Menear targeting success in the Spanish sun at La Manga Club

02 April 2019

Golf and hotel industry specialist Andrew Menear has headed to Spain for a new challenge after being appointed as director of sales at the five-star La Manga Club resort.

Menear took up his new position in Murcia, south-east Spain, earlier this month and will be responsible for overseeing the resort’s key international supplier markets, including the UK and Ireland.

The experienced sales and business development manager has worked in a variety of different roles in the golf and hospitality industry across the south of England – including QHotels, Macdonald Hotels and Resorts and – and is relishing the chance to promote one of Europe’s most iconic sports and leisure venues.

“It’s a great honour and privilege to be working for one of the most famous and respected names in the destination resorts world,” said Menear, who plays off a handicap of five.

“I’ve always wanted to work in Europe and this was an opportunity that was too good to turn down. La Manga Club is a unique place that has so much to offer, and I’m thoroughly looking forward to having this chance to spread my wings and cement the resort’s position as Europe’s leading golf, sports and leisure venue.”

Set in a privileged corner of Murcia and three times the size of Monaco, La Manga Club is hugely popular with golfers from the UK, Europe and beyond, with its extensive facilities including three 18-hole golf courses, a nine-hole, par-47 academy course and first-class golf training centre.

The resort has enjoyed an outstanding last 12 months and, as well as being voted ‘Europe’s Leading Sports Resort’ for the first time at the 2018 World Travel Awards, it has been named as ‘Europe’s Best Golf Venue’ at the World Golf Awards for the last two years running.

Also the official overseas training base of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), La Manga Club’s unrivalled other facilities include a 28-court tennis centre, a recently-opened European Cricket Performance Centre and a 2,000sqm Wellness Centre. The resort is host to Spain’s only official Chelsea FC Foundation Soccer School while, in addition, it features the choice of a five-star hotel, four-star serviced apartments and townhouses and more than 15 bars and restaurants.


About La Manga Club
Located in a magnificent natural environment next to Calblanque National Park and the Mediterranean Sea, with a mild year-round climate and enjoying exceptional security and privacy, the exclusive resort of La Manga Club (Los Belones, Cartagena, Murcia) offers luxury, leisure and sport in the same place, and is set just 20 minutes from Murcia airport, a 30-minute drive from the city’s new Corvera airport – which opened in January 2019 – and is an hour away from Alicante.

Founded in 1972, the resort now covers an area of 566 hectares  containing accommodation, professional sports facilities, relaxation zones, first-class real estate and a private community of 2,300 residents, in a region which boasts more than 350 days’ of sun and is surrounded by natural parks and untouched beaches.

La Manga Club’s extensive facilities include:
- A five-star hotel: Hotel Príncipe Felipe 5*
- Tourist apartments: Las Lomas Village 4*
- Luxury villas
- Three 18-hole golf courses
- A 28-court tennis centre
- Eight FIFA-sized football pitches
- 2,000m2 Wellness Centre 
- The resort’s famous La Cala beach and restaurant, overlooking the Mediterranean
- More than 15 bars and restaurants

Additionally, there is the opportunity to rent a property, purchase a plot of land or buy any of the villas already available that have been built on the complex, and benefit from the services and commodities that a five-star hotel has to offer, such as the sports facilities on the resort.

With the variety of activities and facilities available, La Manga Club has firmly established itself as one of the best sports and leisure destination resorts in Europe, and has been the proud recipient of a host of prestigious international awards and accolades over the last four decades.

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Pete Simm - Editorial Manager
La Manga Club c/o The Azalea Group
Tel: +44 1730 711 920