über luxurious projects worldwide – and the supply is set to triple to 550 + in the coming 4 years.

Favoured by savvy investors, there are clear reasons why… Branded residences have the advantage of the best post codes, superb facilities, superior interiors, luxurious health clubs and the cache associated with their stellar signature. The level of consumer trust around leading brands boosts investor confidence, excellent property management and concierge services.   Many branded residences are linked to hotels, providing a sublime level of personalized service, a particularly appealing factor for high-powered executives with stretched agendas.

The purchase of a branded residence means the acquisition of a luxury property along with exquisite services – as well as an investment opportunity. Clients are generally prepared to pay approximately 30 per cent more for a branded property over an equivalent non-branded home, effectively buying into a carefully curated lifestyle.

Adding an exciting new dimension to Marbella’s luxury property scene, there are no less than 10 branded residence projects now a reality in the resort and neighbouring areas of the Costa del Sol.

Underneath, you will be able to read about the 10 best branded residences currently on offer in and around Marbella:

  1. Four Seasons Resort & Private Residences Marbella

  2. Epic Marbella by Fendi Casa

  3. Karl Lagerfeld Villas Marbella

  4. Ellie Saab Villas Sierra Blanca

  5. Terra Viva Benahavis by Lamborghini

  6. Angsana Private Residences Real de la Quinta

  7. The Gallery Marbella by Minotti

  8. Desing Hills Marbella by Dolce & Gabbana

  9. Marea by Missoni Finca Cortesin

  10. The Fairmont Private Residences Alcaidesa


Four Seasons Resort & Private Residences

Four Seasons is one of the first hotel groups to establish the branded residences model – back in 1985. The group now has 50 such projects worldwide.

An exciting new Four Seasons resort is taking shape at the entrance to Marbella next to the Río Real golf course.  Cited as the “definition of modern luxury living” the Four Seasons brand has been purveying the highest standards of service since 1961 – with no less than 120 hotels and private residences in stunning resorts around the globe.

The brand is landing in Spain with two spectacular projects – one in Madrid and the other in Marbella. Said to represent an investment of 650 million euro, the Marbella project will encompass a 5-star grand deluxe hotel, plus a series of branded residences including 200 villas, townhouses and apartments.

The prime beachside location, next to Río Real golf will be complete with a complex of ultra luxurious frontline luxury beach restaurants and a private beach club.

Prices from 2-7 million.  
Building completion in 2028.



EPIC by Fendi Casa

Shaping up on the Golden Mile – the beating heart of Marbella’s prime real estate – we find Epic, a superb collaboration between top Italian fashion brand Fendi Casa and local luxury developers, Sierra Blanca Estates.

Displaying clean, contemporary lines and superior qualities, these fabulous Fendi-designed apartments and penthouses offer a unique, luxury lifestyle just minutes away from Marbella’s finest 5-star hotels, Michelin star restaurants, golf, tennis and beaches.

With a total of 56 stunning apartments and penthouses, the homes themselves range in size from 295 -458 m2, with 3, 4 or 5 bedrooms, all with sea views. Spacious, luxurious with fine Fendi Casa furnishings and incredible attention to detail, these homes are the epitome of swish modern Mediterranean living. The penthouses include large terraces featuring private infinity pool and a large solarium.

Additional to the fine Fendi interiors, Epic offers state-of-the-art leisure facilities including  a world-class sports centre, 3 infinity pools, 25 metre heated indoor pool, spa, a residents-only lounge, gastrobar and a resident “white glove” concierge service to arrange all the finer things in life.

Th location, close to the Puente Romano Hotel & Resort, Puerto Banús and the beaches of the Golden Mile,  as well as the golf valley, provides easy access to all of Marbella’s 5-star facilities as well as stunning sea views.

Prices from 3,950,000€  
Completion 2024.



Karl Lagerfeld Villas

Offering all the mystique of the iconic German fashion designer, the Karl Lagerfeld villas are also located on the Golden Mile.  Also created in partnership with Sierra Blanca Estates, these villas are taking luxury living to sublime heights, these rarefied properties are in a league of their own.

Occupying spacious, elevated terrain in the prestigious Sierra Blanca neighbourhood of Marbella, these sublime villas are all set to usher in a new phase in the development of the resort.  With just 5 KL villas available, these branded residences offer extreme prestige.

The elevated contemporary architecture spans 4 floors, each villa sitting in a plot and offering sublimely spacious, designer living space. Crafted in natural materials, and embodying the forward-looking spirit of the brand founder, these magnificently modern masterpieces offer abundant light, and  incorporate custom furniture and bookcases, while the exterior of each villa shimmers like a multi-faceted gem.  With dualism at the core of the design, each villa embodies the concepts of light and heavy, solid and hollow, while adhering to an inside out approach.

