The hotel will be relaunched as Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Benahavis Marbella Resort, making it the first Anantara in NH Hotel Group’s home market of Spain as well as the second Anantara in all of Europe, with the first being the Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort in Portugal, launched two years ago.
The hotel boasts an impressive combination of 130 luxury hotel rooms, suites and villas, unique dining venues and exclusive health and wellness facilities. Principally designed by English architect Ed Gilbert, Villa Padierna is styled like a mythical Tuscan palazzo and home to more than 1,200 original works of art.
“We are very happy to debut our luxury Anantara brand in Spain with the upcoming launch of Anantara Villa Padierna, Marbella Benahavís Resort, which at the same time demonstrates our commitment to integrate Minor Hotels and NH portfolio of brands and operational expertise across our joint and expanding geographical footprint,” said Dillip Rajakarier, CEO Minor Hotels.
Guests have the option of staying in one of the resort’s top-tier villas, which combine the exclusivity of a private residence with the comfort of a luxury hotel. One of these is the Obama Villa, renamed after former First Lady, Michelle Obama, chose to spend her 2010 summer holiday there.
Inspired by the distinctive character of local Spanish cuisine, the resort offers a premium culinary experience designed to help guests connect with their destination.
The hotel offers a wide range of high-quality dining options to suit all tastes and times of the day, including La Veranda, La Loggia, Club del Mar, Hole 55, The Grill Club, Eddy’s Bar and La Pérgola.
The proximity to golf courses and the corporate/social event hosting facilities are another winning feature. The latter includes the latest technology systems across over 2,000 square metres of event spaces, made up of eight meeting rooms, five terraces and a Roman amphitheatre with the capacity to accommodate 400 people