VIDEO: Luxury ski resort burns to the ground
Alex Dunham · 23 Jan 2014, 12:39
Published: 23 Jan 2014 12:39 GMT+01:00
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Skiers could only look on as the wicked blaze, thought to have been caused by a chimney fire, burned the exclusive El Lodge resort to the ground within a matter of hours.
A total of 32 guests and 20 staff members were evacuated from the wooden building before firemen from the nearby city of Granada helped to put out the flames, Spanish radio station Cadena Ser reported.
Designed by British interior designer Andrew Martin, the Marbella Club resort has been left "totally destroyed", a hotel spokesperson told Ser.
"Fortunately, there were human or personal losses," they added.