Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine, the award-winning historic hotel located in a restored 12th-century abbey surrounded by vineyards in Spain’s Duero winegrowing region, has been accepted into Virtuoso, announced Managing Director Andrés Araya.
“We can’t think of a better way to mark our fifth anniversary than being admitted into the incomparable Virtuoso network,” said Mr. Araya. “It is a seminal milestone in our short but exceptionally successful evolution into one of Europe’s leading hotels, giving us the opportunity to introduce our iconic, bespoke property to Virtuoso’s luxury travel advisors in countries worldwide and their sophisticated and affluent clientele.”
Virtuoso is the most significant player in luxury travel with a network of the best luxury travel agencies, with more than 15,200 advisors worldwide, and annual agency sales of more than $21.2 billion (£17 billion). Virtuoso’s portfolio of nearly 1,700 preferred partners comprises top hotels and resorts, cruise lines, tour operators, and other travel companies.
For Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine, it has been a spectacular first five years since opening in 2012: A sensitively and imaginatively implemented restoration of the 900-year-old abbey earned a Europa Nostra Award from the European Union for conserving cultural heritage; Spain’s first hotel to offer a complete butler service; the Refectorio restaurant earning a Michelin Star after only two years; the opening in 2015 of Santuario LeDomaine Wellness & Spa that set new spa standards in Spain with its personalised service, bespoke vinotherapy concept and innovative ‘Spa Sommeliers’; the addition of eight luxurious new guest rooms, all with direct spa access, bringing the hotel’s total to 30 rooms and suites; the winery winning awards for its exceptional single terroir wines; and receiving worldwide recognition including being named 2017 “Hideaway of the Year” by Andrew Harper and ‘Best New Spa & Wellness Property’ for 2016 by Spafinder.
About Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine: Imbued with the charm and lore of a by-gone age, Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine takes guests back in time while immersing them in the comforts and luxuries of today’s most savvy hospitality. The medieval abbey and estate of LeDomaine, dating from 1146, is a grand travel experience that overwhelms the senses with its enduring history, stately architecture, majestic ambiance, world-class culinary experiences, acclaimed vineyards recognised for their award-winning single terroir wines and spacious accommodation.
Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine opened in 2012 after a complete restoration that earned it a Europa Nostra Award from the European Union for conserving cultural heritage. Refectorio, the abbey’s original dining hall with a vaulted Gothic ceiling and a 17th-century fresco, today is a One-Michelin-Star sanctuary of haute cuisine. Vinoteca serves dishes, tapas and small plates prepared with the high-quality ingredients of the region, enjoyed with the Estates’s Abadía Retuerta wines. Seasonal dishes from salads to grilled meats are enjoyed al fresco in the spring and summer months in the Cloisters courtyard. The winery produces award-winning vintages of exceptional pedigree and is among the most advanced in Europe in combining ancient wine-making traditions with cutting-edge technology and sustainability. Among the amenities and activities: 24-hour butler service, mountain biking and horseback riding on the estate, tours of the winery, helicopter rides to view the ancient landscape from the air and falconry displays. In 2015, the hotel completed the conversion of the original stables into eight new guest rooms and opened Santuario LeDomaine Wellness & Spa, which set new standards for spas in Spain. In 2016, LeDomaine was named the #1 hotel in Spain by both TripAdvisor and the Spanish magazine Club de Gourmets.
Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine is a two-hour drive or train ride from Madrid, and a 30-minute drive from Valladolid. For further information and reservations: www.ledomaine.es; firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel. +34 98 368 0368.