Santuario LeDomaine Wellness & Spa, at Spain’s exclusive Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine hotel, was recognised as the ‘Best New Spa & Wellness Property’ and ‘Best for Wow Factor’ by Spafinder in its 2016 Wellness Travel Awards at World Travel Market London.
The Managing Director of Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine, Andrés Araya, received the two awards from Spafinder Wellness CEO John Bevan at an awards ceremony today at the World Travel Market London.
“We have merged an historic, 12th-century abbey hotel and winery, that we restored to the highest hospitality standards, with a ground-breaking 21st-century wellness centre to create an unprecedented guest experience,” said Mr. Araya. “At Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine, guests are immersed in exquisite facilities, savvy hospitality, storied ambience, pampered personalisation and, with the recent addition of Santuario LeDomaine, holistic healing at a transformational new spa.”
Santuario LeDomaine Wellness & Spa is a nurturing and innovative sanctuary of holistic healing and wellness featuring 10,000-sq.-ft. of ultra-luxurious facilities, a ground-breaking “fusion wine” vinotherapy spa concept based on a blind tasting of wines, a signature treatment menu, Europe’s first ‘Spa Sommeliers’ who guide guests on their wellness journey, and the highest level of individualisation and guest service including Spa Butlers who welcome guests and assist at every step of their spa experience.
Inaugurated in 2014, Spafinder’s Wellness Travel Awards recognise hotels, resorts, destination spas and retreats offering the best wellness vacations and experiences on six continents and in 41 countries, along with the top 10 properties in each of 20 categories. A prestigious panel of 39 travel and wellness industry editors and experts nominate properties for award consideration and then consumers vote for their favorites. This year, 388 finalists competed for top honors, and consumers cast over 130,000 ballots for their favorite properties, more than twice as many as were cast in 2015. All Wellness Travel Award nominees, finalists and winners can be seen at www.wellnesstravelawards.com.
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 regal accommodations.
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 a gastronomic menu of dishes, tapas and small plates prepared with the highest quality locally sourced ingredients. 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 are: 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.
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; email@example.com; Tel. +34 98 368 0368.