The Skol was inaugurated in the year 1963. It was a unique building at the time, however not the highest in Marbella. The city, or little village at the time, had already experience a transformation about ten to fifteen years prior. During the sixties it had become a glamorous holiday destination for various celebrities of the ‘jet set’, as well as for many Spanish and international holidaymakers.
Over time Marbella increasingly felt the effects of tourism on its economy and customs, however during the sixties Marbella’s inhabitants still maintained a rural lifestyle marked by local traditions.
The mixture of both cultures living side by side, the cosmopolitan and rural, the hustle and bustle and the slow pace, the international and the Andalucian, did not seem to be a problem under a mild and pleasant climate that felt like being in a paradise. In that optimistic and cheerful Marbella the Skol was born, introducing modernity and a symbol representative of an era.