THE world’s most prestigious restaurant guide is set to launch its annual Spanish edition in Marbella this year.

It is the first time the annual Michelin red guide has been launched in a tourist resort, with the 2015 guide set to be unveiled on November 19.

Previously the annual trawl through the best of Spain’s restaurants and hotels has only been launched in Barcelona, Madrid and the Basque Country.

Europe’s most revered dining book will be presented in a ceremony involving the mayor of Marbella, Maria Angeles Muñoz, and celebrity chef Dani Garcia.

The event will take place at the Hotel Los Monteros, which was fittingly the first in Spain to win a Michelin star for its El Corzo restaurant in 1986.

Marbella has become a beacon of fine dining on the Costa del Sol in recent years, with no less than three Michelin starred restaurants.