By Erin M Lindholm
It’s always a delight to see how luxury hotels set in some of the world’s most exceptional locations imbue the spa experience with a sense of place. What is a spa, after all, if not an extension of its environment?
At T Spa at Grand Hotel Tremezzo, panoramic views of Lake Como, Italy, are never far from sight and even appear in unexpected places, such as from the sauna in the spa’s immersive heat experience, which also features a Turkish bath, a Mediterranean steam room, cool showers, an ice fountain and a heated relaxation area finished in onyx stone.
Glimpses of lake, mountains, clouds and sky also fill the floor-to-ceiling windows of the 18th-century Villa Emilia’s former drawing room, which has been transformed into a resplendent relaxation room, and also serve as a backdrop to the spa’s heated infinity pool, one of three pools on property. Romantics, take note: The infinity pool can be reserved after dark for an exclusive couple’s experience, Private T Spa (120 minutes), which includes strawberries and Champagne.
Unveiled as a part of the spa’s multi-million-dollar renovations last year, T Spa Suite offers couples a private “spa-within-a-spa.” All treatments in T Spa Suite are booked with additional time to enjoy the suite’s amenities, including a whirlpool tub, sauna, Turkish bath and gardens.
For a truly sublime experience, T Spa’s signature treatments are inspired by botanicals and herbs indigenous to Tremezzo and found in the hotel’s lush garden. Designed by holistic beauty brand ESPA exclusively for Grand Hotel Tremezzo, treatments such as the Lake Como Relaxing Ritual and the Grand Garden Ritual are at once transportive and yet in perfect harmony with T Spa’s natural surroundings, featuring notes of lavender, rosemary, lemongrass, citrus and thyme.
One Tip: Book Suite Emilia for your stay, the newest suite offering at Grand Hotel Tremezzo and the only suite or room of any type to be located in Villa Emilia. The suite offers private access to T Spa; comfortably cocooned in your spa robe, there’s no better feeling than knowing your private oasis is just a few steps away.
The Grand Hotel Tremezzo is located in Tremezzo, Lake Como, Italy. For more information, please visit grandhoteltremezzo.com.