Luxury on the lake

sleep April 04, 2019 01:00

By THE NATION

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Following its extensive facelift, Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como will reopen its doors to welcome guests on April 15, with a private, serene setting on the sunlit shores of the lake.



Nestled in verdant botanical gardens, the historic lakefront resort stands in the lovely village of Blevio, within easy reach of Milan and Malpensa International airport, while central Como and the region’s many attractions are all close by. 

Designed by acclaimed interior designer Eric Egan, it has 21 rooms, 52 suites and two private, standalone villas and public areas that combines modern Italian elegance with subtle oriental charm.  

The lush botanical gardens that surround the resort are home to more than 50 different species of plants, trees and flowers. Italian landscape designer, Patrizia Pozzi, chose materials and styles that refer to the neo-classical elements of the original Villa and gardens, creating a verdant setting that provides places for private relaxation and escape.

 

Acclaimed executive chef Vincenzo Guarino and his experienced team oversee the restaurants and bars at Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como, offering traditional Mediterranean dishes inspired by local seasonal produce.

With its spacious terrace overlooking the lake, the Co Mo Bar & Bistrot is the ideal place for informal dining at any time of day, and for a traditional Italian aperitif or after-dinner drinks created by expert mixologists. 

Aria contemporary fine dining restaurant is tucked away in a lakefront building in the heart of the gardens, serving Vincenzo Guarino’s creative expression of Mediterranean cuisine.  

A swimming pool and spacious sundeck float extend out from the shoreline and guests can bask on sun loungers by the pool from midmorning to sunset and enjoy refreshing drinks and snacks at the Pool Bar throughout the day.    

Inspired by the pristine water of the lake, The Spa offers its own distinctive selection of heat and water experiences and Mandarin Oriental’s recognised holistic approach to wellbeing. The spacious facility includes four private spa suites, a beauty studio and a fully equipped Technogym fitness centre.

“We are looking forward to welcoming our first guests to Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como very soon”, said general manager Samuel Porreca.

“Mandarin Oriental’s first resort in Europe will be a welcome destination for discerning travellers looking for ultimate privacy, unparalleled views and award-winning cuisine, supported by the brand’s legendary service.”  

To celebrate its opening, the resort introduces a Lake Como Experience package, starting from EUR 575 per night (Bt20,660). It includes a lakefront breakfast for two, a threecourse lunch or dinner at CO.MO Bar & Bistrot, daily access to The Spa’s heat and water facilities and 10 per cent off all spa treatments. 

Make a reservation at www.MandarinOriental.com.