Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine, the historic, award-winning hotel located in a restored 12th-century abbey and winery in Spain’s Duero wine growing region, has unveiled a signature treatment menu for the opening of the property’s new El Santuario Spa on 1 July 2015.
“El Santuario’s menu connects guests to the two defining aspects of Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine,” said Managing Director Andres Araya. “We are a classic property with a 900-year-old history, and so offer a full range of classical spa treatments and services. And we have a deep-rooted wine culture, embodied in our bespoke vinotherapy spa concept of personalized spa journeys based on local wine traditions and orchestrated by a Spa Sommelier.”
The new menu is the crowning component of what will be a nurturing and innovative sanctuary of holistic healing and wellness with ultra-luxurious facilities and a level of guest service and individualization unprecedented in Spain, including not only a Spa Sommelier to customize the experience but also Spa Butlers who welcome guests and assist at every step of their spa journey.
The Spa Sommelier will conduct a ‘blind tasting’ of oils to smell and wines to taste and depending on palette and aroma preferences, will design appropriate spa experiences to target the guests’ physical and spiritual needs at that specific moment in their wellness journey. For guests who do not drink alcohol, the wines will be replaced with a selection of teas and juices depending on the season.
The 930-sqm spa will comprise four individual treatment rooms; a Spa Suite; and the gamut in facilities including sauna, steam baths, experience showers, hydrotherapy pools, relaxation room, separate ladies and men’s changing areas, outdoor showers, indoor heated pool, and outdoor pool with a snack menu. Among the additional amenities will be Spa Cuisine and wellness offerings such as yoga, meditation and Qi Gong.
Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine opened in 2012 after a complete restoration that sensitively and imaginatively brought the historic property into the 21st century and earned it a Europa Nostra Award from the European Union for conserving cultural heritage. It arrived on the Spanish tourism scene offering several firsts including the country’s first hotel to offer a complete butler service and the only Spanish establishment to be included in the 2013 edition of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux hotel and restaurant guide. In November 2014, the hotel’s Refectorio restaurant and Head Chef Pablo Montero received their first Michelin Star.