Maria Bravo & Katheryn Winnick open Playa Padre for the summer

The Playa Padre beach club is definitely the place to be seen. It was opened in 2017 by Maria Bravo and Pamela Anderson.  MarbellaAzul.com was of course there to bring you all the news, images and interviews.

Season Opening – Summer 2018

On a warm and sunny evening in May, Maria Bravo brought along her friend Katheryn Winnick, best known for her role in the series “Vikings”, to open the Playa Padre beach club for the summer season.

Katheryn Winnick arrives to open Playa Padre in Marbella
Katheryn Winnick arrives to open Playa Padre in Marbella
Maria Bravo & Katheryn Winnick with Playa Padre's owners Nicolás Escanez, Albert Beniflah & Carmen Navarrete
Maria Bravo & Katheryn Winnick with Playa Padre’s owners Nicolás Escanez, Albert Beniflah & Carmen Navarrete

Maria Bravo said “It is a pleasure to open Playa Padre’s summer season with Katheryn Winnick. We came here directly from Cannes where I was celebrating my most exclusive Global Gift Initiative gala and Katheryn is an ambassador. She is extremely philanthropic and loves that Playa Padre is not just a fashionable beach club. It is the first Marbella business tto allocate a proportion of its revenue for the protection of children via Casa Global Gift.”

Katheryn Winnick said “It’s wonderful to be in Marbella to open Playa Padre with my friend Maria. She has talked so much about it and I really wanted to experience it. We arrived yesterday from Cannes where we celebrated the Global Gift Initiative and, although I have to return to Los Angeles tomorrow, I hope to be returning to Marbella soon.”

A relaxed and musical atmosphere provided by DJ Bedouin was the order of the evening, his rhythmic music getting everyone dancing. The style of this venue in Boho romantic and chic and the guests were not disappointed.

Playa Padre opened its doors a year ago with a very strong Boho style philosophy – a movement where art and creativity are given more importance than money. It is associated with artists, writers, intellectuals and travelers and other beach clubs have adopted the same look.

Carmen Navarrete, a co-owner of Playa Padre said “We are aware of the success of this way of seeing the world, so the idea is to grow little by little, providing our customers with a more exclusive service that incorporates a water street, massage cabins, a parking service and an events department. This year, we will also celebrate on Wednesdays and Fridays summer parties with music and many surprises.”At the end of May the prestigious Beach Club will celebrate its first anniversary with a party where there will be many and gratifying surprises.”

Katheryn Winnick at Playa Padre in Marbella
Katheryn Winnick at Playa Padre in Marbella

Maria Bravo & Pamela Anderson opening Playa Padre in Marbella

Maria Bravo, international businesswoman and philanthropist, unveiled her new leisure venue Playa Padre on the beautiful playa el Cable in Marbella on Saturday. MarbellaAzul.com was of course there to bring you images of the opening with a few words from Maria and her special guest Pamela Anderson.

The beach club is modern and luxurious. Nicolás Escanez, the co-owner of Playa Padre, said “We intend it to be the most international summer fashion spot in Marbella offering luxury, comfort and delicious food day and night.”

Albert Beniflah, one of the partners and a founding partner of the successful MOSH in Nueva Andalucia said “We are lucky to be opening a place on one of the best beaches in Marbella. Many people are still unaware that Marbella has a beach of such quality.”

Pamela Anderson at the Playa Padre opening in Marbella
Pamela Anderson at the Playa Padre opening in Marbella
Maria Bravo & Pamela Anderson cutting the ribbon to open Playa Padre
Maria Bravo & Pamela Anderson cutting the ribbon to open Playa Padre
Pamela Anderson at the Playa Padre opening in Marbella
Pamela Anderson at the Playa Padre opening in Marbella
Pamela Anderson at the Playa Padre opening in Marbella
Pamela Anderson at the Playa Padre opening in Marbella

Maria wanted to give the inauguration an international air. And that’s why she asked the well known actress and philanthropist Pamela Anderson, British models and DJ’s Ashley James and Charlotte de Carle, model Vogue Williams and host Nick Ede along for the opening.

Pamela Anderson, probably best known for her role in Baywatch, is also very active with the Pamela Anderson Foundation, a charitable organisation dedicated to human, animal and environmental rights. Javier Porcuna, Marbella’s councillor for tourism, and his wife arrived to support this new venue and to help Maria, Pamela and other partners cut the red ribbon.

Maria and Pamela both stopped to chat with Roz:

Maria, you must be delighted to see this venue open. Can you explain its connection to the Casa Global Gift here in Marbella?

“I am so happy to see it open and tonight we will give a percentage of everything we raise to Casa Global Gift. It is very important to make businesses socially responsible. So, every month this business will make a contribution to the Casa Global Gift. This is the first business in Marbella to do this, but we will be asking many more to help in the future.”

Pamela Anderson, who was pleased to hear that we are supporters of PETA, was asked about the award she received at the Paris Global Gift Gala.

She said “It really is nice to be recognized for the work you do, but more importantly, it brings awareness to the causes we support”.

The opening of Playa Padre was attended by over 300 people. The atmosphere was cheerful and relaxed. So much so that Maria and Pamela delighted the guests by taking a dip in the Mediterranean under a star filled sky. The music was provided by DJ Bedouin, providing the rhythm for this magical night. 

Maria said “Marbella is my favorite place in the world with its cosmopolitan character, the fusion of styles and the mix of cultures. We wanted it to be called Playa Padre – a place with charm and authenticity in an emblematic area of ​​Marbella”.

To see more information about Playa Padre, see our Beach Club page.

The opening of Playa Padre in Marbella
The opening of Playa Padre in Marbella
The opening of Playa Padre in Marbella
The opening of Playa Padre in Marbella

The opening of Playa Padre in Marbella
The opening of Playa Padre in Marbella
The opening of Playa Padre in Marbella
The opening of Playa Padre in Marbella

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