Prague, Czech Republic
A hot-pink confection of Bohemian Neo-Renaissance style, the Hotel Opera stands in the less touristy Nové Město, or “New Town,” quarter of storied Prague.
Spain’s Puente Romano Marbella hotel is home to many luxury amenities, including the Puente Romano Tennis Club. Opened in 1979, the Club has hosted matches and tournaments between countless tennis pros and taught the sport to up and comers for years.
When the Puente Romano Marbella was first built by Royal Prince Alfonso de Hohenlohein in 1974, it was one of the most exclusive apartment complexes and destinations for international high society. Five years later, the complex was purchased and transformed it into a luxury hotel. It continued to be a meeting place for the world’s elite and provided special event services for its guests.
The Hotel’s first special event was the wedding for tennis legend Bjorn Borg, the Swedish No. 1 tennis player and the first man in the Open Era to win 11 Grand Slam singles titles. Shortly after his wedding, Borg became the Director of the Puente Romano Tennis Club and welcomed many of the world’s top competitive players.
Pros like Serena Williams, Boris Becker, John McEnroe, and Henri le Conte have all taken to the Club’s courts. When the pros aren’t playing, the Club offers teaching programs for adults and children — all taught by professional tennis players. Equipped with 14 courts – eight clay courts, two hard courts, and four paddle tennis courts – the program has something for all experience levels.
Today, the Puente Romano Tennis Club continues to hold renown for the diversity and significance of its events. For the past thirty years, it has hosted events and tournaments for tennis, paddle tennis, women’s wheelchair tennis, and the prestigious World Paddle Tour.
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