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The Villa Padierna best spa hotel in Spain

The Thermae Spa in the Hotel Villa Padierna has been voted the best spa hotel in Spain by readers of Spa World magazine. The awards run by the magazine consist of seven categories including ‘Best Spa in a Hotel’, and this is where the Thermae Spa Hotel Villa Padierna picked up first prize. The Spa in the Villa Padierna faced some stiff competition from other spas in very prestigious hotels in Spain such as the Six Senses Spa in the hotel Arts Barcelona, the Mandarin Oriental SPS, the Bliss Spa in the W hotel, the ESPA in the Grand Hotel Bahía del Duque and Pure SPA in the hotel Hilton SPA Tower.

Among the criteria taken into account when giving the award to the spa of the five star Villa Padierna, where first lady Michelle Obama stayed during her trip to Spain in August, were that it is a place of total rest where one can regenerate both body and mind in luxurious surroundings. The existence of certain specialized treatments, the qualifications of the staff and their spirit of originality and the desire for constant innovation were also important factors that led to the hotel gaining the award.

Maria Auxiliadora Velazquez, manager of the Spa, stated that she takes great satisfaction from the fact that this award recognises Thermae Spa as one of the best spas in all of Spain and establishes the Villa Padierna hotel as a benchmark of beauty and wellness tourism in Spain.

The British company ESPA, which specialises in natural skin care and spa treatments and which has been awarded over 50 prizes in the past three years, has partnered with the Villa Padierna Hotel to advise on the best products and services. With over 2,000 square metres, the facilities at the Thermae Spa include an indoor pool, gym, eight aroma and steam baths and 12 rooms for individual health and beauty treatments. A new feature this year is that this Malaga hotel, located in the town of Benahavis near Marbella, has opened the ‘Sweetie SPA’, the first spa for children aged between four and 12 years old anywhere on the Costa del Sol.

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