Wellness, a Priority for Travelers
In addition to characterful rooms and ace cuisine, there’s no denying that nowadays one of the most effective elements a hotel can use to lure guests is a #fabulous #wellness #experience.
More and more people are prioritizing self-care and are happy to spend money for their wellbeing. As such, #wellness #tourism has become one of the fastest-growing niches in the travel industry, with travelers increasingly seeking hotels that allow them to enhance their #physical and #mental #wellbeing while on vacation coupled with fine dining and great wines. And as the coronavirus is currently turning our lives upside down, it’s likely that #stress #relief and #anxiety #reduction will be among their major priorities as soon travel will resume.
Our Wellness Hotel and Resort Collection has a strong focus on providing #immersive #travel #experiences and wellness is undoubtedly a major element on our hoteliers’ agenda.
Here are hotels in our Collection where wellness services have an important role in the overall guest experience:
Everything about this elegantly eccentric hotel overlooking the #Venetian #lagoon exudes opulence and creativity. Each space flaunts its own unique personality, while the #lovely #citrus #garden provides an #oasis of #peace and #quiet.
A recent addition to the experience is the Orient-inspired spa, which offers a range of soothing treatments in an exclusive ambience filled with #aromatic #candles, #sensual #fragrances and #golden #decorations. One can relax in the warm water pool complete with #hydromassage stations and water jets, enjoy a #hot #steam #bath followed by a #reinvigorating #icefall and #chromotherapy #shower, or opt for the spa’s signature fire and flames experience.
Style Old world fashioned with Oriental allure
Riva degli Schiavoni, Venice
Beggiato is the passionate owner and manager of the iconic hotel overlooking the Grand Canal.
None can express better than her the identity of the hotel:
“Over the years, I tried to give this home a soul and a strong personality, eclectic and intense. A place where you can experience an emotional journey. Whatever you live here, staying or dining, always remember we made it with passion and love. After all, here, nothing happens by chance.”
The Hotel has been run by the Beggiato family, Venetian hoteliers for generations. Today, continues the tradition, but has introduced to the hotel a hint of mystery and Oriental elegance, enhancing its unconventional identity.
Venice, is a captivating place which strikes the eye and moves the heart. It embodies most of the Venetian fascination: eccentric, warm, eclectic, each particular tells a story.
The Oriental Bar reveals the strict connection of the city with the Eastern world; you can feel the influence of the Middle East, of the Ottoman Empire and the Balkans. The bar is an enchanted corner permeated with oriental spirit and the fragrance of spices.
The Citrus Garden represents the #Mediterranean influence on the city with scented jasmine, palms, and orange trees. Verdant and luxuriant, a place to linger to eat breakfast outdoor in peace surrounded by white gazebos.
It’s a rare finding in Venice, a place that tells you marvelous tales, but this building is worthy of #Shahrazād and “One thousand and one nights”.
You can find the palace on a legendary map dated 1500. Antonio Vivaldi gave music lessons and from 1703 to 1740 composed his masterpieces: the Estro Armonico op.III, the Concertos, and the Four Seasons. In 1880, a further major restoration transformed the building into a hotel known as the “Casa Kirsch”.
Lifestyle & Art Collections
At the hotel, you will embrace a glamorous lifestyle. Start with the Tea Ceremony, from October to March, in collaboration with the #Dammann #Freres and end with exclusive parties at the Bar with Dj set.
You can spend hours at the gallery looking after the unique private antique collections, where you will find more than 2000 antiques on display while others located on the four floors and in the rooms themselves. Object coming from the past to evoke a timeless romanticism, miniature treasure passed down through epochs.
The hotel offers 47 rooms, with 20 suites. All are extraordinarily different in style and original furnishing.
The Classic Rooms are intimate and quiet, with a view over the Garden or a typical Venetian alleyway and the La Pietà church. The Deluxe Rooms are comfortable and elegant, with original Deco style period furniture. A few enjoy the view of the lagoon. The Prestige Rooms are original, eclectic, fascinating, with different points of view.
Precious and welcoming are the Junior Suite, with a spectacular panoramic view over the Venice Lagoon and the island of San Giorgio. The Grand Deluxe are spacious and able to accommodate three people, with an evocative view over the side canal.
