Business trips with wellness break
BUSINESS TRIPS WITH WELLNESS BREAKS AT Space Hotels
Most businesspeople know that during a business trip or company conference there comes a time when they need to take a break and relax. In this case, nothing is better than a reinvigorating massage, a relaxing steam in a hammam or a facial that gets rid of signs of fatigue. The perfect choice for people who travel often for work is a hotel with a spa. The Space Hotels chain proposes various wellness packages in its hotels throughout Italy.
There 12 hotels with spas are: Hotel Regina Palace (Stresa, VB); Hotel Victoria (Turin, TO); Rizzi Aquacharme Hotel & Spa (Boario Terme, BS); Hotel The Hub (Milan, MI); Hotel Metropole (Santa Margherita Ligure, GE); Silva Hotel Splendid Congress & Spa (Fiuggi, FR); Hotel Green Park Resort (Tirrenia, PI); Calamidoro Hotel (Calcinaia, PI); Hotel Federico II (Jesi, AN); Regio Hotel Manfredi (Manfredonia, FG); Poggio del Sole Resort (Ragusa, RG); T Hotel (Cagliari, CA).
Hotel Regina Palace (Stresa, VB)
The hotel, which faces onto the shores of Lake Maggiore, has recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. It has large conference rooms and a tennis court. Its "Regina Sporting Club" Wellness Centre, which has been completely renovated, offers a true sensory experience and will reopen in 2011. It offers a beautiful indoor heated swimming pool with energising water features, a sauna, a Turkish bath, emotional showers and a gym, along with chromotherapy and music therapy. The hotel is closed until February 2011.
Hotel Victoria (Turin, TO)
Located on a quiet pedestrian street in the commercial and cultural heart of Turin, this hotel is a short walk from the city's restaurants, theatres and museums. It has meeting rooms, a boutique and an indoor garage. Treatments at the "Iside" Wellness Centre include a relaxation massage (70.00 euros, 50 minutes) and an anti-contraction, draining massage with seashells (25.00 euros, 25 minutes). Double rooms start at 155.00 euros per night and include breakfast.
Rizzi Aquacharme Hotel & Spa (Boario Terme, BS)
This hotel near Lake Iseo is a place of relaxation and wellness with rooms for conferences and conventions. The "Aquacharme Spa" Wellness Centre has an area of more than 750 square metres on two floors and offers: a pool with water features and hydromassage tubs; a Kneipp hydrovascular path; emotional showers; a sauna; a steam bath with chromotherapy; a relaxation area with tisanes; and treatment rooms. The SHORT BREAK package (80.00 euros per person in a double room) includes: one night in an exclusive double room with breakfast, one "Aquacharme" wellness retreat; and one extra breakfast.
Hotel The Hub (Milan, MI)
This authentic Urban-Hotel in the business centre of Milan offers wellness and relaxation treatments in its newly opened "Emotions Spa". The BELLEZZA IN RELAX package (220.00 euros per person, duration 3 hours) is suitable for both men and women and includes one bio exfoliating and regenerating treatment, one personalised body massage, one renewal face treatment. The spa has a not-to-be-missed opening special: buy one package and get another one for free! Single room rates start at 75.00 euros per person.
Hotel Metropole (Santa Margherita Ligure, GE)
Facing onto the sea, this hotel is one of the most prestigious in the Gulf of Tigullio. The wellness centre's star treatment is chocolate therapy (130.00 euros, 75 minutes) that includes face and body treatments. The LONG WEEK-END package (150.00 euros per person excluding room rate) includes: one total-body body scrub to prepare the skin for other treatments; one body treatment with enriched (essential oils and plant extracts) mud followed by a brief massage; one facial with gommage to stimulate cellular renewal; one facial with a personalised anti-age mask. Double rooms start at 100.00 euros with breakfast; double rooms with half board start at 136.00 euros.
Silva Hotel Splendid Congress & Spa (Fiuggi, FR)
Nestled in a natural park in the city centre, the hotel offers a conference centre and the "SilvaSpa". The not-to-be-missed treatment is the "Soft Pack" (38.00 euros, 30 minutes). The UNA DOLCE COCCOLA package (115.00 euros, 90 minutes) begins with a honey and salt peeling on a warm Hammam bench, followed by a hydrating milk "Soft Pack", and finishes with a massage with honey-scented oil. Double rooms start at 80.00 euros per person with breakfast.
