El Paseo del Mar

Bringing a new era of gastronomic excellence to Kempinski Hotel Bahía

Kempinski Hotel Bahia, is soaring to new culinary heights with the launch of ‘El Paseo Del Mar’ - a new culinary destination sure to delight food-lovers from across the globe. El Paseo Del Mar is a gastronomic playground co-created by the family-run Zsidai Group, as part of a €4 million refurbishment of the property. It includes not one, but three design-led restaurants and bars; Baltazár Bar & Grill, Spíler Beach Club and Black Rose The Bar.  

As Roy Zsidai from the Zsidai group states; ”We are delighted to be bringing our experience, vision and restaurant concepts to the Kempinski Hotel Bahía. As restaurateurs with experience of setting up similar venues in the Kempinski Budapest, we know we have the skills to create iconic restaurant concepts here. I love the area and feel the Kempinski Hotel Bahía has amazing potential to become one of the coolest locations on the Costa del Sol”

Baltazár Bar & Grill, the first of the new outlets to launch in 2018, boasts a carefully-curated menu brimming with Spanish classics, grilled meats and seafood, freshly prepared using locally sourced, natural products. An urban take on a romantic bodega - inspired by Andalucía’s sun-dappled streets, traditional ceramics and moorish architecture – the buzzy Baltazár Bar & Grill is dressed in Aztec-inspired fabrics, oozing with burnt orange and brilliant reds that mirror the flames dancing in the restaurant’s open kitchen. Guests can watch as their fresh fare is prepared by Chefs using a traditional Tandoori Oven or Josper Grill; for a subtly-smoky, perfectly-juicy result. 

Also benefiting from the recent refurbishment is the hotel’s lobby; a light-filled, luxurious space, used as a library, meeting place and home to Black Rose The Bar. Named after an esteemed ship, and celebrating the spirit of today’s intrepid traveller, Black Rose The Bar serves up some of the finest cocktails, wines and craft beers on the coast. Guests can tailor their tipple, as master mixologists whisk up creative cocktails according to flavour preferences. Enjoy on the sun-soaked terrace, with unrivalled views of the Mediterranean and African coast, or settle into a cosy snug in the newly-renovated lobby. 

Set to launch in April 2019, Spíler Beach Club promises to become a thriving dining destination for locals, passers-by and hotel guests alike. Zesty seafood, fresh salads and perfectly-prepared artisan pizzas are seasoned with ingredients from the fields of Andalucía and can be enjoyed from the daybeds lining the resort’s intertwining swimming pools, or private booth in Spiler’s stylish lounge. As the sun sets, Spiler transforms into an elegant evening destination; enjoy fresh oysters, perfectly chilled champagne, and live music. The modern Andalucían interiors reflect its enviable beachfront location, with white-washed walls, varying hues of beachy blues, woven cushions and traditional wicker-style chairs.

25-minutes west of Marbella, Kempinski Hotel Bahia offers a more relaxed, authentic alternative to the bustling beach clubs and busy sands of nearby resorts. A sand-coloured maze of turrets and sprawling balconies, the property plays home to lively landscaped gardens, an assortment of family-friendly swimming pools, boldly-styled living spaces and luxurious rooms and suites.  A private horticultural garden brimming with lemon, avocado and olive trees leads to a private tennis court, an award-winning spa, and yoga and fitness studio. There’s plenty of history, too; explore a 16th century watchtower, once manned to protect the land from approaching pirates, and now used to host private dinners or yoga sessions.