Among our favorites, the Suites with Terrace, that bring a unique emotion, with a breathtaking view over the heart of lagoon and rooftops of Venice, with private “hammam”.
The prestigious Suites Canal View offer a spectacular view over the Venice Lagoon and the island of San Giorgio.
Finally, the incredible Suite Damasco, a spectacular and intriguing ambience, with a magnificent panoramic view over the Venice lagoon and the island of San Giorgio, with private “hammam” and bathtub in the lounge.
With a fascinating history that dates back to over 500 years ago, this charming hotel in the heart of Bolzano is an architectural gem that pays careful attention to elegant, modern details while retaining its historic charm.
The spa area couldn’t be more perfectly poised: a secret heaven in the heart of the garden, with a refined ambience for special moments of peace and relaxation.
It includes anything from a #Himalayan #salt #cave to a #Finnish #sauna with #panoramic #window and offers a body and facial treatments. There are also a heated outdoor swimming pool, a relaxation lounge with anatomical beds and a fully quipped fitness center.
Style Elegance through simplicity In the Heart of Bolzano
Castel Hoertenberg embodies perfectly the spirit of Tales Hotels Collection. In the heart of Bolzano city, they present themselves “as a historical haven where luxury is to feel at home”.
Here the hospitality is authentic and genuine. In a charming corner of the city center stands proud of a Renaissance castle. Surrounded by four majestic towers, at a glance, looks out of time, a peaceful and quiet oasis a stone’s throw away from the buzzing city.
The Castle has a long and exciting story and as every good tale a happy ending. It began over 500 years ago when Leonard Hiertmair arrived in the city of Bolzano transformed the estate, located in one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, into a mansion. He became Mayor of Bolzano and lately, he received by the emperor the title of baron changing his family name from Hiertmair to von Hiertenberg and later in “von Hörtenberg”.
In 1862, since there were no male heirs, the Castle was bought by Hieronymus Giovanelli related to von Hörtenberg Family through his wife.
The Giovanelli family owned the Castle until the XX century, its location and its importance make of it one of the landmarks of Bolzano. The Giovanelli’s personally and financially supported the Tyrolean revolt, and in 1808 and 1809 Castel Hoertenberg became the headquarter of Andreas Hofer commander of the insurgents.
At the turn of the century, between XIX and XX, baroness Maria Giovanelli von Hörtenberg Zu Gertburg marries Baron Ludwig von Fuchs, and Castel Hoertenberg becomes part of the von Fuchs estate. A few years ago the owners sold it to the Podini family.
A new life for Castel. The Family entrusted the renovation project to Anna Podini, the youngest one within the real estate family. The latter, together with her father Alex, has overseen every single step of the project. Her youth and a cosmopolitan upbringing, along with the support of a team of architects, has made the difference, giving Castel its unmistakable allure. A mix of ancient history blended in with an urban style and traditional craftsmanship. Today the Castel is a place of today, full of life where exclusive comfort, esthetic sensibility and excellent service are one. A place where there is no room for sentimentality but where one lives in the present. In its most beautiful form.
Rooms & Suites
Castel today is an exclusive retreat, where elegant ambiences, comfort and an excellent service meet. The Castle features different types of rooms and suite, each one unique and different.
The Comfort Rooms are cosy and refined with panoramic windows overlooking the #Dolomites. A relaxed atmosphere, a comfort zone, they are the perfect accommodation for short breaks.
The Superior Garden Rooms are in the park with a tranquil view over the gardens and the swimming pool. A separate building with cosy and comforting spaces overlooking the Castle. The Deluxe rooms are elegant and posh with views over the park or the Dolomites. Located on the main floor, called “piano nobile”, and within the castle towers, the junior suites are spacious and airy with sophisticated decor.
The magnificent Loft Suites, surprisingly large with cathedral ceilings, are located on the top floor of the Castle with breathtaking views over the Dolomites, whose rock turns pink at sunset. The large bathroom features a private sauna.
The Stuba Suite is the perfect blend of history and modern design. A separate living area with an elegant décor features an ancient majolica stove, the “Stube”. Frescoed ceilings in the bedroom and a stunning view over the park.
Spa – or Health through Water, is based upon its roots in the Roman civilization and brings with it the cult of Man and Beauty. Love for the body discovered since centuries can be considered a gift that the ancient populations have transmitted to our modern epoch.