The 4 levels of each villa include an area of garden and a private pool as well as a roof top terrace fashioned in black and white terrazzo & wood.  A basement area houses the games, gym, spa and family spaces of the home.

Style meets sustainability in these extraordinary villas which blend beautifully into the natural landscape.  Offering an immersive experience in one of the most outstanding brands worldwide, in this highly coveted location.




Eli Saab Villas

Also taking inspiration from a top fashion empresario are the Eli Saab Villas currently underway in the Sierra Blanca neighbourhood in Marbella, one of the most prestigious in the resort.

With just 5 villas in this prestigious development, displaying sleek architecture, with hints of Andalusian style for the 21st century, these villas convey a sense of spaciousness. Built by Urbania according to the timelessly elegant Eli Saab design, these properties exemplify urban sophistication in line with the demands of the cosmopolitan buyers investing in Marbella’s unique lifestyle.

Created with the finest materials, the result is an ultra-modern luxury villa featuring the refinement characteristic of this in-demand fashion designer.  Built over 4 levels, each villa spreads over approximately 400 m2 of desirable contemporary living space, including a sublime roof terrace and customizable basement with spa and gym. The sleek design is created in calming neutrals.  Each villa is flooded with natural light, and enjoys a private infinity pool with a cooling cascade.

Prices from 8,300,000€ 
Completion 2024.



Terra Viva by Lamborghini, Benahavis

This complex of 53 luxury branded villas is located in the most expensive municipality – not only on the coast but in the whole of Spain. Bringing together a fusion of exquisite architecture and the unique styling of Lamborghini the ultimate sports car brand, Terra Viva promises to be a truly inspirational expression of modern Mediterranean living.

Located on a hillside in the coveted area of Benahavis, the clutch of villas cascades down the sloping area, providing each property with privacy and stunning views to the sea. Surrounded by abundant greenery, each villa enjoys a large plot varying in size from 3,000 – to 10,000 m2. Each villa has an infinity pool, chillout area and solarium and the stepped gardens cocoon the property in natural landscaping.

Offering 3 types of villa design, Diamond with 6 bedrooms, Sapphire  with 5 bedrooms and Emerald with 4, each model of villa is beautifully proportioned, and built to the highest specifications.

The eye-catching contemporary architecture blends each villa beautifully into the environment.  Each open plan masterpiece is built over 3 floors, with stunning diaphanous living space, and stylish design culminating in a roof-top terrace.

Each villa has garage space for 4 cars, and with signature Lamborghini styling in evidence, the pièce de résistance is a private car elevator for each villa.

The communal facilities of this fully secure, gated community include a gym, fitness centre, large infinity pool and concierge services. Close to 12 golf clubs, the beaches, Banús and Marbella.

Prices form €4.000.000 
Completion 2027.



Angsana Residences, Real de La Quinta

Part of Banyan Tree resort with a hotel, large section of branded residences  – partnered with La Quinta group’s 35 years of experience.

Set in the stunning natural enclave of the Sierra de Las Nieves – a vast swathe of protected natural park land, the architecture takes inspiration from the natural undulations of the backdrop.  Created in the highest quality materials, with attractive stone and brickwork.

Angsana  – at top of a hill – commanding excellent views – the Angsana branded residences are bright airy and flooded with natural light.  Conceived to create the perfect environment for making memories, the open-plan interiors range from 97 -151 m2.  The complex includes a private courtyard, infinity swimming pool, parking and daily housekeeping.

The vibrant area is ideal for sports lovers, offering a wealth of activities including golf, watersports, including moonlight paddle-boarding around the lake, hiking on the abundant routes in the area and a luxurious health spa.

Price on application. 
Completion 2026.



The Gallery by Minotti

Set within a fabulous new development, just 5 minutes to the beach and Marbella town centre, these branded residences offer a luxurious contemporary lifestyle.

The inimitable location, surrounded by abundant green space provides the properties with stunning panoramic views over the valley to the glistening Mediterranean beyond.

The Gallery is a luxury complex comprising a series of 33 luxury villas of 4-5 bedrooms.  Offering 800 m2 of divine contemporary living space set over 3 levels, each villa enjoys a plot of approximately 3,500 m2.

These stunning properties – all with the hand of Minotti guiding the interior design –  take inspiration from various iconic artists: Monet, Van Gogh, Klimt and Pollock and the whole villa can be customized to accommodate the unique tastes of the buyer.

