Unlocking Excellence: Anantara Villa Padierna Recognised in Inaugural MICHELIN Key Guide in Spain

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A beloved holiday destination in Costa del Sol in Spain, Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Benahavís Marbella Resort has been honoured with a MICHELIN Key at the inaugural awards ceremony for Spain on 29 April 2024. Echoing the renowned MICHELIN Stars for restaurants, the MICHELIN Keys guide directs discerning travellers to exceptional hotel experiences.

With only 97 properties in Spain receiving the distinction, the award acknowledges Anantara Villa Padierna’s unwavering commitment to delivering unparalleled service and an exceptional guest experience. The MICHELIN Keys are conferred following anonymous evaluations by the guide’s seasoned inspectors, independent of any existing classifications or ratings. Since its inception in April of this year, the keys have rapidly established themselves as an international benchmark, guiding travellers to hotels that stand out for their distinctive concept, personality and exemplary service standards.

Being awarded a MICHELIN Key is a testament to Anantara Villa Padierna’s dedication to excellence in hospitality. For 124 years, the MICHELIN Guide has been directing travellers to the finest experiences, and we are excited for the resort to be part of this new chapter. Our inclusion in this esteemed list is an honour and a reflection of the unforgettable experiences we provide to our guests. Jorge Manzur, General Manager of Anantara Villa Padierna

A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Virtuoso and AMEX Fine Hotels & Resorts, Anantara Villa Padierna is nestled between Marbella, Benahavís and Estepona in the south of Spain, offering unrivalled access to sandy beaches, world-class culture and shopping in Málaga, and numerous golf courses, diving and sailing spots nearby. At the resort, guests can choose from elegant rooms, suites and villas with private pools, as well as enjoying exceptional restaurants, each with its own personality, a private racquet club and a thermal spa.

When it comes to dining, holidaymakers are spoiled for choice with ten diverse venues offering memorable culinary experiences that range from Japanese fusion and authentic Lebanese to Mediterranean haute cuisine at La Veranda and local Andalusian fare at La Loggia. Guests can also sample mouth-watering tapas in neighbouring towns or accompany an Anantara chef to a local market to source produce for a private cooking class at the hotel.

For more information about Anantara Villa Padierna, please visit www.anantara.com/en/villa-padierna-marbella.

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About Anantara Villa Padierna Palace


Nestled among hills dotted with jacaranda and cypress trees, Anantara Villa Padierna Palace is surrounded by the Costa del Sol coastline. A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, this palatial hotel enjoys a unique location, away from bustling towns of Marbella and Puerto Banús, yet close enough for guests to enjoy both.


This "museum hotel" showcases 1,200 works of art in the resort's 125 rooms, suites and villas with pool, all surrounded by three golf courses, three minutes from the beach and private beach club. The resort has a kids’ club, tennis and padel tennis club and one of the best Spas in Spain with 2,000 sqm of Roman baths. Andalusian gastronomy inspires an excellent culinary experience, served in different areas of the resort and including Japanese or Mediterranean haute cuisine among its gastronomic offerings.


About Anantara Hotels & Resorts


Anantara is a luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, connecting them to genuine places, people and stories through personal experiences, and providing heartfelt hospitality in the world’s most exciting destinations. The collection of distinct, thoughtfully designed luxury hotels and resorts provides a window through which to journey into invigorating new territory, curating personal travel experiences.


From cosmopolitan cities to desert sands to lush islands, Anantara connects travellers to the indigenous, grounds them in authentic luxury, and hosts them with passionate expertise. The portfolio currently boasts over 40 stunning hotels and resorts located in Thailand, Maldives, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Seychelles, Mozambique, Zambia, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Tunisia, Portugal, Spain, Hungary, The Netherlands, Italy, Ireland and France, with a pipeline of future properties across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and South America.


For more information on Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, please visit www.anantara.com.

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About Minor Hotels

Minor Hotels is a global hospitality group operating over 550 hotels, resorts and residences in 56 countries, pursuing its vision of crafting a more passionate and interconnected world. As a hotel owner, operator and investor, Minor Hotels fulfils the needs and desires of today’s global travellers through its diverse portfolio of eight hotel brands – Anantara, Avani, Elewana Collection, NH, NH Collection, nhow, Oaks and Tivoli – and a collection of related businesses. Minor Hotels is rapidly accelerating its global growth ambitions, aiming to add more than 200 hotels by the end of 2026.

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