Hotel Green Park Resort (Tirrenia, PI)
Immersed in a vast pine grove, the hotel has a conference centre with modular rooms. The star of the "Green Park Resort" Wellness Centre is called "Trésor des Mers" and is a relaxing holistic massage with an immediate anti-stress effect. Marine serums and active gels are mixed together and become a precious elixir with re-mineralising, detoxifying and draining properties (75.00 euros, 60 minutes). The PROFUMO DI MARE package (160.00 euros per person in a double room, valid until March 2011 excluding the period from 29/12/2010 to 02/01/2011) includes: deluxe double room with breakfast; a small in-room welcome gift; a romantic candle-lit dinner with a three-course meal in the hotel's restaurant, "Le Ginestre" (excluding beverages); one holistic, relaxing "Trésor des Mers" massage; admission to the wellness centre with a 36° heated swimming pool, a hydrotherapy path, a sauna, a Turkish bath, tropical showers, a relaxation area and a gym with cardio-fitness machines.
Calamidoro Hotel (Calcinaia, PI)
This ancient Tuscan walled village in the province of Pisa has been transformed into a four-star hotel and offers a practice golf course. The not-to-be-missed massage at the "Nausicaa" Wellness Centre is the Swedish Face & Body (70.00 euros, 75 minutes). The RELAX E BENESSERE package (179.00 euros per person in a double room) includes: two people in a double room with breakfast; one "country" dinner; one massage and a Turkish bath treatment.
Hotel Federico II (Jesi, AN)
The hotel is nestled in a large park and its restaurant, La Rotonda, offers a wide selection of wines, particularly those from their own winery including Verdicchio, the local DOC wine. At the "Federico II" Wellness Centre, guests can try the six-hand treatment (140.00 euros, 60 minutes). The BENESSERE FINE SETTIMANA package (149.00 euros per person in a double room) includes: one night in a double superior room with breakfast; one dinner; one retreat in the wellness centre with hamman and savonnage treatments.
Regio Hotel Manfredi (Manfredonia, FG)
The hotel is located three kilometres from the seaside on the road to San Giovanni Rotondo and its new "Manfredi" Wellness Centre offers a variety of treatments including a relaxing body massage (70.00 euros, 60 minutes). The cost of the COCCOLE E BENESSERE package depends on the number of nights in a double classic room (one night costs 79.00 euros per person; two nights costs 134.00 euros per person; three nights cost 179.00 euros per person) and includes one dinner, one lunch and access to the wellness centre with a sauna, a Turkish bath, a heated hydrotherapy pool a tisane area, a gym and a 10% discount on body massages. The package is subject to availability and not valid for long weekends and holidays.
Poggio del Sole Resort (Ragusa, RG)
The Poggio del Sole Resort is located on the road from the city of Ragusa to the seaside and dominates the beautiful high plain. It is the perfect starting point for visiting the splendid Val di Noto area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The "Poggio del Sole Resort" Wellness Centre offers a variety of treatments. The REMISE EN FORME package (340.00 euros per person in a double room) includes: a welcome drink and fresh fruit in room; three nights in a classic room with half board; two wellness retreats in the "Ibisco Spa"; one facial; one scrub with Trapani salt and olive oil; one chocolate massage; access to the Technogym and Life Fitness areas; a parking spot in the indoor garage (subject to availability).
T Hotel (Cagliari, CA)
The T Hotel, located in the centre of Cagliari, is a fine example of elegant Italian design. Not-to-be-missed in the "TSpa" Wellness Centre is the 90-minute "Acqua Journey" retreat, which includes: a hydrotherapy pool with body jets, essential oils and hot steam to relax muscle tension; chromotherapy and aromatherapy showers; tisanes and fresh fruit (20.00 euros per person on weekdays; 25.00 euros per person on Saturday and Sunday). The COCCOLE & RELAX package (70.00 euros) includes: one "Acqua Journey" (90 minutes) and one "Tranquillity Massage" (50 minutes). Double rooms start at 119.00 euros per night with breakfast.
Space Hotels, the Italian branch of the Supranational Hotels group, has 90 three to five star hotels in 55 cities throughout the country. The entire Supranational chain offers more than 1,000 hotels in 75 nations and over 500 cities, which can be reached through 21 reservation offices, the GDS (code SX), the Internet at www.spacehotels.it or their tollfree number 800-813-013. The Space Hotels offer includes: work or holiday stays with interesting special rates; organisation of meetings and conferences; fine cuisine by some of the best Italian chefs; relaxation, massages and saunas in elegant spas and wellness centres.
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