Navas will bring a wealth of experience to the key role at the four-star, superior category designer hotel having held a number of senior management positions during his career, including as director of leisure at top Spanish venue La Cala Golf & Spa Resort.
Reserva del Higuerón Resort is nestled within the Higuerón estate, located 15 minutes from Malaga airport and the home of choice for the city’s glitterati and footballer stars. The hotel’s elevated position affords fantastic coastal views of the Mediterranean, no more so than from its stylish Infinity bar and rooftop pool.
As a unique option for adults-only, the upscale hotel is ideal for golfers looking for a stylish base with outstanding on-site facilities, away from the coast but within easy touching distance of the nightlife of Fuengirola, Benalmadena and Malaga.
There are no fewer than 10 golf courses within a 15-minute transfer, including the likes of El Chapparal, Mijas Golf and Santana Golf. Tee times can be reserved for guests in advance and at preferred rates, while the venue also offers close proximity to the region’s renowned sandy beaches. Special golf-inclusive hotel packages are also available.
Navas said: “I am delighted to join the Reserva del Higuerón Resort and look forward to working with the team to confirm its position, not only as the leading residential resort in Southern Europe but also enhancing its great potential to become one of the most sought-after exclusive destinations for golfers.” Featuring 177 bedrooms, Reserva del Higuerón Resort’s other top facilities include the Higuerón Sports Club – which boasts an indoor lap pool, state-of-the-art gym, tennis, padel tennis, a Nagomi Spa health circuit and a number of beach volleyball courts.
Guests can also choose from a wide range of different restaurants, while award-winning chef Diego Gallegos is set to open the exclusive Sollo Restaurant at the resort in the near future.