The sunrise on the Costa del Sol gets its very own magic between the windows of the luxury hotel Villa Padierna, a Tuscan palace between Marbella, Benahavís and Estepona, surrounded by golf courses, spa, beach club, gastro boutiques and contemporary art, where you can forget it all.
Villa Padierna / Anantara
In addition, when entering the well-kept facility, you quickly realize that you no longer want to go into the outside world. That is not necessary, because the first hotel in Spain of the exclusive and luxurious brand ‘Anantara’, born in Thailand and with such idyllic destinations as the Maldives, Sri Lanka Ö Vietnam, it is Sorry for a whole weekend.
A palace museum
Designed by the British architect Ed Gilbert, an elegant pink stucco building dominates the resort. Inside like in a Tuscan palace, rooms, halls and corridors full of art and Collectibles they happen between marble floors and classic furniture.
With this hotel, the collector’s dream came true Ricardo Arranz and his wife Alicia Villapadierna who did not hesitate to turn the property into an authentic one House-museum with classic statues, 19th century Sevillian paintings, tapestries, antique furniture, and even elegant marble fountains.
Furthermore, there is no better way to start the day than to lose yourself between idyllic hallways, imposing stairwells and stately lounges. Before doing this, of course, you have to put your suitcase in one of the 132 rooms and hotel suites that the Anantara group acquired a little over a year ago. Exquisitely decorated with designer pieces, contemporary art and classic furniture, hopefully the terrace overlooks the imposing one Andalusian courtyard which transports you directly to the Alhambra.
While it is difficult to leave the spacious rooms, getting lost in the common areas means more than 1,200 original paintings, sculptures, ceramics and tapestries on display throughout the property, including in the adjoining lush gardens (where you can even find a Roman amphitheater).
To get an idea of what to expect here suffice it to say that two pillars from ancient times Palacio Villamagna of Madrid or the alabaster shield of the Linares palace they are waiting to be discovered by the visitor. Also two Carrara marble mugs from or from the Italian embassy in Cuba. were brought Iberian lion, perhaps the most valuable piece, dated between the 2nd and 3rd centuries. In addition, all of these works are enhanced by the presence of the Contemporary art gallery ‘El Jundi’ managed by Badr El Jundi.
At your private beach club
Enjoy the elegant palace between hills, a transfer service that will remind you that you are on the Costa del Sol and the sea is waiting for you to swim. The hotel has the idyllic Club de Mar, a Beach club privado with hammocks, Balinese beds and tall palm trees where you can enjoy a light and healthy lunch Oyster bar.
Before leaving, there’s nothing like enjoying live music with some of the cocktail creations signed by the bartender Diego Cabrera, known for its Madrid cocktail bar ‘Salmón Gurú’ (included in the ranking of the 50 best bars in the world).
The guest who wants to discover the beautiful surroundings has the option of booking some of the experiences offered by the group, such as the private helicopter flight to Ronda or the convertible classic car tour through the White Villages.
Most gourmets are waiting for the opportunity to stroll through an old one Olive oil producing farm Stop among vineyards for a tasting; and it is worth remembering that the shopping street from the marina of Puerto Banús is only 15 minutes away.
After the lighted path and the nature that invades the room, the gastronomic area of Villa Padierna awaits you, which, how could it be otherwise, combines the best of national and international cuisine. Choose the Space 99 Sushi Bar or the new concept of the double star Paco Roncero, ‘Ö’.
Although your experience of Dining by Design enables you to live a romantic dinner under a wisteria pergola on a private terrace or an open-air menu under the starlight in a classic amphitheater, it will delight most gourmets.
A bath under the stars
The second day begins at the ‘Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Benahavís Marbella Resort’ as that is the full name of the hotel and there is no better plan than following the continental one Breakfast, served in an elegant outdoor gazebo overlooking the golf courses, visit the Anantara Spa and put yourself in the hands of the Therapists and the latest technical equipment.
Inspired by the legendary Roman baths, marble is illuminated by various skylights, creating natural columns of light for the entire room, which consists of 10 specialized treatment rooms and an extensive circuit Hydrotherapy where there is no shortage of rooms for aqua tub detox massage and slimming jet shower, Aromatherapy and Steam shower.
Located in the heart of the Marbella Golf Valley, with a spring climate all year round, the Villa Padierna Golf Club surrounds the property with three 18-hole golf courses: Flamingos, par 71, Alferini, par 73 and Tramores, par 63. It is also the seat of the Tramores Golf Academy of Michael Campbell, the golf training center of Villa Padierna, which offers enthusiastic golfers of all levels a personalized premium golf experience.
The resort offers Pilates courses for those who have been wanting to exercise for a long time, and more than 22,000 square meters of sports activities await in its Racquet Club, including two tennis courts, 11 paddle tennis courts and a croquet field.
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