Minor Hotels Group has signed an agreement to operate the Villa Padierna
Palace, a hotel located in Marbella in the south of Spain.
property is owned by the Villa Padierna group and will be managed
with immediate effect under a variable lease agreement.
Minor Hotels’ acquisition of NH Hotel Group in October 2018, this
agreement will see the first integration of the two companies’
portfolio of brands, with Villa Padierna to be rebranded to Minor
Hotels’ core luxury brand Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas in the
Minor Hotels and NH Hotel Group have
successfully started to implement key integration strategies,
bringing all of their hotel brands under a single corporate
umbrella, now with presence in over 50 countries worldwide.
key integration initiatives include the transfer earlier this year
of Minor Hotels’ Portugal and Brazil operations to NH Hotel Group
to benefit from scale and geographic expertise and aligning Minor
Hotels’ and NH Hotel Group’s brands so that the geographic
operating clusters can best capitalise upon brand expansion and
rebranding opportunities. The signing of Villa Padierna and
upcoming rebranding to Anantara, to be managed by NH Hotel Group
under the guidance and brand oversight of Minor Hotels and with
the combined leadership and expertise of both companies, is the
first milestone in the materialisation of this strategy.
Dillip Rajakarier, CEO Minor Hotels,
said, “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
Located in the Costa del Sol's Golf Valley, the property will be
relaunched as Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Benahavis Marbella
Resort, and will become the first Anantara in NH Hotel Group’s
home market of Spain and the second Anantara in Europe, the first
being the Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort in Portugal which
launched two years ago.
Surrounded by three golf courses, Villa Padierna is located in the
middle of the region’s ‘Golden Triangle’ made up of Marbella, Benahavís and Estepona, with its impressive proposition comprising
a combination of luxurious rooms, fine art, unique culinary
experiences and exclusive areas for relaxation, health and
The property was designed principally by the English
architect Ed Gilbert in the style of the mythical Tuscan palazzos
and is home to more than 1,200 original works of art.
can enjoy a range of accommodation options across the resort’s 130
guest rooms, suites and villas.
The hotel offers a range of F&B outlets, two
swimming pools, a large spa and gym.
Golf lovers can choose from three courses in the
vicinity of the resort - Flamingos Golf, Alterini Golf and
Tramores Golf, in addition to The Tramores Golf Academy by Michael
Campbell, Europe's only golf school specialised in the short game
and private classes.
The Racquet Club encompasses over 22,000
square metres of sports facilities, including two tennis courts,
11 padel courts and two croquet lawns.
For events, the resort has over 2,000
square metres of event space, including eight meeting rooms, five
terraces and a Roman amphitheatre with capacity to accommodate 400
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