Landmarks in the company history

clcworld30We design, develop and acquire resorts providing an exciting and expanding choice of holiday destinations and ownership propositions. Each new resort represents a key point in our history as our timeline illustrates.



1984 – The company is founded as Club La Costa on the Costa del Sol with 10 apartments at its first resort in Spain: CLC Las Farolas.

1986 – Apartments acquired at CLC Marina del Sol and CLC Benal Beach resorts, also on the Costa del Sol.

1992 – New management offices open in southern Spain, complementing activities at the company’s London offices.

1993 – Expansion of the Costa del Sol portfolio continues with CLC Sierra Marina resort.

1995 – New resorts CLC Marina del Rey and CLC Las Farolas Royale open to guests.

1997 – Chairman Roy Peires enters the RCI ‘Hall of Fame’ as an industry noteworthy.

1998 – The company acquires CLC Duchally Country Estate, an historic parkland hotel near the famous Gleneagles golf course and creates its first California Beach luxury brand resort, CLC San Diego Suites, in Spain.

1999 – Travel Club introduced as a ‘one stop’ agency for members, later rebranded as CLC World Travel. In this same year, the basis is laid for The Smile Foundation; set up to support charitable work on the Costa del Sol, and later also Tenerife.

2000 – Ground breaking takes place at CLC Duchally Country Estate, Scotland, where the country house hotel is to be complemented by a state-of-the-art leisure centre, an award-winning restaurant and luxury holiday lodges.

2001 – CLC Sunningdale Village joins the resort portfolio as the company’s first on the island of Tenerife, with adjoining land earmarked for further development.

2003 – Two further resorts, CLC Paradise and CLC Monterey, are acquired on Tenerife.

2004 – The company celebrates its 20th anniversary with the acquisition of CLC Alpine Centre, Austria, appropriately its 20th fully owned resort.

2005 – In addition to the opening of prestigious California Beach branded CLC Santa Cruz Suites in Spain, CLC Private Homes is created, responsible for in-house resort development and freehold sales, later to become CLC Estates, our dedicated freehold division.

2006 – Historic CLC Trenython Manor becomes the company’s first resort in England and is joined the same year by CLC Hustyns, both resorts located in Cornwall. High demand is generated for freehold luxurious lodges constructed in the grounds of these hotels, and also for elegant apartments at CLC Malibu Mansions, built at the main resorts site in Spain. In Tenerife, CLC Monterey Royale brings the number of resorts on the popular Canary Island to 4.

2007 – It’s ‘all aboard’ as Club La Costa Yacht Club takes to the seas with its 60-foot luxury catamarans sailing around Mallorca in the Mediterranean. The club introduces new sailing destinations in the years that follow. CLC Malibu Mansions, in Spain, a prestigious resort of stylish freehold properties, is completed.

2008 – Turkey adds to the expanding list of destinations when beachfront holiday homes, in a gorgeous south west coast location, go on sale.

2009 – The company’s silver jubilee year sees the opening of the stunning 350 unit CLC Apollonium Spa & Beach, Bozbuk Bay, Turkey.

2010 – Great excitement among staff and members greets the announcement that the company is to develop its first mixed use project in the USA: CLC Encantada in Kissimmee, Florida.

2011 – A second resort in Turkey is also announced, the company’s first residential golf resort and its largest single resort.

2012 – CLC Kusadasi Golf & Spa, in Kusadasi, Turkey, opens to a fanfare in May. This is the year the rapidly expanding company rebrands as CLC World, and the announcement of a third resort in Turkey, to be built on a prime beach facing location in Kusadasi, is made.

2013 – Following acquisition of a company specialising in narrow boat holidays, CLC Canaltime joins the portfolio and the number of resorts reaches 32.

2014 – A second USA resort under construction in Florida: CLC Regal Oaks and a third resort in Turkey: CLC Ramada Resort Kusadasi, are both on course for completion in 2015.

2015 – Work is planned to start on a new resort for the Costa del Sol.