MILAN: JAPANESE SPA AT ENTERPRISE HOTEL

Terme di Kyoto @ Enterprise Hotel

Situated at the seventh floor of the Enterprise Hotel with a panoramic view on Milan, Terme di Kyoto is an exclusive wellness area that melts Japanese style and glamour, designed by FZI Interiors. Tissues and colours are chosen in line with the concept of the modern and classy four star hotel. Open spaces, glass séparés with white flower applications, minimal shelves in dark wood give to the spa an oriental touch. Everything is composed in detail, from the square pool to the hot bench in white-mosaic, from the lamps to the tatami, from the little candles here and there, to the original gong, standing at one side of the room. The relaxing area is created as a real bedroom, with two beds in Japanese style, surrounded by warm wood and decorated with nature inspired drawings at the walls. Here, skilful hands would help the body to relax, with shiatzu, thai and ayurvedic massages. Precious materials and clean shapes are also in the sauna, in the steam bath and in the simple changing rooms. A large window lets the natural light come in the room, and also gives a wonderful view on the roofs of Milan, which becomes magic in the dark. According with the light, the setting is more simple and traditional during the day, and more smart at night: what never change, are silence, privacy and wellness.

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MILAN: MAGIC SPA AT CHATEAU MONFORT

Amore e Psiche @ Chateau Monfort

In the dungeons of Chateau Monfort, a five stars hotel in the centre of Milan, Fzi Interiors created an original spa dedicated to the mythological gods Amore and Psyche. The ambience is relaxing and evocative, in line with the concept of the building. The dream of the urban castle continues in its basement, where there’s a hidden and magic world, far from the stressful rhythm of the city. Behind glass doors, the natural marble pavements match with the coarse texture of the bronze walls like desert sand. The circle downpour of the agora falls on little stones, giving energy to the room and reflecting the soft lightning outwards. Three synchronized jets of water come out of the wall, sided by the Mediterranean bath and a wooden sauna. A corridor leads to a wide room with a hot bench that looks towards a salty pool: enlightened from the inside and dominated by an eccentric iron chandelier, the water stays still, crystallized and surrounded by silence. Separated by a glass at the other side of the pool, a relaxing area is glamorized by little details and bag chairs in a beige tissue, which give an exotic touch to the ambience. The changing rooms are linked to a common space with a long round mirror and heavy curtains. The spa continues with the treatment rooms, one for massages and mud baths, with a stone couch topped by a shower jet, another one with a round floating bath of salty water. A private spa is also hidden behind a secret door in a bookshelf outside the wellness area. Inside, low lights, silence and a sexy atmosphere surrounds the bath, the relaxing chair, and the hot rooms. Everything is exclusive, warm and smooth, like it is in the best fantastic dreams.

RELAX E DESIGN: IN CIABATTE CON STILE

Ampi spazi in mattonelle dai colori chiari, superfici lisce e minimal, cascate illuminate da luci soffuse, vasche dalle forme più strane: coccolarsi in una Spa è ancora più piacevole se fatto in un ambiente curato e rilassante.

Sempre più di moda negli ultimi anni e solido nonostante la crisi, il settore benessere è apprezzato da uomini e donne di tutte le età, sia per brevi weekend, sia per vacanze più lunghe, magari fuoriporta. Ormai la zona relax è  diventata una discriminante fondamentale per gli alberghi, soprattutto si trovano in zone non troppo interessanti a livello culturale.

Ma come scegliere la Spa giusta, tra le tante offerte che ci sono in giro? Se volete provare qualcosa di nuovo, la nuova frontiera del benessere si gioca sul piano deldesign. Molti valutano in base ai trattamenti termali che vengono offerti, ma a parità di servizio, la cura dell’arredamento fa davvero la differenza.

Per distendere il corpo e la mente, infatti, non bastano massaggi, saune e fanghi depurativi. E non basta neanche “cambiare aria” e andare via da casa per rifugiarsi in un albergo con tante stelle e altrettante comodità – anche se aiuta. Ci vuole uno spazio accogliente ma semplice, dove il mondo non può entrare, perché la cosa più importante è la cura della persona.

Per non sbagliare senza finire a Dubai, andate al nord: sono proprio in Europa settentrionale, le Spa progettate dai grandi architetti più vicine a noi. Due tra le più famose si trovano in Svizzera.

 

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