Grand Hotel Victoria Concept&Spa
A landmark of the Made in Italy hospitality: Grand Hotel Victoria Concept&Spa in Menaggio, top of the range of the R Collection Hotels, thanks to its ERRE Spa and gourmand restaurant. Let’s “visit” it together with the General Manager Marco Montagnani.
Only 36 km lie between Como and Menaggio, but for the Rocchi, family hailing from the city of Como, the distance is quantified in three generations. That’s how long it took for the dream of Pompeo Rocchi, founder of the R Collection Hotels, to come true: conquering one of the most prestigious locations overlooking Lake Como and witnessing the Grand Hotel Victoria Concept & Spa come to life again.
It is now the feather in the cap of the hotel group that has grown over time and that today counts seven facilities between Lombardy and Ligury. A long renovation work by the Franco Pè’s architects’ studio allowed to recover the splendour of the original Belle Epoque elements, like the sumptuous staircases with their stained-glass windows, the friezes and the stuccoes and the large marble fireplaces decorating the halls.
These are a perfect introduction to the refined atmosphere of the 34 rooms and suites of the Villa, whose historical part directly overlooks the garden and the lakefront of Menaggio.
The Palazzo, a newly created building, hosts another 47 rooms where concrete, wood and iron define far more contemporary areas. Refined contrasts, where every detail is an added value: Italian design furniture sits next to artisan furniture realised with local wood. The fabrics too are the result of the long local textile tradition of the area around Como. The two buildings are connected thanks to a 30-metre glass walkway, running along the garden and the outdoor pool, and leading to the wellness world of the ERRE Spa.
“The “Silence of the Lake room” and the “Fire room”, two areas dedicated to relaxation – perfect after treatments, designed specifically for the goal you want to achieve: Breath, Balance, Energy and Harmony. In addition to all of this, a 25-metres indoor pool equipped with several whirlpools livens up this evocative space with blue and purple lights that favour a state of absolute quiet”.
ERRE Spa, not just Menaggio
The trait d’union between this hotel and the other iconic facility of the Rocchi family’s hotel group – the Grand Hotel Bristol & Spa in Rapallo, Liguria – is exactly the wellness concept, once again designed by Starpool. “We relied on their know-how for the hotel in Rapallo too, because we knew they’d be able to best interpret the needs of that specific location. The hotel Bristol is a historical facility, with a unique allure. We needed to create an equally impressive environment, and so it was: 2.000 sqm featuring pool, Kneipp pool, Water Paradise, sauna, SweetSteamPro and GlamourMediterraneanPro and private SpaSuite where to indulge in the treatments by CinqMondes and Estherdem Institute”.