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The House of Wellbeing

Built as a royal residence to honour Stéphanie de Beauharnais, the Grand Duchess of Baden and the adopted daughter of Napoleon I, Villa Stéphanie has a long association with wellness.

Opening in 1890 in the historic spa town of Baden-Baden, royal guests would visit to take the waters during the summer months. However, throughout more recent decades it has served as a hotel offering medical rehabilitation and preventative medicine within a luxury environment.

Situated in the landscaped gardens of Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa, the flagship property of the Oetker Collection, Villa Stéphanie maintains a symbiotic relationship with the main hotel.

Connected via an underground corridor, the properties share the grounds, spa, fitness centre and main pool facilities. However, to meet the increasing demands of the luxury wellness traveller, the two operations have recently started differentiating their offering for guests.

In 2010, Villa Stéphanie closed for a total overhaul – a €20 million [£17.6 million] redevelopment of the building that included alterations to the room designs and overall hotel layout, as well as the refurbishment of the spa to create a holistic destination focused on beauty, detox, nutrition, emotional balance and medical care.

Opening in early 2015, the five-storey property unveiled 12 new deluxe double rooms and three large suites, which each feature a private steam room, sauna and a treatment area. With its own dedicated entrance and reception area, Villa Stéphanie also comprises a 500sqm sauna space with thermal and wet areas, including a plunge pool, a hammam, relaxation rooms and a private sauna area.

On the upper floors there is a light-filled hair and makeup studio, a private gym and multiple treatment rooms, which are spacious and modern with showers and changing areas. A relaxed lounge and library with a cosy fire, known as The Salon, serves as a common dining area for guests on detox and weight-loss programmes and also opens out onto a charming terrace that overlooks the park.

Medical expertise is the cornerstone of Villa Stéphanie’s programmes, which draw on the latest knowledge combined with an integrated holistic approach to the individual. Programmes include a 10-day slimming programme and seven-day detox plans that combine medical examination, blood analysis, coaching, personalised nutrition, daily spa treatments, movement, personal training and exercise.

Aiming to set a new standard in medical wellness provision, the team describes its offering as ‘luxury healthcare hospitality’. “This means having a medical team along with a five-star experience,” says Fabian Nusser, Villa Stéphanie's manager. “You know you are in a luxury environment. Our doctors understand what our guests are seeking in terms of hospitality, and they are seeking to provide the same level of service on the medical side.”

“The main purpose of the stay here is different from someone staying at Brenners Park. Villa Stéphanie has its own identity and our approach and journey are quite distinct.”

Fabian Nusser Manager, Villa Stéphanie

VILLA STÉPHANIE AT BRENNERS PARK-HOTEL & SPA

Owner: Oetker Collection.

Spa size: 5,000sqm

Spa team: 25

Treatment rooms: 15

Product partners: SkinCeuticals, Sisley, Bamford, Horst Kirchberger, Treat, Aqua Organic

Thermal suite: KLAFS

Wet spa design and supply: MM Design

Other suppliers: Gharieni, Technogym, TAC – The Assistant Company, IONTO Comed, Sampedro, Waterrower, Power Plate, Ultratone

European Spa Magazine is published by Spa Publishing Ltd.

Head Office: Halifax House, Halifax Place, Nottingham, NG1 1QN, UK.

Copyright © 2020 - Spa Publishing Limited. All rights reserved

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Welcome to European Spa, the no.1 business magazine for spa and wellness

European Spa Magazine is published by Spa Publishing Ltd.

Head Office: Halifax House, Halifax Place, Nottingham, NG1 1QN, UK.

Welcome to European Spa, the no.1 business magazine for spa and wellness

Welcome to European Spa, the no.1
business magazine for spa and wellness

European Spa Magazine is published by
Spa Publishing Ltd.

Head Office: Halifax House, Halifax Place, Nottingham, NG1 1QN, UK.

Welcome to European Spa, the no.1 business magazine for spa and wellness

Built as a royal residence to honour Stéphanie de Beauharnais, the Grand Duchess of Baden and the adopted daughter of Napoleon I, Villa Stéphanie has a long association with wellness.

Opening in 1890 in the historic spa town of Baden-Baden, royal guests would visit to take the waters during the summer months. However, throughout more recent decades it has served as a hotel offering medical rehabilitation and preventative medicine within a luxury environment.

Situated in the landscaped gardens of Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa, the flagship property of the Oetker Collection, Villa Stéphanie maintains a symbiotic relationship with the main hotel.

Connected via an underground corridor, the properties share the grounds, spa, fitness centre and main pool facilities. However, to meet the increasing demands of the luxury wellness traveller, the two operations have recently started differentiating their offering for guests.

In 2010, Villa Stéphanie closed for a total overhaul – a €20 million [£17.6 million] redevelopment of the building that included alterations to the room designs and overall hotel layout, as well as the refurbishment of the spa to create a holistic destination focused on beauty, detox, nutrition, emotional balance and medical care.

Opening in early 2015, the five-storey property unveiled 12 new deluxe double rooms and three large suites, which each feature a private steam room, sauna and a treatment area. With its own dedicated entrance and reception area, Villa Stéphanie also comprises a 500sqm sauna space with thermal and wet areas, including a plunge pool, a hammam, relaxation rooms and a private sauna area.

On the upper floors there is a light-filled hair and makeup studio, a private gym and multiple treatment rooms, which are spacious and modern with showers and changing areas. A relaxed lounge and library with a cosy fire, known as The Salon, serves as a common dining area for guests on detox and weight-loss programmes and also opens out onto a charming terrace that overlooks the park.

Medical expertise is the cornerstone of Villa Stéphanie’s programmes, which draw on the latest knowledge combined with an integrated holistic approach to the individual. Programmes include a 10-day slimming programme and seven-day detox plans that combine medical examination, blood analysis, coaching, personalised nutrition, daily spa treatments, movement, personal training and exercise.

Aiming to set a new standard in medical wellness provision, the team describes its offering as ‘luxury healthcare hospitality’. “This means having a medical team along with a five-star experience,” says Fabian Nusser, Villa Stéphanie's manager. “You know you are in a luxury environment. Our doctors understand what our guests are seeking in terms of hospitality, and they are seeking to provide the same level of service on the medical side.”

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