Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine, the exclusive abbey hotel and winery dating from 1146 in Spain’s Duero wine region, is opening a nurturing and innovative sanctuary of holistic healing and wellness in summer 2015. Ultra-luxe El Santuario Spa will feature a ground-breaking bespoke vinotherapy concept, spa cuisine under the direction of superstar Spanish chef Andoni Luis Aduriz, and the spa industry’s first “Spa Sommelier.”
“El Santuario will be one of Europe’s great spas, offering the highest levels of luxury, guest service and individualization, while introducing the first Spa Sommelier and treatment programs based on a blind tasting ritual,” said Managing Director Andres Araya.
The Spa Sommelier will be a highly specialized professional delivering an unprecedented level of guest service and customization, including determining individual wellness needs based on wine tastings and aroma preferences. Among the facilities will be a Spa Suite with everything from a Finnish sauna and steam bath to an experience shower, indoor heated pool and outdoor pool among the vineyards. El Santuario also will be one of the most energy-efficient and sustainable spas in Spain.
The menu will embody LeDomaine’s two personalities: Classic treatments reflecting a classic property with a 900-year-old history, and rituals based on wine traditions reflecting the hotel’s award-winning vineyards.