Along with the lighting of the 10-meter Christmas tree, the hotel offers a gastronomic offer full of flavors, based on the best local products and with the most original culinary proposal for the holidays.

Solidarity will be present this Christmas with an action that raises funds to support the Donkey Dreamland Association and will allow guests to learn and know the history of an animal, protagonist of Christmas, as is the donkey.

A four-meter high Advent calendar will surprise guests with 24 gifts including unique experiences to celebrate an unforgettable Christmas.Marbella, November 24, 2022 – Anantara Villa Padierna Palace welcomes Christmas by combining its spirit with the magic of an enchanted forest full of luxurious details and thousands of Christmas lights. The lighting of the grandiose ten-meter-tall Christmas tree, located at the majestic entrance to welcome guests and wish them happy holidays, is one of the most special moments of Christmas at the resort. This year the lighting ceremony will be celebrated onDecember 7th with an event that will welcome all the hotel’s guests to cheers the holidays and surprise them with exclusive gifts.Among other surprises, the hotel, which belongs to “The Leading Hotels of the World”, has decided to celebrate a unique Christmas with a four-meter high Advent calendar, made of recycled wood by a local craftsman, typical of northern European culture, which hides 24 exclusive surprises for hotel guests. As tradition dictates, each of the boxes will be opened on the corresponding day, starting on December 1, with the golden keys that guests will find hidden randomly in the rooms. The lucky ones who find the key each day will open the box and will be able to enjoy a unique Christmas with an experience such as a helicopter ride to contemplate the Costa del Sol, or a relaxing spa experience.

In addition, Christmas solidarity comes this year to the hotel from the Donkey Dreamland Association, a rescue center where they provide a safe place for sick donkeys and where they are cared for in order to find them a new forever home. To help this endearing animal, which is also one of the protagonists of the Christmas season, on December 30 the donkeys will visit the hotel and guests will be able to see and interact with them and learn the story of how they were rescued. In addition, the hotel will make a donation to support the activity of this association. This activity will be part of the dynamic agenda of the kids club.

The recipe for a special Christmas at Anantara Villa Padierna Palace

Anantara Villa Padierna Palace stands out for its great gastronomic offer and, during such a special period, the hotel prepares its kitchens for guests to enjoy a Christmas full of memories and the best flavors.

An unrepeatable stay in which you can enjoy, for example, the “Christmas tea” where guests will savor the most select tea of the English tradition in an intimate atmosphere in the warmth of the fireplace of Eddy’s Bar, while tasting exquisite mini savory snacks and delicious local sweets such as pestiños, roscos de vino or alfajores. In addition to original gastronomic proposals for the most important days in which each restaurant will present a different menu, from December 22 to January 2, wine lovers will meet every evening for a tasting in the restaurant Eddy’s Bar, where the hotel has a selection of the best labels of Jerez paired with a variety of European cheeses.

On December 30, the characteristic Spice Spoons will be held at all Anantara Group hotels, where attendees will be able to enjoy the most Andalusian flavors in a private cooking class. The day will begin with a visit to the market to learn about the best seasonal products and back at the resort, they will learn with the hotel chefs from traditional local recipes to original culinary techniques.

The taste of magic at Anantara’s Christmas Nights

The hotel celebrates Christmas Eve with a very special menu designed by Executive Chef Manuel Navarro that gives prominence to national products with delicious dishes that include grilled octopus with Cinco Jotas ham and Extremadura paprika foam or mature beef tenderloin with boletus duxelle on brioche and Malaga wine juice as the main course. For dessert, a pistachio sponge cake with raspberry chocolate cream and passion fruit sauce to add a sweet touch to the evening. To make it even more special, this distinguished menu will be served in the Hotel Lobby, a charming and intimate atmosphere that invites you to enjoy a magnificent evening around the Christmas tree.

For those who want to enjoy the Christmas meal under the Mediterranean sun, Anantara Villa Padierna will have a delicious buffet in the gardens of La Pergola. With a careful selection of dishes made with fresh and local products, this outdoor setting with live music is the ideal setting for a different day where you can taste dishes such as garlic soup miller or different spaces with seafood, cheese or ham.

On the last day of the year, flavors and music flood the corners of the resort with a wide variety of proposals for all tastes and offer a memorable evening to start a new year. The Gran Salón Linares is the ideal option with the elegant gala prepared for lovers of sophistication and live music, who can enjoy a menu based on carefully selected products such as lobster and Moluga caviar, or the exquisite roast turnedó Simmental cow, to finish with a delicious dessert made with crunchy red fruits and passion fruit. A careful selection of wines and champagne completes the table, and there will be grapes to celebrate the entry into 2023 with the best music to say goodbye to the last night of the year until the early hours of the morning.

For those who like to live new experiences and dare with a less conventional menu, the iconic restaurant 99 Sushi Bar, a magical space between gardens, will present a menu with Asian touches with proposals such as bull tartar with Caspian Pearl caviar or Wagyu beef maki.

To share this special day in a quiet and intimate atmosphere, La Veranda offers an elegant evening with a menu that includes Mediterranean dishes of haute cuisine with touches of French gastronomy, such as Gillardeau oyster with ponzu sauce, Beluga caviar, Motril shrimp or Araiz pigeon with puff pastry and foie gras. A menu accompanied by a careful selection of the best wines.

As a finale to a unique Christmas story, Anantara Villa Padierna proposes to welcome the new year under the sun of the Malaga coast. On January 1st, guests can enjoy the New Year’s buffet in the gardens of La Pergola, where they will enjoy the best selection of local meat and fish, and toast to 2023 with champagne dancing to the rhythm of live music.

A carefully planned gastronomic program of activities and full of events that will not leave indifferent any of the people who want to live an exclusive Christmas on the shores of the Mediterranean.

About Anantara Villa Padierna Palace. Nestled among hills dotted with jacaranda and cypress trees, Anantara Villa Padierna Palace is surrounded by the coastline of the Costa del Sol. A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, the palace hotel has a unique location, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Marbella and Puerto Banús, yet close enough to enjoy both.

This “museum hotel” showcases 1,200 works of art in the resort’s 125 rooms, suites and pool villas, all surrounded by three golf courses, three minutes from the beach and with its own beach club. The resort has a children’s club, tennis and paddle tennis club and the best Spa in Spain according to those, with 2000 m2 of Roman baths.

Andalusian gastronomy inspires an excellent culinary experience, encompassed in different areas of the resort and offering haute Japanese or Mediterranean cuisine, among others. 

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