Prince Alfonso von HohenlohMarbella has come a long way since the 1950’s when Prince Alfonso von Hohenlohe opened of The Marbella Club. Luxury beachside properties began to be constructed in and around The Marbella Club – now referred to as The Golden Mile. Hollywood celebrities and Europe’s Royal Elite began to make Marbella their Michelle Obamapreferred holiday destination. In the early days, Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant could be spotted in Marbella. Rolling Stones’ star Ronnie Wood, Scottish actor Sean Connery and superstar Prince have also enjoyed the five-star infrastructure, first-class cuisine, and sunny climate. And, back in the 70s, old British gangsters such as the Krays’ enforcer Freddie Foreman and Barbara Windsor’s ex, Ronnie Knight temporarily gave the town a bad name.In the last few years Marbella has seen the visit of USA’s first lady Michellle Obama and many other celebrities including, Eve Longoria, Ivana Trump, Antonio Banderas .The British prime minister David Cameron has even visited. Concerts in Marbella have seen names such as Alexandra Burke, George Benson, Seal, Tom Jones and Jamiroquai.Tom Jones. Amy Childs, Mark Wright, Joey Essex, Melanie Griffiths, Ashley Cole, Cheryl Cole, Bruce Willis, Calum Best, Cesar Millan (Dog Whisperer), Chanelle Hayes, Chantelle Houghton, Cheeky Girls, Danielle Lloyd, Duquesa de Alba, Tom Cruise, Eduardo Cruz, Gary Lineker, George Best, Imogen Thomas, Joe Swash, Miranda Rijnsburger, Kate Moss, Sadie Frost, Kelly Osbourne, Davina Taylor, Katie Price, Malissa Reeves, Nikki Sanderson, Zoe Salmon, Peter Andre, Piers Morgan, Pixie Lott, Sarah Harding, Shakira, Tom Jones, Niall Horan, Ray Parlour, Samuel L. Jackson, Louis Smith, Gavin Henson, Julio Baptista, Brigette Nielson.