Europe’s most impressive and innovative new spa will open in spring 2014 at Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa, Baden-Baden – the flagship property of the Oetker Collection. The new spa, housed in the historic Villa Stéphanie adjacent to the existing hotel, will offer an integrated approach to health combining beauty, wellbeing and medical needs. The new ultra deluxe extension to Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa will focus on four distinct areas combining beauty, detox, emotional and medical care.
Over the last two years, Brenners has embarked on a project to create Europe’s most refined spa concept for the 21st century. Villa Stéphanie is made up over five floors and will comprise a 500 sqm sauna, kneipping baths, plunge pool for recovery, private fitness center, physio and spinal treatments, hammam, Ladies Spa, private park and sunken garden. Villa Stéphanie also will be connected to ‘Haus Julius’, a 1700 sq metre property dedicated solely to Brenners Medical Care. The twelve oversized double rooms and three impressive corner suites are designed for guests who wish to remain in this unique and timeless atmosphere for an even more intense spa experience.
“Brenners is one of the founders of the Spa movement in Europe and we have carried the name ‘Spa’ in our name since 1983. With over 30 years of experience, we feel it is the right time to bring the subject to a completely new level. Addressing the character of a big private house, we will create a highly individualized approach to health and wellbeing” says Frank Marrenbach, Managing Director Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa and CEO Oetker Collection.
Villa Stéphanie will be designed in an elegant and contemporary style by Bergit Countess Douglas, who is also responsible for the continuous refurbishment of Brenners for over the past 25 years. The overall concept is to create a homely atmosphere in elegant surroundings. ‘Le Salon’, will feature an impressive library, and as an ‘encore’ a beautiful private terrace facing the Brenner’s park.
Originally erected in 1890, Villa Stéphanie was created as a residence for royalty. It bears witness to a woman whose name still stands over the house like a guiding star: Stéphanie de Beauharnais, Grand Duchess of Baden and adoptive daughter of Napoleon I. The history of this building is just one aspect of the 2000 year heritage of the spa town of Baden-Baden. Known for centuries as ‘Europe’s summer capital’, this is where royalty came to take the waters for months at a time to ensure good health. Located in the foothills of the Black Forest, the town is also famous for its opera house, parks and gardens including the world famous ‘Lichtentaler Allee’ – where both Brenners-Park and Villa Stéphanie are located.
“The design of Villa Stéphanie will be seeped in history. The colours will be fresh, the room furnishings distinct, the wooden panelling light, the atmosphere young and the art modern. In terms of quality, the furnishings will be consistent with the standards set by Brenners Park-Hotel, yet the atmosphere of the spa will be one step more contemporary” comments Countess Douglas.
Connected to Villa Stéphanie, ‘Haus Julius’ will offer a variety of services from some of Germany’s top experts including dermatology, gynaecology, ophthalmology, multi-functional dentistry, a laboratory, GP, cardiology, psychology, physiotherapy and nutritional coaching. The medical partners will work closely with top national practices to assure after care and recuperation as well as health check-ups for those guests who seek to maintain optimal wellbeing.
With the promise to bestow an overall experience on guests’ needs, a private host with a strong medical and spa background will be allocated upon arrival to guests. Comparable to a private home, the host will remain the one and only person of contact throughout a stay at Villa Stéphanie ensuring simplicity and continuity to the experience. Frank Marrenbach: “For all those who devote all their energy to their families and businesses all year round, Villa Stéphanie represents a place to regain strengths, focus and health to master their demanding lives even better”.