In this place, the sensibility is stimulated to put us into contact with the sensations of nature and the elements that surround us. The way to do it and the indicated treatments in this splendid renaissance castle from the XVI c. allow us to defend ourselves from anxiety and daily stress, giving us a sensation of pure inner well-being as part of nature waiting to be discovered.
#Minervino, #Lecce #Italy
Palazzo With an idyllic location amid the vineyards and olive trees of #Minervino, a delightful hamlet near #Otranto, this grandiose 16th-century noble palace has been lovingly restored under the watchful eye of the local Cultural Heritage Authority and converted into a gorgeous boutique hotel.
Its wellness center offers an outdoor saltwater pool, a well-equipped fitness room and a range of top-notch treatments, including beauty services, muscle-melting massages and innovative sessions of #cryotherapy.
But the jewel in the crown is the stunning heated pool that occupies an ancient underground oil mill – a private, secret haven for tranquility and relaxation, complete with dim lighting and soothing background music.
Style Ascetic & Noble
Minervino di Lecce
If you were a screenwriter looking for inspiration, there would be no better place than Palazzo and Salento to find incredible, compelling and different stories. It wouldn’t be difficult to find characters to narrate, digging through thousands of years of stories. #Levantine #merchants, #Arab #corsairs, #Roman #officers, #Greek #philosophers, #Earls and #Viceroys, #Chief #Nuns and #Norman #gentlemen. Salento is full of stories to listen, for those who can catch them on the fly. Palazzo is an ascetic sixteenth-century building, erect in 1500 as a settlement for the #Knights #Templar and then a medieval fortress. It’s a real fortified house that has preserved proudly its sagas still today. You can still see the machicolations over the windows on the facade, to defend the palace and people who lived there against enemy attacks. But it’s also a magnificent building with enormous artistic value, something that the owner, who embarked in a massive renovation, immediately recognized. Palazzo is one of the first stately homes in #Salento to open its doors and welcome guests in the luxurious and aristocratic world of five centuries of history, art and culture. The Palazzo has been completely restored under the supervision of the Authority for Cultural Heritage, managing to recover two antique salt ovens, some fireplaces, the star-vaulted ceilings in Lecce stone, and the original floors with the “chianche” (blocks of local old stone). Today the noble home is available for all those who dream of unique moments spent in a fascinating place, full of history, art, legends, and cuddled by its many services. All this in the magic borgo of Minervino, nestled between majestic olive trees and lush vineyards.
The SPA, the Garden and the Pool
Palazzo has a lot to offer. The first thing you will appreciate upon your arrival is the inner garden, an ideal place to relax by the pool enjoying the sunlight. It will take a few minutes to discover also the precious secret citrus grove, an intimate garden dedicated to all people who want to spend romantic moments surrounded by the Mediterranean fragrances and the soothing sound of nature and a fountain. The private SPA, an underground heated pool converted from an antique oil mill, with hydro-massage, relaxing music and dim light, is impressive. Crystal-clear saltwater, hydro-massage and a glass of champagne will give you exclusive relax moments for an unforgettable stay. You will love the sense of privacy it has to offer. The restaurant on the ground floor is an intimate place where discovering the best of local food, one of the best-kept secret of the Palace.
Palazzo offers three types of accommodation, plus 2 unique rooms: The The #Abbess Room and the #Ducal Suite.
On the ground floor, the Ducal Suite overlooks the main garden with a pool. It owes its beauty to its 16th-century frescoed ceiling showing Saint George and the dragon, its prestigious finishes and its antique furniture. The room has a private patio, two separate areas, and a large bathroom. The room is approximately 45 sq m large.
The other four Suites are on the two floors of the old Armoury, identified after a deep study on the building and its history, and then totally restored.
On the first floor, the Abbess Room intimacy makes it the ideal room for a romantic getaway. It still keeps its ancient taste through the original fireplace in the living room and the incredible authentic spiral staircase. The bedroom is in the mezzanine, and from here the staircase leads to the rooftop terrace where the couple can spend magic moments with complete privacy.
The Classic rooms enjoy the wonderful view over the citrus grove, with typical Mediterranean fragrances. The room, very spacious for one person, is also suitable for two people, can be connected to a Deluxe Room. We suggest staying in a deluxe or a junior suite and book a classic if need a connecting room.
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