Anantara Hotels in France and Spain Join Europe’s Cultural Institutions to Celebrate Picasso’s Legacy with Launch of Immersive Guest Experiences
July 2023: With 2023 declared as the year of Picasso in France and Spain in commemoration of 50 years of the artist’s legacy, Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Benahavís Marbella Resort and Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel have introduced a collection of Picasso-themed experiences to showcase the life and work of one of the most influential artists of the 20th century and the co- founder of Cubism.
At Anantara Villa Padierna Palace in Marbella, guests can immerse themselves in the creative world of Picasso with the new ‘Luxury Retreat: A Palatial Stay Inspired by Picasso’ – an imaginative two-night stay with spa, artful dining, and an eye-opening city tour that shines a light on the artist’s formative years and creative philosophy by exploring his origins.
The guided tour of Malaga, Picasso’s birthplace, starts with a visit to the Picasso Museum with more than 230 paintings, sculptures, drawings, graphic works, and ceramics, with other notable stops to include Plaza de la Merced where Picasso’s childhood home still stands; the church of Santiago where the great artist was baptised; Malaga City Council that houses the headquarters of the Picasso Foundation; and other sights. The tour ends at Alcazaba, a palatial Arab fortress with spectacular city views. Here, at Pimpi restaurant where young Picasso famously sketched Malaga’s ubiquitous pigeons, guests are served a delectable Picasso-themed tasting menu. Back at the resort the package also includes a blissful massage at Anantara Spa and a private dinner where every dish is a work of art inspired by the great master himself.