A vision in white with soaring, double-height windows, the living space is light, bright and über chic.  Key features of the Gallery villas include a vast 45 m2 master bedroom suite, a sun terrace, a pristine salt-water infinity pool integrated into the design, a spacious, customizable basement and a large garage.

The state-of-the-art  facilities include a stunning social club for owners, overseen by a resort manager and a full concierge team. Set over 4 floors, the club offers a beautiful  spa, indoor pool, gym, co-working area.  There are also tennis courts, a pitch & putt course, a yoga pavilion, a jogging path, and a farmer’s market – along with a beautiful infinity pool.

Prices from 2,950,000€.  
Completion in 2024.



Design Hills by Dolce e Gabbana

Close to the Golden Mile on the glorious road to Istán – these extravagant designer villas are located on a large plot surrounded by abundant nature with glorious views to the sea.

Situated some 40 metres above sea level, Design Hills promises to bring alive the magnificent creative vision of the two Italian maestros at the helm of the Dolce e Gabbana brand.

Comprising 92 properties, luxurious apartments set in five buildings – the development aims to be a “mini city”, a microcosm of everything you could need  for stylish year-round living or a super luxury vacation all in one place.  Rivalling any luxury resort hotel, facilities will  include hi-performance sports centre, outdoor infinity pool, gym, yoga, indoor football pitch, spa, beauty salon & barbers.

The overall impression of the development is spectacular – the linear architecture is sleek and inviting,  while the whole complex is fronted by a superb pool club, centred around the infinity pool.

The gleaming white, glazed ceramic facades of the apartments impress, and all 92 apartments feature stylish interior design from the talented Italian duo. The sleek interior architecture is complemented with the signature tiles and fabrics  – in exuberant blue and white Mediterranean designs.  With private elevators, features  Home automation & concierge.

Added to the facilities is a private club with cinema, wine cellar, kids’ club and play area, pool club and ice-cream parlour, the perfect “Made in Italy” resort.

Design Hills is all set to be one of the most coveted new property developments in Marbella.

Prices tbc.   
Completion will be in 2025 and potential buyers are invited to join the waiting list.



Marea by Missoni – at Finca Cortesin

Imagine the colourful chic of global fashion brand Missoni translated into interiors. This is exactly what is in store at the new Marea by Missoni project at exclusive golf resort Finca Cortesin west of Marbella.  Located at the western extreme of the Costa del Sol, close to Sotogrande, this is a golfer’s paradise, overlooking the championship Finca Cortesin course, which last year hosted the Solheim Cup.

The ultra-stylish project of 2-4 bedrooms contemporary apartments will be totally state-of-the-art. Fashioned in noble materials including wood, stone and porcelain, the interiors are completed with the Missoni brand’s signature prints in muted Mediterranean colours incorporated into the sleek interior design of these exceptional branded residences.

Delivered by Dar Global – experts in the construction of branded residences in collaboration with some of the world’s top names, this exciting project will be a beautiful gem set into the crown of the beautiful Finca Cortesin resort.  Considered one of the top 50 golf resorts in Europe, Finca Cortesin is renowned for its championship golf course and selection of unique, upscale real estate in a tranquil environment, complete with the concierge services of the award-winning Finca Cortesin hotel.

Prices from 896,000€
Completion: 2026.



The Fairmont Hotel & Private Residences, Alcaidesa

Beyond the western Costa del Sol, close to Sotogrande, a large resort with hotel and branded residences is creating excitement in the Alcaidesa area of San Roque.  The prestigious hotel brand of Fairmont is launching the Fairmont Resort imminently. Presiding over 70 hotel properties worldwide, the Fairmont has hotels in iconic locations including Cairo, Shanghai and Monaco. Overlooking  the award-winning La Hacienda golf course, the hotel has some 200 rooms and aims to become the best hotel complex in Southern Europe.

The sublime beachfront, links golf course La Hacienda is a truly spectacular setting for the hotel and private branded residences.  Overlooking the golf course, with sublime sea views,  the panorama takes in Gibraltar and the north African coastline. Close to the prestigious resort of Sotogrande, residents of the Fairmont can enjoy polo, yachting and the abundant natural surroundings.

Boasting 5 restaurants, a 2000 m2 spa, a ballroom and conference rooms, the beautiful hotel will be complemented by a series of equally alluring branded residences. Displaying sleek contemporary design, there will be just 36 private villas available enjoying the highest qualities of design and materials along with private swimming pools.

Price on application.
Completion spring 2024


Written by Louise Cook-Edwards

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